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WoodGreen would like to thank Brian F.C. Smith for his 36 years of service. His commitment to serving the people of Toronto has changed countless lives.

Brian would like to continue his legacy by launching “Brian’s Fund to End Homelessness.” To make an online contribution please click here.

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Holiday markets

WoodGreen’s partnership with the Danforth East Community Association (DECA) is going downtown for the holiday season! Check out the #localTOmrkt market at Yonge and Gould and help support local Toronto vendors.

Organizers have been working since October to turn this dream into reality. To provide more opportunities for micro-entrepreneurs, Adhoc has transformed an empty lot at Yonge and Gould into a marketplace. The holiday market’s focus provides small scale, local vendors, affordable access to a high-foot traffic area during the busy holiday shopping period.

WoodGreen also recruited other community agency program participants to join in, in some cases, offering access to artists who otherwise might not be able to afford it. A former participant of the Newcomer Women’s Services, Green Entrepreneur Program, Enca Designs will be selling hand-made bags, some of which are made from upcycled leather goods at the downtown holiday market Dec 10 & 11. In addition, former Pop-Up Shop, Asiri’s Treasures (until Dec 28) and ongoing Pop-up Project volunteers, Queenie’s Cards (Dec 13 & 14) and Little Kitchen Gourmet (Dec 20 & 21)are also participating in the market. WoodGreen is excited to be supporting this market, providing opportunities to showcase a range of products to the general public, and generating important feedback on the vendor’s market experience.

Access to the market is free and market hours are noon – 9pm daily through to December 28th, 2014.

The DECA-WoodGreen Pop-up Project is funded by the Metcalf Foundation and continues to work with a number of local organizations this holiday season.

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What's New

December 15, 2014, Toronto: The WoodGreen Community Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Babcock to the position of President & CEO effective January 1, 2015.

WoodGreen wins big at the 2014 ONPHA Annual Conference!

WoodGreen received two awards from the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) at the 2014 Annual Conference on November 15.

The first ever Innovation Award was presented for the ‘Single Mom Celebrity’ ad campaign. The Innovation Award is a new award that recognizes a non-profit housing provider that finds creative and innovative ways to make a positive impact on their community. Video here.

In addition, Brian F.C. Smith won the ONPHA Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award. This award is presented by ONPHA each year to someone whose energy and vision contributes to the cause of non-profit housing in Ontario. Video here.

The WoodGreen Financial Wellness Clinic is a walk-in service that is free and open to all members of the community. The Winter-Spring 2015 schedule.

Our Home East York: Age friendly societies in our time?: a literature review

President & CEO, Brian Smith, is retiring. Here is the announcement from WoodGreen's Board Chair.

Our 2013-14 Annual Report is available here.

The Shadow Economies report is available.

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Retiring on a Low Income? Lessons from the field

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