I'm excited to share that I’m running the Virtual Mississauga Marathon on May 30th, 2021 and raising funds for The Encampment Support Network (ESN). I believe in the mission of this fundraising campaign and hope that you’ll consider supporting me. Please help me reach the campaign goal of $3500 by donating now. I really appreciate your support. Thank you!
The Encampment Support Network (ESN) is an ad-hoc, volunteer-run network supporting people living in encampments in 6 locations throughout Toronto. This includes ESN Parkdale, ESN Trinity Bellwoods, ESN Scadding Court, ESN Moss Park, ESN LNP and ESN Cherry Beach.
Outreach volunteers from our network visit encampments daily to deliver basic supplies such as water and tents, ice, sleeping bags, fire safety equipment, and snacks, which the city has consistently refused to provide. We believe all people deserve care, support, and access to water, food, fire safety and sanitation.
We advocate for better conditions in encampments, report on city conditions and activity in encampments, and advocate for long term permanent housing for people in their communities of choice. ESN also collects and compiles feedback from residents to support our advocacy efforts and continues to pressure the city to develop real solutions to the housing crisis. The only way to provide effective support and find solutions is by listening to and centering the needs of people experiencing homelessness.