In the past, our community had welcomed many new users into our midst. Each person has a different story. How did they find their community here? Jack, who uses our Food Bank, also played basketball in our gym where he met new friends. Together, they formed a basketball league and entered into a competition in which they won a prize! May, who has mobility and eyesight issues, would usually spend her day...

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In the last six years, we have encountered many people who have faced challenges in their lives: older adults isolated from community; youth at loss and uncertain about their future; food bank clients adjusting to a new country or the homeless seeking warmth and shelter. While our existing programs and services can alleviate some of the burdens for them, it is vital to address their needs in a more comprehensive...

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Ray Lee I celebrate the diversity, dedication and hard work of the volunteers who invest in the lives of others in the community by serving at the Centre. They come from many backgrounds and circumstances. We have over 100 volunteers spending an average of 1,770 hours here every month in 2019. This is phenomenal and much needed as our overall number of services continue to increase. However, we desire our impact...

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Hatam Al Ameri 105 Gibson Centre’s Food Bank is not the first food bank that Hatem visited after arriving in Canada in 2017. However, the Centre’s friendly environment and staff had given him a sense of belonging. To him, the Centre is different from other places because he feels the people here love to help and welcome him every time. This made him want to come...

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Benny Wong As a recent grad with steady employment, Benny always considers himself lucky to have everything he needs and not having to worry about anything. Volunteering at 105 Gibson’s Food Bank, Tax Clinic and the Out of the Cold program reinforced this and has changed his perspective of the Centre. When Benny first heard of 105 Gibson Centre, he thought the Centre only served the Chinese community. Yet, after meeting...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-04khKpD2ws&feature=youtu.be Richard and Sylvia began leading a small group (Life Transformation Group) at the Richmond Hill Christian Community Church three years ago. Together with the group members, they hoped to put biblical teachings into action by serving the community on a long-term basis. But it was not easy to find such opportunities. They heard about the need for volunteer cooks at 105 Gibson Centre Youth Services’...

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