March 01, 2022
Spring update from Heather McDonald, CEO


Wave after wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have taken their toll on us all. According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness are at the highest levels since the pandemic began. Nearly 1 in 4 survey respondents said they needed, but weren’t able to access, mental health support last year.

To help address the escalating demand for mental health and addiction support in our communities, LOFT recently announced amalgamation with Toronto North Support Services (TNSS). We’re pleased to be welcoming almost 100 new team members to our LOFT family. This coming together of people and resources will result in a stronger and more effective organization capable of meeting the needs of a changing healthcare landscape.


One of the things we hold dear at LOFT is creating moments of joy and celebrating as a LOFT family. February provided us with some great opportunities to do just that, even though we couldn’t gather in-person. Together with our large community of staff and clients who identify as Asian and Black, we celebrated the Lunar New Year and commemorated Black History Month with virtual events and the delivery of cultural foods.

Our team got together virtually to learn about the Lunar New Year