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Social Service

Sr. Anne Speaks at Federal Homeless Funding Announcement

Sister Anne Schenck was part of a Friday, February 13 press conference held at Furniture Bank. At this conference, the federal government announced $86 million in funding to fight homelessness in Toronto. Present were Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Minister of State Candice Bergen, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP Bernard Trottier, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and Sister Anne (pictured right in red), the founder of Furniture Bank. Speaking at the conference, Mayor Tory said, "This five-year commitment from the federal government means we can continue to provide much-needed services to help Toronto’s most vulnerable residents."

Sister Cecelia: A True Neighbour

On January 13, 2015, the Annual General Meeting of Becoming Neighbours took place at Loretto College. Representatives of the 20 religious congregations who make up the organization’s members gathered with many of the newcomers and other guests to pray, tell their stories, and celebrate what has been achieved.

House of Providence served Toronto poor of all faiths

The Bulletin, October 2014  By the 1850s, Toronto’s meagre social and charitable services were becoming almost unmanageable. This was the era of mass immigration, and thanks in part to the railroad, the city was flooded with newly arrived Europeans looking for a better life.

Daily Bread Food Bank, 2014

With the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive providing much activity this week in the way of sorting its many non-perishable food donations, the Daily Bread warehouse is a hive of activity again, thanks to generous volunteers.
 
Looking back thirty-one years to 1983,  I recall the joy it was to receive news from Ottawa that letters patent had been signed on October 19th, incorporating the Daily Bread Food Bank Foundation of Toronto as a registered charity.

Shifting Intersections: Religion and medicine in Toronto

The Varsity, March 3, 2014 — On Saturdays, an elevator in Mount Sinai Hospital automatically rises and falls continually through the day, stopping on every floor, one after the other. It is designed to allow accessibility to people of the Jewish faith on the Sabbath — a holy day of rest on which the use of electricity is prohibited.
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