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How you can help

Elizabeth House is a non-profit organization that receives core funding through the Ministry of Health and Social Services and relies on the generosity of private donations. With the help of caring people like you, we can provide services and activities to nurture the healthy development of pregnant women, young parents and their children, who would otherwise be at risk.

Elizabeth House relies on monetary and material gifts or donations received from the public to supplement programs and initiatives. Moreover, volunteers are an important part of our organization and greatly valued by our clients and staff.

Make a donation

By making a donation to the Elizabeth House Foundation, a registered charity, you can help provide the full range of services that young families need to succeed.

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During the Summer

Elizabeth House runs a 6-week Summer Day Camp Program for its young mothers, on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Wednesday outing is only for mothers and provides them with an opportunity to get a break, do something for themselves and bond with their peers. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help care for the children in our fully equipped nursery.

Criteria for acceptance:

  • 18 years old and over
  • Able to provide basic care for the children
  • Available from 8:30 am to 4pm on Wednesdays, between the months of July and August.
  • Contact us in May for an interview!

In the Nursery

Volunteers help the nursery staff care for children while their moms attend classes or programs.

Criteria for acceptance:

  • 21 years old and over
  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Able to provide basic care for the children
  • Available at least once a week, from 8am to 4pm or 6pm to 8pm during the school year (September to June).
  • *A minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work is required for a reference letter to be provided
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Around the House

We always need help to carry out small repairs and renovations. We also need muscles to help us move objects/furniture around and install equipment. If handiwork is your strength, we’d love to have you on our team!

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In the Office

If IT and/or social media is your thing, we’d love to hear from you. Tell us how you can make us more visible or improve our information systems!

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Special Projects / Needs

  • Renovations to Supervised and Transitional apartments (replace windows & doors and renovate kitchen & bathrooms, etc.)
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Education Fund – to help defray costs of school for young mothers finishing high school or pursuing post secondary education
  • Literacy Programs – building the love of reading and writing into the lives of babies and children; purchasing educational toys and tactile books for babies and toddlers
  • Laptops – for client use to facilitate school work, job hunting and to promote digital literacy
  • Specialized educational and support groups – materials, handouts and in some cases childcare
  • Scotiabank Charity Challenge 5k Run/Walk: (April-May, annually) – help with fundraising, create/join a running/walking team to raise money or donate to a team or participant.
Contact us

Make a donation

By making a donation to the Elizabeth House Foundation, a registered charity, you can help us provide the full range of services that young families need to succeed.

Make a donation
Donation

Get involved

While Elizabeth House relies on monetary and material donations from the public to supplement programs, volunteers are also greatly valued by our clients and staff, as an important part of our organization.

Get involved
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