Street to Trail Association
Street to Trail is a non-profit organization that helps people living on the streets of Toronto rediscover their inner sense of worth using the healing power of the natural world. Street to Trail organizes wilderness hikes and other outdoor excursions including canoe trips that help homeless people experience the beauty and therapeutic calmness of nature.
Here at Street to Trail, we believe that by getting troubled people away from the city to participate in a wilderness trip they can benefit positively by increasing their self-confidence, enjoying a positive environment to support overcome addictions, find new, meaningful relationships and rediscovering lost feelings of peace and hope.
Street to Trail's Annual Hike-a-thon
Annual General Meeting 2013
In the news
Recently, Toronto Star columnist Joe Fiorito joined us on a Saturday hike.
Here's what he had to say:
The Wilderness Experience - Research Demonstrates What We Believe
In the past few years, Street to Trail has enlisted the help of graduate students from the College of Naturopathy, and from the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, to undertake research related to the wilderness experience that Street to Trail provides.
The results support our belief that time spent in nature, and in the wilderness in particular, is therapeutic and beneficial for people who are economically disadvantaged.
The Poetry of Street to Trail
One of our voyageurs has written a poem about his experiences on the streets and an the trail.
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On the Trail with Paul Mackle and Friends: Three Videos
Street to Trail would like to express a special thanks to the following organizations for their generous ongoing support.
We'd also like to extend our deep appreciation and gratitude for all of the individuals who have selflessly donated to Street to Trail.
Your support makes a difference!
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