Community stories

Read stories about TCHC communities and the people who live in them. Thank you to all tenants and community members who share their time and stories with us.

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Inspire. Educate. Transform.

Zamani Ra is on a mission to change the mindset around climate education and personal impact, one conversation at a time. She is the Executive Director of a not-for-profit environmental awareness organization. Her workshops make climate action simple, convenient and culturally relevant for tenants in social housing.

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Rookie League delivers on an active summer

On a beautiful summer day in early July, hundreds of excited tenant youth ballplayers from more than 20 TCHC communities descended on Dovercourt Park and stepped up to the plate for the opening day of Rookie League, a summer-long baseball day-camp program for children ages 6 to 12.

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From curiosity to hobby

Meet Jason, who also goes by the name Coolface Jase, a 23 year old TCHC tenant from the east end. His rug hooking journey started in 2021 when he was bored during a COVID-19 lockdown and scrolling through social media. What started as a hobby is now giving Jason other opportunities.

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Building communities by building relationships

Joseph Adkinkrah, a long-time tenant of the Empringham neighbourhood, got involved in his community when he noticed a breakfast program he used to visit had disappeared over time. Together with a friend, he worked to get the program back up and running at the Hope Centre.

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Igniting the creative spark with Kick Start Arts

Kick Start Arts is an innovative Regent Park based program that empowers students, youth and adults to express themselves in film, digital television, theatre, and photography. Learn more about their experiences in breaking into the entertainment industry.

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Celebrating five years of tree planting in TCHC communities

LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) helps to connect tenants who enjoy planting long-lasting seeds in their communities, not only when it comes to trees and shrubs, but also in the building of relationships with neighbours and families.

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Looking out for each other during the pandemic

Learn how tenants Edward Or, Larry Cheng, Na Shu Na and Me Hui He, have helped to build a sense of community in their  building, looked out for everyone and supported each other throughout the pandemic.

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Skating towards your dreams

Dreams Come True brings hockey into the lives of children who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to play. Find out how the program supported Amy and her son Chase, turn their hockey dreams into reality by helping out with registration fees and providing free hockey equipment.

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Supporting youth wellbeing in the Rivertowne community

Suzette Saunders has been a fixture in her Rivertowne community for over 15 years. As a tenant leader she has helped organize events, provided programs and care for youth and children and advocated for her fellow tenants and neighbours. Learn more about Suzette’s  good work by clicking here.

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