CHARITIES : Toronto
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360°kids has been providing support services to at-risk and homeless youth in York Region for the past 31 years. Our primary focus is prevention, crisis, and aftercare services to vulnerable and homeless youth.
360°kids provides a one-stop agency with wraparound supports where young people can access safe, supportive housing options along with a full range of services including —clothing and food, personal support, outreach, counselling, life skills training, employment programs, education upgrading and job searching— designed to help youth get back on their feet.
after BREAST CANCER is a Canada-wide charity dedicated to supporting and celebrating those affected by breast cancer. Most people believe that surviving breast cancer treatment is the end of the battle, but in fact, it is the beginning of the healing journey.
- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: To identify underserved areas in breast cancer survivorship that lack resources and provide evidence-based information that can facilitate informed decision-making on issues related to breast cancer survivorship.
- DIRECT SUPPORT: To provide women who have no insurance and limited financial resources with a mastectomy bra, camisole, and breast prosthesis at NO COST to them after breast removal surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy).
- SUPPORT FOR THE FUTURE: To provide resources that contribute to a woman’s Quality of Life (QOL) after breast cancer
For over 18 years, ArtsCan Circle has been visiting Indigenous and Inuit northern communities across Canada, sending artists to facilitate creative art workshops with the children and youth. Our hope is to encourage self-expression and self-esteem in the youth through a cooperative exploration of the arts.
Because of the pandemic, ArtsCan Circle created #ArtsCanConnects, a platform offering free online workshops to Northern Youth and led by some of North America’s most exciting artists.
AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. Our mission is to provide support and expertise to groups involved in refugee sponsorship and resettlement.
Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families by supporting and working with community partners; enhancing resources and services; increasing understanding, acceptance and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Better Living Health and Community Services provides programs and services for individuals to maintain their independence while enhancing their social wellbeing and optimizing their overall health and wellness. We offer an Adult Day Program, Caregiver Support, Companionship, Fitness & Falls Prevention Classes, Food Delivery and Transportation Services.
Bikes Without Borders is a federally-registered charity, using bikes and bike-related solutions as tools for development in marginalized communities around the world. We believe in the bicycle as a means of increasing access to vital health services, economic opportunity, educational empowerment and independence.
We serve marginalized individuals and communities where bikes and bike-related solutions can have a significant, positive impact on community development by providing bicycles, repair and maintenance training and program support to residents through partnerships with local community and social welfare organizations.
Your donation will go towards hosting 56 struggling single moms and kids for a “WOW” camping week in Haliburton. There they will escape the concrete jungle, connect with nature, challenge themselves on the high ropes, swim, boat, spend quality time with their children and make new friends. It is a life-changing experience that recharges the families and offers them a new beginning. Every dollar goes towards hiring the bus, renting the facility, camp supplies, meals for the campers and volunteers and waterfront staff costs.
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind provides Canadians with greater mobility and independence through the use of professionally-trained guide dogs (nationally) and mobility assistance dogs (Ottawa area). We have provided freedom to Canadians for more than 36 years.
The Canadian Liver Foundation’s (CLF) mission is to bring liver research to life for all Canadians through research, advocacy, education and patient support efforts. CLF invests in life-saving research. To attract new talent, help researchers get established and support new advances and breakthroughs, they fund the research of both senior and emerging investigators, as well as medical students. They assist people coping with liver disease online, in person, via their National Help Line and through their Peer Support Network. CLF answers questions after diagnosis, helps people understand their disease, and provides the resources they need. They help Canadians protect their liver health and prevent liver disease by teaching them about the liver’s vital functions and how to make liver-healthy lifestyle decisions. They encourage early diagnosis and treatment by working with the medical community and offering tools and resources on screening and patient care. They strive to improve prevention and the quality of life of those living with liver disease by advocating for better screening, access to treatment, and patient care. CLF does this by working with federal, provincial and municipal governments, community organizations, health care providers and individuals to raise awareness of liver-related health issues and push for policy changes.
East Scarborough Storefront supports people’s aspirations and wellbeing by strengthening relationships throughout the community.
In 2019-20, we had 48,000 visits:
- The #1 reason people visit is “for a sense of community and belonging”
- 5,500 people accessed 35+ social service partners
- 737 people connected with employment supports/opportunities
- 1,760 people attended workshops/events run by local residents/partners
The Storefront is a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, which provides operational support, governance and charitable expertise for changemakers. MakeWay is a national charity that builds partnerships and solutions to help nature and communities thrive together.
