The Challenges of COVID-19: A year of Hunger, Hope, and Resilience at Dixon Hall

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March

The Challenges of COVID-19: A year of Hunger, Hope, and Resilience at Dixon Hall

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the start of our current global pandemic, it is important to reflect on how much and how deeply our community has been affected. Here at Dixon Hall, we are taking a moment to look back at the experiences and challenges that certainly tested us, but that also made us stronger as an organization, and as a community. 

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February

Dixon Hall Statement – February 17, 2021

A fire occurred during the evening of February 14 at the Bond Place Hotel. The Hotel is currently serving as a shelter, leased to the City of Toronto, and is being operated by Dixon Hall. The fire was contained by Toronto Fire and there were no injuries.

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February

Essential programming made possible by the Scheinberg Relief Fund

The Scheinberg Relief Fund created an opportunity for us to act quickly and effectively for those in our community who needed a helping hand. Without their help, we might not have been able to offer some of these essential community programs. We’re thrilled to share with you the impact made by the Scheinberg Relief Fund’s contribution in our community.

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January

Emergency Shelter & Homelessness Service Worker Appreciation Week

This week marked the first official Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Service Workers Recognition Week in Toronto. The special event was officially announced by the Mayor’s Office after recognizing the vital work and dedication demonstrated by workers in the housing sector, with a particular focus recognizing their efforts throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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January

Cabbagetown Cares Lunch Initiative

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened existing food insecurity for residents of Cabbagetown, St. James Town and Regent Park. Many small businesses are also reeling from the financial impacts brought on by the pandemic.