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    Remembrance Day
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    Greedy giver
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    Nook Kids Art Show - Sticks and Stones the sades of Bullying
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    Poached Eggs, Turkey Sausage, Grilled Polenta with Spinach & Roasted Tomatoes
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    Treats from the Breakfast table at the Drop-In!
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    Ernest and Emily = summer fun at the Nook!
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    New Library
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    Drop In
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    Salsa Lesson
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    LOFTYCSEIlogo
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    LOFT Music presents Volume 5 - EVE - Every Voice Empowered !
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    LOFT Youth Centre for Social Enterprise and Innovation has a new website—loftycsei.org!
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    World Day Party
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    Snack time at the Nook
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    Nook Community Potluck!
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    LOFT Music Volume 4 Release Party!
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    nook kids in christie pits!
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    a nook kid skateboarding!
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    New UTR Mural
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    The LOFT Sound Studio presents a workshop series featuring Masia1, RichKidd, & Tanika Charles!
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    Outdoor Pizza Baking!
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    At the Gazebo
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    Trip to Downtown
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    Fruit Kebobs!
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    Under the Radar paints mural for Montforte Dairy in Stratford, Ontario!
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    “Urban To Rural = Under the Radar to Montforte Dairy Farm”
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    York Students ” Garden Homework ”
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    Congradulations to LOFT Music artist Veronica aka Qween V for winning Cantores Amadores 2010!
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    LOFT Music Volume 3 is out! The R&B and Jazz Edition….
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    BizAcademy 2010
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    BizAcademy 2010
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    The nook amazing race march break special
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    LOFT Comedy Jam!
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    Curry-in-a-Hurry Fundraiser!
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    BizAcademy 2010 - Spring BREAK Exclusive! Applications Due Feb 15 !!!!
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    Nook kids roasting marshmallows at Dufferin Grove
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    LIVE @ the LOFT Jam… this Thursday January 28th!
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    Specializing in the production of custom-designed tshirts for your organization!
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    Under the Radar specializes in the design and production of silkscreened clothing.
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    Nook kids meet Chris Bosh!
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    Nook Sing for Your Supper Invite
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    FUNDRAISING Sale this Friday - Door open at 10 AM!!
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    L to the O to the F to the T. LOFT Music Volume 3 - R&B/Jazz
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    LOFT Music….! at the Opera House Nov 6 2009.. Get LIVE @ the LOFT every Wednesday people
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    New workshop at the LOFT Sound Studio - The BEATSHOP - every Thursday 4-6pm
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    Nook Kids Comedy Hour!
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    Christie Pits Park, taken by a Nook kid during a Photography Workshop
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    The Nook Plot in Christie Pits Community Garden, taken by a Nook kid during a Photography Workshop
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    Nook kids loving the Alex Duff L.O.F.T. mural, taken by a Nook kid during a Photography Workshop
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    Cathy’s Bike, taken by a Nook kid during a Photography Workshop
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    “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”
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    nook kids at the science centre
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    nook summer olympics
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    nook kids at taste of the danforth
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    taking a break from soccer
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    CONC summer mural program
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    UNDA THE RADA
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    LOFT Music artist Lucie shows off the CONC Membership Tshirt at our AGM 2009!
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    Bridging the Gap - CONC members from the youth to childrens programs come together for AGM!
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    The CONC Membership T-shirt - fresh work from the Youth Innovation Centre
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    Thanks to all the people that came to the AGM 2009
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    NOOK kids perform at CONC AGM!
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    New LOFT Mural - Jazz Legends on the back of Bloor St Cafe…
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    Connect the Dot - Much love to all those that came out and supported!
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    Christie Ossington go ridin’!  Trail riding with our Health & Recreation Program
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    The tricky part is getting started!  Fun on our Outdoor Adventure.
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    Braving the high ropes on our recreational Outdoor Adventure Day
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    Chili Time!  Just one example of the nutritious meals prepared daily at the Drop In
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    Some of our amazing volunteers preparing for lunch
  • Connect the Dot - Toronto Celebrates Youth Day at Dufferin Mall May 30 2009!
  • Salesforce.com Volunteers Help to paint CONC Southside!
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    Lots of fun and bonding on our successful Toronto Island Trip
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    Just some of the participants on our Toronto Island Trip enjoying a beautiful day
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    Dan and Jamil relaxing in the sun on our Toronto Island Trip
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    Join us for the Nook mixed arts interactive performance Sunday June 7, 2009
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    Mural season is here - LOFT youth complete the “714” piece behind Christie Subway Station
  • The LOFT Jam - this Saturday night at 8pm!!!
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    Fast & furious Go-Karting with our Health & Recreation Program
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    Pre-Go Karting excitement
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    Health & Recreation Ski Trip February 2009
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    A very refreshing walk along Niagara Falls
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    Enjoying a Spring Day on our hiking trip to Niagara
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    The LOFT Jam - we’ve only just begun…
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    Introducing the LOFT Tshirt - silkscreened at the new Youth Innovation Centre - Get Yours now!
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    Colourful homemade Flowers at the Nook
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    Amazing Race Adventures
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    Nook Tea Party Thank You Cards
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    Field trip to the Gardiner Ceramics Museum
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    nook costume madness
  • LOFT Cafe Jam II - Thanx for everyone that came out! Next LOFT Jam - Saturday May 2nd 2009!
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    Connect the Dot Concert at Dufferin Mall - May 30 2009!!!
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    LOFTMusic Performance @ Freedom Youth Collective, March 21st 2009
  • Through the Wires - new paintings from the LOFT
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    CONC on ICE during Holiday Season
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    The LOFT visit the North Pole!
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    LOFTMusic Volume 2
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    summer camper

