Through your support, we've been able to help 4 organizations to date. We're still working hard to provide resources to more groups over the next few months.
Meet the people your generous donations have helped.
Canadian charities supported
Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) is a fully-accredited community health centre dedicated to the health and wellness of Toronto's Indigenous community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AHT continues working to ensure that First Nations, Métis, & Inuit people have access to the care and traditional healing services they need. Our donation will be used to provide PPE for the health care workers on the mobile healing unit.
"Chi-Miigwetch to everyone at The HomeFront for their generous support of supplies for Anishnawbe Health’s mobile healing unit. Your support is helping to equip the team to deliver primary care and mental & addiction services to Indigenous people experiencing homelessness during this crisis, and the funds will be used to provide urgently-needed items for the clients.” - Julie Cookson, AHT Executive Director
Markhaven Home for Seniors has reported 13 deaths of residents, and is one of only two Toronto area long term care homes experiencing an outbreak that is not-for-profit. The Home Front’s donation will be used to secure PPE, to pay for additional staffing, to provide food for staff that is working over time or for residents, or to purchase an iPad to enable residents to speak with their families while they remain in isolation.
“This generous donation from The Home Front will have a great impact on Markhaven Home for Seniors. Throughout this pandemic outbreak, Markhaven’s staff have had to work together as a cohesive team like never before to keep our residents safe. In doing so, it has become more apparent than ever just how dedicated our staff are to our residents. As such, your kind donation will go a long way towards our staff appreciation efforts to say thank you, but also, to help provide PPE’s that will keep both our residents and staff safe. We are so grateful that our community has organizations like The Home Front to support us when we need it most! Thank you on behalf of all of us at Markhaven!” - Mike Bakewell, Executive Director, Markhaven
HomesFirst Shelter’s Willowdale Welcome Centre is a shelter for refugees in North York that is experiencing the largest outbreak of positive cases of any shelter in Toronto, with over 110 positive cases. The Home Front’s donation will be used to secure PPE, to pay for additional staffing, to provide food for staff that is working over time or for residents, or to purchase an iPad to enable residents to speak with their families while they remain in isolation.
"We are incredibly delighted and grateful to accept the donations from Upside Foundation and The Home Front. With your support, we are able to provide reusable face masks and other PPE to our staff and residents that they can use at work and in their daily activities outside of Homes First. Thank you so much." - Patricia Mueller, CEO, Homes First Society
The OHC's primary goal is to protect and improve our public health care system; working to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act. They are led by a shared commitment to core values of equality, democracy, social inclusion and social justice; and by the five principles of the Act: universality; comprehensiveness; portability; accessibility and public administration. The OHC is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest activist coalition and network.