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On Friday December 15, we shut down the Northwood offices and all headed to Yonge Street Mission for a day of volunteering. The day started with unloading a truck filled with frozen meats and canned goods, progressed to sorting and organizing these supplies, and culminated in giving away holiday provision packs to some families in the community. The experience was humbling, but also rewarding, and it gave all of us a chance to reflect on how tough it can be for some families to afford food in Toronto. The picture below shows all of us holding some of the supplies we handed out that day.

The Yonge Street Mission has been helping Torontonians from every walk of life to rise out of poverty since 1896. For more information on the work that they do there, please visit their website at

Scott Dickenson

Scott Dickenson is a member of Northwood's client development and client service teams. In his client development role, he is responsible for strategy, communication, education and new client growth. In his client service role, he works with Northwood’s client families in the areas of financial planning, investment management and taxation. Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the Toronto CFA Society. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

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