The family that has emerged from Edges Salon & Spa is made up of the most unique and entertaining people, who all possess such incredible talent. From the hairstylists and spa therapists, to all the amazing support staff, there is no lack of kindness and [...]
According to The Canadian Institute of Health Research’s report on Household Food Insecurity in Canada, food insecurity indicates deprivation in terms of a basic human need: access to nutritious food in sufficient quantities and of sufficient quality to maintain good health.
The CIHR’s 2012 report states that 13% of Canadian households, about 4 million people, including [...]
On December 15, 2014, An Richardson, Program Director of ONEXONE’s First Nations School Breakfast Program and Denis Sacks, Founding Member and Current Chair of the PepsiCo Foundation and Senior Director of Franchise Bottling Operations for PepsiCo Beverages, were treated to a visit with the First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto, to check out [...]
An Richardson, Program Director of the First Nations School Breakfast Program (FNSBP), Maria Fotopoulos, Director of Operations and Finance, and Kara Peet, Coordinator of the FNSBP, visited École Amishk in Mashteuiatsh, a First Nations reserve just outside of Roberval, Quebec, this past Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
An said that this trip was especially important because “when [...]
This summer, our friends at the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation (HHJF) hosted 40 amazing volunteers who ventured from Toronto for a fun, hard-working and rewarding school build vacation in Jamaica. Friends, colleagues and grandmothers alike journeyed to the small town of Park Mountain, St. Elizabeth, many with no connection to Jamaica or construction skills at all [...]
You have to recognize how much we have in this world, and the realization has got to make you want to give back. For me, my inspiration really came from my mom. She always fought for the people who had no voice — she was an [...]
My name is Sam Gilbert and I just graduated high school and am on my way to college. I am told often, that I belong to the generation with the power to change the world. Since grade school, I have been exposed to many of the world’s hardships; whether it be the 9/11 terrorist attacks, [...]
Joey texts at 10:02 am: Maria, there is another flight to Haiti, if I can’t go would you like to go with Jude?” I will never forget that text. When I called Joey, instead of asking how she was feeling, the words “Of course” immediately escaped from my mouth.
On the flight coming down were some very nice people from AirCastle, the large corporation who lease airplanes to Airline companies around the world. The plane we flew down on Tuesday was their contribution to the Haiti missions and they would like to do more.
One of the most important messages of the last 4 weeks [...]
We are on the flight. Jude has just introduced me to Davinder who is a businessman and Ajmer who is a recently retired Air Canada employee. They are both part of the International Punjabi Foundation. They were approached by an organization in UK to help get crutches to Haiti. They called all [...]
When we arrive at the Air Canada clinic the changes we see in one week are stupefying, there are more tents and the whole area seems more organized. We meet the director of the clinic who is a woman living in Greece, by way of Scotland, so the accent is quite charming. [...]