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Unveiling Toronto’s Secret Superheroes: The Volunteers Changing Toronto For The Better

April 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
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TORONTO, ONTARIOToronto is full of secret super heroes: a mother who works tirelessly to break down barriers between youth and the police in her St Lawrence neighbourhood; a hockey coach who spends countless hours per week training three teams, determined to give youth of any gender or background a chance to play Canada’s favourite sport; a children’s author who started reading clubs across the city to help kid’s struggling with literacy and a sister who raised over $100,000 in the memory of her brother, to send kids with congenital heart disease to summer camp so they could forget about their illness for a week.

Volunteer Toronto’s Legacy Awards celebrates and recognizes 25 Torontonians for their outstanding volunteer contributions to the community. From mentors to fundraisers to educators, the Awards shine a light on the people whose efforts are often unknown outside their local community.

The awards will be presented at a special ceremony during National Volunteer Week (April 12th-19th), on Monday April 13th 2015, from 7pm to 10pm at The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street.

“Chances are you won’t recognize the names of any of the award winners. They aren’t celebrities. They are, however doing exceptional work in their communities and are well known locally for the legacy they are building. The one thing they have in common is their passion and determination to help those around them and make their city a better place to live. They are an inspiration to us all,” says David Allen, Executive Director at Volunteer Toronto.

Media are invited and press passes should be arranged in advance through Ainsley Kendrick. Photos and bios on each award winner can be found at


Volunteer Toronto is a charity whose work strives to create a strong, inclusive, caring and committed community of people who willingly give of their time and energy toward building a healthy city. Their programs and services support non-profits, charities and grassroots groups across the city in developing sustainable volunteer programs.




Ainsley Kendrick

Marketing and Communications Manager

416-961-6888 ext 231

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