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Community Development

  • Community members support changes in the lives of tenants with donations
  • Tenants re-connect with their community
  • Tenants feel a sense of belonging
  • Tenants engage in meaningful activities (art, music, recreation, volunteering and part-time work


Donations allow AIS to build strong, healthy tenant communities through tenant involvement and participation. Participants are encouraged to play healthy roles as artists, writers, cooks and group facilitators.

Social Functions

Donors like you provide, in each building, opportunities for interaction, skills development and community engagement through social, activity-based groups.

Skills Training

Donors provide a variety of instructional forums, workshops and educational seminars and efforts are made to provide part-time job opportunities.


AIS believes that recreation makes a powerful contribution to a full and healthy life-style. Much effort goes into planning and enjoying exciting recreational and sports activities such as BBQ’s; baseball games; knitting clubs, out of town trips, “make and take” meal preparation, reading clubs, and other activities to bring people together. These are possible thanks to contributions from caring donors like you.

International Women’s Day Event (IWD)

For the past 10 years donors have helped AIS take a leadership role in organizing a fabulous International Women’s Day event for women living in shelters and on the streets. In collaboration with CAMH and the Professional Conference Management Association over 250 women are treated to a day of entertainment, fine cuisine, gifts and more.