City employees surpass their United Way goal
The enthusiastic efforts of the Toronto Public Service, along with staff from Toronto Public Library, Toronto Zoo, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto Parking Authority and Exhibition Place, brought in a whopping $1,125,000 on behalf of the United Way of Toronto. The total was unveiled at a wrap-up event held December 6 at St. Lawrence Hall. This is the twelfth year in a row that City employees have exceeded their goal and have raised over one million dollars for the United Way.
UPDATE: While the campaign officially ended in December, donations continue to trickle in. This year, they flooded in, making our total a whopping $1.182 million.
Read the news release.
Beautiful Streets (formerly Clean and Beautiful City)
The Toronto Public Service is actively involved in the Clean and Beautiful City Initiative. They work in our parks, neighbourhoods, on city streets and in the downtown core - sweeping, designing, growing, building - celebrating successes both big and small. They make a difference across the city by enforcing bylaws, cleaning up litter and debris, cutting grass and planting flower beds. They beautify our city streetscapes, develop environmental standards and restore heritage buildings.
Residents and businesses are inspired to join them as they make our city a better place to live and work. Thanks to them, we are making great progress in cleaning and beautifying the city.
One on One Mentoring Program
Members of the Toronto Public Service are encouraged to volunteer in the One on One Mentoring program in partnership with Toronto elementary schools to provide a child a strong supportive role model in a positive trusting relationship. Division managers give City staff volunteers extra time each week to visit their One on One partner at school.