Monthly Archives May 2016

Local faith community buildings can be extreme weather resiliency hubs.

Extreme weather events are no longer once-in-100-years occurrences, thanks to climate change. Take the City of Toronto; it has experienced three super storms in the last 12 years alone. But extreme weather impacts are predicted to increase and government clearly can’t do it all.  So what happens to the vulnerable residents of our communities? Here’s where faith groups are stepping up and exploring how they can be of service within their neighbourhoods. Helping those in need is in the DNA of faith communities—with outreach programs regularly being run by strong networks of committed volunteers (Out of the cold, food banks etc). Now, faith
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