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Just a Thought

When Everything Changed

It was February 2018, and I was running super late for an important pitch meeting for a big account. I was stressed and anxious about closing the deal. I parked in the underground lot and hightailed it up the stairs to the street for the short walk to work. As I looked up, I saw a disheveled man with an oversized jacket standing at the corner.

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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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Impact update

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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Impact update

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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Impact update

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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Impact update

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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Impact update

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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