We are a charity that provides support to youth and families in need. We offer a wide range of programs and services that empower young people to build better lives for themselves, and we strive to make a positive impact in our community.
There was a need from several community members to benefit from a mental health workshop. An event was put together at IMO (International Muslim Organization) inviting community members from North York and Toronto. It was after this event that Healing As One was established.
Distributed over 10,000 hot meals to families in need during the pandemic. This was our very first food insecurity initiative and it was extremely successful. We engaged over 60 volunteers throughout the month of Ramadan and they were very excited to carry out the work. We also hired local catering specifically aspiring entrepreneurs and helped support these families financially.
Being in a community plagued with gun violence, we wanted to intercept the negative connotations that come with Regent Park by providing employment to our vulnerable youth. Since the start of our program we have hired over 70 youth and distributed over $500,000 in youth wages.
Healing As One has been so fortunately to be led by a variety of youth leaders who have accelerated our growth. We offered so many programs and ideas to the Regent Park community that has secured our place as a service provider in the Regrnt Park community. In 2022, we received very exciting news that we attained charitable status which will enable us to scale our operations and maximize impact everywhere we go.