Last Sunday, we gathered young people from all across Peel, representing 16 schools and organizations throughout Brampton and Mississauga. With the help of United Way of Peel Region, we facilitated a poverty simulation to help students come face to face with the realities of poverty in the region. It was a memorable day and truly … Continue reading
Why a mini-series? We learned a lot last year. And the most important lesson was to track progress and follow up with people. We did a lot of talking at last year’s Fish Project. And there were some great ideas. But there was no follow through. This time around, we are making sure there is … Continue reading
Last night, a small but privileged group of people got to experience Good Movement’s Invisible Extraordinaries Art Show at York University. The show, in support of Pathways for Children, Families and Youth of York Region, was a great success. It included acts that ranged from monologues, to jazz ensembles, to spoken word poetry. And each … Continue reading
Tokens4Change is an annual event run in support of Youth Without Shelter — an Etobicoke-based youth shelter that serves over 1000 youth, yearly. The aim of the campaign is to collect TTC tokens to help the youth get around the city; to job interviews, classes, doctors appointments and other daily routines. So teams of young … Continue reading
On Sunday, February 5th, 2012, Good Movement completed the Warmth Project. Andrew drove down to Blue Door Shelter in Newmarket to drop off an additional 300 articles of clothing. Here’s a bit of his experience! Among the items donated in this drop, we had: 190 tops/shirts 49 bottoms/jeans 37 sweaters/coats 37 miscellaneous items It was … Continue reading
For the last two months, the Good movement executive team has been gathering the last bits of donations for the Warmth Project. Initially, this warm clothing drive started as a York Region initiative. The Good Movement @ York Team took the lead, and most of the donations came from the York University community. As the … Continue reading
MTV News did a special on youth homelessness within Toronto. Entitled Impact: Gimme Shelter, this two part special sheds light on the realities of street youth. Watch the entire special here. This innovative special chose various street youth within group homes and shelters, gave them cameras, and got them to document their lives. Their stories … Continue reading
Phil and Sam share their story of encouraging a fellow colleague.
On Day 12, members of the Good Movement Executive Team rolled up their sleeves to donate blood to the Canadian Blood Services. It was a great experience for everyone involved. For a few of us, it was our first time! Check out the video to see how we did. If you are interested in donating … Continue reading
On day 11, we take time to remember those who fought for our country and our freedom. Lest we forget.