Unfortunately the pandemic means we won’t be camping together for the foreseeable future. However, it has also made us more aware that there are many people who have no homes or even safe shelter during this pandemic. While we are not able to solve the underlying problem ourselves, the Scouters have decided that it would be appropriate right now to donate our tents to those who need them to stay warm and safe right now.
We love our tents and know them to be among the best for staying warm in colder weather and we’ll miss them, but others need them more right now. We’re donating them to Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto because they’re a local hub for response right now and close to us, but there are other good orgs across the country involved in relief work right now.
We hope that the community will support us in replacing them when the time comes. We also hope that Scout groups across the country will consider whether their tents (or other gear) might server a higher purpose in this moment. We are a service organization and this is something we can do without running afoul of Scouts Canada protocols.
Lastly, please take a moment to write a letter, text, or email to your representatives to let them know how you feel. Simple and heartfelt is always the best approach. Thank you all for your ongoing support.
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Mayor John Tory
City Hall, 2nd Floor
100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Premier Doug Ford
Toronto ON M7A 1A1
Members of Provincial Parliament
- Recovery for All – a post-pandemic response to homelessness
- Homelessness in Canada – some facts from Fred Victor Mission
- Abundance – words from the Community Director at Holy Trinity