Finding his place in the world

For as long as he could remember, Aaron knew he was a boy. He was born and raised a girl, and he endured violence and cruelty for being transgender. A Google search taught him that there was a larger world where he could find safety, love and acceptance, so he clung to the hope he [...]

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Sleep Out: Women Unite

We were honoured to host eighty-two women, from a range of backgrounds, who spent a night outside to raise awareness of youth homelessness and generate more than $325,000 for our youth.  Participants in our first-ever Sleep Out: Women Unite, equipped with only sleeping bags and pieces of cardboard, got a small glimpse of the hardships [...]

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Mom’s Spicy Korean Chicken Stew

This simple, hearty dish is traditional comfort food from the kitchen of Chef John Lee, our new instructor for our culinary arts training program, Cooking for Life. Your next rainy day go-to comes from our chef’s first favourite cook—his mom.

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Finding light in the darkness

Marcel spent three long solitary nights in a downtown Toronto park when he first came to Canada. He remembers assuming that this would simply be what life was like in his new country. He recalls gazing at the stars overhead–their beauty and constancy in contrast to his own uncertainty.

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