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.
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.
The Children & Youth department at Dixon Hall has been offering summer camp and youth programs to the Regent Park neighbourhood and surrounding areas for 40 years. Our young community members join our programs at various points during their youth or adolescence, and often choose to stay involved in the community right into adulthood.
On August 21, Dixon Hall began operations at the Bond Place Hotel, at 65 Dundas Street East. The new accommodation provides services to adult couples and singles of all genders.
This year’s Impact Report celebrates the accomplishments and milestones achieved by our clients, volunteers, staff and community, and by our agency overall. In our report you’ll learn about Dixon Hall’s departments and services; program developments in the community; the inspiring journeys of clients and volunteers; and have a glimpse into our early efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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