Yorktown Child and Family Centre (Yorktown) is a community-based, not-for-profit, fully accredited, social service agency situated in the west-end of Toronto. The population that Yorktown serves is one of the poorest in Toronto. Yorktown is dedicated to providing effective, accessible, quality mental health treatment, prevention and out-reach services to children, youth and families in the former City of York.
Here is what they told us:
“Better Day Alliance will not only make a better day for our participants, but they will also help create memories and provide a wholesome environment where young individuals and their children will also feel supported by their community. For many participants this is the only holiday meal they will have access to because they may be isolated within their own community, and from their families, or they cannot afford this type of meal on their own. Regardless of the reason for need, participants look forward to this celebration knowing that it allows them a time with their children and their peers, a full meal, and a time and place where they feel comfortable being themselves"
On behalf of our board, staff, volunteers and participants, a great big thank you! You have made such a difference in the lives of our young participants." ~ Susette Arruda-Santos, Executive Director