Discover How Sister Anne Started Furniture Bank

Sister Anne Schenck would be the first to admit that there was no firm business plan when she first introduced Furniture Bank to Torontonians new and old back in 1996. Inspired by her past experiences helping new Canadians and buoyed by early support by a few key...

Meet Sharyn

Millions of Canadians live with mental illness. For those with few supports, the effects can be devastating. After experiencing a brief psychotic episode five years ago, Sharyn lost custody of her four children. Her life was forever-changed. Sharyn’s story, which was...

Meet Sophia

An Indigenous, single mom to eight boys, Sophia faced many barriers to get to where she is today. Here’s a glimpse of some of the obstacles she’s overcome to establish a new home for her family. Sophia’s story, which was captured as part of our House to...

Visiting Furniture Bank of Ottawa

A Warm Welcome On a recent vacation, our Executive Director took the opportunity to visit our sister Furniture Bank in Ottawa (FBO). Dan met with FBO Executive Director Allan Ressor-McDowell and Program Director David Botha. Located in Kanata, Furniture Bank of Ottawa...

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