National Indigenous Peoples Day

Chris Mckittrick, a friend of Helping Hands Street Mission, created a presentation to help spread awareness about the indigenous peoples of Canada: their culture and some of the issues they face, as well as the stereotypes and myths that surround them.

Coldest Night of Your Life

This year, as a fundraiser we are participating in Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY), a 2-5 km walk on February 26 aimed towards raising awareness and funds. The idea is, by walking just 2 Kilometers, we will have a better glimpse at what people living on the streets during these cold times deal with. […]

Christmas at Helping Hands

Leading into the Christmas holidays, we asked some of our friends at Helping Hands to share their thoughts on the Holiday season, here are the answers we received: Do you like Christmas? Of course I do What does Christmas mean to you? It’s a chance where people can re-establish your sense of community and then […]

“I just want to know that people care….”

A Helping Hands friend is dying right now As Linda lies dying, she just wants to know that you care. “What do you need most, right now?” is a question we hear frequently from our supporting community. What would Linda say is the answer? Linda doesn’t have much. She has lived off charity for most […]

Introducing Donny

Donny is a senior community member we see at least once a week at Helping Hands. He has made friends with all the staff and most of the community members who frequent the cafe. Whenever he’s in, Donny will pull his walker through the door, sit on one of our front benches and regale us […]