An Easter greeting from our Acting Executive Director, Amanda Burrows I hope you and your family are enjoying an Easter full of rest, love and reflection. Two weeks ago, I stepped into the role of Acting Executive Director as Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne started her sabbatical. It is an immense honour and privilege to guide […]
Imagine Canada Accreditation
We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standard Program. Imagine Canada is a national charity whose cause is Canada’s charities. Through their advocacy efforts, research and social enterprises, they help strengthen charities, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs so they can better fulfill their missions. The Standards Program involves a rigorous review […]
Fundraising for Homelessness Action Week
As Thanksgiving approaches, we reflect on the things we are grateful for in the past year – family, good food, good health (COVID-19 vaccinations!!!), a warm house and what’s good about our world. This year, Thanksgiving overlaps with another event, one that hits very close to home for us: Homelessness Action Week – from October 10 to 17. We […]
Thank you, Terra Breads!
We are finishing a series highlighting some of our sponsors of the 14th Annual First United Golf Tournament fundraiser. Today our spotlight is on Terra Breads.
I’m a senior survivor
You could say I’ve had a rough go of it. I was in prison for thirty years. I was never violent or anything…I’d robbed banks, and I paid for it. Three years ago, I got out. Well, when they let you out after 30 years inside, you don’t really have anywhere to go. You’re on […]
Stepping Up in Tough Times
This spring, Chandos Construction joined First United for the first time as a platinum sponsor for our 13th Annual Golf Tournament for the Homeless. But when COVID-19 hit, we made the tough decision to cancel the tournament. That meant we faced the loss of more than $100,000 in critical program funds the golf community raises […]
Not-so-Lucky 13: This Year’s Golf Tournament for the Homeless
This week, we were meant to host First United’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament for the Homeless: “Lucky 13,” we’d called it. Seems funny looking back now! But as with so many plans this spring, it was not to be. When the seriousness of COVID-19 set in, we made the tough decision to cancel the tournament. We knew everyone’s health […]
“Lucky 13th” Annual Golf Tournament for the Homeless – Cancelled
Tournament Update – April 8, 2020 In light of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Golf Tournament for the Homeless. As we face this challenge and associated additional costs, we are asking our community of golfers for support. If your circumstances allow, please consider a donation: You may donate online […]