The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario has awarded a Peace Medal to WRYM!
The citation reads as follows:
The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is pleased to share that we have now publicly announced our YMCASWO 2020 Peace Medal Recipients, (including), Windsor Residence for Young Men, Windsor.
For close to a decade, the Windsor Residence for Young men has been providing essential services to homeless and at-risk youth. Their services include providing shelter, liaising with numerous community partners, and teaching basic life skills to empower young men to reach their full potential. The selflessness displayed by staff to provide around the clock care and emotional support to some of the most vulnerable young people in Windsor is extraordinary. The organization has a 95% success rate with a major positive impact on family reunification and helping people find independent living and employment. The Windsor Residence for Young Men is helping youth find pride in themselves and confidence for their future. https://www.ymcaswo.ca/ymca-peace-week
Thank you - so very much!
This Sunday, November 15, is National Philanthropy Day! National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of philanthropy - giving, volunteering and charitable engagement - that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy makes to our society and our world. It celebrates charitable accomplishments and encourages Canadians to give back to their communities. WRYM’s staff and residents, past and present, thank our supporters for all the ways in which you make WRYM’s work possible!
Annual General Meeting
WRYM’s Annual General Meeting of its Members usually takes place in December in our classroom. Social Distancing regulations have made that venue impossible at present; and, various forms of electronic remote meetings are not practical for many of our Members who are not possessed of the equipment or skills to participate in that format. We are presently looking for a hall large enough to accommodate us with social distancing in place; but, we may have to postpone our AGM until a later date when regulations change, a hall is found, or a format that accommodates all of our Members presents itself.
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD (ret.)
Executive Director, (pro bono), & Founder
The Windsor Residence for Young Men