A Loss for Dixon Hall

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May

A Loss for Dixon Hall

Today, Dixon Hall mourns the loss of a member of our community. Joseph Chibala, born May 17, 1967 in the Republic of Congo, came to Dixon Hall to stay in November 2018. He resided at our men’s shelter, Schoolhouse, until April 16, 2020. On that date, Joseph underwent testing at St. Michael’s Hospital; he passed away from Covid-19 on May 8 at Etobicoke General Hospital.

Joseph spent many years in the shelter system here in Toronto. Staff who knew him remember him as a quiet man who was always very respectful to staff and other guests. Joseph has also volunteered his time for Dixon Hall in the past, supporting others in the community.

He was meticulous about his appearance and referred to himself as a proud Torontonian. Joseph was known and will be missed at the Regent Park Community Centre and at Toronto Haven. We will certainly miss his steady smile, his

Four students from the Ada Slaight Studios

18

April

Remembering Ada Slaight

This week, we mourn the loss of Ada Slaight who passed away peacefully at the age of 89.

17

April

COVID-19 Update – Housing Supports

An update on a few of the shifts we’ve been undertaking, in partnership with the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health, to support those in need of housing.

Man lying on street with Homeless & Hungry sign

02

April

COVID-19 Update – We Need Your Support Now, More Than Ever

Dixon Hall needs your support. Because of COVID-19, we are doing work we never imagined, for a length of time that remains unknown, and serving numbers of people that are increasing every day.

Tracy James

27

March

The Women of Dixon Hall

We are lucky to have a tremendous staff of women working to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our community.