The Good Neighbour Project started in March 2020 as a response to the pandemic and the lack of equal access to resources like food and essential supplies. The pandemic highlighted inequities between those that could access resources and those that couldn't.
We became a network of volunteers who would assist by delivering groceries, food bank hampers, essential household supplies, and medication to isolated seniors and persons with disabilities that have completed over 17,000 deliveries while supporting 4,500+ households.
In 2021, Good Neighbour Project became a partner of the City of Toronto’s Vaccine Equity Strategy, providing COVID-19 vaccine information and organizing vaccine clinics for equity-seeking groups and low-income neighbourhoods.
Looking ahead to beyond the pandemic, Good Neighbour Project is now a registered Canadian charity that is expanding its programs to include poverty relief initiatives. We have worked with and heard directly from the community as to what their needs are - we are very excited to further our support and impact.
"The best of people are those who are most beneficial to mankind."
In March 2020, the pandemic was taking hold of our everyday lives. An 8-year-old girl wanted to help the seniors in her neighborhood and so the Good Neighbour Project came to be. Here is where it all began...