Recent Stories

Rotary Supports the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This year, September 30th will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honouring lost children and  Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public acknowledgment of the painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is an essential aspect of the reconciliation process.
 

Families Find Security at Women's Habitat in Etobicoke

Since 1978, Women's Habitat Etobicoke (WHE) has been offering shelter, outreach and resources to families in crisis.  The shelter accommodates 25 people and operates around the clock, every day of the week.  While the pandemic has changed the way staff connect with clients and how some services are delivered, Women's Habitat has expanded its outreach, feeding nearly 1700 people from March to November, 2020.  Manager Lina Almanzan told us more about how WHE is accomplishing these incredible results.
 

To Preserve and Protect

Joseph Atkinson was the editor, publisher and owner of the newspaper known today as the Toronto Star.  His wife Elmina Elliot was, like her husband, a journalist, activist, and civic leader, fighting for social and economic justice.  They established the philanthropic organization, the Atkinson Foundation, to ensure the fight for equity, decent work in safe conditions and fair pay would continue.
 
Nora Cole told us more about the Foundation's history and brought us up to speed on the work they are doing now.