About NeighbourLink North York
NeighbourLink North York is a community development organization. Our mission is to engage and empower neighbours to care for each other in practical, relational and sustainable ways that gives everyone the opportunity to live out their potential.
NeighbourLink North York has a unique approach to community development, which consists of two fundamental pillars. The first pillar is Community Building, which focuses on bringing neighbours together and fostering a sense of belonging in the community. By providing opportunities for neighbours to get to know one another and build meaningful relationships, we believe that we can create a stronger and more connected community.
The second pillar of our approach is Community Care, which is how we provide support and assistance to the most vulnerable in our community. This includes a wide range of services and programs, such as our food hub, food programs, wellness checks and referral services. By addressing the needs of our community members who are struggling with poverty and social isolation, we aim to create a more compassionate and supportive community for everyone.
Both of these pillars work in tandem to create a thriving and connected neighbourhood. Through these pillars, we have created a Network of Neighbours Helping Neighbours, which provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members while meeting the needs of neighbours with food insecurity, social isolation and poverty.
We acknowledge that North York is the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, the Haudenosaunee and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.
We also acknowledge that this territory is the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. This is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, the Mississaugas and the Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land.
Subsequent Indigenous nations and peoples, settlers and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.
We all eat from the Dish with One Spoon and we share the responsibility to ensure the dish is never empty.