We are a non-profit screening clinic, providing endoscopy
and colonoscopy screening procedures.
We are dedicated to improving access for patients requiring screening services.
We are a non-profit 10-bed residential hospice,
providing 24-hour comfort and care to adults
with life-limiting illness, and their families.
We are a non-profit ambulatory vision care centre,
providing surgical procedures, clinical vision care,
education and research. We are affiliated
with University of Toronto’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.
We are a non-profit Eye Bank. We collect,
process and distribute donated human eyes
and tissue for sight-saving transplants.
We are a non-profit community care program,
providing on-sight and in-home services
for older adults and adults living with disabilities.
Our goal is to enhance social, intellectual and physical well-being.
We are a non-profit long-term care home with 350 residents.
We are a place where residents feel comfortable,
independent and part of our community.
We are a non-profit diagnostic imaging clinic providing
X-ray, Ultrasound, Mammography and Bone Mineral Density
testing services. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality
imaging services to our patients in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
This month we celebrated love, pride and diversity at our second annual Kensington Pride event.
June 28, 1969 marks a monumental time when the Stonewall uprising sparked the gay rights movement across North America. The Stonewall riots took place in Manhattan, New York City, early in the morning at the Stonewall Inn. Stonewall is recognized as history's first major protest on behalf of equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community.
Dennis is a long-term care resident who lives at Kensington Gardens. For him, Stonewall is a historic day that represents the fight, but not necessarily the battle for gay rights.
For many folks living in long-term care can feel like going back in the closet. When Dennis moved into Kensington, he had similar fears. He wondered, will I be accepted? Will I be discriminated against because of my sexual orientation? As the co-chair of this year’s Pride Event at Kensington, Dennis wants all residents to know Kensington is a safe place to live and be proud of who you are.
As an artist and member of Kensington’s We Respect All People Committee (W.R.A.P), Dennis designed the logo for this year’s Kensington Pride event. He wanted the logo to look like a superhero emblem that superheroes here can wear proudly. “We’ve fought hard for these rights,” said Dennis. “The superheroes and our allies deserve to be recognized for their efforts.”
Kensington staff wearing Kensington Pride t-shirts designed by Dennis.
Dennis reminds others who are living in long-term care that, “you have hidden for too long and deserve to true to yourself.” He encourages open conversation to educate others about the LGBTQ+ community within long-term care. “Everyone deserves dignity. Every single human being.”
Dennis, resident at Kensington Gardens, and Teri, social worker are co-chairs for this year's Pride Committee.
On June 3, Kensington celebrated Pride through a liberating morning of reflection, dance, drag and music. Last year’s pride event ignited a new committee at Kensington Health: The W.R.A.P. committee. The W.R.A.P. Committee organized a special Pride Committee to plan this year’s event, and it involves three residents, and many Kensington employees who prepared the Pride event at Kensington Health.
Colourful breakfast kindly provided by Kensington's Food and Nutrition team.
Teri, a social worker at Kensington, is the other co-chair of the Pride Committee, a member of W.R.A.P and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
“There’s a history of oppression that gets knocked down every time a flag is raised,” said Teri. “This June commemorates all of us. Diversity intersects.”