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Our work is ever-changing because our clients’ journeys and challenges evolve. Here are some updates on what’s happening at LOFT and the community in which we work.

Autumn update from Heather McDonald, CEO

Autumn update from Heather McDonald, CEO

RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF OUR YOUTH   LOFT is proud to offer unconditional support. Together, we ...
Youth Giving Back: Growing goodness, harvesting hope

Youth Giving Back: Growing goodness, harvesting hope

Ruby ripe heirloom tomatoes, crisp zucchini, leafy kale, wholesome peas and fresh garlic! The vulnerable seniors ...
From At-Risk Teens to Independent Adults: Basedul’s Story

From At-Risk Teens to Independent Adults: Basedul’s Story

Basedul was only 17 when his parents helped him flee an unhealthy situation in Bangladesh. He came alone to Canada ...
Get to Know Us: Paul Demaniw

Get to Know Us: Paul Demaniw

Director Paul Demaniw is retiring from a job that’s been a labour of love for more than 40 ...
Harm Reduction Approach and Resources

Harm Reduction Approach and Resources

What is harm reduction? Harm reduction strategies, such as biohazard containers, needle exchanges, safe sex ...
Gone Too Soon: Remembering AJ

Gone Too Soon: Remembering AJ

Self-injury Awareness Day - March 1st, 2022   Never one to do anything by halves, AJ embraced his ...
Raising the Roof: A Spotlight on the Harold E. Ballard Foundation

Raising the Roof: A Spotlight on the Harold E. Ballard Foundation

Helping ensure that at-risk youth, adults and seniors have a safe roof over their heads.   For over ...
Respectful and Dignified Mental Health Care: Dave’s Story

Respectful and Dignified Mental Health Care: Dave’s Story

With LOFT for over 20 years, Dave had some bad experiences with the mental health care system before finding a ...
Get to Know Us: Nadia Cruceru

Get to Know Us: Nadia Cruceru

Part of LOFT’s Property Services department, Nadia provides clients with a safe and comfortable place to ...
Get to Know Us: Paige Mazzuca

Get to Know Us: Paige Mazzuca

Paige made personal sacrifices, so she could continue serving clients during the pandemic.   Paige ...
The Power of Green Energy: A Spotlight on Modern Niagara

The Power of Green Energy: A Spotlight on Modern Niagara

Modern Niagara’s Energy Solutions team helped LOFT reduce its carbon emission and utility ...
Decades of Faithful Support: A Spotlight on the Anglican Diocese of Toronto’s FaithWorks Program

Decades of Faithful Support: A Spotlight on the Anglican Diocese of Toronto’s FaithWorks Program

The FaithWorks Allocations Committee (FWAC) and the Diocese of Toronto have been helping us offer an independent ...