On November 29th, JVS Toronto held an Open House event to celebrate our milestone 75th anniversary. We were honoured to receive congratulatory remarks from The Honourable Monte McNaughton, MP Ya’ara Saks, MPP Robin Martin, Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak and a certificate of recognition from MPP Tom Rakocevic.
We were also joined by long-time supporters like David Berger, employers such as Zack Belzberg from Dodds Garage Doors, past JVS Toronto leadership and community partners. It was especially meaningful to hear from past program participants, like Olha Sysoieva, who recently arrived in Canada from Ukraine and now works at JVS Toronto herself, and Ayesha Khan, who not only represented MPP Tom Rakocevic, but also shared her own personal story as a past client.
Festivities also included booths showcasing our variety of programs, memorabilia of our 75 years of community service, and cupcakes made by participants in our Al Green Resource Centre for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
It was wonderful to celebrate the many lives this Agency has touched over the last 75 years and the many more we will impact in the years to come.