Last Friday, Furniture Bank played host to Municipal and Federal Representatives as the Government of Canada announced a major investment to support the City of Toronto’s implementation of Housing First, a proven, evidence-based approach to end homelessness. The City of Toronto is to receive over $86,000,000 in funding over five years to support organizations such as Furniture Bank as we work to prevent and reduce homelessness.
Read more about the announcement as it was covered by the following news outlets:
L – R: Martin Train (former Furniture Bank client), Sister Anne Schenck (founder of Furniture Bank), His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke–Lakeshore
The choice of Furniture Bank for the announcement is testament to our growth and impact in the last few years. Last year, we served over 5000 clients, while we have supported over 60,000 individuals transition out of homelessness since 1998. Furniture Bank also serves an important environmental function by diverting items (amounting to a lifetime value of over 11,000 tonnes) which would otherwise find their way to landfills and by recycling items not fit for re-donation. Learn more by accessing our media kit here.
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