Executive Director's Message
Greetings of the Season! At Warden Woods, we are getting ready for the warmer weather with a host of great summer events. It’s all about bringing the community together. To kick things off, we joined the International Jane’s Walk movement, showcasing the commitment to beauty, peace and harmony in the Warden Woods Community with the 3rd annual #Peace4Scarborough Walk on May 5, 2017. Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods.
Since 2015, Warden Woods has partnered with Zero Gun Violence Movement, Harriet Tubman Community Organization and local faith groups for the #Peace4Scarborough #peace4the6ix walk to promote community connections, harmony and peace. Although there has been a slight increase in gun violence in the City and in our community, we maintain our commitment to creating a safe a liveable community for children, youth, elders and families. If you missed that one, please do join us for summer fun at the Taste of the Woods on July 15 2017 and the Taste of Teesdale on July 24 2017.
Anchor Partner Application News
Last spring Warden Woods entered into a long process with our major funder, United Way vying to become an Anchor Partner. The United Way had conducted a strategic planning exercise which lead to a decision to change the way that they support Community based services. Having been a member agency since 1975, we have a strong relationship with United Way and we learned that becoming an Anchor agency would deepen the relationship; however the number of agencies would be reduced from just over 200 member agencies across the GTS and York Region to approximately 60. We submitted our application to become an anchor in June of 2016 and the wait began. The process involved scrutinizing the organization’s fiscal fitness, governance, risk management, policies and practices, to determine the overall organizational health. It also required that we meet specific criteria related to poverty reduction, sector impact and range of programming, and that we agree to a more involved relationship. United Way’s staff team reviewed the applications and worked with the Board for over 8 months to select 62 Anchor agencies, and in February, the announcements were made. Warden Woods is pleased to have been selected as one of the 62 Anchor Partner agencies.
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On May 5, 2017, we held our 3rd annual #Peace4Scarborough Walk as part of the international Jane’s Walk events. These walks are free, locally organized walking tours in which people get together to explore and talk about their neighbourhoods. Despite the rain, we walked, cheered and sang about our desire for peace in our community.
The event was supported by the Zero Gun Violence Movement and the Toronto Police Neighbourhood team paid us a visit. You can participate in the campaign by posting your message for peace on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #Peace4Scarborough or #Peace4the6ix.
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