A community is only as strong as its most vulnerable citizens. On far too many occasions, residents find difficulty in accessing essential services they need to succeed. These barriers are often amplified for seniors, people living with disabilities and newcomers, leading to challenges like social exclusion and issues related to mental health.
Improve access and availability of the resources needed to revitalize and strengthen neighbourhoods.
At the core, the foundation for a strong community starts with investing in services and supports for people and families in need. We all share in the benefits of a healthy, vibrant, prosperous community.
Your support makes a difference. In 2018:
915 women and their children dealing with domestic violence were provided support, safety and emergency shelter.
747 families were supported through their grief after losing a loved one.
661 patients in Northern Ontario were able to access specialist care in their communities.
691 individuals with disabilities were provided support, assistive devices and recreational and educational activities.