Volume 11, Number 1

Spring 2003  


Grand Opening of St. Stephen's Augusta Centre

Generous donor helps bring dream of supportive housing to fruition.

On June 4, 2002 St. Stephen's marked a milestone when we opened the doors of our newest facility at 260 Augusta Avenue in the heart of Kensington Market. FULL STORY


You Don't Have to be Homeless to Feel the Housing Crunch

Overcrowded, substandard housing is the norm for many families. St. Stephen's House and Audrey Alfred, a Masters of Social Work candidate at the University of Toronto, did some research into this problem. FULL STORY

Global Divas - an international celebration of women in song!

St. Stephen's brings a power-packed lineup of Afro-Brasilian, Asian and Cuban musicians to celebrate women. The event will include a reception, global dinner buffet, the concert and global marketplace. FULL STORY

Staffing News

St. Stephen's has a new Assistant Executive Director! Bill Sinclair, our Program Director since April 1999, was appointed to the AED position in November 2002. A valued member of our senior management team, Bill brings to this portfolio a Masters in Social Work degree and many years of experience in both front-line and management positions. Congratulations, Bill!


Daniel Doane of McDonnell Doane + Associates

IT consulting firm brings a cost-effective and affordable solution to St. Stephen's office technology needs. FULL STORY


Tom, Chui & Maria are really cookin' at St. Stephen's Seniors' Day Program! FULL STORY


  Spreading Peace Across Ontario

St. Stephen's Conflict Resolution Service will be sharing its expertise with communities through the Ontario Mediation Services Project. FULL STORY

Where Do Our Dollars Go?

Over the weeks leading up to the holidays, the Toronto Star published a series of reports on Toronto charities. Many people were shocked to see that a very large proportion of the money contributed to some organizations is directed towards administrative and fundraising costs rather than towards the clients and causes they serve. Some of our donors have asked where we fit in this picture, and we’re glad to answer, since we’re proud of our record. Using the same formula as The Star, with information from the T3010 tax return, we can show that only 9% of the money we raise goes into administration, while a full 89% goes directly into our services. (The remaining 2% is directed towards fundraising.) In fact, says Assistant Executive Director Bill Sinclair, "We rank with such organizations as United Way of Greater Toronto, as the most efficient in directing funds."

More Space for Moms-to-Be

St. Stephen's Perinatal Program has been in great demand over the last few years. Program Director Randi Reynolds talks about the plans for meeting these needs. FULL STORY

Love and Wellness

St. Stephen's Wellness Promotion comes up with an artistic way to raise breast cancer awareness among Portugese women. FULL STORY

Jobs Well Done

Former job seeker who found his first job through St. Stephen's Employment and Training Centre returns. But this time he is seeking employees to hire. FULL STORY

On the Waterfront

When the new Harbourfront neighbourhood was developed, St. Stephen's saw the need for child care services and responded with the Harbourfront Child Care Centre. Now we're delighted to announce the Grand Opening of Harbourfront Child Care Centre's new permanent location at 650 Queens Quay West, for children from birth to 5 years of age. For more information, call Charlotte Sam at .

A newsletter of St. Stephen's Community House
91 Bellevue Avenue,
Toronto, ON M5T 2N8

Liane Regendanz
Sarah Hood
Joanne Abbensetts
Denise Au



The Journal, Spring 2001 [2.9 MB]
The Journal, Summer 2000 [2.8 MB]
The Journal, Fall 2000 [3.1 MB]
The Journal, Fall 1999 [2.9 MB]

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