3 min read
29 September 2023

WoodGreen’s 2022-2023 Impact Report is now available! Here’s what you need to know

Tureisha Hamlet, Manager of Public Relations and Corporate Communications

We are thrilled to announce that WoodGreen’s 2022-2023 Annual Impact Report has been released online!

Each year, WoodGreen helps meet the unmet needs of over 37,000 people in the City of Toronto. We are proud to showcase our achievements from the 2022-2023 fiscal year in this fully digital, interactive report. Within it, you will find impact stats, testimonials from clients we’ve supported and many stories highlighting the incredible work our dedicated staff and volunteers have done to help ensure our city’s residents are housed, employed, seen, supported, safe, and welcome.

We hope you will enjoy reading this year’s report and learning more about the impact your support has made possible.

Read our 2022-2023 Impact Report.

Here are some of the ways we helped meet the needs of Torontonians in 2022-2023:

 

With your support, Woodgreen helped create opportunities for thousands of Torontonians to thrive. Our impact included:

1,414 social housing units located at 28 properties. 1,363 people employed with our support. 10.44 million dollars in tax benefits received by 2,942 clients through our Income Tax Clinic. 3,800 newcomers welcomed from 124 countries. 42,290 calls for support answered by the Toronto Seniors Helpline. 55,438 Meals on Wheels deliveries made to seniors and adults living with disabilities. 19,984 hours of Assisted Living Services delivered. 723 children served in our child care centres. 18,296 volunteer hours contributed by 740 volunteers. 854 staff.

Additional highlights you can find in this year’s report:

 

Creating affordable housing to give more Torontonians a place to call home

This past year, we continued to expand our housing portfolio with progress towards our goal of 3,000 affordable housing units by 2030. We opened 59 units of permanent housing for seniors age 55+ at 540 Cedarvale Ave. We also became the property manager of an additional 354 units at St. Hilda’s Towers, bringing our total number of housing units to 1,414, with more to come.

 

Graphic from WoodGreen's 2022-2023 Impact Report. Progress to 3,000 units by 2030 In 2022, WoodGreen had 1,001 units In 2023, WoodGreen had 1,414 units

Developing diverse talent in the skilled trades sector

 

In response to the skilled trade worker shortages in Canada, WoodGreen has partnered with George Brown College to develop programs that help job seekers enter the trades. One program, the CNC/Precision Machining Skills Training Program, focused on recruiting women and LGBTQ2+ community members, promoting increased diversity within the sector.

Black woman using CNC Machine as part of WoodGreen's CNC/Precision Machining Program

Putting newcomer wellness at the heart of our service delivery

 

We remain committed to creating a Toronto where all are welcome. This year, we successfully piloted a newcomer well-being model, which places newcomer mental health and wellness at the centre of our service delivery model. This approach has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from newcomers accessing our services.

Woman showing a flyer to a client in front of a banner that reads Newcomer Services

Read our full Impact Report to learn more

 

This is just a snapshot of what we achieved this past year. Read our full 2022-2023 Impact Report to learn more about how your support has helped our staff and volunteers meet the unmet needs in our city. Together, we’re creating a Toronto where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Thank you!

Read WoodGreen’s full 2022-2023 Impact Report.

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