As Canada’s largest homeless youth agency, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support under one roof. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change to help at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.
Oasis Clothing Bank
Donations of gently used clothing and housewares are enriching lives and improving communities across the city. Together we are supporting the Oasis Addiction Recovery Society. All donated items are either given to participants in the Oasis Addiction Recovery programs who cannot afford simple necessities or sold to partly fund the programs offered. Currently over 800 individuals annually participate in the Oasis programs, many being reintegrated back into society with meaningful work.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society funds hundreds of leading-edge research projects across the country.
Daily Bread Food Bank
A leader in the fight against hunger, Daily Bread Food Bank provides food for an average of 63,000 visits a month to food banks and prepares and distributes more than 3,000 nutritious meals each week to shelters, hostels and neighbourhood meal programs in the greater Toronto area. Daily Bread also works to support people struggling with hunger through job training and education on issues around poverty.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight helps families with hospitalized children cope with the challenges of a medical journey. The foundation partners with experts and innovators in healthcare, entertainment and technology to create a unique blend of family-centered services from hospital to home. Starlight serves millions of children each year at more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and major pediatric hospitals around the world.
Ve’ahavta Poverty Relief Efforts
Ve’ahavta is a Canadian humanitarian and relief organization that assists the needy at home and abroad, through volunteerism, education, and acts of kindness, while building bridges between people. Initiatives include the Mobile Poverty Relief Program that provides food, clothing and comfort to those living on the streets of Toronto; Ve-ahavta Street Academy, in conjunction with George Brown, that offers courses for the homeless; and assistance to the First Nations communities in northern Ontario.
Hospital for Sick Children
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in Canada. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.
Founded in 1992, Wellspring is an innovative and growing network of community-based cancer support centres that provide individual and group support, coping skills, expressive therapies, educational workshops, and cancer rehab programs at no charge and without need of medical referral to individuals, family members and professional caregivers living with cancer.
Lawyers Feed the Hungry
Lawyers Feed the Hungry programs fight hunger year-round in Toronto, London, Ottawa and Windsor. Through the generosity of donors and the tireless support of volunteers, they provide meals to the hungry and financial support to charitable agencies that help with hunger relief. Since 1998, the Toronto program has been providing more than 100,000 hot, healthy community meals a year.
Autism Canada Foundation is a national volunteer-led organization committed to improving the lives of Canadians affected by autism. Having firsthand experience with autism, the foundation’s board of directors are committed to ensuring that all effective treatments and therapies for autism have adequate representation in Canada. The foundation provides treatment and resource information to families living with autism, and influences related health care and government policy.
Sporting Life 10k
Sporting Life 10k is a charity run supporting Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for children affected by childhood cancer. In operation since 1983, Camp Oochigeas is the only residential camp in Ontario to offer on-site IV chemotherapy treatment and blood transfusions. The camp also offers year-round programs for children affected by cancer in Muskoka, at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), two other regional cancer centres and Ooch Downtown in the heart of Toronto.
Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ centres on a two-day 60km walk to benefit The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Since The Weekend began in 2003, hundreds have participated in the walk and overnight camping. With over $141 million raised, The Weekend has made groundbreaking strides in the fight against women’s cancers, saving thousands of lives along the way.
Good Shepherd Ministries
Korbitec Inc (ACL) is supporting Good Shepherd Ministries for our Winter/Spring Charity movement.
Good Shepherd Ministries is a shelter located in Toronto that services mostly adult men in poverty. Their efforts are geared towards giving people hot meals, clean clothes and a safe, clean bed for the night. They have 95 shelter beds for overnight guests, daily drop in for food and clothing, resettlement programs to assist men in finding and keeping suitable housing and a drug & alcohol recovery enrichment program
We are currently having a charity food drive where you can donate non-perishable food items. Our staff will also attend the Good Shepherd Ministries every other week to volunteer in the kitchen, dormitory and laundry facility. During the 3-hour timeslot, we will be assisting with housekeeping duties such making beds and assisting with laundry or providing assistance with hot-meal prep.