Casey Hospice HouseCasey House celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. And this amazing organization still needs our support.
On March 1, 1988, amid all the chaos emerged a hope in Canada for all those who didn't know where to turn. That ray of light was Casey House — Canada's first standalone AIDS facility and Ontario's first freestanding hospice. Volunteers, including social activist June Callwood, defied the stigma surrounding this newly emerging disease and created Casey House as a beacon of compassion and hope for all those affected by HIV/AIDS.
The founders of the Casey House wanted to create a place where people with HIV/AIDS would be cared for with dignity and kindness. And they succeeded.
I worked at the Casey House Hospice in downtown Toronto. It all started with writing charitable receipts for donations, and within a few years, I became the Chair of Fundraising, then a Board Member, and finally the President. It was a great experience to help people, providing them with the care and compassion they needed so much.
Read more about Casey House:
- Casey House: A Place For Hope
- Voices of Hope/Voix D’Espoir: A Concert for World AIDS Day
- A Special Benefit Performance of Les Misérables in Toronto