Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the elimination of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. They are a private non-profit organization, funded by public donations and money raised through fundraising activities.
The Canadian Cancer Society
funds research on all types of cancer, offers comprehensive and credible information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment, and provides support for people living with cancer, family members and friends.
Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (CEWHA)
The CEWHA is a floor hockey league for people with disabilities who have limited upper body strength and/or mobility, who could significantly benefit from the use of an electric wheelchair in competitive sport and daily living.
was formed to provide quality, well organized, recreation and social programs to a specific segment of our community. This program is open to all persons with disabilities regardless of age or sex, who meet the criteria outlined in the mission statement above.
The CEWHA provides an atmosphere of fun for players to improve upon their game skills while being part of a team. The abilities of the players are emphasized, while the special needs are treated with dignity and sensitivity. Through the hockey program, so much a part of Canadian culture, the CEWHA strive to enrich the lives of their members by helping them to achieve an increased sense of purpose, sense of belonging, and increase fun and enjoyment in life.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The MS Society
provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. They have a membership of 28,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both research and services related to multiple sclerosis. Approximately 1,500 volunteers serve on MS Society national, division and chapter boards and committees. An estimated 13,500 women and men are volunteers for service programs, fundraising events, public awareness campaigns and social action activities.
They strive to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to improve their quality of life.
The Salvation Army Gateway
The Salvation Army Gateway is a shelter and drop-in centre for homeless adults in Toronto's downtown core. It continues in the tradition of a small drop-in ministry of the Salvation Army, originally called the Friendship Room, that began in 1980 with a mission to build relationships with people close to, or on, the streets of Toronto.
provides everything from the very basic needs of food, shelter and clothing, to a comprehensive case management program that works hand in hand with people on the street, to help them on their journey out of the shelter system towards becoming contributing members of the community.
World Vision Canada
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
provides emergency and hunger relief, long-term community development programs, agricultural development assistance and leadership training. The organization also educates the public on poverty- and justice-related issues and advocates on behalf of the poor and children in crisis.
A worldwide staff of more than 23,000 assists about 100 million people in nearly 100 countries throughout Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.