Community Outreach Programs

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre provides several community-based services that help to positively engage everyone in our philosophy and culture and to help build a strong and vibrant community. These services are open to new and seasoned members of our community - there is something for everyone! See below for a list of free services and programs that are currently available:

Food For Life

An initiative that started four years ago, brought together youth from our community as well as students from York University to serve the homeless. Every month, the group gathers to cook karma-free, vegetarian meals, package them and set out for nearby homeless shelters to personally deliver hot meals. Please join us as we try to give back to our community!  For more information, please contact ffltoronto@gmail.com.

V-Care Project

Vaishnavas C.A.R.E. (Counseling, Assistance, Resources, and Education for those in need and their families) is a support system for patients and loved ones facing medical or end-of-life situations. Our primary purpose is to improve the quality of life for patients and family members within the Vaishnava faith by providing personal, holistic care.  Aside from assisting those who are terminally ill, our goal is to also to care for Vaishnavas when they need any kind of help, whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual.

Services Provided

  • Cooking/Delivering Prasadam (Sanctified Food)

  • Spiritual Care (Praying, Reading, Kirtan)

  • Developing “Life Reviews” 

  • Going for Walks

  • Housekeeping (Cleaning, Laundry, Gardening)

  • Driving or Running Small Errands

  • Childcare

  • Preparing for Final Rites & Funerals

  • Helping Families Through Grief

  • Knitting/Crocheting

  • Helping with Emails or Letters

  • Engaging in Personal Conversations and so much more!

Why is this important?

Vaisnava culture believes that the human form of life provides a special opportunity to prepare one to return back to his/her original home with the Lord. However, we can often falsely feel at home in this material world. In a supportive environment, we must address the physical decline of the body and the emotional upheaval that may arise from the impending separation of body and self. With a strong support system, an individual soul may eventually reap the long-awaited goal of going back to Krishna.  In addition, compassion is one of the most endearing qualities of a Vaishnava.  Toward this end, we aspire to serve devotees who are in need of any form of physical, spiritual or emotional care.

How can you help?

  • Raise awareness of our services amongst your friends and family

  • Let us know if someone you know needs help

  • Volunteer by assisting those in need

  • Share your ideas about how we can help devotees

  • Donate to this worthy cause to help us reach more devotees

  • Become a member of the Toronto V-Care Team

For More Information and Updates

vcare@torontokrishna.com

facebook.com/groups/vcaretoronto

www.vaisnavascare.org

This Project is Dedicated to 

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Contact Us

ISKCON TORONTO,

243 Avenue Road

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M5R 2J6

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