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International Women’s Day

Mary Filice, a CSJ Associate, has written a reflection for this important date to touch on its history and significance.

Twenty Years of Furniture Bank

Congratulations, Sr. Anne Schenck, CSJ on the 20th anniversary of Furniture Bank. Sr. Anne founded the charity in 1998 in order to provide people in need with furnishings and household items.

Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita: Prayer and Resources

February 8 is the feast day of Saint Josephine Bakhita, a Canossian Sister who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Sudan but eventually won her freedom. Consequently, February 8 is also the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.

National Housing Day – November 22

In 1998, the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee declared homelessness to be a national disaster by means of a “State of Emergency Declaration.” This formal statement was immediately endorsed by various individuals, community agencies, faith groups, labour unions and government entities.

Reflections on World Food Day and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This fall, Sisters and staff have participated in events and written reflections in order to honour World Food Day which is observed on October 16 and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on October 17. 

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