April 9, 2019
FST is celebrating National Volunteer Week by recognizing and thanking those who give their time and skills to make a difference in their community and share our vision of a city in which individuals, families and communities are resilient and thriving.
This year’s national recognition event runs April 7-13 and celebrates Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers and the significant impact they make on lifting our communities.
“As we recognize the collective efforts of volunteers, we reflect on the multitude of actions taken locally to help people, communities and neighbourhoods become better prepared to respond to the unexpected, and better positioned for a more sustainable future,” Volunteer Canada notes in their media release.
FST’s history of volunteer involvement began in 1914 when we were founded by volunteers who worked to address growing levels of poverty in Toronto. Volunteers continue to play an essential role at FST and are engaged in many aspects of our work.
Check out our Volunteer page to learn more.