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VOLUNTEER FAIR

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Seneca@York Campus

 
Company
 African in partnership against aids Logo. Africans in Partnership Against Aids (APAA)

About us
Africans in Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (APAA), is a community-based, Canadian non-profit charitable organization serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In 1993, APAA was established by members of the African community in response to the increased need for services by Africans living with HIV/AIDS. APAA was incorporated in 1994.

Mission
To Deliver HIV/AIDS education and support in a linguistically and culturally appropriate context to African people

APAA's programs and services are intended to help reduce the spread of HIV infection within African communities located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), by various means, including: the education, empowerment and culturally appropriate support of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially women and their families.

We believe in the health and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), recognizing the difficulties that African people face when they are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. APAA continues to respond to an increasing number of requests for practical and emotional support from a diverse clientele, but especially from PHAs from African communities.

Vision
To be the leader in stopping the spread of HIV and enhancing the quality of life among African people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
To create a stable organization and community response to the impact of HIV/AIDS through capacity development, partnership, growth and community development and involvement.

Our programs and services include:
Prevention and Outreach
MSM Outreach

Francophone Community Development

Muslim Girls Project (ProjectM)
Support Services
Volunteer Program

 

Canadian Diabetes Association

Established over 50 years ago, the Canadian Diabetes Association is a charitable organization that has grown to include a presence in more than 150 communities across the country. The Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure.
www.diabetes.ca

  The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association
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Habitat for Humanity Toronto

Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of three ReStores. Habitat ReStores sell quality new and used donated building materials. Every 10 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through: the advancement of research and its application; the promotion of healthy living; and advocacy. Heart and Stroke has 29 offices across Ontario,  works in partnership with over 30,000 volunteers and has been in existence since 1952.

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Pathways to Education Lawrence Heights

Pathways to Education - Lawrence Heights is a comprehensive program that supports high school students to successfully complete secondary school and pursue future endeavors. Pathways to Education aims to reduce poverty and its effects by lowering the high school dropout rates and increasing access to post-secondary education by providing support in 4 areas:

  • Academic - Tutoring in five core subjects, four nights a week
  • Social - Group mentoring in grades 9 and 10, specialty and career mentoring in grades 11 and 12
  • Financial - Immediate financial support such as free bus tickets tied to attendance and a bursary for post-secondary education (up to $4,000 per student in the program)
  • Advocacy - Student-Parent Support Workers help connect teens, parents, school administration, teachers and community agencies
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The Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on June 12-13, 2010.  The money raised for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

Volunteers contribute their time, expertise, and ideas to bring The Ride to Conquer Cancer® to fruition. Volunteers help at outreach events and fundraisers, and support at Training Rides. Thousands of Volunteers help us to produce the powerful Opening Ceremonies and at the Finish Line. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference and use any biking expertise you have to make your Ride experience even more rewarding.

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The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association

The mission of TCCSA is to assist newcomers in adapting to Canadian life in their neighborhood and to provide support to Canadians in building a stronger community. The three main programs and services of TCCSA are settlement, education and community and youth services.

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Toronto Wildlife Centre

In the last 16 years, over 50,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals have received medical attention at Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC). As the first wildlife centre in Canada with a wildlife veterinarian on staff, TWC has become an authority on medical care and rehabilitation of wildlife. TWC’s Wildlife Hotline (which receives approximately 30,000 calls each year) helps people and organisations with every kind of wildlife situation imaginable. This service is the busiest of its kind in North America, and is internationally recognized. TWC is a registered charity and supported entirely by donations. The goal is simple: release as many animals as possible back to the wild where they belong, healthy and free. www.torontowildlifecentre.com

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VHA Home Healthcare

At VHA Home HealthCare, we lend a helping hand to a wide spectrum of  people within the community ...seniors, families, new parents, those with physical and mental disabilities, and terminally ill individuals. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
www.vha.ca

 Youth Assisting Youth Logo. Youth Assisting Youth

Youth Assisting Youth is a non-profit charitable organization that provides a peer mentoring service to improve life prospects for at risk and newcomer children.  YAY matches children aged 6-15 with trained and dedicated Youth Volunteers aged 16-29 who act as positive role models. We provide much-needed support to a wide range of children through mentoring. Mentoring is an effective tool that allows all individuals involved to develop their potential. Since 1976 YAY has helped more than 20,000 young people.
Volunteer’s Role

  • Spend about 3 hours a week engaging in activities that both you and the kid enjoy
  • Be a role model and provide positive support
  •  Build a trusting relationship with the kid so that they can learn to feel better about themselves
  •  Have fun
  •  Attend FREE attractions such as professional sports, and other events (optional)

Benefits for you as a volunteer includes

  • Increased skills & improved resume;
    Volunteering positions show future employers your drive and dedication. Such accomplishments demonstrate initiative, personal will, leadership skills and the ability to work hard.
  • Personal development (gain confidence, self esteem and prestige)
  • Opportunity to network and explore career options
  • Recognition: wards, respect from the community and more
  • Eligibility for scholarships
  • Great references for professional or academic purposes
  • Meet a diverse range of people
  • Gain a sense of achievement and the satisfaction of contributing to a kid's  wellbeing

This is why it’s important
Youth Assisting Youth prevents problems before they start. Prevention is the key.
Prevent them from walking in the wrong paths; prevent them from getting themselves in difficult situations. A peer mentor that they can rely on and confide in makes an enormous difference to these children's lives.

