“Our mission is to enable and inspire individuals to reach their greatest potential. Our goal is to empower them to be the hero in their own story.”Laney Chan, Founder of The Local Charity
Kelly Zhou, at the Covenant House

Kelly Zhou at the Covenant House delivering meals from the 2009 Cook-With-Love event


The Local Charity is a volunteer-run charity based in Toronto, Ontario. We’re a Canadian registered non-profit organization devoted to relief of poverty.


We work with various homeless shelters throughout the Greater Toronto Area with a focus on underprivileged youth, families, and women’s shelters.


Cook With Love: Providing delicious & nutritious meals designed by local chefs to our partner shelters.
Connect TO Success: Computer program where we refurbish donated corporate laptops for our partner shelters.