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Turning To Us Turning To You

You often hear staff say that food is a gateway at Haven Toronto. This has been the case since the day we opened almost 90 years ago. Clients come for a nutritious, hot meal prepared in-house and while they are here they access health and housing supports and socialize with peers.

 

As poverty and homelessness grow in the province, we are seeing more and more new faces of elder men. In August, new clients increased by 152% compared to the same time period pre-pandemic. We saw the spike start in June with a 163% increase. We expect these numbers to continue into and throughout 2023… READ MORE

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Why Price Doesn't Matter For Some People

The rising cost of living is in the news almost daily, though people are never more aware of the situation than when they go for groceries, scan thinning flyers, and partially gas-up a vehicle. The problem is not regional, and it’s not going away any time soon.

 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, unstable prices in the Canadian market and in other parts of the world have increasingly impacted millions of Canadians. And this inflation is not just an unfortunate coincidence. Rather, it is an indirect result of the pandemic itself.

 

Higher prices are one of the many negative impacts felt during the pandemic, especially for those with reduced income due to lockdowns, individuals who have lost their jobs, and the working poor… READ MORE

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