Stories to Share

Camp Can Help Change the Odds!

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019

Camp was a lifeline – not a luxury – for Chris when he was eight years old. Going to camp was something he would have never been able to experience. That’s because his mother was divorced and on her own, with no extra money to spare. She was so determined, however, to give Chris an […]

Neighbourhoods Work Began with a Simple Question

Posted on: July 26th, 2019

In 1986, Barb started knocking on doors in the Chandler Mowat community to see how she could support families living on low income. She did this because she was compelled to change the odds for a community plagued by poverty, crime and drug use. The first person she reached was a young single mother, who […]

Thank You for Playing with Purpose!

Posted on: July 24th, 2019

We couldn’t have done it without you! Nearly 200 golfers came together on July 10 to Play with Purpose at our 24th Annual Friendship Golf Tournament, raising a record-breaking $72,000 to help combat homelessness! All of the proceeds from the tournament will be used to provide support to the men who stay at our Charles […]

Community “Is What It’s About”

Posted on: July 5th, 2019

It took Peter 25 years to finish his studies at St. Jerome’s University. His degree in philosophy was a hard-fought battle, one that makes Peter proud whenever he thinks of it. That’s because the first time he attempted to finish his degree, he couldn’t. Struggling with the effects of bipolar disease, Peter found himself unable […]

Inspiring message of hope shared at 80th AGM

Posted on: June 20th, 2019

An incredible group of nearly 300 community members came out to House of Friendship’s 80th AGM on Tuesday, June 18 in support of our shared mission of walking with those who need food, housing, community resources or addiction treatment. We’re so thankful for this engaged and passionate audience who took the time out of their […]

You are Helping Kids Flourish in Spite of the Odds!

Posted on: May 3rd, 2019

Your support of our preventative work in low-income neighbourhoods helps children and their families overcome the barriers that poverty creates – the odds that poverty stacks against them. If your family is constantly struggling to put food on the table or dealing with inadequate housing  or childcare, there isn’t enough time or energy to think about […]

Volunteer’s Passion to Reduce Waste Provides More Food for Families

Posted on: April 18th, 2019

Volunteer Christine Babin has found a way to stretch food that is handed out to families in need at Kingsdale Community Centre. When she first began volunteering, she was concerned by the leftover fruit and vegetables going to the compost pile. So she started using her own equipment, including a food processor and vacuum sealer, […]

You Can Help Send More Children to Camp

Posted on: April 5th, 2019

Camp makes a difference that lasts for a lifetime. When children attend summer camp, they can gain the tools and skills they need to succeed later in life. Children grow in self-confidence and resilience and have a greater ability to resist the challenges they might be facing. For families living on low income, camp is […]

Coming Back from Tragedy – Clint and Joanie Malarchuk Share Their Story

Posted on: March 29th, 2019

Clint Malarchuk knows a thing or two about beginning again. The former NHL goaltender, most famous for surviving a skate blade to the neck (and returning to the ice 10 days later) has struggled back from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and addiction. He also survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the skull, a suicide attempt […]

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