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Celebrating IWD2023

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.


We here at the Haven on the Queensway fully #EmbraceEquity.


When we embrace equity, we embrace diversity, and we embrace inclusion. We embrace equity to forge harmony and unity, and to help drive success for all. Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there. Through the process of equity, we can reach equality. - www.internationalwomensday.com





Marta Pineda’s Story

Marta is an administrator with twenty plus years of experience in programs and project management in Canada and Colombia. Her passion for serving the community led her to join Haven on the Queensway more than ten years ago. As a Projects Manager, she delivers pertinent and effective programs to the community while instilling the values of the Haven - Compassion, respect, dignity, and security for all.


Claudia Ouellette’s Story

Claudia is the First Care Coordinator. Before entering the non-profit sector, she worked providing legal advice and immigration services in Canada and Peru. Claudia’s love of serving the community led her to work at the Haven. She is constantly encouraging and supporting pregnant women, young mothers, and new parents in the South Etobicoke community by providing nutritional and material resources. Claudia aspires to reach out and help all families in need, including those referred by local agencies and Toronto-based hospitals. As a mother of twins, one of her favourite activities is baking cookies and sweets.

Della Court’s Story

Della is the Haven’s Closet Coordinator. Haven’s Closet is a program offering gently used clothing and housewares for those in need. She is happy to be able to provide clothing needed for women and their families to excel in their daily lives. She is an Etobicoke native and loves giving back to her community.

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Food Bank Toilet paper, canned fish, canned or packaged soup, paper towels, mac & cheese, canned fruit, juice boxes, coffee, tea, canned beans, baked beans, cooking oils, dish soap, laundry detergent

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