Current Projects

Current Projects

Every year, members of the Junior League of Toronto contribute significant volunteer time and money to community projects.

Gifts of Light Partnership

The Junior League of Toronto’s community impact area is mental health with a focus on improving self-esteem in youth. 

The JLT has partnered with the Gifts of Light program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to support self-esteem by facilitating and providing a series of cultural experiences, events, and classes for CAMH clients in the Early Psychosis Unit in order to build self-esteem in youth facing mental health challenges.  The JLT has also donated to the Early Psychosis Unit yoga equipment and art materials for the clients to be able to engage in a variety of evening sessions.  Throughout the year, the Junior League of Toronto members participate in community wide CAMH and Gifts of Light events, in particular the Summer BBQ and Gift Wrapping. 

Tea to Help Teens

Since 2004, the Junior League of Toronto has run a tea and holiday market as a community fundraiser which has successfully raised over $195,000 in gifts for over 3,800 teens living in shelters in our communities.  The Tea to Help Teens not only provides gifts for marginalized young people it creates awareness in the community about youth homelessness.  Our annual event takes place in November each year and is a social event that involves drinking tea and eating treats while shopping the holiday market, bidding on silent auction items and listening to entertaining musicians.    

Daily Volunteer Opportunities (“Done-in-a-Day”)

Throughout the year, the Community & Outreach team provides members with frequent opportunities to volunteer in the community.  These opportunities have included helping youth with autism celebrate the holidays, working a water station at the Toronto marathon, running job readiness and career training programs, volunteering at an inner city youth campground, helping disadvantaged young women find a prom dress and cooking meals for homeless youth.