The holidays are a time of cheer and celebration - for most of us.
Throughout the season, we enjoy abundant festivities, indulgent meals, and quality time with our loved ones. Time can slow down, and we can make memories in our warm, safe homes, Lists for shopping and giving are made with love and care for colleagues, family, and friends. Sadly, many of our neighbours are not on anyone’s list.
Within our Toronto communities, an alarming number of our neighbours are struggling.
One in four children in Toronto live in poverty.
The population of our city is aging: there are more low-income seniors than ever before, many living in isolation.
Every night, more than 9,000 people live without a home, sleeping in shelters, respites, or even on the streets.