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Just a Thought

Troop Started a Year Ago – Is it Working?

It was a year ago this month that I started Troop. The idea was simple. I believed that if more neighbours knew about the needs in their area then they would be more willing to help. I believed (and still do!) that more people want to help

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Impact update

Is COVID-19 Actually A Good Thing?

COVID-19? A good thing? No. Hell no. But damn there is a seriously bright silver lining here and I hope I’m not the only one squinting. Devastation caused by the coronavirus has reached all corners of the world, but so has a level of compassion that we haven’t seen in decades, if ever.

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Just a Thought

Laughter is The Best Form of Therapy

During these trying times, we offer some light-hearted relief by sharing some of the most comical memes, videos and tweets that have popped up over the past few weeks. In the words of Mark Twain, “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” Enjoy.

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Don’t Let Age Hold You Back

J Lo says, “just because I turned 50, it’s not over, we’re just at half-time right now.” Amen. This week, we featured Wozenat, a woman courageously jumping into the second half of her life. As a refugee from Eritrea, she arrived alone in Canada two months ago to embark on a new journey.

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It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

7.30am : (the voice inside my head) “We didn’t hit the target. Oh no, we didn’t hit the target. Does that mean no fridge for Victor? I really don’t want to let him down, but what can I do?” Kijiji hear I come.

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Nachos Anyone?

We set out to stock the newly refurbished kitchen of Arrabon House, a registered charity and group home to women aged 13-24 in Parkdale. Thanks to a grant from Home Depot the organization was awarded a kitchen renovation. Guess what happened when we took on the task of stocking the new kitchen…

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Second Only To Iggy

When I first met with the folks from Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, I left the building with a copy of the children’s book, A Friend Like Iggy. So, I take the book home and read it to my kids that night. Well, let me tell you, I am now a BIG fan of Iggy!

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We Can All Sleep Well

Find out how this retired Toronto school principal has improved the sleep of over a hundred local kids. This week, Troopers helped add one more kid to the list!

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Impact update

Diapers Are A Crappy Expense

Back in September we met Melat. She arrived in Canada from Ethiopia seeking asylum. She was alone and 8 months pregnant. Fast forward three months and Melat and her baby girl are healthy and thriving. Now she has the expense of diapers to worry about.

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Breakfast Is Served – We’re Having Eggs!

We couldn’t be more egg-cited to share this update. The chefs at Sistering can add eggs to their weekday breakfast menu and the 200+ women who use their drop in food service daily will have a new source of protein in their diet. Find out why.

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