April 16, 2018
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 from April 15-21 and celebrates Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers and the value of volunteering – “building confidence, competence, connections and community.”
FST’s history of volunteer involvement dates back to 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. Learn more about their contribution and our appreciation of their work on our YouTube channel.
Ontario is celebrating the contributions of more than 11,000 volunteers at several Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremonies across the province this spring. Two FST volunteers – Erin Hoult and Judy Curry – were recognized at a Toronto ceremony in March.