Urban Wildlife Grant Project 2021-2022

Urban Wildlife Grant Project

Cheryl Paige, Convener



This year, the focus of our District 23 Community Grant is to support urban wildlife survival by promoting understanding and education of their needs and challenges. This grant has enabled us to fund TWC (Toronto Wildlife Centre) presentations for grades 4 to 7 students in several North York schools. It has also helped us arrange for Toronto Wildlife Centre staff to present virtual sessions for our own RTOERO members.
Birds and Cities: Reducing Threats and Saving Birds Lives!
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - Time: 10:00 a.m.
Our first session took place on January 25, 2022. We learned about the top dangers facing songbirds, waterbirds, and birds of prey, as well as the remarkable work TWC is doing to help birds get back to the wild. We also learned the significant impact small individual actions could have on our feathered neighbours. Click here to view the slide deck and video recording.
Meet Your Wild Neighbours! Common, Feared, Weird and Revered! 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Time: 10:00 a.m. 
This presentation focused on the challenges of co-existing with some of our more challenging Wildlife Neighbours. Click here to view the slide deck and video recording.
Wild Babies! Raising orphaned animals at TWC & keeping families together in the wild
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Our third and final session dealt with Backyard Biodiversity and how we can support wildlife babies. Click here to view the slide deck and video recording.
I hope you were able to attend these virtual presentations, or view the recordings.  If you wish further information, please contact me at [email protected].
Cheryl Paige
Convener, Community Grants

Toronto Wildlife Centre Information 

Toronto Wildlife Centre is the only veterinary hospital and rehabilitation facility for sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals in the GTA.  TWC is entirely funded by donations and receives no government funding.  It is located at a temporary site at unit 4 – 60 Carl Hall Rd. Toronto
In 2021 it helped over 6500 patients. patients – a record breaking number of admissions. 
It is supported by over 320 wonderful volunteers.
Toronto Wildlife Centre is the busiest wildlife centre in Canada and a leader in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. 
If you wish to donate items, please check out their wish list https://www.torontowildlifecentre.com/donate/wish-list/.
Sorry, they do not offer pick-up services. 
TWC hotline is (416) 631-0662
A special Thank you to Ann Brokelman for allowing us to use her amazing photographs for our Wildlife initiative. 


website: www.torontowildlifecentre.com
Facebook: @torontowildlifecentre
twitter: @TWC_Wildlife