Youth Centre Construction Update: We Broke Ground!



Youth Centre Construction Update: We Broke Ground!

As the Regent Park Revitalization progressed, the TCHC building that housed Dixon Hall’s youth centre was demolished. We knew we needed to find a new home for our youth programs. Fortunately, the City of Toronto and TCHC donated land at the corner of Wyatt and Nicholas Avenues, right in the heart of Regent Park, where we could build a modern, new youth centre, deserving of the incredible young people we work with.

Thanks to support from all three levels of government and generous donations from corporate partners, foundations, and individuals, we have raised over $5-million to fund this exciting project.

After months of careful planning and deliberation, we’re thrilled to share that on Monday, October 15th, we broke ground.

We’ll be sharing photos throughout the construction process in this space. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.



Working with Young Women and Mothers in Regent Park

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re recognizing several programs in our Children & Youth department that work with young people and their parents in Regent Park to #pushforprogress, and ensure that young girls and women have the tools they need to excel.

Dixon Hall hosts two parenting groups which meet twice a week, on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Though the Tuesday night group is not exclusively for women, the participants are all young mothers. Every Tuesday, these women gather and form a peer support group. They learn from one another and relate to one another. Our Support Worker, Ronnie, is available as a resource at each meeting. Because many of the participants are newcomers to the community and to Canada, this group deals with many settlement issues – learning how to adjust to Canadian culture and parenting styles, how to navigate different systems like schools and health care, and how to



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 and Toronto recognize that strategic investments in recreational infrastructure—including funding for the Dixon Hall Youth Centre—play a key role in supporting dynamic communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.

The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West–Nepean, his Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto, and Neil Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer, Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services, today announced joint federal and provincial funding of $500,000 for the Dixon Hall Youth Centre, an important part of the Regent Park revitalization in Toronto.

The governments of Canada and Ontario are each contributing up to $250,000



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.



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.