Winter Village Charity Partners


Anishnawbe Health Foundation

Growing healthcare needs requires growing resources.The Anishnawbe Health Foundation is a registered charity that works with generous donors and partners to support improved health and well-being for the Indigenous community in Toronto.

Their vision is: Healthy Indigenous peoples contributing to sustainable urban communities. They are guided by the mission of inspiring philanthropy to:

  1. Support an environment where the urban Indigenous community can heal spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally by enhancing capital and program funding for their partner organization, Anishnawbe Health Toronto; and
  2. Foster the reclamation, preservation, research, and application of traditional healing methods, including the sharing of these with all people.

It is an exciting time at Anishnawbe Health Foundation with the completion of a new home for Anishnawbe Health Toronto on the horizon. Located in the West Don Lands neighbourhood of Toronto, this innovative, purpose-built facility provides the local Indigenous community with treatment space that has a connection to land, light and ceremony.

Stay tuned for the relaunch of their website; their refreshed online presence will provide a user-friendly platform for supporters, donors, and advocates to become part of their community, and create meaningful change for Toronto’s Indigenous population.

Fred Victor

Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Fred Victor has served communities in need in Toronto for 128 years and has grown from a single mission at Queen and Jarvis to a multi-service organization with over 22 locations across Toronto. Everyday more than 3000 people rely on Fred Victor’s services. In addition to affordable housing, transitional housing, and emergency shelters, Fred Victor provides a constellation of supports to help people secure and maintain a safe place to live.

For most people the holiday season is a fun time of the year, but for over 9,000 people experiencing homelessness it is the hardest time of the year. This holiday, Fred Victor is launching a Holiday Fundraising Campaign to raise awareness and much needed funds to keep their doors open, put hot meals on the table and staff at the door to help people find a safe stable place to call home.

The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund

The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund, established in 1906 by Joseph E. Atkinson, is an initiative of The Toronto Star Children’s Charities.

Over the years, the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund has raised millions of dollars and provided hundreds of thousands of children with a decorated gift box containing warm clothing, a toy, a book, a treat and dental hygiene items. In many cases, this may be the only gift they receive during the holidays. 

Families register for the Santa Claus Fund through Ontario Works and more than 100 other social service agencies in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa and Whitby. 

The Toronto Star is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in Canada, with more than 5 million readers every week in print and online ( Founded in 1892, the Toronto Star is the winner of more than 140 National Newspaper Awards, the most prestigious newspaper prize in Canada. It is known for its investigative reporting, insightful opinion writing and comprehensive coverage of local, national and international news. It has also been making a difference in the lives of children for more than 100 years through the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund and the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund.