Community Outreach

Since 1962 the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto has been a key meeting place for all people, of all nations, from across Canada and all over the world. As Toronto’s oldest Indigenous community organization and one of the original Friendship Centres in Canada, the NCCT provides social, recreational, cultural and spiritual services for the Indigenous community and visitors alike. NCCT’s Mission Statement : to empower the Indigenous community in Toronto by providing programs that support their spiritual, emotional, physical and mental well-being by nurturing an inclusive environment where all people respect Indigenous knowledge. Their core values are Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth.

  • The guild will continue to work with Wigwamen Inc….the umbrella organization for Wigwamen Terrace at Spadina & Bloor.
  • This year the items will go to a central contact, to distribute to a wider community including families, singletons, couples and seniors.  
  • Items can range from baby & kids’ quilts to adult comfort quilts, place mats, large mug rugs (to hold a cup & plate), walker & wheelchair bags.
  • items for Christmas would be gratefully accepted, such as personal care supplies (soaps, shampoo, body cream) grocery store (or other) gift cards, toys, scarves, mittens, gloves, warm socks for men and women. 

Wendy D. continues to collect lap quilts and other items for Wigwamen Inc.  19 quilt plus placemats, runners and mug rugs have been donated and will be delivered to Wigwamen in early July.  Dian B., Wendy D., Shelley K. and Ann Su. have been busy making these quilts and Judy E. mug rugs.  The guild and the Indigenous community is very appreciative of your generosity.

 

 

Contact Wendy or use the contact form on this website to arrange for drop-off of these items.

 

Meals on Wheels placemats are always accepted.  Contact Gail or use the contact form on this website for drop-off instructions while the guild is not meeting in person.

In mid-June, Gail L. delivered the 27 placemats pictured below to Meals on Wheels.
Placemats (roughly 12” x 16” rectangle) are a great way to use up leftover blocks and
fabric remnants from your latest quilt. Mug rugs are welcome too. Thank you to
members for your continued support of this project – it means a lot to the recipients.
Another delivery will be arranged in December pre holidays.