Uphub Blog

Latest Posts

How Can LGBTQ2 People Live Meaningfully and with Purpose?

Posted Tuesday, March 03, 2020

By David Collict, Vanier Scholar and PhD Student in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at OISE | University of Toronto

*Note: this article uses the terms “LGBTQ2 community” and “queer community” interchangeably to refer to sexual and gender minority people.

I care very much about the LGBTQ2 community. I believe in supporting queer people however we can. As a gay man, and ally to other members of the community, I feel that it’s important that...


Local food bank facing growing clientele and challenges

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020

By Marney Beck Robinson, volunteer and board member 

Now in its 34th year of operation, 2019 was both a very good and very tough year for the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank.

It was very good and rewarding in that the non-profit, registered charity was recognized with two awards: both the Richmond Hill Board of Trade Best Non-Profit Award and the Town of Richmond Hill’s Community Organization of the Year Award.

Both are a tribute to the 60+ volunteers who stock shelves...

Richmond Hill Community Food Bank

A poem by Marc Culmone

Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Trying to control my rage
Is like putting a lion in a cage
So I burn the sage to release some of these negative feelings
But I feel like screaming at the top of my lungs climbing up these rungs on this ladder to success
While thinking about my regrets causes my heart to beat faster in my chest
How do I forget those times
The minutes go by every second I try thinking about the loved ones that I've lost as I look up to the sky reminding me why I'm still here
I tried to be tough and it...

What's up with Up Hub?

Posted Tuesday, October 01, 2019

By: Jumol Royes/The Up Hub Team

Welcome to the Up Hub blog!

You’ve found your way here – and we’re really glad you did – so you’re likely looking for social services or need support in York Region. You’re probably also wondering, “What’s up with Up Hub?”

Up Hub is a collection of peer-led tools and resources created to uplift York Region residents who are seeking services or need support to live a meaningful life. Created...

Diverse arms raised