The WoodGreen Foundation (WoodGreen Community Services)

Social Service

About

WoodGreen Community Services has been tackling pressing unmet needs for more than 86 years, and the needs in Toronto, have never been greater. In addition to a housing crisis, the city is reeling from the effects of the pandemic– and with increasing inflation, more and more individuals and families are struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.

It is organizations such as WoodGreen that are stepping into the breach, holding this city together with food banks for people who are hungry, mental health counselling for young and old who are overwhelmed by their circumstances, support for refugees fleeing atrocity, crisis services for isolated seniors, a safe place to live for women fleeing abuse or for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Through the UNMET Campaign, we are focused on supporting people who are UNhoused, UNemployed, UNsafe, UNwelcome, and UNseen. With the help of donors such as you, WoodGreen will be able to ensure the needs of these underserved individuals of today and tomorrow are MET. WoodGreen is on the front line, working to create positive social change in our city. WoodGreen plays a vital role in keeping our city safe and healthy. More than ever, Toronto needs our help and more than ever, WoodGreen needs yours.

Our Impact

What’s happening in Toronto is UNdeniable. There are growing numbers of Torontonians in need of a home, meaningful employment, mental health services, a community to call their own, or simply an opportunity to thrive.

Despite these challenges, we feel optimistic about the future of our city because we know that WoodGreen is making positive change. We are working with partners to develop innovative solutions to some of Toronto’s pressing problems of today and tomorrow.

Please read some of the impact stats on this page, so you can see how your support is making a difference.

  • 1,414 social housing units across 28 properties
  • 3,800 newcomers welcomed from 124 countries
  • 1,363 people found employment with our support
  • 55,438 meals delivered to seniors and adults living with disabilities
  • 19,984 hours of Assisted Living Services delivered
  • 42,290 calls answered by the Toronto Seniors Helpline
  • 11,469 walk-in counselling visits
  • 1,088 youth attended programs/events at our Youth Wellness Centre
  • 100% of Homeward Bound graduates gained employment

See what your legacy could be

Talk to The WoodGreen Foundation (WoodGreen Community Services) about a legacy gift

Legal Name

The WoodGreen Foundation

Charity Number

891038507 RR0001

How your gift will be used

A planned gift is a gift promised today and given to the future. With the support from donors like you, a very personal legacy gift to WoodGreen will directly translate into improving the lives of the people and communities we serve. Your philanthropic legacy will ensure WoodGreen meets the needs of approximately 40,000 people each year and empowers individuals and families living on low-incomes; newcomers; vulnerable seniors; mother-led families transitioning from shelters; at-risk youth; individuals seeking employment; people with mental health issues and developmental disabilities; and older men transitioning from homelessness.

Together we can help people find safe, affordable housing, seniors live independently, internationally-trained professionals enter the job market, parents access childcare, children and youth access after-school programs, newcomers settle in to Canadian life, homeless and marginalized people get off the streets, youth find meaningful employment and training and provide a wide range of mental health supports.

Thank you for considering WoodGreen as a destination for this special gift.

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