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315 Provincial Organizations (nonprofit and for profit) and individuals in Ontario have endorsed the Ontario Week of Appreciation

Organizations supporting the Day of Appreciation for the Nonprofit Sector thus far-United Way Greater Toronto and Ontario Nonprofit Network are active supporters:

  1. 211 Ontario
  2. 360 Kids
  3. Abrigo Centre
  4. Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
  5. AdvantAge Ontario
  6. AFP Association for Fund Raising Professionals
  7. Agincourt Community Services
  8. Anishnawbe Health Toronto
  9. ANNISA Organization of Canada
  10. Applegrove Community Complex
  11. Aptus Treatment Centre
  12. Alzheimer Society of York Region
  13. Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington
  14. Balanced Bookkeeping
  15. Black Creek Community Health Centre
  16. Beyond the Bake Sale
  17. Big Brothers and Sisters of Dufferin and Area
  18. Big Brothers and Sisters of York
  19. Bridgeway Family Centre
  20. Blue Door
  21. Bob Rumball Centre of Excellence for the Deaf
  22. Branching Out Support Services
  23. Caledon Child and Family Centre
  24. Caledon Community Services
  25. Caledon Dufferin Victim Services
  26. Caledon Meals on Wheels
  27. Capacity Canada
  28. Canadian Centre for Christian Charities
  29. Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking
  30. Canada Helps
  31. Canadian Mental Health Association (Toronto Branch)
  32. Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario Branch)
  33. Canadian Women’s Foundation
  34. Canso Investment Counsel
  35. Caribbean African Canadian Social Services
  36. Causeway Work Centre
  37. Catholic Cross Cultural Service
  38. Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
  39. Charity Village
  40. Choices Youth Shelter
  41. Circle of Care
  42. CLH Developmental Support Services
  43. Cogeco
  44. Community Living Belleville
  45. Community Foundations of Canada
  46. Community Living Central York
  47. Community Living Toronto
  48. Community Living Dufferin
  49. Community Living Haldimand
  50. Community Living Huntsville
  51. Community Living Huronia
  52. Community Living Huronia Developmental Support Services
  53. Community Living Glengarry
  54. Community Living Lennox and Addington
  55. Community Living Midland
  56. Community Living Mississauga
  57. Community Living Renfrew County South
  58. Community Living Windsor
  59. COSTI
  60. Crest Support Services
  61. Christian Horizons
  62. CUFW Ontario Council
  63. CUFW Orangeville and District
  64. Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario
  65. Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow Today
  66. Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
  67. Do/Able Consulting
  68. Dufferin Child and Family Services
  69. Eastview Neighbourhood Community Services
  70. Family Transition Place
  71. First Leadership
  72. Foremedia
  73. Findhelp/ 211 Central
  74. Free Geek Ontario
  75. Garthson Leadership Centre
  76. Goodcasting
  77. Good to be Good Foundation.
  78. Gluskin Sheff
  79. Imagine Canada
  80. Impact Bridges Group
  81. Impakt Corporation
  82. Indus Community Services
  83. InspiritFoundation
  84. Jericho Youth Services
  85. Jewish Vocational Services
  86. Kenora Chiefs Advisory
  87. Kids Help Phone Line
  88. KW Habilitation
  89. Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence
  90. Lambton County Developmental Services
  91. La passerelle-I.D. E
  92. Learning Centre for Georgina
  93. Liberty Co
  94. Look Good Feel Better
  95. Loft Community Services
  96. March of Dimes
  97. Mary Centre
  98. Mississauga Food Bank
  99. Miller Thomson
  100. Network for the Advancement of Black Communities
  101. North York Community House
  102. Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership School of Public Policy and Administration Carleton University
  103. Orangeville Food Bank
  104. OCASI
  105. OASIS
  106. Ontario Community Support Association
  107. Ontario Nonprofit Network
  108. Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills
  109. Parachute
  110. Peel Leadership Centre
  111. Peel Senior Link
  112. Pegasus Community Project
  113. Philanthropic Foundations of Canada
  114. PKD Foundation of Canada
  115. Prosper Canada.
  116. Provincial Network on Developmental Disabilities
  117. Punjabi Community Health Services
  118. Ralph Thornton Community Centre
  119. Red Cross
  120. Reena
  121. Reena Foundation
  122. Rise
  123. Roots Community Services
  124. Rotary Club of Orangeville
  125. Safe City Mississauga
  126. Salvation Army
  127. Salvation Army Booth Services
  128. Scadding Court Community Centre
  129. Services and Housing in the Province
  130. SiMPACT Strategy Group
  131. Smith Advisory Services
  132. Social Planning Toronto
  133. Solace House Canada
  134. Starfish Canada
  135. Stepstones for Youth
  136. Supernova Sites
  137. Tamir Organization
  138. Teen Ranch
  139. The Dream Never Dies
  140. The Medalist Group
  141. The Holland Bloorview Hospital Foundation
  142. The Neighbourhood Group Community Services
  143. The Perly and Rideau Veterans Health Care Foundation
  144. The Shepherds of Good Hope
  145. Toronto Arts Foundation
  146. Toronto Foundation
  147. Theatre Orangeville
  148. Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development
  149. Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
  150. Toronto Developmental Services Alliance
  151. Toronto Nonprofit Network
  152. United Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto
  153. United Way Centraide
  154. United Way of Durham
  155. United Way Eastern Ontario
  156. United Way of Elgin Middlesex
  157. United Way of Greater Toronto
  158. United Way of Grey Bruce County
  159. United Way of Guelph Wellington and Dufferin
  160. United Way of Halton and Hamilton
  161. United Way of Kawartha Lakes
  162. United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
  163. United Way of Leeds Grenville
  164. United Way of Hastings Prince Edward
  165. United Way of Huron Perth
  166. United Way of Oxford
  167. United Way of Northumberland
  168. United Way of Simcoe Muskoka
  169. United Way of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry
  170. United Way of Thunder Bay
  171. United Way Waterloo Region Communities
  172. Upper Canada Equity Fund
  173. Upsocial Canada
  174. Variety-The Children’s Charity
  175. Vita Centre
  176. Venture for Canada
  177. Volunteer MBC
  178. WeGrowFood
  179. West Neighbourhood House
  180. West Scarborough Neighbourhood House
  181. Windmill Microlending
  182. Woodgreen Community Centre
  183. Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke
  184. Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
  185. YMCA Greater Toronto
  186. YWCA Greater Toronto
  187. Youthlink

