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BURLINGTON, ON, June 18, 2024 /CNW/ – IKEA Canada is collaborating with Furniture Bank, a Toronto-based social enterprise, to address furniture poverty and reduce waste within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Furniture poverty refers to...

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals offers a well-defined global framework for addressing the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. By aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals, Furniture Bank is able to adopt a...

Hello, Toronto! It’s Dan Kershaw here, your friend and Executive Director at Furniture Bank. I’m thrilled to share some heartwarming news that’s set to bring more smiles, comfort, and furniture to more homes in our...

Let's uncover the truth about how social enterprises, such as Furniture Bank, operate. Contrary to misconceptions, we're not conventional businesses. Our services aren't free, and we're not solely run by volunteers. Explore our unique model...

In recent years, Canada has witnessed a surge in the number of refugees seeking asylum due to war, political threats, and unfavourable living conditions in their home countries. In 2022, more than 100,000 Ukrainian refugees...

Exploring AI in the charitable sector With the huge range of new generative AI tools available to charities like Furniture Bank, we wanted to explore and test their capabilities before training to identify if they...

What goes into 5 Stars? At Furniture Bank, we have reached an important milestone – our 500th 5-star review. This achievement is a reflection of the unwavering commitment of our team, the efficiency of our...

TORONTO, ON – Furniture Bank received a $104,300 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 by scaling up their Indigenous-led Workshop by doubling equipment and employing...

As I embark upon my 10th year with Furniture Bank and commemorate our 25 years of commitment to the community, I’m thrilled to look back on our successes and inspired about what we will be...

Creating Circular Economy The relationship between IKEA and Furniture Bank started with a meeting between Melissa Barbosa (IKEA) and charity partner Annalee Sawiak (Furniture Link) back in 2019. By 2020 Furniture Bank in Toronto had...

One snowy Tuesday in December of 2021, we received 10 boxes of housewares, among other great and sturdy furniture from our wonderful donors. These 10 boxes of pots and pans, utensils and silverware were collected...

It goes without saying that 2020/2021 took a huge toll on everyone’s mental health. And though some things have changed, it’s still pretty overwhelming. Considering that mental health is still not something that may be...

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