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Behind the scenes tour of the Rogers Centre

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Nov 17

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A Summer to Remember

Kids in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood enjoyed an action-packed summer camp On July 10th, 2017, Inner City Outreach opened its doors to over 50 children and youth from the Jane-Finch community for our very first independently-run summer camp program, Camp Freedom. During the six weeks, there were many laughs and life-time memories ...

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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2017

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Nov 17

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Scotiarun 2017

A big thank you to everyone who ran and contributed towards this year’s Scotiabank Waterfront Toronto Marathon. We collectively raised $10 000 for our after-school programs! I wouldn’t call myself a runner or even describe myself as athletic by any stretch. Friends and family also know that I’m not a morning person either. So, ...

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Livion

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Nov 17

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Youth Mentor highlight: Livion

At Inner City Outreach, we encourage teenagers to give back to their community by serving at the after-school programs. After volunteering for a period of time, they are given honourariums for their mentoring commitment. Meet Livion, one of our awesome Youth Mentors. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Livion and […]

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Brampton beasts hockey game

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Nov 17

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ICO meets the Beast

On October 27th, the ICO scouts went to the Powerade Centre for the 5th Annual Scout Sleepover. There were 12 scouts between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied with 2 leaders. That night, they cheered on the Brampton Beasts, the local hockey team, alongside dozens of other scouts during a hockey game against the […]

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May 17

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Scouts corner with Abigail Jegede

As an ICO scout member for the past five years, I’ve come to realize that Scouts Canada is such a great opportunity especially for kids in the inner city. Many of us don’t really know what it’s like to be connected with nature, and Scouts can change that. We get a chance to spend a […]

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May 17

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Dropping in on the Dynamic Duo

Dropping in on the Dynamic Duo Meet Bernice Orowale and DeVaughn Shaw, the two leaders who started a drop-in and creative arts program in early 2017. They’re giving youth in the neighbourhood more than another reason to love Fridays 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your connection with ICO. Bernice (B): I’m a […]

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Nov 16

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Introducing our new Executive Director, Jennifer Jegede!

The New Lady at the Helm When former Inner City Outreach Executive Director Olu Jegede took on the role of lead pastor at Christian Centre Church in January 2016, the new opportunity meant that he could no longer serve in both capacities. The demands on his time because of the new position would create a challenge […]

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Nov 16

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We Ran for Change!

Inner City Outreach participated in the 2016 Toronto Waterfront Marathon as an official charity. After the success of last year’s run, we were excited to be a part of this great event again that provides an opportunity for charities to bring awareness and fundraise for their cause. In addition, it is a positive event that […]

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Scouts Haliburton

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Nov 16

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Summer at Scouts Camp Haliburton

This summer Scouts Canada sponsored an 8-day wilderness experience to Haliburton for two of our Scouts: Priscilla Asuboateng (15) and Abigail Jegede (13). Here is a report from these Scouts in their own words. ICO Scouts is a program that happens Mondays after school where we learn different things and sometimes get to go on […]

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Dec 15

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5 surprising lessons inner city kids have taught me

Oakdale Site Facilitator Audrey Chia gives us a glimpse of humbling experiences that have changed her perceptions of urban youth. henever I meet someone new or catch up with a long-time acquaintance, I’m inevitably asked (as we all are): ‘So what do you do for a living?’ or, ‘What are you up to now?’ When […]

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