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Toast Talks: March 2022

Date 21 Mar, 2022

Category Newsletters & Toast Talks

Toast Talks are a series of information sessions during which members of the FIRST UNITED team offer updates, insights, and information about our work to our communities of faith, volunteers, donors, stakeholders, and friends. To make sure you never miss out on invitations to Toast Talks, subscribe to our emails.

On March 17th, almost one year to day since our first Toast Talks, we virtually gathered to look back on our 2020-2021 fiscal year! Executive Director Camren Lansdowne walked attendees through highlights and accomplishments of the latest Annual Report, and we heard from long-time First United Case Planner Stephanie Kallstrom about what working the frontlines in the Downtown Eastside is like.

Plus, we were able to share a few big pieces of news including our Imagine Canada accreditation and information about staff changes. Watch the recording below!

Toast Talks: November 2021

Date 8 Dec, 2021

Category Newsletters & Toast Talks

Toast Talks are a new series of information sessions during which members of the FIRST UNITED team offer updates, insights, and information about our work to our communities of faith, volunteers, donors, stakeholders and friends.

At Toast Talk events on November 18 and 19, 2021, FIRST UNITED announced the launch of its $30 million First Forward Building Connections Campaign to fund the redevelopment of FIRST’s site at 320 East Hastings.

Participants got a closer look at the details of the redevelopment, our campaign targets, and campaign video. They also got a sneak peek at FIRST UNITED’s new Food First food truck, and some insights into our Community Meal Program from Food Services Manager Bert Canete.

Watch the November 2021 Toast Talks below

And check out our November 2021 issue of our newsletter First Things First below

First United Fall Newsletter – Digital

Toast Talks: June 2021

Date 9 Nov, 2021

Category Newsletters & Toast Talks

Toast Talks are a new series of information sessions during which members of the FIRST UNITED team offer updates, insights, and information about our work to our communities of faith, volunteers, donors, stakeholders and friends.

Couldn’t make it to the June edition of Toast Talks, or want to watch it again? Our June 24th session was recorded! For years, we’ve been exploring opportunities to enhance the level of community, connection, and care that we offer to our community members. We’ve dropped a few crumbs about what we’re planning, but now we’re eager to share a bigger slice!

In this edition we highlight our summer newsletter and some exciting details about the upcoming redevelopment of FIRST UNITED. Plus, Amanda Pellerine, our CVITP Income Tax Coordinator offers an inside look at the impact of our tax program—just one of the many programs that will grow and thrive as we move forward.

Learn more about the redevelopment, tax program, and check out a preview of our recent op-ed Truth and Reconciliation, A Living History in our Summer 2021 edition of First Things First, our triannual newsletter.

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