Exciting news! We have been informed that the family of six we are sponsoring will land in Toronto on September 21, 2016. We are ready for their arrival and would like to thank all of those who generously donated money and other gifts in kind.
We are still looking for volunteers who would like to join our team in providing direct settlement support; people with some daytime availability in particular. We anticipate there will be much required to help this family adjust and integrate successfully to life here.
A police clearance record and a two-hour AURA training are requirements for direct involvement with the family. The next AURA training is scheduled for September 12 at St. Columbus Church on St. Clair Avenue East. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
While we were unable to find housing for the family within the Wilkinson school catchment area, they will be very close by and we will host a welcome event in the fall to introduce this family of new Canadians to the Wilkinson-St. David’s community and celebrate what we have been able to achieve together to make a positive difference.
Please continue to look for updates on our website regarding progress and opportunities to help this family make the transition to a new life in our East Toronto community.