We are committed to supporting the well-being of those who live where we work.
A short ride on a streetcar from our office is Regent Park; Canada’s oldest and largest social housing development. According to Statistics Canada, more than 70% of its residents live below the lowest income category. This poverty is hardest for children. Regent Park has the highest rate of child poverty in Canada. Although the neighbourhood is being redeveloped to improve homes and amenities, social problems persist.
Focusing on helping to improve this disadvantaged neighbourhood, we have made the following investments:
- The Good Shepherd Refuge’s Breakfast Programme. This initiative is the largest breakfast programme in the Greater Toronto Area, serving over 1,300 meals per day. Members of our team volunteer every quarter to prepare and serve breakfast.
- Summer Camps. This year, we have made a donation to send 8 children to summer camp. These children will receive valuable mentorship while participating in activities, which build confidence and create lasting memories.
- After School Programme. We also support after school programmes which provide a safe and enriching atmosphere for young children in Regent Park. Children, whose parents are often busy at work, receive much needed homework assistance, healthy snacks, and the opportunity to participate in fun, skill-building activities.
We wish to see both our clients and the broader community reach its full potential. This commitment to progress and success drives us to seek out practical ways to give opportunities and hope to those in need.
For more information about our community commitment, please contact Tijana Micanovic at 416-860-8008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.