News & Events

Call for On Your Mark Tutors

Today hundreds of volunteers provide urgently-needed mentoring and academic assistance to students from the Portuguese-speaking and Spanish-speaking community as part of our signature mentoring/tutoring program On Your Mark. And there’s no doubt about it – On Your Mark volunteer tutors are the single, most important reason the program succeeds.

Apply to be an On Your Mark tutor today! Tutors work with students for an hour and a half each week. As a tutor, you’ll invest in a child’s future, be a positive role model and encourage our students to stay in school.

No experience is necessary. We provide training. All you need is a love of learning and the desire to help. For more information or to complete a volunteer application, please visit our On Your Mark web page.  It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

Oriole Community Garden Update

The Oriole Community Garden, also known as the Peanut Garden, is a partnership between WWCC and Advent Lutheran Church in North York, located on their site with 127 compact lots in use. This year, a group of dedicated volunteers from Celestica helped us to prepare for our annual season that began in May.

The Garden is a bustling place of gardening and non-gardening activities that include care for the plots, harvesting workshops, children and youth gardening, weekly arts and crafts for children, monthly potlucks, and an annual Harvest Celebration supported by partnerships with the Oriole Foodspace and Fairview Public Library. Over the spring and summer months, we hosted a series of Basic Gardening workshops made possible with support from Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Oriole Foodspace.

By the end of October, we will have wrapped up another successful season at our Garden of providing immigrant families with gardening skills, social interaction with fellow residents in their community, and opportunities for volunteerism and leadership in a supportive environment. Thank you to all of our Community Partners and participants for joining us!

Giving Tuesday is Back

Remember us on Giving Tuesday 2017, a national day dedicated to helping others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or voice. This year, it takes place on November 28. For more information about how to volunteer or support us, please click here.

Happy 7th Anniversary, Victoria Park HUB!

We are celebrating another productive year at the HUB. Join us at the end of November for our annual anniversary celebration to highlight seven years of success and accomplishments. Stay tuned for more details on our Facebook page.

Connector Co-working Space and Community Kitchen Memberships Available

Learn more about the benefits of membership here.

Important Dates

October 19, 2017
Happy Diwali to our Hindu community!

November 11, 2017
We remember and commemorate our veterans of war on Remembrance Day.

November 28, 2017
Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to donate, volunteer or advocate to help others.