Today is International Women’s day, a global event which celebrates and recognizes women worldwide for their achievements, while simultaneously measuring progress and setting milestone goals in the quest for gender equality.
Our staff team at Dixon Hall consists of numerous dynamic and hardworking women, who bring incredible talents, skills to the organization, and show amazing dedication and compassion for the clients we serve. Our leadership team is over 50% women, all doing incredible work in the public sector and impacting the lives of clients while strengthening the surrounding community. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we wanted to recognize these women, and talk about some of the progress they’ve seen in the sector as well as barriers we have yet to overcome.
Christine Chow has worked with seniors for over 25 years. She began her career with Mid-Toronto Community Services, working with clients with Alzheimer’s on the frontline. Chris has seen the
Schedule of events for Employment Services for the month of March. Events are free and early sign-up is encouraged as some events have limited capacity.
Dixon Hall is proud to be named a United Way Toronto and York Region Anchor Agency as of February 23d, 2017.
“United Way TYR has been an invaluable partner since we began working with them in 1958. As an Anchor Agency, this collaboration gives us the opportunity to continue to invest in the Regent Park community and build a stronger neighbourhood through our mix of services — from our Youth Services, Senior Services, Employment Services, Housing Services and many more. We’ll be able to increase the amount of clients we serve and extend our reach,” said Neil Hetherington, Dixon Hall CEO. “This is a smart investment that responds to a growing need within our communities. We are thrilled to embark on the next phase of our relationship with United Way TYR and look forward to strategically investing funds to bring forth more positive outcomes and change.”
United Way is the largest non-governmental
The last couple of weeks have been rough: a number of shootings in our city, a horrifying attack on a mosque in Quebec, and more evidence of the increasing polarization in politics. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by all that’s going on; looking at the news in our city, and worldwide, has been challenging. Even more so, for those of us who are active on social media where our news feeds can quickly fill up with negative stories.
It’s easy to feel helpless, anxious, and overwhelmed. How do we stay informed and engaged without succumbing to a feeling of hopelessness? It’s challenging, but not impossible.
Last night, I attended United Way Toronto’s Celebration Gala, where they announced a record-breaking fundraising total of $102,000,000. Torontonians gave that huge sum of money to support those in need in our city. That kind of generosity is incredible! Mayor John Tory was in attendance and