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We recently found this 'Google' review and thought we would share it:

The Good Neighbours Club has been the only help for a person I know who was a University Professor, genius professor of Electrical Engineering with Ph.D., from University of Toronto and highly specialized research work in Canada and overseas, but has been overcome by Schizophrenia, a disease due to lack of certain material in his body, like those needing Insulin for diabetics, except it affects his mental behaviour and he gets illusions.

Without their very continuing help in all aspects of his living, he would have been dead in the cold of Toronto streets.I do encourage everyone to donate as much as realistic, to the Good Neighbours Club (A chartered charitable organization, issuing tax receipts for all charitable donations). They are definitely worthy of all support. God bless them.They help all who ask for their help, regardless of national origin, colour, religion or gender.

If I were young enough, I would definitely like to volunteer helping there at least for few hours every week.
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Ryan W. asked this question via our latest website survey. While seniors aren't a majority in the homeless population, “there are many whose social marginality, lack of financial resources, or chronic ill health causes them to be seriously at risk of homelessness” (Robertson & Greenblatt, 1992).
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Not just in Washington, the GNC has its fair share of Mr. Postells.
Alfred Postell may be the most academically distinguished man living on the District’s streets.
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A You Tube video montage put together by a wonderful supporter.
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Forget the #selfie - buy our Mug for $20, take a #Muggie in your favourite spot to have a brew & post on Twitter.  @elderhomeless
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Mike is a GNC member and one of the men we helped get a "Buskers" Licence last year. #ryerson  
You might’ve seen him by the Pitman Quad. Or you might’ve seen him by Lake Devo
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"In Their Own Words" - GNC's volunteers expressing the meaning of why they volunteer with us.
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We're hiring. An exciting opportunity exists for the right professional to join our great team and advance our work on behalf of the men we serve.
Manager, Development and Community Engagement We are a day centre for homeless or marginally housed elderly men.
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Last week, a shining light went dark when we lost our dear friend Israeli-born photographer Nir Bareket (1939-2015). Knowing that we can no longer see the world through his lens, fills me with a deep sadness. Nir brought our attention to important societal issues like homelessness, ...
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"One in five renters pays more than 50 per cent of their income on housing."
The country has a looming housing problem that is going to require action from all levels of government, according to a new report from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
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Sadly, at GNC we know the devastating consequences of our men being murdered. Assault and robberies are a far too frequent occurrence.  Elder men are easy targets for criminals.
Canadians were shocked when two Nova Scotia men were caught and convicted last week of killing a homeless man and setting him on fire. But advocates for the homeless note there have been a spate of such assaults recently and they get very little attention.
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The Good Neighbours’ Club Receives Grant from MDRT Foundation

The Good Neighbours’ Club was presented with a $5,000 US grant from the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation in Park Ridge, Illinois today to help it provide healthier meals for the growing number of homeless and marginally housed seniors whom it serves in downtown Toronto.

The MDRT Foundation, which provides global grants, is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, it will award nearly $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide. The foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, it has donated more than $29 million in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. These funds were raised by MDRT members and their industry partners. 

Jeffrey Dawson of Jeffrey Dawson Insurance Agencies Ltd., who has long supported the Club, sponsored it for the grant and then presented the $5,000 US to Dr. Bruno Scorsone.

“The Club is an unknown gem in downtown Toronto that provides life’s essentials for a growing number of homeless seniors,” he says. “As long as it’s operating at Jarvis and Shuter, no one ever has to go hungry.”

The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. MDRT is an international, independent association of nearly 42,000 life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 80 countries and territories. MDRT membership is internationally recognized as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. 
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The Good Neighbours’ Club is a centre for homeless and marginally housed men over 50 in downtown Toronto.
Introduction

The Good Neighbours’ Club was established in 1933 to respond to the needs of a large number of elderly, unemployed and homeless men, many of whom were veterans of the First World War. May Birchard, who founded the Club, was strongly motivated by strong principles, particularly the belief that “thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” She and the early supporters of the Good Neighbours’ Club believed that older men in need, and particularly veterans, ought to have access to the basics for a dignified life.

We continue to ensure that the values held and practiced by the Club’s staff and volunteers are based on the fundamental principles of integrity, fairness, service, excellence and respect for human dignity and potential.

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416-366-5377
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416-366-4213