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Upcoming Event: Give & Take

MADE 2011

MADE, in collaboration with moimoi design present the 2011 Give and Take ornament exchange!

Join MADE for the opening reception!

When: Thursday, December 1st, 7pm - 9pm
Where: 867 Dundas Street West (west of Bathurst Street)

Give and Take is an installation of ornaments created and donated by Canadian designers. Sold ornaments are replaced with a memento which serves as a record of your contribution and participation. Proceeds will be donated to Interval House and Oolagen.

The exhibit will run until December 31st, 2011.

Basic. Elegant. Simple. Sustainable.

John Gerhardt, Jennifer Cranston, and Jackie Shawn have a combined 100 years of experience in the fashion industry, and last night they shared their knowledge with a group of eager BESS clients.

In a two-hour Life Skills Workshop, John, Jennifer and Jackie helped women understand the importance of appearance in advancing their careers. Their key piece of advice? “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”

Upcoming Event: Glory of Christmas

Christmas Concert 2011

The New Apostolic Church presents:

Glory of Christmas

When: Sunday, December 4th, 2011 @6pm

Location: New Apostolic Church - 6484 Finch Avenue West, Etobicoke

Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $10 for adults or $5 for children. 

Proceeds will be donated to Interval House.

Helping out this holiday season

Do you want to get involved at Interval House this holiday season? We have lots of ways you can help!

Caring - November's Theme of the Month

November 2011 Theme of the Month

During our Family Activity last week, we updated our theme board with our theme for November: Caring. 

Families were asked to come up with ideas about how to show they care about different things in life, like family, friends, and most importantly, yourself. The kids came up with some great ways to show caring for your family - from doing things for one another, to making sure they are safe, to making sure they are loved. 

Our families then found pictures and phrases to put up on the board to remind us about caring in our every day lives. 

2011 Open House

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 2011 Thanksgiving Open House! 

Old or young, give a new beginning of hope and peace

The elderly woman whose paralyzing stroke keeps her vulnerable and helpless against the relentless assaults of her son…

A recent immigrant who is terrified of her abusive husband and doesn’t know enough English to ask for help…

A 12-year-old boy who is torn between wanting his home and friends and protecting his mother from her violent boyfriend…

The toddler who’s never known a whole night without the sounds of her father screaming and her mother crying…

Duffers for Dollars


Year after year, Interval House’s Corporate Partners support and encourage our work in the GTA with a variety of creative fundraising activities. The Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), with its leadership in the area of accessible, affordable housing, is a natural partner for Interval House as we seek to place women and families in safe, pleasant homes.

The Promise of a Thousand Paper Cranes

Thousand Paper Cranes

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Kids in Interval House’s Children’s Program folded 1000 colourful cranes and sent them to families in Japan to show their support after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Elder Abuse

Our population is aging. By 2016 there will be nearly 5 million Canadians over 65. And far too many older adults, disproportionately women, are living with abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Most families believe that a relative will be safer and better cared for at home. But statistics show that up to 90% of elder abuse is committed by a spouse or close relative.

Here are some recent stories that caught our attention:

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