It has been a long and challenging year at CAYR, so many ups and downs and uncertainties. After the arrival of COVID and lockdowns and restrictions, a lot of us were hopeful for change and improvement going into 2021. But it seems that the end of the tunnel is not so near as we all continue down this shadowed path.

Even in these tough times though, the spirit of a compassionate community is still around. The generosity to help in making a difference to those in need is outstanding! And as the need grows, so does the kindness!

Just recently CAYR ran its Holiday Care program, and there was much in the way of stepping up. From packaging, wrapping and delivering to those who gave and donated.

Financial donations and gift cards, food for hampers, turkeys and hams, toques, mittens and scarves, toiletries and the ever so important PPE of masks and hand sanitizers.

We thank the: United Way, 482 Collective, YRP, Unionville Presbyterian Church, Little Elves, and Longos

However, it is not just for the Holiday Care program that made a difference in bringing out this generosity, it occurred throughout the year as well.

And we add to that list of appreciation: Magna International, TD Bank Group, Seaport Intermodal, Town of Georgina, Franklin & Daurio LLP, Benson Kearley IFG, Totally One Communications, CUPE Local 905, Port Carling Inn Developments, Vital Toronto Flowthrough Fund at Toronto Foundation, The Regional Municipality of York, and a list of further caring community organizations, businesses and individuals too long to mention.

Every fiscal year we list our generous Donors & Supporters on our website (and will continue doing so), but during these very challenging and strangely different times, we feel the need to give shout outs a little more often.

We appreciate the support that helps benefit so many. But we also still ask for that support as we move forward in continuing to try and secure some of those benefits.

Always striving toward creating safer, confidential, and inclusive spaces and services where people can access dignified support and meaningfully engage in self-determined pathways to well-being.

CAYR Community Connections