A Brief History

Serving Seniors in North York for over 40 Years

North York Central Meals on Wheels Inc. was founded in 1969 by members of Newtonbrook and Forest Grove United Churches. The actual meal delivery grew from 3-5 meals a week, prepared in Newtonbrook United Church's basement.

Over the years, supported by government funding, the services offered by this small agency increased and professionalized. Active partnerships with the community, funders, corporate sponsors, and other service agencies allowed us to implement new and innovative ways of serving the clients in our area.

Community volunteers started our service. They have supported the agency through many changes, and continue to be the element that makes our service delivery possible. We value the great work they do so willingly.

In 2007 the Board of Directors, recognizing the limitations facing a small independent organization, began a move to integrate with The Don Mills Foundation for Seniors (now Better Living at Thompson House). This integration took effect on April 1st, 2009. We are proud to say that the benefits to staff of working with a larger organization are undeniable and our clients are receiving the same careful attention, support, and high-quality service they have come to expect.