Even in the City
We all Need a Village
ABOUT NEIGHBOURLINK NORTH YORK
NeighbourLink Canada, began as an arm of World Vision in 1991 with the inception of its first caring network in Maple Ridge B.C. World Vision started NeighbourLink networks across Canada to meet the growing needs in local communities here at home. In 1994, Neighbourlink North York became a charity independent of World Vision to address social isolation and other unmet needs in the community. Over the years Neighbourlink North York has mobilized hundreds of volunteers to fulfill this purpose in partnership with community members, local churches and other organizations and agencies. We Love Willowdale is now under the umbrella of NeighbourLink North York.
We Love Willowdale is a grassroots movement started by a group of community church leaders to care for the community in the aftermath of the Yonge Street Tragedy. The work of We Love Willowdale was re-ignited during the Coronavirus Pandemic building a volunteer network of neighbours caring for neighbours. Under Neighbourlink, We Love Willowdale will be able to build sustainable infrastructure and expand its network to better serve the community.