Fight4Freedom emerged in January 2012 after a 17-year-old girl came forward and shared her story of sexual exploitation. In 2016, F4F received charitable status. Our efforts to fight trafficking continue to grow in Canada and around the world. Fight4Freedom exists to be an active voice and advocate of justice for individuals exploited by human trafficking in the form of sexual exploitation and to further assist them in finding necessary support systems that will aid in their journey to safety, healing, and moving forward.
Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto. Every day, more than 2,000 people use our programs and services. And each person who comes through our doors is experiencing poverty and/or homelessness.
HealthPartners’ is a collaboration of 16 health charities that strive to make a healthier Canada. The chronic diseases represented through our collective are likely to impact almost 90% of Canadians in their lifetime. A donation to HealthPartners impacts the health of most Canadians at some point in their lives. It supports our collective efforts to provide information and resources in communities across Canada as well as invest in vital research to develop better diagnostic tools, treatments, and strive for cures for hundreds of chronic diseases.
Humber River Hospital is lighting new ways in health care. We are the most digital hospital in North America and our investment in cutting-edge technology is world-renowned. The Humber River Hospital Foundation raises funds to invest in the programs, technologies, and equipment that make our Hospital’s superior patient care a reality. Since the day we opened our new facility we’ve proudly stayed ahead of a changing world, always innovating to continue reinventing patient care well into the future.
Kidney Cancer Canada is a national community of patients, caregivers and health professionals who work to provide every Canadian touched by kidney cancer with support, education and advocacy for their care pathways and treatment options.
We are the only national Canadian health charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by kidney cancer. Kidney Cancer Canada was formed in 2006 by patients, for patients. We work closely with leading Canadian and International experts, health providers, doctors and patients to:
- provide information and support,
- advocate for access to quality and necessary treatments, and
- promote and support vital research that will help prevent and treat kidney cancer.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada works with communities across the country to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish.
Margaret Bahen Hospice is a 10 suite residential hospice that provides around the clock palliative care services to residents during their final stages of life, at no cost to the resident. Doane House Hospice is our community hospice that serves residents of York Region who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or who are supporting a loved one. We provide peer support programs, art therapy, respite services, caregiver support and bereavement programs. We receive government funding that covers the cost of our medical staff, however all other administration and operational costs must be covered through donations from the community.
Reach – Equality and Justice for People with Disabilities, founded in 1981, is a charitable, non-profit and self-funded organization that provides legal referral services for people with all types of disabilities. Working with a network of over 200 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and mediators in Ottawa and the surrounding area, Reach holds educational seminars on a variety of topics relating to disability and human rights, in addition to the highly successful legal referral program.
Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue charity with a dual mission of environmental protection and hunger relief. We recover nutritious, unsold food from food businesses before it becomes waste and distribute to a broad network of social service organizations.
Shak’s World Community Centre (SWCC) uses basketball, innovation, and mentorship as a bridge to youth employment, education, and training. SWCC’s youth-led urban community development project tackle the underlying issues leading to youth addiction, homelessness, and mental health challenges. By creating a positive inclusive environment in the Downtown Core.
The Darling Home for Kids is a place of joy, filled with the smiles and laughter of children engaging in unique and enriching experiences. Located in Milton, Ontario, we are a state-of-the-art facility providing respite, hospice, palliative and residential care services for children who are medically complex, many of whom depend on technology for daily living. Since opening our doors in 2004, we have provided over 500,000 hours of service.
The Simon Wood Foundation and The Patrick Coffey Fund provide assistance to youth in need of addiction and substance misuse treatment. The Foundation provides the much-needed bursaries to the families of young people across Canada, who are in need of substance misuse treatment and counselling who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
It is the mission of Toronto Humane Society to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. One of our core beliefs is in strengthening the Human-Animal Bond. We always want to be working toward keeping pets and their guardians together, and finding ways to keep pets out of the shelter system. We go above and beyond the traditional “Animal Shelter” and offer expertise, knowledge and solutions to any pet (or pet guardian) in need.
VIBE Arts is a charity with over 20 years of history providing young people with the opportunities, experiences and skills they need to become tomorrow’s creative leaders. VIBE Arts works in communities that face complex problems like violence, gangs, poverty and racism and uses the power of connection, community and creativity to tackle them through school and community arts-based programming.
Women That Give (WTG) is a registered charity founded in 2016, run by women volunteers who are Entrepreneurs and Professionals, with a mandate: to advance education by providing employability and entrepreneurial skills, training, workshops, and seminars to women in need, including women residing in shelters; to relieve poverty by providing basic necessities of life, including food and clothing, to people in need. Please visit the website to learn more.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities.