Giving back to the community is very important to me. I take pleasure in helping others and getting involved and helping where I can. We can all do our part!
I am pleased to support Covenant House by participating in the Women Unite Sleep Out as well as by donating a portion of every commission all year long. As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 300 youth a day. More than a place to stay, they provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and after-care.
I am currently a monthly donor to Sick Kids Hospital as well as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. I have been a part of the local breakfast program for underprivileged families, volunteered at the local women’s shelter and each year I participate in the Shoebox Project, an organization that collects and distributes gifts in the form of shoeboxes to women at-risk of homelessness in Canada.
I am involved in my community as member of the Board of Directors for an East York not-for-profit childcare centre. I also serve as chair of the Fundraising Committee of the childcare centre, overseeing fundraising campaigns to raise funds to purchase items needed for the children attending. Lastly, I am part of the school council at my local elementary school.