New youth programs in underserved Toronto neighbourhood

Nate Petersen 2019, Redleaf FoundationLeave a Comment

Organization Name: UrbanPromise Toronto Location: Scarborough, ON Project Title: Restoring the Glamorgan Community Project Amount Awarded: $30,000 Date Awarded: 11-25-2019 Purpose of Investment: To hire, train, and mentor four high school interns for new youth programming in the Glamorgan community in Scarborough. Participating Grantmakers: Bridgeway Foundation John & Rebecca Horwood Alexandra Horwood & Andrew Labbad Kehila Foundation Redleaf Foundation River … Read More

Families mentoring families

Mark Petersen 2016Leave a Comment

The Yonge Street Mission is building its first family-to-family mentor program, which we believe may be the only of its kind in Canada. We will work with a small test group of families to begin in the first year, with the intent to expand to many more families within three years based on program success. Organization Name: The Yonge Street Mission … Read More

Better health care for the homeless

Mark Petersen 2015Leave a Comment

Sanctuary isn’t your typical homeless drop-in or out-of-the-cold shelter.  It’s a vibrant community of people, some of whom lack housing or employment, or who struggle with addictions.  While medical care is readily available in Toronto, those who live on the streets suffer disproportionately and often resist official health care available in hospitals or clinics. Ontario’s Ministry of Health provides funding … Read More

Debt freedom: More opportunities in the GTA

Mark Petersen 2015Leave a Comment

Christians Against Poverty Canada is a new charity, only two years old, that has experienced success in ramping up its work quickly.  They offer debt counselling through local churches, and have established a footprint in the Greater Hamilton-Toronto area.  Stronger Together plans to assist their expansion by helping them create three new debt centres in the next year. Project Name: … Read More