SWAG honors and celebrates the life of Joan Canton, our beloved visionary, mentor, and matriarch

El sábado, Enero 16, 2021 la comunidad SWAG dijo adiós a nuestra querida amiga y líder, Joan Canton. Ella fue una visionaria y mentora para SWAG y una luchadora por el bienestar de su comunidad, especialmente sus niños. SWAG’s service centers SWAG honra y celebra su vida, y su legado vive en nuestro trabajo y nuestros corazones.

Tal vez no todos estamos en el mismo barco, pero todos estamos en la misma tormenta.

-Joan Canton

On November 4, 2021, the Community Foundation of North Central Florida honored Joan by awarding her the first-ever Joan Canton Community Champion Award. Subsequently, this award will honor those who do remarkable social justice work in the community each year.

Nuestras Publicaciones Sobre Joan

  • Fall Feature 2021
    We have many reasons to be thankful this fall. First, SWAG’s visionary Joan Canton is the inspiration and first recipient of a new annual award from the Community Foundation of North Central Florida. We’re also very grateful for generous contributions individuals have made through the UF Campaign for Charities and the SWAG Family Resource Center … Read more
  • Community Connections and Joan Canton Way Road Naming Celebration
    On Saturday, August 28, 2021, SWAG paid tribute to our visionary Joan Canton. The day’s celebrations started with a Road Naming Ceremony in her honor, followed by a Community Connections resource fair. Read on for a summary and photos of the event!
  • BoCC aprueba el nombramiento de Joan Canton Way
    In May 2021, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) unanimously approved the naming of Joan Canton Way. As a result, the portion of SW 61 Street and SW 8 Avenue between SW 20 Avenue and Tower Road will display the name of SWAG visionary Joan Canton.
  • ¡Un sendero para caminar cerca de Linton Oaks está casi terminado!
    Yesterday, we were thrilled to realize the walking trail around the new retention pond in Linton Oaks is nearly complete. We wanted to share our excitement and thank our county commissioners and county staff for making this a reality. We can’t wait for an official opening. As she has for a decade, our SWAG Vice-Chair … Read more
  • Ceremonia de nombramiento del patio de recreo en honor a Joan Canton
    Today, SWAG and the CHILD Center honored Joan Canton, one of our SWAG co-founders and the visionary behind SWAG’s work as we announced that the new playground that is about to be built at the CHILD Center will be named in Joan’s honor. There was so much love in the room today. Joan has worked … Read more

Artículos de prensa sobre Joan Canton


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