Hand in Hand: Sheena’s Place Year-end Giving Campaign

Every Gift Brings Help And Hope. Donate Today.

It’s that time of the year again – colorful lights and decorations, gatherings with family and friends, familiar songs playing on the radio. While the holiday season can be wonderful and joyous for many, it can also be distressing for people with eating disorders. 

We hope that as you nourish your souls, minds, and bodies, you can also support the recovery journeys of Sheena’s Place’s participants by donating to our 2023 year-end fundraising campaign, Hand in Hand.

Did You Know…

At any given time, 840,000 to 1,750,000 people in Canada are estimated to exhibit symptoms sufficient for an eating disorder diagnosis.

The prevalence of eating disorders (EDs) continues to rise: there’s a good chance someone you know is affected in someway. Influenced by both biological and social-environmental factors, EDs account for surprisingly high mortality rates. Those who suffer are at risk of serious physical and mental health illness. 

Our Impacts

Sheena’s Place strives to minimize barriers to eating disorder support. We are the only community-based registered charity in Toronto providing free group-based services to those affected by eating disorders. No formal diagnosis or referral is required, and support is available almost immediately.

Feedback From Our Participants

“Sheena’s Place is consistent and it’s always there when I need it. It’s one of those resources I’m grateful has been around for as long as it has.”
Nicolle Sirisko, Participant of Sheena’s Place

98% felt welcome at Sheena’s Place and were greeted warmly without judgment.

97% found the group/workshop they attended to be helpful.

97% felt our facilitator(s) created a safe and respectful environment.

92% felt they gained new insight or knowledge.

Your Contribution Matters

Eating disorders continue to affect individuals from all demographics; the concern is growing at an alarming rate.

Please consider making a donation of $25 or more to help us reach our fundraising goal. Your support will keep our programs free and accessible for a community in need.

Ways To Give

• Online Individual or Monthly Donation:
Make an online donation or become a monthly donor here: 

• Cheque:
Mail your cheque to 87 Spadina Road, Toronto ON, M5R 2T1. Kindly email llau@sheenasplace.org for a tax receipt.

• E-Transfer:
E-transfer to jshierlaw@sheenasplace.org. Send an e-transfer to jshierlaw@sheenasplace.org. Please provide your full name and address in the “Message” section. You will receive a tax receipt by email in about 3 weeks.

• Gift Of Securities:
Donate stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds, and bonds and receive tax credits on the donation, as well as tax savings on capital gains. Please email llau@sheenasplace.org for more information.

• Workplace Giving Program:
Whether it’s a one time or a recurring donation, payroll deduction through United Way, Benevity, or Canada Helps allows you to donate to Sheena’s Place at ease. Discuss with your employer today.

“Our workplace encourages us to help others and uses United Way to make the process for donating streamlined and efficient. They also match our donation’s which doubles the impact of my giving.”
Alistair Almeida, Donor of Sheena’s Place