Archive for December, 2017

  • Abrigo Holiday Schedule

    21 December 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off on Abrigo Holiday Schedule

    Holiday Season brings with it the annual Abrigo closure

    Please be aware that the Abrigo Centre will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017 through to Monday, January 1, 2018. Our agency will reopen for business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

    Thank you for your support this year.

    The Board and Staff of the Abrigo Centre wish you and your family a safe and happy Holiday Season!!

  • Spend the Night in Rio on March 3, 2018

    19 December 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off on Spend the Night in Rio on March 3, 2018

    One Night in Rio will bring the Brazilian city life in Toronto

    It may be a chilly evening on Saturday, March 3, 2018 but it will be running hot inside the Gerry Gallagher Hall at the headquarters of LiUNA Local 183 as the Abrigo Centre's annual Imagine the Possibilities Gala - One Night In Rio heats up the night with our signature fundraising event of the year.

    The Abrigo Centre is bringing the Brazilian culture to life this year with "One Night in Rio". The evening will feature the food, music, dancing and culture of Brazil while raising funds for Abrigo program and service improvements.

    Tickets for the third consecutive year remain at an affordable $80 each and are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities are available between $1,250 to $5,000. For more information or to purchase your tickets or corporate sponsorship table please call Gerald Luciano, Manager, Fundraising and Communications, at 416-534-3434 ext. 247 or by email at

    Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

  • New Elevator Unveiled at Grand Opening Ceremony

    01 December 2017 / Uncategorized / Comments Off on New Elevator Unveiled at Grand Opening Ceremony

    Over 100 clients and guests celebrate a milestone moment in Abrigo's history

    On Thursday, November 30th Abrigo marked the official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of our new elevator. It was a historic and memorable afternoon for more than 100 guests, clients and dignitaries on hand for the event.

    Among the dignitaries Davenport MPP Cristina Martins, LiUNA Local 183 Business Manager Jack Oliveira and Secretary Treasurer Luis Camara, and Dr. Luis Barros, Consul General of Portugal in Toronto were on hand to congratulate members of Abrigo’s Life and Hope seniors program who have long awaited an elevator’s arrival and applaud Abrigo’s move into providing full accessibility for their clients.

    “Our government is helping Davenport celebrate Ontario 150 in a way that brings our community closer together. The completion of this elevator will ensure that seniors in Davenport will be able to participate in the community at the Abrigo Centre, and live active and engaged lives,” said Cristina Martins, MPP for Davenport.

    Although Abrigo received financial support from a number of individuals and organizations, the event highlighted the leadership philanthropy provided by the membership of LiUNA Local 183 and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

    “This is a significant milestone in Abrigo’s history and will now allow all our clients easy access to the programing and services available on our second floor,” said Ed Graca, Abrigo’s Executive Director. “The impact of the donation from LiUNA Local 183 and the grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation cannot be underestimated. Their financial support has made this elevator possible. We can now accommodate everyone with mobility issues and serve our community better.”

    An agency of the Government of Ontario, The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

    Abrigo wants to also thank all the other donors who contributed to the new elevator. Each donation, whether it was big or small, made a difference. Thank you!

    Finally, thank you to Jack's Bakery for providing the wonderful food and desserts, to our dignitaries who made the trip to Abrigo and to all our guests yesterday for attending this special event. We hope it will be an experience you will long remember.

    Abrigo is now fully accessible, enjoy our new elevator!

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