What's New

Join The Nook Children's Program Sat Dec 7th 10:00 am-6:00 pm

St Raymond's Catholic School Room #117
GREAT PRIZES, and great items at low Prices


Loft Music

Salesforce.com Volunteers help to paint CONC Southside bright, vivid colors!

Upcoming Events

February 14, 2016 Lunch 1-2pm
February 15, 2016 CLOSED
February 16, 2016 Lunch 12-1pm
February 16, 2016 Art Therapy 10-11:30am
February 16, 2016 Breakfast 8-9am
February 17, 2016 Yoga Classes 6- 7pm
February 17, 2016 Zumba 2-3:30pm
February 17, 2016 Lunch 12-1pm
February 17, 2016 Breakfast 8-9am
February 18, 2016 Senior Social Club 2-3:30pm
February 18, 2016 Lunch 12-1pm
February 18, 2016 Housing Support 10am-12pm
February 18, 2016 Breakfast 8-9am
February 18, 2016 Movies 2-4pm
February 19, 2016 Bag Lunch 9am-1pm
February 20, 2016 CLOSED
February 21, 2016 Lunch 1-2pm
February 22, 2016 Lunch 12-1pm
February 22, 2016 Yoga Classes 6:30 - 7:30pm
February 23, 2016 Lunch 12-1pm
February 23, 2016 Art Therapy 10-11:30am

Engagement Opportunities

Calendar of Events

All CONC Events
Drop In
The Nook
LOFT
Drop In
Women's Hostel
Men's Hostel
Transitional Housing
Street Outreach

Welcome to The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Founded in 1994, The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre is a multi-service organization located in Toronto’s West end providing community based programming for everyone. We welcome all, including all demographics, social classes, status, gender and gender identification, ethnic background, religion, and age. As well we provide exceptional programming for high-needs children, youth-at-risk, homeless men and women, vulnerable community members, newcomers, or anyone who might require extra support. The Centre was incorporated in 1997 as a non-profit organization, gained charitable status in 2002 and became a United Way member agency in 2001. The Centre is governed by an elected Board of Directors largely consisting of local residents who reflect the diversity of the catchment area. It works from a community-capacity building framework to actively engage community members in program development, delivery, and evaluation.

Message from Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

The 2015-2018 CONC strategic plan galvanizes the most effective and innovative practices of our community of program participants, volunteers, staff and stakeholders to create dynamic change in the lives of individuals, families and our community as a whole. While we are fortunate to live in a time that has vastly increased our access to knowledge networks and communications we must also create our pathways to social change with unparalleled ingenuity and finite resources.

Innovation, entrepreneurship and human activity leading to communities that work involves taking risk and being creative while also building on evidence-based research that informs our field of work. CONC has always boldly worked to bring partners to the table and to launch initiatives that conclude in new opportunity and substantive community change. Whether building new housing, launching social enterprises or finding new ways for homeless community members to build their livelihoods we have accepted the challenge to make a difference. Like all change-makers, we soon realize change comes with its wins to celebrate and its losses to learn from. Any organization that is committed to change must do so with humility and the determination to learn from its mistakes. 

It is with resilience as individuals and as a community that the fruits of our labour and learnings are realized. It is with tenacity that our faults and weaknesses must be addressed so that our strengths can prevail. The strategic plan that we have set in motion for 2015 to 2018 speaks to the heart of our true lived experience. Where barriers impede our forward movement we will address and remove them. Where health and wellness are not being achieved we will create partnerships to increase access to a circle of meaningful support. Where income security cannot be readily procured in traditional markets for those who are vulnerable we will look outside them to create new opportunities. Finally, where there is not enough affordable housing we will work with others to build it. These are the challenges we face in realizing the peaceful and prosperous world we envision.

With much appreciation for the journey ahead,

Yvette Munro                        Lynn Daly

Board Chair                           Executive Director

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