Stories

Children & Youth

Governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto invest in Dixon Hall Youth Centre

Toronto, Ontario, November 8, 2017—Investing in recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The governments of Canada, Ontario...

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Children & Youth

Camp is in Session!

Welcoming Dixon Hall's counselors and campers for Summer 2017 and reflecting on some of the skills they'll learn over the summer as part of their jobs.

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Children & Youth, News, Stories

Children and Youth Manager Kenneth Slater wins Bhayana Family Foundation Award

Dixon Hall Manager of Children and Youth Kenneth Slater wins a Bhayana Family Foundation award.

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Children & Youth

Beyond Fun in the Sun: Dixon Hall’s Summer Camp and Youth Mental Health

Director of Children & Youth programs Sandra Costain explains the positive impact of summer camp on youth mental health.

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Children & Youth

Remembering Ali Rizeig

Our Director of Children and Youth Programs, Sandra Costain spoke with Metro Morning to remember Ali Rizeig, a young man...

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Children & Youth

Because of Aleshia

At Dixon Hall, we have no shortage of women who make a difference in the lives of some of our city’s most vulnerable residents every day. One of the many extraordinary women who work at Dixon Hall is Aleshia Nigh-Neverson,

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Children & Youth

Houzayfa’s Basketball Diary

14-year-old Houzayfa was born and raised in Regent Park. Two years ago, when he was in Grade 6, Houzayfa became the youngest player to ever participate in our basketball league.

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Children & Youth

Rachel’s Journey from Heartbreak to Hope

Rachel is a member of our Children & Youth programs. She’s a vibrant young lady who hasn’t had an easy life.

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Children & Youth

It might have been a brutally cold evening outside,

But the warmth and compassion of our volunteers was palpable once the doors of St. Patrick's Church were opened

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Children & Youth, Seniors Services

For Mary, an 87 year-old senior living alone in a St. Lawrence area apartment,

Last year was the first holiday season she spent on her own since her husband passed away.

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Children & Youth

Travis is a teenager who was uprooted last year by the redevelopment of Regent Park.

He comes from a single-parent home where his mother struggles to raise 3 young children.

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Children & Youth

O’Neil’s Living Proof

Growing up in Regent Park, O’Neil was exposed to the dangers the community was known for. On a path towards crime and considered a youth at-risk, he was feared by many – but not by those at Dixon Hall.

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Employment Services

Showing Love in Regent Park: Using Food to Maximize Social Return

The Show Love Café is comfortably nestled on the ground level of Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park’s cultural hub. Regulars are...

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Employment Services

Jump Start Your Career in Trades or Customer Service – Join the Incubator!

Are you between 18-29 and an Ontario Works recipient or dependent? Are you considering a career in the Trades or Customer Service?

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Employment Services

Youth Job Link

Dixon Hall Employment Services can help you plan your career with our Youth Job Link, Contact us today to find out more.

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Employment Services

Employment Services March Workshop Calendar Now Available

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.

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Employment Services

Employment Services February Workshop Calendar Now Available

Check the Employment Services  Workshop schedule for the month of February here. We hope to see you there!

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Employment Services

Literacy and Basic Skills Program is Moving

The LBS program will be moving to Regent Park Community Centre (402 Shuter St) as of February 1st, 2017. You can access...

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Employment Services

January Free Workshop Calendar

Regent Park Employment Services Centre
Free Events Calendar
January 2017

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Employment Services

November Free Workshop Calendar

Regent Park Employment Services Centre
Free Events Calendar
November 2016

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Housing Services

Harm Reduction: Working with Marginalized Populations to Minimize Risk and Encourage Healthy Change

Lessons in harm reduction principles from our Harm Reduction Worker, Chris Snodgrass.

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Housing Services

First Annual Out of the Cold Report is Here

Dixon Hall is pleased to present the first annual Out of the Cold program report - analyzing statistics around program...

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Housing Services

Out of the Cold – Program Milestones and Evolution

Dixon Hall Housing Services Director David Reycraft reflects on milestones of the Out of the Cold Program and the evolution of the program over the last 30 years.

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Housing Services

Sophie’s Triumphant Return

Recently, a former client from our Out of the Cold program dropped by for a visit.Staff recall that Sophie (whose name has been changed to protect her privacy) was possibly the most challenging but brilliant client they’ve ever known.

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Housing Services

Neil Op-Ed

On Friday, September 30, affordable housing community leaders attended the Toronto Housing Summit. At the gathering, there were discussions with the mayors of some

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Housing Services

National Housing Strategy Position Paper

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services I wish to express our gratitude to you and the Government of Canada for the opportunity to be part

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Housing Services

Bill Finds a Home

Back in 1995, Bill Cook found himself living in Dixon Hall’s Heyworth House shelter with no one to turn to. He had hit rock bottom and was in need of support from our shelter staff.

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Neighbourhood Services

Summer at Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

Summer is always an exciting time at DHNS – especially for our youth who get to take part in one of our Summer Camps.The opportunity to try new things abounds for our

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Seniors Services

Living Your Best Life – Seniors Month and Ending Isolation

June is Seniors Month in Ontario and we’ve been celebrating all month with a mix of activities and special events...

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News, Seniors Services, Stories

Celebrating Dixon Hall’s Strong Women Leaders

Today is International Women’s day, a global event which celebrates and recognizes women worldwide for their achievements, while simultaneously measuring...

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Seniors Services

What will Lili cook next?

Lili has been a volunteer in the Mandarin program at the Elderly Persons Centre for more than 5 years. She first heard about the Mandarin program

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Children & Youth, Seniors Services

For Mary, an 87 year-old senior living alone in a St. Lawrence area apartment,

Last year was the first holiday season she spent on her own since her husband passed away.

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Children & Youth, News, Stories

Children and Youth Manager Kenneth Slater wins Bhayana Family Foundation Award

Dixon Hall Manager of Children and Youth Kenneth Slater wins a Bhayana Family Foundation award.

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Stories

A Case of Serendipity: Q&A with the irreplaceable volunteer Vivien Dzau

Vivien Dzau has been a long-time volunteer with Dixon Hall. Since getting involved with the agency in 2008, Vivien's energy and...

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News, Seniors Services, Stories

Celebrating Dixon Hall’s Strong Women Leaders

Today is International Women’s day, a global event which celebrates and recognizes women worldwide for their achievements, while simultaneously measuring...

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Stories

A Year in Review: Reflecting with Gratitude

CEO Neil Hetherington reflects on 2016 and practices gratitude, highlighting key moments ahead of the journey into 2017.

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