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Dixon Hall’s leadership team are experts in their areas of work and can speak to many different challenges in the city of Toronto, including but not limited to:

  • The homelessness and affordable housing crises
  • Seniors health and wellness
  • Poverty and income inequality
  • Supporting inner city youth and families
  • Newcomer and settlement services, including employment

For press and media related inquiries or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Faisal Ikram
Director, Marketing Communications
e. faisal.ikram@dixonhall.org
t. 416.863.0499 x2062
c. 647.336.2447

Dixon Hall in the News:

CBC: December 26, 2018
Finland’s ‘housing first’ homelessness strategy could help ease Toronto’s shelter crisis

CBC: December 23rd, 2018
Picture of Toronto homelessness emerging from research into Out of the Cold program

Catholic Register: December 13, 2018
Out of room at Out of the Cold: Toronto’s homeless need more than just shelters

Metro Morning: December 11, 2018
How social services agencies will handle no more tokens on the TTC

Press Release: December 5, 2018
Dixon Hall’s Music For Life Fundraising Gala Returns with Notable Emcee

NOW Toronto: December 4, 2018
Celebrating 40 years in Regent Park, Dixon Hall Music School looks to the future

Metro Morning: November 12, 2018
Out of the Cold shelters are filling up

TVO: November 12, 2018
How Toronto’s sky-high housing prices are forcing seniors out of their homes

CBC: November 1, 2018
Out of the Cold: Faith-based groups ready to open their doors to the homeless

Metro Morning: November 2, 2018
Out of the Cold shelters open in Toronto

The Ryersonian: October 25th, 2018
City’s homeless prefer the Out of the Cold program to city shelters, preliminary data reveals

Toronto Star: June 16, 2018
Fire destroyed his home, Out of the Cold program gave him new hope

Toronto.com: April 30th, 2018
Downtown Toronto resident Josephine Potter celebrates 100 years

Press Release: Mercedes Watson appointed new Chief Executive Officer of Dixon Hall

CBC Toronto:  March 15th, 2018
Meals on Wheels facing ‘a critical shortage’ of volunteers with need poised to increase

Toronto Star: March 14th, 2018
Toronto kids share gift of music with young Syrian refugees on Skype

Press Release: March 9th, 2018
Connecting through song and social media: Dixon Hall Music School students give back to Syrian refugee children

The Toronto Observer: February 6th, 2018
Leaside United Church chooses cold to keep homeless warm

Inside Toronto:  January 4th, 2018
Out of the Cold pilot with a twist launching in Toronto’s Beach area

Globe and Mail: January 2nd, 2018
The music of life flows from a basement

Toronto Sun: December 25th, 2017
Holy Blossom welcomes the needy in from the cold

Metro Morning:  Regent Park music teacher nominated for Torontonian of the Year

Press Release: Girls (Still) Rock at Dixon Hall Music School

Now Toronto:  November 9, 2017
A new community centre for at-risk youth is coming to Regent Park

Press Release:
Dixon Hall Ready to Break Ground on New Youth Centre in Regent Park Thanks to Generous Supporters

Press Release:
2017-2018 OOTC Program Prepares for Launch Amid Growing Concerns Surrounding Capacity 

Press Release:
Dixon Hall Announces New Treasurer Kevin Hibbert

100 Huntley Street: June 23rd, 2017
Building Communities & Cities

CityNews Toronto: June 22nd, 2017
Toronto legal clinic challenges panhandling law as unconstitutional

Metro Morning: June 12th, 2017
Kenneth Slater discusses his award-winning St.Vincent Program with Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway.

Inside Toronto: June 5th, 2017
Trip to St. Vincent helps land Regent Park youth worker award

CityNews Toronto:  May 30th, 2017
Tent cities on the rise as shelters remain near capacity

snapd Cabbagetown/Village: May 12th, 2017
Dixonlicious – A Taste of Community

Catholic Register: April 25, 2017
Toronto’s Out of the Cold system faces breaking point: report

Toronto Star: April 24, 2017
Out of the Cold program set to close  for another year

Inside Toronto: March 22, 2017
CYC, Dixon Hall offer up eats and fun at gala fundraisers

Saturdays with Ted – NewsTalk 1010: March 18, 2017

CBC News Toronto: March 16, 2017
No boys allowed: girls rock out at Regent Park camp

Beach Mirror: February 22nd, 2017
East Toronto youth give back on Family Day

CBC News: Daybreak North February 11th, 2017
‘Cleansing the Highway of Tears’: Toronto students learn about MMIW in cross-country musical collaboration

Metro Morning: February 2nd, 2017
Remembering Ali Rizeig

CBC News: February 1st, 2017
‘Tonight we lost’: Regent Park mourns shooting victim

The Globe and Mail: August 16, 2011
Rapper Drake wins Allan Slaight Award