Community Initiatives

In lieu of coaching of fees, we ask our runners to support the community through volunteerism, gifts in kind, gear donations, and monetary donations. Some of the charitable organizations that the High Park Rogue Runners have supported are listed below.

Black Women in Motion

“Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence. We work within an anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed and survivor-centred framework to create culturally-relevant content, educational tools, healing spaces and economic opportunities for black womxn.”

Building Roots Toronto

“Starting in 2013 as a progressive grassroots social venture, Building Roots was initially founded in response to a lack of fresh food access and agricultural growing space across Toronto. On Saturdays year-round, the pay-what-you-can Moss Park Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables to community members in the Downtown East area of Toronto.”

Canada-Ukraine Foundation

“The Canada-Ukraine Foundation was established to organize & deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine.”

Daily Bread Food Bank

“Together, we strive to provide people living on low income with the best service and food possible. Daily Bread provides food support to member agencies’ food banks but we also provide homemade meals to agencies that operate shelters or drop-in programs. Our kitchen feeds up to 5,000 people per week at agencies across Toronto.”

Food For Now

“We believe in helping people in need, one person at a time. We make a few trips a week, to the parks and streets of Toronto, with a car full of donations, including freshly made sandwiches, fruit, and soft cookies, chocolate, crackers, sardines, tuna, gently used clothing, socks, shoes and jackets, blankets, cushions, tarps, and tents.”

Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto

“Today, the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto provides a safe and welcoming environment for all Indigenous women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area.”

Parkdale Community Food Bank

“The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grass roots organization, founded by volunteers in November 2007, after the threatened closure of the 25 years old Saint Phillip’s Pantry. At that time, Parkdale’s food bank was at risk of disappearing.

For the last ten years we’ve made it our mission to provide food for those in need, the hungry and the impoverished.”

Sistering – A Woman’s Place

“Sistering is a women’s organization that offers practical and emotional support to women and trans people in all their diversity, through programs which enable them to take greater control over their lives. Guided by the principles of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, Sistering works to change social conditions which endanger women’s welfare.”

Soles for Souls

“People living in poverty want a better life, but many lack opportunity.

At S4S, we turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.”

Team Unbreakable

“Participants learn that running affects their mood, improves their mental health, and gives them a tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression. They build confidence, self esteem and resilience. Delivering mental health awareness, health promotion, therapy. Physical health for mental health.”

The 519

“From refugee settlement to counselling, The 519 serves the people of Toronto by supporting happy, fulfilling LGBTQ2S lives.”