Celebrating our Committee Chair, Rev. Sky Starr !!!

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PINK DAY 2013 COMMITTEE CHAIR – REV. SKY STARR

 
rev_sky_champions_of_changeRev. Sky Starr lives in the Jane/Finch corridor, a troubled neighbourhood that sees frequent gang-related shootings and stabbings. Rev. Starr recognized that violence has left her community in a constant state of grief–so she got trained in grief counselling.

She is also TOP 50 in CANADA VOLUNTEERS !!!

Her goal is to help heal her neighbours and friends, because she says, “there’s a need, so I serve. It is in me.”

In 2007, Starr started Out of Bounds, a grief support organization that has so far helped over 9,000 people deal with the aftermath of violence. Starr provides non-denominational support and operates out of space donated by the Catholic School Board.

“a grief support organization that has so far helped over 9,000 people deal with
the trauma and aftermath of violence.”

Started the program in the community, volunteer based program. Starr has recruited and trained over 138 volunteers, from all walks of life. Phil Edwards, an outreach worker for the City of Toronto says Starr is an “icon” and is the first person who has helped people in the Jane/Finch community deal with grief on such an organized scale. She has also trained over 112 grief facilitators who assist in crisis response.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP: FURTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS

Visit the Out of Bounds website at:  http://outofboundsjf.org/

Learn about Rev. Starr’s other project Fathers Across Cultures:  http://www.fathersac.org/
 
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Learn More on Rev. Sky’s Champions of Change Profile Page Where you can read about why Rev. Sky Volunteers, watch an interview and video profile which was broadcast on CBC Connect, with Mark Kelley, November 8, 2010.
 

 
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