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Get to Know Us: Monique Chamberlain

Providing youth with the support they need to thrive while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Monique is a Child and Youth Worker at LOFT’s Beverley Lodge, a high support residential program for male teens who live in precarious housing conditions and

Get to Know Us: Auvil Orr

Extending love and compassion to the most vulnerable while denouncing anti-Black racism. Auvil has a history of supporting those in need. Whether it’s a landlord seeking assistance or someone facing discrimination for being HIV positive, Auvil reaches out to help

Coming Up for Air: Wura Aromolaran

Human resources specialist Wura Aromolaran has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to support LOFT’s front-line teams. Here, she explains how she is learning to manage her own mental health in the face of COVID. “Working at LOFT has changed how

A Decade of Living with Dignity: Jeff’s Story

When we first met Jeff ten years ago, he was struggling. Chronic poverty, substance use and serious health issues had led to a diminished life. A better reality was possible, but it would take comprehensive care and unwavering support. Jeff’s

Get to Know Us: Nicole Downes

The Coordinator of LOFT’s White Squirrel Way program advocates for clients who face discrimination and speaks to the importance of celebrating Black Canadians. Employed at LOFT for over twelve years, Nicole supports some of the most vulnerable adults and seniors

Get to Know Us: Tasha Castagnier

The director of LOFT’s 416 Support for Women program, Tasha shares her passion for professional development and the importance of Black History in the health care sector. Tasha’s lived experience, coupled with the praise she had heard for LOFT, inspired

Finding her voice through gardening: Patricia’s Story

Struggling with mental and physical health challenges for years, Patricia found a welcoming community at LOFT’s McEwan Housing and Support Services program. Originally from South America, Patricia survived abuse and a troubled relationship with her family before deciding to immigrate

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