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Canadian artists, academics, business people call on Toronto to declare state of emergency over homelessness

January 30, 2019

By MIRA MILLER Hundreds of Canadian artists, academics and business people are calling on Toronto city council to declare a state of emergency over homelessness. Three open letters were released this week from each respective sector expressing concerns and demanding action. Since the beginning of the year, four homeless people have died in Toronto and […] Read More

Global News – Volunteers help the homeless stay warm as Ontario endures extreme cold weather

January 23, 2019

By Alanna Rizza The Canadian Press As most of Ontario endures an extreme cold snap this weekend, with some areas seeing wind chill values as low as -30 C, various groups and shelters are increasing their services to help the homeless stay warm. Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for nearly the entire […] Read More

City News – Volunteers hand out thousands of winter survival kits to GTA homeless

January 21, 2019

BY NEWS STAFF POSTED JAN 19, 2019 9:05 AM EST/ LAST UPDATED JAN 19, 2019 AT 10:33 PM EST Volunteers work to package 3,000 survival kits which will be distributed to homeless people across the GTA. CITYNEWS Sean Cowan Thousands of winter survival kits were handed out to homeless people across the GTA on Saturday as […] Read More

The Star – Homeless aid group makes a difference but demands change

January 21, 2019

By PETER HOWELL Movie Critic / Sat., Jan. 19, 2019 It was a bittersweet anniversary Saturday, as volunteers for the Project Winter Survival homeless relief effort packed emergency kits and sleeping bags to prevent further Toronto street deaths during a weekend cold snap. “Today is the 20th annual Engage and Change Project Winter Survival and while some people […] Read More

Check out these great Toy Mountain charitable events

November 29, 2018

November 21st, 2018 https://kitsforacause.com/ This year marks the 23rd anniversary of The Salvation Army and CTV Toy Mountain campaign. You can make Christmas a little merrier for families who are struggling this holiday season by helping build a mountain of toys at various malls and plazas throughout Ontario from November 23 to December 22. This […] Read More

Humble Beginning Entrepreneur – Jody Steinhauer | Toronto | Passion = Profit!!

November 15, 2018

November 12, 2018 www.bargainsgroup.com | https://kitsforacause.com My journey as an entrepreneur really started because an opportunity presented itself and I decided to jump on it. It was 1988 and I had recent graduate from the Academy of Fashion and Design; my love for shopping and bargain-hunting landed me a job managing the wholesale division of a […] Read More

Toronto Star – Advocates for homeless call for more 24-hour cooling centres amid heat wave

July 4, 2018

By JENNA MOON Staff ReporterKENYON WALLACE Investigative Reporter Sat., June 30, 2018 heat warnings from Environment Canada and the City of Toronto, advocates for the homeless are calling on the city to extend the hours of its cooling centres to provide more relief from the blistering temperatures. With Saturday’s temperature hitting a high of 35.4 C, setting a […] Read More

CBC News – Heat warning issued for Toronto as temperature nears 30 C

July 4, 2018

Scorching temperatures set to last through the long weekend Lorenda Reddekopp · CBC News · Posted: Jun 28, 2018 12:00 PM ET | Last Updated: June 28 Toronto is expected to experience five straight days of heat and humidity, Environment Canada predicts. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) Hot, humid summer weather is expected to start today and last at least until next Tuesday, […] Read More

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