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What Does Community Mean To You?

From our staff, to our volunteers, to the residents we serve in northwest Toronto, we worked with so many amazing individuals last year. And, we are incredibly proud of the work we did together. In 2016, we welcomed Syrian Refugees to Toronto; we helped newcomer seniors feel less isolated; we organized awesome youth performances; we encouraged families to make healthy lifestyle choices; we provided opportunities for newcomers to improve their skills; and we watched as community members became leaders of change in their neighbourhoods. 

When we asked some of the people we worked with what "community" means to them, we were inspired by their responses. Watch the video to see what they had to say. Their idea of community, as a welcoming place that is full of opportunity, echoes our vision of a strong community where all belong and thrive - and strengthens our resolve to keep working towards it.

As the new year gets underway, we are happy to continue providing vital services that have made a difference in so many lives over the past 26 years. And, we are excited to offer several new programs that will support newcomers and their families in achieving their goals. Being able to work together to help people settle, integrate and lead successful lives is, ultimately, what community means to us. What does community mean to you? 

Learn how you can get involved and support our organization.




Calling All Songwriters!!!

Want to be a part of an exciting video project and share your music with our community?

We're making a video about the people and neighbourhoods we serve in northwest Toronto - and we're looking for the perfect song to go with it! So whether you're a budding songwriter or a seasoned tunesmith - we want to hear your music! 

Here's what we're looking for:

  • 2-3 minutes of original music
  • any style, as long as it's upbeat and uplifting
  • finished pieces

We want to support the artist as much as possible, so we're offering $500 to use the chosen song*. But we hope the real benefit is connecting with a local organization that supports over 20,000 residents each year, and celebrating our community spirit! 

* the artist owns the music and we have the rights to use it in all territories in perpetuity.

Please send a link to your music or submit your .mp3 or .wav files.
Thank you to all of the artists who sent in their music.
The call for submissions is now closed.