MCIS connects at Homeless Connect Toronto

by: Alanna Quinn, Business Development Coordinator On Oct. 27, volunteers and interpreters from MCIS returned to Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre for the 7th annual Homeless Connect Toronto event. The event was held to provide typically costly human services, such as dental care, eye care, foot care and haircuts, amongst over 30 other types of services, free of charge to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. MCIS’ role at the event was to connect native…

An Act of Kindness

Six p.m. on the subway can be tough, especially if you have had a rough day. Yesterday was different. Let me paint you a picture: A man in his 30s stood up and said, “Hi folks, I know you have to get home, but it would really help if you could spare some change; it is for my sister and she is in the hospital. I need to buy her some food.” For a second,…

A Moment in the Elevator

It is rush hour in the elevator, and as I am scrambling for space, I overhear a conversation. A child, possibly 10 years old is explaining how an iPad works to her brother. “All you have to do is press here and slide,” she tells him. “I prefer iPads to Androids. They are faster,” she adds. As the elevator reaches the ground floor, a light bulb goes off in my head, and I say to…