Sai Centre: Ontario Region 1
Over a hundred Sai Young Adults from Eastern Canada gathered at the Sathya Sai School in Toronto to take part in the Pre-Canadian Sai Young Adults Festival. The half-day event was held in order to provide young adults from Eastern Canada with a taste of what could be expected during the actual upcoming festival event in Val Morin, Quebec.
More than 70 members from the Sathya Sai Centre of Toronto-York participated in a tree planting event organized by the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department in honour of Earth Day. The members joined nearly 350 volunteers from the city, and 10 other organizations from across the city.
SSIO Canada partnered with the nonprofit organization Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to restore a stretch of the Rouge River. The initiative emerged as a national program in 2002 from the aspirations of a group of employees and volunteers in 1994 from the Vancouver Aquarium who took on the ambitious project to clean up their local beach at Stanley Park.
The Sai Young Adults conducted a National Textbook Drive in all regions as a Back to School service for students in need. This service project expanded beyond the young adults and included volunteers from Sathya Sai Centres across the country, with parents and friends bringing in old and gently used books for donation at their local Centre.
Sai Young Adults across the country participated in a National Environmental Day by conducting various activities in service to Mother Nature. The young adults led the activities in all regions, with the support of adults and children.
Twenty young adults of the Sathya Sai Centre of Toronto-York participated in a build day with Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area’s Birchmount construction site to create a home for a family in desperate need through the Adopt-a-Day program.