Archive for August, 2017

  • Service Alert: Abrigo will close at noon on Friday, Sept. 1

    31 August 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off

    Half day of service provided leading into long holiday weekend

    In advance of the Labour Day weekend, the Abrigo Centre will open at 9:00 a.m. but close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017. The centre will reopen under normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

    Thank you in advance and we wish you a safe and happy holiday.

  • Abrigo's Annual General Meeting is Sept. 28th

    28 August 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off

    Abrigo's AGM is set for Thursday, Sept. 28th at Casa do Alentejo

    Preparations are now well underway for Abrigo's 2017 Annual General Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Casa do Alentejo, 1130 Dupont Street, Toronto.

    To kick the evening off a Reception will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Lights refreshments will be served. At 6:00 p.m. the business portion of the event will begin. Among the items, the financial statement for the year ending March 31, 2017 will be reviewed, the report of the Chairperson delivered and there will be the election and confirmation of new members of the Board of Directors.

    Following will be a special presentation by the The Portuguese-Speaking Advisory Committee who works with the trustees and staff of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to advance equitable education practices that are responsive to the diverse needs of Portuguese-speaking students or students of Portuguese-speaking ancestry.

    Comprised of parents, students and members of the community, the group works to foster greater student achievement and success. This presentation will highlight progress since forming in 2012 and new initiatives for 2017-18.

    This is a free event and all are welcome. If you have any questions, please call 416-534-3434. Thank you.

  • Abrigo is closed Monday, August 7th

    03 August 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off

    Civic holiday the reason for the closure

    The Abrigo Centre will be closed on Monday, August 7, 2017 for the Simcoe Day civic holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m.

    We wish you a safe and enjoyable day with your family and loved ones!

  • Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame donates to Abrigo

    01 August 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off

    Donation of $15,000 will support Abrigo's programs and services

    For the second consecutive year, the Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame (PCWOF) Committee chose the Abrigo Centre as one of the benefiting charities from the funds raised at its annual gala, held this year on the last Saturday of May.

    Recently, a cheque presentation ceremony was held at Camoes Square in downtown Toronto and PCWOF Chair Mr. Manuel DaCosta presented Abrigo Executive Director Ed Graca with a cheque totaling $15,000. Also on hand for the event were a number of Abrigo clients who will benefit from the committee's generosity.

    Our sincere thanks goes out to Mr. DaCosta, Mr. Jose Eustaquio and all the other members of the PCWOF committee for their support.

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