CAFE Moves Into Our First Home… And We Need All Your help!
The Canadian Association for Equality has some very exciting news to share.
Thanks to all your support and a good deal of hard work and patience, yesterday we gained access to our home, the forthcoming Canadian Centre for Men and Families!
As this will become the first dedicated “Men’s Centre” in Toronto, this is an important milestone for our shared cause to develop educational programs and social services that respond to the serious needs of boys, men and families.
We’ve already built a network of support from social service agencies and professionals in the clinical and educational communities. We now turn out attention to design and build our space with a plan for a public launch program featuring a weekend of celebration, programs and open house within the next two months.
We’re now located at 152 Carlton Street, Unit 201 (at the intersection with Homewood Ave, between Jarvis St. and Sherbourne St.)
We’ve included here a few photos from the as yet unfurnished space to give you an idea of the facility. We would like to ask each of you to support our efforts to build the Canadian Centre for Men and Families in the following ways:
1. Donate items to help us build a fully functional space.
The following is a comprehensive list of contributions that are urgently needed. Please contact us to arrange to deliver items or to have us pick items up from you. Each such contribution makes a big difference toward our operational success.
Book shelves and other shelving
Couches and other furniture items
Utensils, cups, plates and other kitchen supplies
Men’s issues literature
2. Financial contributions to support our operations.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a volunteer-run private donation funded institute. Visit http://equalitycanada.com/support-us/
and make a one time donation or register for a small monthly contribution to our cause
3. Register to volunteer at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families.
If you live in or near Toronto please commit some time over the next 2 weeks to visit our home and help with various tasks critical to setting up the space. We will also be setting up regular, largely weekly, volunteer shifts. If you would like to contribute in this way, please send your availability and areas of interest.
Thank you to everyone for helping us to get this far and for your continued support at this important time.
– Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Equality