These groups of local volunteers are connecting those who are able to help with those who need it in new and inspiring ways.
- Davenport Mutual Aid Network:
This is a space meant for mutual aid, where people can take care of each other. We are here to share information, resources, support, & create strategies for taking care of each other in the short term, as well as strengthening our community networks for the long term.
- Davenport Helps
A group gathering resources and offering support to those in need in the community, especially the immunocompromised and those with mobility issues.
- West Neighbourhood House
West Neighbourhood House is coordinating a new Mutual Aid Network in the community and they’re looking for volunteers to help provide almost any kind of help that can be done from a safe physical distance! To get involved, call (416) 532-4828, email [email protected] or visit www.westnh.org/mutualaid to learn more and sign up.
- Regal Heights COVID-19 Help Group:
A group of Regal Heights Neighbours to give and receive support. For people who may need help with grocery shopping, wheeling out the garbage, or picking up medication, or who might just need a sympathetic listener on the phone.
- Dufferin Grove Support Network.
The Dufferin Grove Support Network links volunteers with people in need of help: shopping, laundry, phone check-ins, books.
English: Megan: 416-575-4253 or [email protected]
Portuguese: Ana: 647-783-2853 and [email protected]
Across Davenport, residents are setting up pods on their street or across a few blocks to help their neighbours.
- Several active neighbourhood pods are listed here on this map.
- Brock Street, both sides Bloor to College.
- Bartlett Avenue, both sides, Bloor to Dupont
- Brock between Bloor & Wallace
- Westmoreland between Dupont & Hallam
- Bartlett between Dupont & Bloor
- Gladstone Avenue, both sides, Dupont to Hallam.
If you want to get in touch local pod coordinators or start one of your own, please reach out to my office at 416-535-3158 or by email at [email protected] and we’ll put you in touch.
City-wide mutual aid groups:
- Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association ‘Neighbourhood Helper’
Muslim youth offering their services to help Canadians who need assistance with picking up groceries, filling prescriptions and providing overall moral support
https://www.helpingneighbours.com/ or 1.855.435.7811
- KOVAD-19: Toronto Jewish Community Response to COVID-19
A group for sharing and organizing Toronto Jewish Community resources (eg. food, babysitting, etc.) in response to COVID-19
- Care-mongering Toronto - Arts / Live Events Industry
A group, specific to arts workers, for sharing and organizing community in Toronto in response to COVID-19
- Good Neighbour Project
A network of community members that are willing assist with delivering supplies and groceries to healthcare workers, those with disabilities, compromised immune systems, accessibility barriers, and the elderly, across the GTA.