The founder of Help a Girl Out launched the 5,000 reusables project in 2021 to reduce the surge of menstrual products destined to reach landfills and fight period poverty in a sustainable way.
The crowd inside the small office of Thorncliffe food bank is nearly outside the door as it opens for service on Thursday. Zeeshan Modi, food bank co-ordinator, works to put together baskets of food to give to the waiting families — food that they can pick up once a month, but only lasts them a week at most. Toronto continues to be the capital of child poverty in Canada with 27 per cent of all children living in poverty, according to a report released on Nov. 14.
“Decade after decade, century after century, the tension in our world has been between the majority of human kind, the 99 percent if you want to put it that way, restricting the ability of the one percent to make money however they saw fit,” said John Cartwright, President of the Toronto and York Region District Labour Council.
Families and individuals living below the poverty line are invited to come down to BBNC for an interview to determine eligibility for the SHARE Christmas program.
Martha Kivanda says most of the food provided at food banks are unhealthy because they’re either expired or close to the expiry date. A single mother and student, Kivanda says she’s become discouraged in using food services.
Janet Davis says she will return to city hall as the councillor for Ward 31, and fight for the needs and services of families, neighbourhoods and communities. Davis and her supporters gathered Monday night at…
Ward 20 resident Gary Pieters wants to know what Toronto’s new mayor will do to help struggling neighbourhoods that aren’t flagged as priorities.
The co-ordinator of the Toronto Women’s City Alliance says mayoral front-runners have virtually ignored women’s issues this campaign.
The 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver are attracting a fair amount of controversy.