Black History in Canada

Black History in Canada

Black History in Canada Black History Month began in 1926 in the United States as “Negro History Week” through the work of Black-American scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Shortly after its creation in the US, Canada established its own Negro History Week. In the early...
Giving Back for Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Back for Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is the largest generosity movement in the world taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As the “opening day of the giving season,” Giving Tuesday is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for...

Poems by Phoebe Nana-Aubynn YWS Virtual Volunteer My name is Phoebe Nana-Aubynn, I was born in Toronto and was raised in Mississauga all my life. Hearing the experiences of homeless youth brought tears to my eyes, prompting me to write poems to raise awareness of the...

$30,000 goal: 100% 100% UPDATE WOW! Because of you, our incredible community of supporters, we were able to reach our goal of raising $15,000 in less than two weeks time! We are so grateful for all your support, and can’t thank you enough for donating to our Life...

  The Trials and Tribulations of Pride Activism Written by: Wanda Valadkhani, YWS Virtual Volunteer   Pride month—a time to reflect on how far the LGBTQ+ community has come—is upon us once again. It is a month to celebrate the instigation of how it all began; how...

Join us for a virtual celebration in support of Youth Without Shelter and the up to 2,000 youth experiencing homelessness each night in Toronto. Learn about the realities of youth homelessness, hear success stories from lived voices, and watch performances from...

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