This is how you can make a difference
By sharing your skills and experience you will give a child the means to succeed. You will help them gain more confidence to do things that they felt they couldn’t do before.  Also help them improve their relationships and social skills and therefore gain a better attitude towards life.  

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: Newnham Campus

 
Company
 African in partnership against aids Logo.

Africans in Partnership Against Aids (APAA)

About us
Africans in Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (APAA), is a community-based, Canadian non-profit charitable organization serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In 1993, APAA was established by members of the African community in response to the increased need for services by Africans living with HIV/AIDS. APAA was incorporated in 1994.

Mission
To Deliver HIV/AIDS education and support in a linguistically and culturally appropriate context to African people

APAA's programs and services are intended to help reduce the spread of HIV infection within African communities located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), by various means, including: the education, empowerment and culturally appropriate support of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially women and their families.

We believe in the health and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), recognizing the difficulties that African people face when they are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. APAA continues to respond to an increasing number of requests for practical and emotional support from a diverse clientele, but especially from PHAs from African communities.

Vision
To be the leader in stopping the spread of HIV and enhancing the quality of life among African people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
To create a stable organization and community response to the impact of HIV/AIDS through capacity development, partnership, growth and community development and involvement.

Our programs and services include:
Prevention and Outreach
MSM Outreach

Francophone Community Development

Muslim Girls Project (ProjectM)
Support Services
Volunteer Program

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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto

OUR MISSION

We are committed to improving the lives of Toronto’s children and youth by delivering the highest quality volunteer based mentoring programs.                            

OUR INVITATION

Your investment in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto will offer a priceless return: confident, optimistic, aspiring and achieving children.   

For almost 100 years Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto has been taking the lead in helping children and youth in this city to reach their potential through our mentoring programs.  During this time we have been responsive to the needs of children in Toronto, their families and our volunteers and we continue to provide these necessary services.  

Today more than ever there is a need to reach out and help these children understand that they have options, an opportunity to have a better school and home experiences and to understand their value – to themselves, their friends, their families and their communities.  These children are our future and deserve all of the support and guidance that we can give them. 

  Canadian Diabetes Association
  The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association
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Habitat for Humanity Toronto

Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of three ReStores. Habitat ReStores sell quality new and used donated building materials. Every 10 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation in more than 100 countries around the world.

heart-and-stroke-fdn-logo Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through: the advancement of research and its application; the promotion of healthy living; and advocacy. Heart and Stroke has 29 offices across Ontario, works in partnership with over 30,000 volunteers and has been in existence since 1952.

Malvern Family Resource Centre Logo. Malvern Family Resource Centre

Malvern Family Resource Centre is located in the heart of Malvern, across the Malvern Town Centre. For almost 26 years, or agency has been serving families in Scarborough Rouge River by providing programs and services for the community. Our centre is made up of six departments; Early Years, Family Centre, Seniors, Women’s Place, Middle years and Youth. We play an important role by providing volunteer opportunities to community members for all ages seeking to gain experience.

www.mfrc.org
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Pathways to Education/Youthlink

What is Pathways to Education? Starting September 2009, Pathways to Education will be helping Scarborough Village (SV) youth successfully complete high school, and move on to post secondary education.

How does Pathways work? Pathways aims to help youth meet their potential by offering all students four types of support:

  • Academic: tutoring twice per week in all core subjects
  • Social: group mentoring focusing on issues such as social skills building, team building, leadership, health and career planning
  • Financial: bursaries for post-secondary education ($1000 per year of high school passed, held in trust), bus tickets
  • Advocacy: Student-Parent Support Workers assigned to each student, help them problem-solve and connect with parents, schools, teachers etc.

What has Pathways achieved? We have proven success: our Regent Park program reduced the dropout rate from 56% to 10% and increased the post secondary attendance rate from 40% to 80%. We look for similar results in Scarborough Village.

What students do we work with? Participants must reside in the catchment area in SV, but can be studying at any high school. In 2009 we start working with grade 9 students, across different schools. We will work with these students until graduation. In each coming year, Pathways will take on successive grade 9 cohorts living in the SV area.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer Logo.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on June 12-13, 2010.  The money raised for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

Volunteers contribute their time, expertise, and ideas to bring The Ride to Conquer Cancer® to fruition. Volunteers help at outreach events and fundraisers, and support at Training Rides. Thousands of Volunteers help us to produce the powerful Opening Ceremonies and at the Finish Line. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference and use any biking expertise you have to make your Ride experience even more rewarding.

 tccsa logo.

The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association

The mission of TCCSA is to assist newcomers in adapting to Canadian life in their neighborhood and to provide support to Canadians in building a stronger community. The three main programs and services of TCCSA are settlement, education and community and youth services.

 VHA-home-healthcare-logo

VHA Home Healthcare

At VHA Home HealthCare, we lend a helping hand to a wide spectrum of  people within the community ...seniors, families, new parents, those with physical and mental disabilities, and terminally ill individuals. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
www.vha.ca