We extend a range of subsidized or donated social services, including mental health counseling, to those who were suffering during and post-pandemic.
The Healing Wings Foundation was founded during the pandemic in 2020 by a group of community leaders and entrepreneurs in the Greater Toronto Area. We saw a need for helping those struggling with mental illness especially in remote arctic communities in Canada’s north with limited access to connectivity.
This need eventually grew to reach other individuals in need struggling with similar issues. This included first responders, men and women in uniform, and First Nations. Services were offered to these groups during 2020 and 2021.
Our services were initially funded by these same community leaders, doctors, lawyers, and businessmen. By June 2022, Healing Wings officially obtained its CRA Registered Charity status and continues to provide services today.
Registered Charity No. 71521 9135 RR0001
Although we have four pillars, our main mission is to focus on providing mental health services to those in need. We provide mental health counseling for anyone in need throughout Canada; whether that be First Nations in remote arctic communities; men and women in uniform; youth in shelters across the GTA, or veterans receiving medical treatment. We are focused on providing mental health counseling online through our partnership with Inkblot Therapy.
We aim to improve the Quality of Life for people in uniform during times of medical need, for those in need, or for people who live in remote and arctic communities in Canada without access to connectivity during and post pandemic. We offer select assistance in an accessible, convenient and rewarding manner, and by doing so, our ultimate goal is not only to relieve poverty and increase access to connectivity in communities, but also to promote public health, as well as offer care, and guidance to support those in need.
We welcome all forms of contributions from you to support our organization.
Below are some of the examples with our ongoing initiatives:
We plan to offer subsidized accommodation to uniformed heroes (military, paramedics, police officers, fire-fighters, and other first-responders) and their families while they receive medical treatment. This is a project that will be implemented in the coming years as we are awaiting the building of the facility in New Market in collaboration with the Trinity Coptic Foundation.
We intend to expand our social services to offer family and marriage counseling, pro-bono legal assistance and vocational training in the future as we grow and expand our projects and reach.
Since Healing Wings’ inception in 2020, we have launched multiple programs of providing connectivity and goods to shelters. While doing so, we obtained support from community partners who helped Healing Wings obtain official registered charity status by the Canada Revenue Agency.
“On behalf of 360° Kids, we would like to thank you for your generous donations to our organization in March 2021 during the pandemic. Your Community Care Campaign provided our residents and youth with many essential needs including clothing and
“Healing Wings Foundation is a proven collaborator with initiatives such as the Connection Program which offers free Internet access to women and family centers across the North and their support of First Nations such as their support of the Johnny
“As a therapist working with Healing Wings from its early days, I am proud to serve clients that may have otherwise found mental health support beyond reach. Can you imagine the healing of society with an organization that helps you
“It is our honour to partner with Healing Wings Foundation in bringing our remote communities the gift of connectivity in these times and beyond. Serving our Communities in need is one of our highest priorities as a Canadian corporation. Iristel
“As a founding member of the Healing Wings Foundation, it will be my greatest pleasure to offer health related services to the foundation by leveraging my professional experience and know-hows. To be specific, I would offer my services including but
“Dahab Law is proud to work with Healing Wings in promoting access to justice across Canada by providing pro bono legal services to persons of limited means. We recognize the barriers to access legal services that exist for many, especially
“As a legal adviser, it is always a pleasure to work with an organization that has a defined mission and is doing good work. The Healing Wings team of volunteers, supported by their Executive Director, Joyce Lancen, in my view
Joyce is a native New Yorker who recently moved to Toronto at the end of 2022, after meeting her husband in Canada. She joined Healing Wings Foundation as their new Executive Director on February 1, 2023.
Joyce was a practicing lawyer in the United States, and obtained her law degree (J.D) from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2013. Following this, she moved to Washington D.C. and continued her graduate studies at the American University Washington College of Law where she obtained an L.LM. in the Program on Law and Government, with a concentration in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, and a specialization in Immigration Law and Policy. She is licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota.
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