August 2011

An update on this year's TROOP camping trip


As a frontline worker, it’s really important to me to share the impacts of Interval House’s programs with our community. Today I’d like to talk about TROOP – the Toronto Police Service Recreational Outreach Outtripping Program (TROOP). TROOP is a program that gives at-risk youth the chance to experience camping (often for the first time!) alongside community agency workers and Toronto police officers. Interval House was the first women’s shelter to partner with this program over 5 years ago, and we’ve never looked back!

Mourning the loss of Jack Layton

It is with deep sadness that we learned of Jack Layton’s passing today. It is not enough to say that he will be greatly missed by those of us working to end violence against women in our society. The loss is profound.