Support requested from other Provincial and GTA organizations.

Quotes from Organizations/Individuals supporting this initiative:

  1. The United Way of Bruce Grey supports the creation of an Ontario Week of Recognition for staff of the Nonprofit Sector. This week will shine a light on the critical role of the Nonprofit professionals and highlight the remarkable contributions of the nonprofit sector which were designated as essential services. —MOTION

  2. On behalf of the Parachute, I am writing in support of this important initiative to recognize and celebrate a sector of Ontario’s economy that rarely gets the spotlight – the Nonprofit Sector. Its presence in every community in Ontario, is well known by the millions of Ontarians who access human services or are educated, entertained, or recreate through the arts, sports, or environmentally focused organizations. To say that the sector transforms lives is an understatement. —Parachute

  3. I absolutely love this initiative! Thank you and the Bhayana Family Foundation for shining a light on the fabulous contributions accomplished by the good people within our sector.

  4. I’m pleased to let you know that the OCASI Board enthusiastically supported the call for a week of recognition for non-profit staff. —OCASI Board

  5. What an incredible opportunity you have provided for us to recognize the “Champions” in our sector. Their dedication and commitment to provide service and supports is the backbone of all our organizations.

  6. You have my unqualified and enthusiastic endorsement for this initiative. As you know, I have long been a passionate supporter of the non-profit sector and I believe that official recognition for those who work in this field is long overdue. —Helen Burstyn

  7. This is an important initiative, and our program would be happy to sign on to support it. Thanks for leading this work, and the foundation’s recognition of nonprofit workers. —Susan Phillips

  8. I happily support the work you are facilitating with the Ontario Week of Recognition. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to facilitate. —Andrew Chunilal

  9. Thank you for your never-ending support of the workers in the NFP sector! —Heather Mason Wood

  10. An official Week of Recognition for the frontline nonprofit workers who help to health the sick, reduce and prevent poverty, nurture arts and culture, protect our environment, support our spiritual growth and create opportunities for sport, recreation and play for people of all ages. —Liz Mulholland

  11. Happy to add our voice to this, thank you for your leadership on this! —Michael Braithwaite

  12. Thank you for the great work you are doing through the foundation to encourage the staff and volunteers of the charitable sector. —Canadian Centre for Christian Charities

  13. ..aiming to build multi-partisan support across the country for a week of recognition for civil society groups, workers and volunteers who contribute so much to our communities. It’s a cool, ecumenical proposal that is gaining momentum in other provinces. —Sean Speer

  14. Help shine a light on the critical role of the Nonprofit professionals by supporting the creation of an Ontario week of Recognition for the staff of the Nonprofit Sector. —Cultural Pluralism in the Arts.