Pictured: David Suzuki with Grassy Narrows elder and mercury justice advocate, Judy Da Silva. This floral arrangement was donated by Wild North Flowers in support of environmental justice for Grassy Narrows.
Ronald McDonald House Charities - The House Party "The RMHC Toronto Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is dedicated to raising awareness and funds in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto. Together, the YPC hosts events and activities, such as the annual House Party gala, to help families of seriously ill children stay together at a time when they need each other the most. To date, The House Party has raised more than $130,000 in 3 years."
Women's Own Withdrawl Management Centre "Women's Own Withdrawal Management Centre provides withdrawal support to women aged 16 and over who are in an acute state of intoxication or withdrawal from alcohol or other substances and whose condition can be safely managed in a non-medical residential setting."
The Children's Book Bank "The Children's Book Bank was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide free, gently used books to children and their families living in high needs communities in Toronto. Today, it is a vital organization which operates a busy storefront in the Regent Park/St. James Town neighbourhood and partners with community organizations, schools and health clinics equally committed to crucial importance of literacy development All children should have the chance to choose and own their favorite books and, thus, the Book Bank is proud that in 2017 we connected over 127,000 free books with eager readers."
Queen West Central Toronto Community Health Centre Queen West Toronto Community Health Centre is a support system and open door facility for the homeless, youth, immigrant, and refugee communities within Toronto. They provide healthcare, community programming, harm reduction practices, counselling, and gardening opportunities to the underserved populations of Toronto.
Cupe 3903 Fundraiser "CUPE 3903 works and organizes to improve the working conditions of the nearly 3,000 education workers at York University who comprise our membership. Improvements in our working conditions also improve the learning conditions and environment of the wider York University community."
RockCliffe Middle School Graduation "Rockcliffe Middle School is an inner city middle school in the Jane and Eglinton area. We are considered one of the top 50 Neediest schools in the Toronto School Board. Our school staff work extremely hard every day to ensure that these kids learn and succeed for the future. Thank you for your generous donation of flowers for our teaching staff." - Natasha Lesar, Educational Assistant
Twist & Shout Prom With a vision of bringing love, joy, happiness and nostalgia to senior citizens, "Twist and Shout Prom Night" recreates a 1950's prom for nursing home residents and their families. A 1950's band plays all the hits from big name artists from that era such as Elvis, Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers, and the entire space where the event takes place is decked out like a prom. Snacks and refreshments are provided, and each nursing home resident receives a corsage or boutonniere. A Prom King and Queen are also crowned!. The event takes place on May 9th at the Vermont Square long-term care home in downtown Toronto."
Justice For Grassy Narrows: A panel discussion & public call-to-action "For half a century, mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon watershed has poisoned the people and ecosystem of Grassy Narrows. After years of activism led by Grassy Narrows residents, Ontario committed $85 million in 2017 to clean up this “gross neglect” and Canada has committed to building a mercury poisoning care home in the community. But much remains to be done to help Grassy Narrows rebuild their health, culture and livelihood. On April 19 the David Suzuki Foundation is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Hayden King and featuring scientist and broadcaster David Suzuki, Grassy Narrows elder and mercury justice advocate Judy Da Silva, and author/academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Mississaugas of the New Credit elder Peter Schuler and the Little Eagle Feather traditional drum group will provide the evening’s welcome ceremony."
Florence Booth House "The Florence Booth House is a shelter offering compassionate, unconditional support through a holistic approach that encourages each woman to maximize her individual potential in all areas of life; body, mind and soul."
Planned Parenthood Toronto "PPT exists to ensure that all young people in the city of Toronto have access to information and services that promote healthy, informed decision making around sexual and reproductive health."
West Neighbourhood House Toronto's West Neighbourhood House is a non sectarian social services agency supporting immigrant and refugee families as well as providing a safe haven for women and children in need. West Neighbourhood house provides stimulating community programming and housing to those in need.
The Living City The mission of The Living City® Foundation is to raise funds for the initiatives undertaken by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), especially for The Living City® program. Established in 1961, the Foundation has raised more than $40 million for conservation work in the Greater Toronto Area.
Second Harvest Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues fresh, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers that food to more than 220 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people experiencing hunger. In 30 years Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 100 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Second Harvest’s vision: No Waste. No Hunger.
Camp Awakening Founded in 1982, Camp Awakening offers summer camp programs that give youth with physical disabilities the opportunity to gain independence, make lasting friendships, develop confidence, and accomplish things they never thought possible.
Save Our Scruff Save Our Scruff is a non-profit organization located all over the GTA dedicated to rescuing dogs and finding them safe and suitable permanent homes through adoption, advocacy and education. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, veterinarians, and trainers, we are able to rescue dogs and provide them with loving temporary care while finding them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.
Jessie's Centre Jessie's Centre is a multi-service resource centre for pregnant teenagers, young parents and their children. They have developed a variety of programs and services to meet the special needs of young families throughout the City of Toronto. They are a pro-choice organization that supports a woman's right to make choices about her sexual health and pregnancy options.
Parkdale Project Read Parkdale Project Read (PPR) is a free community-based adult literacy and academic upgrading program serving Parkdale since 1986. PPR offers one-to-one tutoring and small group learning that supports learners in developing reading, writing, basic math and computer skills while celebrating diversity, building equality, and strengthening community. With a drop-in learning centre located at King & Dufferin, PPR is dedicated to creating an accessible and welcoming environment where students can bring their whole self (body, mind, emotions, and spirit) to learning.