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AMAPCEO Districts donate to help Ontario’s most vulnerable during COVID-19

Publish date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 update

AMAPCEO Districts across the province have been donating from their local budget to support their local communities to help those who are experiencing tough times during COVID-19. This list will be updated as Districts and Communities make additional donations.

As a union, AMAPCEO has donated $60,000 to six Ontario-based social services agencies. Learn more about these donations.

Bay District: Out of the Cold - $1,000
Out of the Cold usually prepares and serves food to the community, but their program has had to restructure by providing a take-away breakfast on Tuesday and Friday mornings, which provides an opportunity to touch base with over 100 guests.

GTA North, Downsview: Daily Bread Food Bank - $680
Founded in 1983, Daily Bread supplies food to nearly 200 food programs across Toronto.

Jarvis District: Anishnawbe Health Foundation - $1000
Eestablished in 1984 with a mission to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples in spirit, mind, emotion, and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multi-disciplinary health care model. AHT provides services to: children, youth, and adults, including male, female and Two-Spirit persons. 

Midtown DistrictDixon Hall Neighbourhood Services - $500
Dixon Hall began as a soup kitchen in 1929, and since then has been steadily increasing and strengthening a diverse range of integrated services for residents of east downtown Toronto. They work with at-risk youth, seniors, adults with physical and health disabilities, people who need housing, individuals searching for employment, those with mental health issues, and newly immigrated individuals and their families.

Midtown District: Sistering - $500
Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. The organization has been serving this community for over 35 years, validating women’s experiences regardless of outcomes. 

Northern Ontario, North BayBAYSAR Air Search and Rescue - $250
Raising funds for Project Lifesaver - an initiative where transmitters are purchased for Alzheimer’s patients in the area who are at risk of wandering.

Northern Ontario, SudburyGenevra House - $250
An emergency shelter for women escaping abuse from their intimate partners (including same sex partners), as well as women 50 years and over who are escaping abuse from their live-in caregiver. Genevra House provides a safe environment for women and their children at critical turning points in their lives. 

Northern Ontario, Sudbury: Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Children's Joliday Party - $250
An annual event for ENDM staff and their children in Sudbury. It's a non-denominational holiday party for staff and children.

Northern Ontario, North Bay: Hope Awaits - $150
Hope Awaits provides homeless shelter to men in need, along with life skills programs designed to equip individuals with skills they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to live a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Western Ontario, Guelph: A Little Relief – $330
Since 1985, A Little Relief, serving Guelph, Fergus, and surrounding areas, provides year-round support to individuals and families in need with food, clothing, toys, and housewares.

Western Ontario, London: London Community Foundation – $300
Established in 1979, London Community Foundation is dedicated to improving communities across London and Middlesex County through collaboration, strategic leadership, and innovative solutions to charitable giving.

Western Ontario, Windsor: The Downtown Mission – $300
In 1972, The Downtown Mission began to provide emergency shelter and showers, food support, wellness programs, employment support and a 24-hour distress line support.

Western Ontario, Hamilton: The Raw Carrot – $300
The Raw Carrot provides meaningful employment and livelihood security to individuals on social assistance who want to, and CAN, work.

Western Ontario, St. Catharines: Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold – $300
Community Care provides vital services and assistance to individuals and families that meet their basic needs and help bridge their journey to self-sufficiency.

More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).