United Way exceeds target

March 11, 2019

Congratulations to United Way Greater Toronto which raised $110.3 million for its 2018 community campaign. It had set a target of $110 million. “We’ve made huge strides for people in our communities, because our generous donors and caring volunteers, dedicated agencies and committed corporate and labour partners showed their local love,”  said United Way CEO… Continue reading United Way exceeds target

Explore Indigenous Peoples Portal

March 11, 2019

Events and services for Toronto’s Indigenous communities are the focus of a new website launched just in time for the New Year. The Tkaronto Indigenous Peoples Portal was developed by the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council and provides a reference for programs and services as well as highlighting upcoming events and jobs across the city’s… Continue reading Explore Indigenous Peoples Portal

Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Family Service Toronto joins the world today (March 8) in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and supporting a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) is an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and equal ease of access to resources and opportunities… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

FST launches ED search

December 17, 2018

Family Service Toronto has launched an intensive search for its next Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for FST’s overall organizational performance and sustainability. FST has retained KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) to lead this search. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Tara George via email at FST@kcitalent.com.… Continue reading FST launches ED search

Seasonal lesson key for kids

December 5, 2018

Talking to kids about poverty during the holiday season is very important, says FST’s Anita Khanna who is quoted in a Canadian Living article on families coping with poverty at this time of year. “Many low-income people are not connected to family or community,” says Khanna, director of Social Action and Community Building at Family… Continue reading Seasonal lesson key for kids

FST marks Day of Remembrance

December 5, 2018

December 6 is known as Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women. It is a day to pay… Continue reading FST marks Day of Remembrance

Poverty report: time for action

November 20, 2018

The federal government needs to be more ambitious in its poverty reduction targets and timelines, according to this year’s national poverty report card from Campaign 2000, a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto. The new report released Nov. 20 – the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day – provides a… Continue reading Poverty report: time for action

It’s none of my business

November 20, 2018

Perhaps that thought has run through your mind when you have worried that someone close to you might be experiencing abuse. But why is it not your business? That’s the focus of our new month-long campaign challenging everyone to take simple actions that could have a big impact in the life of someone experiencing abuse.… Continue reading It’s none of my business

FST marks transgender day

November 20, 2018

November 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance- a memorial in which we remember the lives lost to transphobic and transmisogynist violence.  Trans lives-and particularly the lives of trans women of colour and sex workers- are disproportionately at risk due to transphobic and transmisogynist violence. Today, we honour and remember the people we have lost this year, and send our love… Continue reading FST marks transgender day

FST joins 2018 Uprising of Care

October 17, 2018

Family Service Toronto launched its staff campaign in support of United Way Greater Toronto on Oct. 16 with a BBQ fundraiser lunch. About 80 staff and guests participated as we revealed this year’s campaign target of $22,500. FST is also hosting a team in the CN Tower Stair Climb for United Way on Sunday, Nov… Continue reading FST joins 2018 Uprising of Care

Report focuses on child poverty

October 2, 2018

Child and family poverty is a disturbing reality in every ward in Toronto, a new report from a coalition of community agencies finds. Family Service Toronto’s Campaign 2000 team contributed to the report, which uses newly released census data. The data show that ten wards in the city have a child poverty rate between 33%… Continue reading Report focuses on child poverty

Sharing our Vision for Pharmacare

October 2, 2018

Campaign 2000 submitted its recommendations for a national universal pharmacare program to the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. Canada’s current patchwork system of drug coverage relies on an uneven mix of contributions from the private and public sectors. This system is inconsistent, confusing for families to navigate and costly to administer. Canadians spend more… Continue reading Sharing our Vision for Pharmacare

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