TORONTO COUNCIL FIRE NATIVE CULTURAL CENTRE

Registered Name: TORONTO COUNCIL FIRE NATIVE CULTURAL CENTRE

Business Number: 105255244RR0001

COVIDE-19 Community Support

Toronto Council Fire continues to provide programs and services remotely through online and digital services. Our physical offices and our Gathering Place are closed until May 3, 2020. We will re-examine that date following health risk assessments updates and directives from the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario. While our Gathering Place is closed, we continue to offer 3 meals a day (2 on weekends) through the provision of take-away meals distributed from our Parliament Street entrance. See our website (councilfire.ca) for times. Clients are asked to maintain proper social distancing (2 metres apart) while waiting in line. The Centre also continues to provide food bank services and meals on wheels to registered clients. Any surplus food donations that we receive, we distribute to partner organizations and to Indigenous and community housing groups. The Centre has become more active through social media and other digital platforms so, we can stay in touch with all of our clients and partners. We are also leveraging these resources to share important health and learning information and to acknowledge supporters and community heroes. We have created COVID-19 specific programming to stay engaged with our learners and to make sure that we reach out to our families and seniors who have self-isolated. We have re-directed some of our funding to ensure that staff and clients have the tools to remain connected and to work remotely.