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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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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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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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Dec 15

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Yorkwoods Homework Club

New literacy program aims toward helping younger students succeed. n the spring of 2015, ICO began a pilot program in Yorkwoods Public School, a school south of Jane and Finch that serves children grades K to 5. Starting the program made a lot of sense as Yorkwoods is one of the feeder schools to Oakdale […]

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Dec 15

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Run for Change

ICO Participates in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2015 n October 18, 2015, over 20,000 people took part in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, half marathon and 5K races, raising over 3 million dollars for charities. Inner City Outreach was happy to be included as one of the official charities with 28 people ...

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