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The Face of Poverty has Changed

COVID-19 UPDATE

Thank you for your continued support of The WoodGreen Foundation.

The safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and community is our top priority. In alignment with the Ontario government’s preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, The WoodGreen Foundation team is currently working from home. As always, we are available during normal operating hours to assist with any questions or concerns you might have at 416-405-5173 or foundation@woodgreen.org. 

However, due to the circumstances, there may be a delay in processing donations received by mail and issuing printed tax receipts. If you would like to make a donation, we encourage you do so by clicking on the donate button below.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Affordable Housing Announcement

WoodGreen, Sun Life, The Daniels Corporation, and the City of Toronto Sign Agreement for New Residential Community to Provide Affordable Homes for Single Mothers

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Foremost, our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by COVID-19. During this challenging time we recognize the vital role WoodGreen and other social service agencies play in our city and we are doing what we can to support the needs of our community. We thank our staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment as they continue to offer services in the community to our vulnerable clients. While this situation changes each day, please know we will continue to focus on supporting the WoodGreen community.

We continue to support our isolated seniors and care for the most vulnerable members of our society – keeping them out of hospitals and safe in their homes and in their community.  Each and every day, it falls upon WoodGreen to care for those that don’t have the supports in place of families or friends.

It is even more critical, during this unique and challenging global crisis, that we not lose sight of the need to raise funds to financially support WoodGreen’s impactful programs, when our city and community need us most.  With that in mind, we encourage you to consider making an online donation to support our work during this crisis. The needs of the individuals and families we serve will not stop during this crisis; they are liable to increase.

 

The WoodGreen Foundation is the charitable arm of WoodGreen Community Services.

The WoodGreen Foundation will accept gifts restricted to a specific purpose for WoodGreen Community Services provided the organization can reasonably utilize the gift. The Foundation applies a fee, to all restricted donations, of up to 10 percent. This fee provides the Foundation with increased capacity to raise and grant funds for priority needs of WoodGreen Community Services as they work to enhance self-sufficiency, promote well-being and reduce poverty. The fee also allows the Foundation to cover its administrative costs such as stewardship, granting, and reporting.

In the unlikely event that the Foundation is of the opinion that it is impractical to continue to apply the gift to the designated purpose, the Foundation may redesignate the purpose of the gift, in consultation with the donor, where possible, using its best efforts to adhere as closely as possible to the original intent of your gift.

The Foundation supports the vital work of WoodGreen Community Services by creating awareness and helping to inspire philanthropic support to enable WoodGreen to create new paths to opportunity for some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

The Foundation provides an opportunity for donors to become meaningfully engaged in WoodGreen’s work ― enhancing self-sufficiency, promoting well-being and reducing poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs. ― and to see the impact of their support in the community.

The numbers behind the faces

These numbers are a disturbing glimpse into complex social issues affecting our city. issues that inspire difference makers to take action.


1 in 4

Children in our city live in poverty.

700

YOUTH AT AGE 18, TRANSITION OUT OF THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM EVERY YEAR, OFTEN WITH NO CLEAR PATH FORWARD.

85,000

PEOPLE ARE ON THE WAITLIST FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN OUR CITY

3,000

MEN SLEEP IN SHELTERS IN OUR CITY EACH AND EVERY NIGHT

1 in 4

SENIORS LIVE WITH A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM (E.G. DEPRESSION, ANXIETY OR DEMENTIA)

1 in 10

HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCE FOOD INSECURITY

1,000

Women and Children are living in shelters everyday.

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