Neighbourliness and Social Solidarity: How You Can Help 

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Also, there are also a number of grassroots initiatives springing to life to coordinate neighbourhood and city-wide responses. See below for a few local examples.


The following is a segment from the Urban League of London’s recent newsletter:

Neighbours are not only finding ways to have fun, there are many who are organizing to help folks who are marginalized, elderly, immunocompromised or disabled. Here are some examples you can learn about and support:

  1. Caremongering London, ON – Community & ACTIVIST Responses to Covid-19. The purpose of this group is to organize the local community on the grassroots level to ensure marginalized community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. It is also for the redistribution of resources in the case that stockpiling prevents people from accessing basics. You can also post requests for aid/support here. Please share any opportunities/events that may be helpful to support community members! Find the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2598242607118822/about/
  2. London Volunteer Task Force. A student-run volunteer task force who have organized to deliver groceries to those who can’t leave their homes due to the pandemic. Learn more here: https://www.londonvtf.ca.
  3. Pledge to Support Local Businesses. Local businesses, and the workers who run them, are being immensely affected by the coronavirus. This pledge is a way you can help support local during this crisis: https://www.supportlondonbusinesses.com/pledge.

Hear Here: Joshua Stainton’s story

You’ve seen the Hear Here signs all around our neighbourhood. Did you know you can also listen to them online? We’re featuring some of our favourites.

“You have to hold on to those good stories, with a very tight grip, because that’s what keeps you going.” — Joshua Stainton

Listen to Joshua tell the story of helping a family stay together through his position at the Salvation Army.


Want to learn more about our neighbourhood’s heritage and history? Join us for a walking tour!

Sunday, March 15, 1:00 PM – The Underground Railway (led by Ariel Beaujot)

Sunday, April 19, 1:00 PM – The Hospital Lands (led by Michelle Hamilton)

Hear Here: Beryl and Noam’s wedding

You’ve seen the Hear Here signs all around our neighbourhood. Did you know you can also listen to them online? We’re featuring some of our favourites.

In this story, Beryl and Noam Chernick remember their wedding day and reception at the B’Nai Israel Synagogue (now the London First Church of the Nazarene)


Want to learn more about our neighbourhood’s heritage and history? Join us for a walking tour!

Sunday, March 15, 1:00 PM – The Underground Railway (led by Ariel Beaujot)

Sunday, April 19, 1:00 PM – The Hospital Lands (led by Michelle Hamilton)