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Unity Project Creates LGBT Emergency Shelter Needs Assessment Report

Last fall, the LGBT Needs Assessment for Emergency Shelters in London was completed with the support of funding with the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy through the City of London. The purpose of this consultation project was to examine and develop a “best practices” service model for London’s emergency shelters to better serve lesbian,...
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A Giving Tuesday Open House is Just the Start

Giving Tuesday open house at Unity Project is just one of the fundraising campaigns the homeless shelter has launched after losing funds formerly known as now defunct Orchestra London. Several events are planned under the banner Home for the Holidays.   By Randy Richmond The London Free Press London shelter hopes to raise $30,000 to help...
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Coping Without a Christmas Carol

The London Home Builders’ Association raised a sizable $4,215 for Unity Project with their 25th Annual Parade of Renovations. The Parade gave ticketholders the opportunity to tour home renovation sites across the city and to speak firsthand with the renovators themselves. Unity Project thanks the LHBA, the renovators, the public and all those kind-hearted homeowners...
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Badger Bites Bear Premiere

The Premiere of BADGER BITES BEAR – a thing by Jason Rip, held at The Root Cellar on Monday, August 24th, was a smashing success! By Joe Belanger If you’ve known London playwright Jason Rip for any length of time, it’s possible you’ve never seen him smile. Laugh? Even less likely, It’s mostly the same sardonic...
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New School of Colour

New School of Colour participants will showcase their work on equal footing with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists at Unity Project’s UPwithART – June 20 at The Palace Theatre. “New School of Colour is an incredible program and a real gift to our community.” Says Silvia Langer, Unity Project’s Development Director. The grassroots, free...
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An awesome display of Unity for UPwithART’s 5th Anniversary

Sponsors and Artists gathered for a sneak peek at UPwithART’s 5th Anniversary offerings on June 2nd and then for a photo… Jim Wilkes/Unifor Local 27, Adam Giroux, Aidan Urquhart, Geoffrey Hume, Wyn Geleynse, Kim Wilkie, Brian Meehan/Museum London, Rob Nelson (standing) and Monica Lindenfield, Silvia Langer/Unity Project, Trevor McNaughton/UP+Artist (seated) gathered for a sneak peek...
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UP Annual General Meeting March 2, 2015

A great sense of community was evidenced at Unity Project’s Annual General Meeting when Brian Mortimer, Mandi Fields, Lauryn Smyth and Amanda Wilcox were honoured with a Brian Mortimer Award for Outstanding Volunteerism – March 2, 2015. These individuals inaugurated what is to become an annual tradition to recognize those who have wowed us in...
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Sock Drive helps bring warm feet to those in need

By Sean Meyer Considering there are few things as miserable as cold and wet feet, it isn’t surprising the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London annually gives out at least 10,000 pairs of socks. Buying that many socks, however, carries with it a significant cost. With that in mind, students from Brescia University...
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