On Saturday, August 13th, Greenwin Cares, in partnership with Durante’s NoFrills, SmartCentres, College Kickstart, the Toronto Police 31 Division, and The San Romanoway Revitalization Association held the 4th annual Tastes and Sounds of Jane & Finch. Brandon Rowe from CityNews stopped by to capture all the exciting initiatives and activities in support of youth and diversity.

This event helps create positive changes in the Jane and Finch community by promoting equality, inclusion, and diversity. The day is centred around an exhibition of foods and music from around the world. By embracing different cultures, Tastes and Sounds helps build a connection and bond between community members.

This is exactly why we started Greenwin Cares in 1999 – to break down barriers and help build real communities. Led by Lily Wong, Greenwin Cares gives us an opportunity to change the narrative and show that - as housing providers - we ARE listening, we DO care, we ARE investing in our people and our communities to create safer, more vibrant, dynamic homes for all people.

At this year’s event, Greenwin Cares and the Toronto Police Services 31 Division CPLC handed out laptops as part of our Laptops for Learning program. Through the program, Greenwin Corp. and community partners are providing youth technology to enrich their lives by offering accessibility to education, a way to stay socially connected, and a means to reach critical services. So far, through Laptops for Learning we have donated over 1,000 computers to children who have expressed a need for one, and we are planning to donate many more.

To watch the full CityNews segment, click here.