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Homelessness

Affordable housing, shelters, and housing subsidies in Toronto, Ontario.

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Family Residence - Toronto Emergency Shelter

Family Residence is a short term shelter that offers case management and referrals to community agencies, children and youth programs, assistance in finding housing and workshops about housing readiness, life skills and employment.

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Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Ernestine’s provides a roof over your head, a bed, necessities, counselling and other supportive services that are free and confidential if you are fleeing an abusive relationship.

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PAARC - Addiction Support Housing

PAARC works with Supportive Housing in Peel to provide housing and support for clients with substance abuse issues and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and need stable housing with support.

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St. Clare Inn - Transitional Housing

St. Clare Inn is a transitional housing project that offers accommodation to homeless women between the ages of 30-60 who are struggling with a diagnosed mental health issue.

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Woodgreen Community Housing

We address the housing affordability problem by helping people and families looking for a safe, affordable place to call home. We assist with rental building searches, help with subsidized housing applications, advocate and negotiate on behalf of tenants, prevent evictions, and refer people to emergency shelters in crises.

Food Services

Food services in Toronto, Ontario.
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North York Harvest Food Bank

North York Harvest Food Bank is the primary food bank for northern Toronto, distributing over 2.3 million pounds of food donations last year through 77 community food banks and programs. We believe in dignified food access, empowering individuals and strengthening communities.

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Daily Bread Food Bank

We are now distributing food hampers, rather than our standard shopping model, to community members. The food bank will continue to operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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The Stop Community Food Centre

We will continue to provide essential food access services to our community in an adjusted form: The Stop’s Food Bank will run Mondays and Fridays, 12 pm-3 pm, we will serve takeaway meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9 am-10 am for breakfast, 12 pm-1 pm for lunch.

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Vita Centre - Supper Connection

Supper Connection is a parenting and life skills program offered in 12-week sessions, three times a year in various locations in Peel Region. This program provides you with information regarding food security, health and nutrition while encouraging positive parenting and life skills.

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Ontario Association Of Food Banks - Feed Ontario

Feed Ontario unites food banks, industry partners, and local communities in our work to end hunger, food insecurity and poverty.

Domestic Violence

Service listings related to domestic violence in Toronto, Ontario.
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WAVAW 24 Hour Crisis And Information Line

You don’t have to go it alone. If you need help, call us. WAVAW provides immediate emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our 24-Hour Crisis Line.

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CMHO - Webbing With Wisdom

Their mission is to help girls and young women learn about and deal with online sexual violence.

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FSP - Groups

Are you experiencing or have experienced physical, sexual, emotional and/or financial abuse? Join other women in a safe, supportive group setting and a facilitated discussion as you share your stories and experiences with violence against women and abusive partners and heal from trauma.

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Fight4Freedom

Fight4Freedom exists to be an active voice and advocate of justice for women and men victimized by human trafficking in the form of sexual exploitation and further assist them in finding necessary support systems that will aid in their journey to safety, healing and restoration.

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Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Ernestine’s provides a roof over your head, a bed, necessities, counselling and other supportive services that are free and confidential if you are fleeing an abusive relationship.

Mental Health

Service listings and resources related to mental health and addictions in Toronto, Ontario.

Kids Help Phone-Support is Just a Text Away for All Youth Across

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is a service partnership between Kids Help Phone and U.S.-based crisis line and technology pioneer Crisis Text Line, providing young people in Canada with the first-ever, 24/7, free nationwide texting service.

PAARC

The Peel Addiction Assessment And Referral Centre

We serve people concerned with their own or someone else’s involvement with alcohol, drugs or problem gambling. We provide comprehensive assessments, treatment planning, case management, referrals, education, and individual and group counselling tailored to meet your individual needs.

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Supervised Consumption Site

SCS is an entry point to treatment and social services for people ready to stop or reduce their use of substances. They do not provide their own drugs or substances.

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Polycultural - Crisis Counselling

Polycultural provides short-term counselling services for children, youth, and adults at no cost.

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Mental Health Support Network

The Mental Health Support Network is a group designed to help people with mental health labels and/or challenges live happier and more fulfilling lives. Members within the group pledge to offer peer support and help themselves at the same time.

Training & Education

Training and education programs in Toronto, Ontario.

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The Career Foundation

The Career Foundation offers employment services and HR solutions at no cost to job seekers and employers.

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AYSP - Section 23 Classroom

The Section 23 Program provides service for students unable to attend regular or special education classes within a community school. The Peel District School Board (PDSB) and AYSP jointly deliver Section 23 classroom programs in two Peel secondary schools. 

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Continuing & Adult Education - Mississauga Campus

Everything we do is designed to help each student achieve to the best of his or her ability. Our collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world.​

Trillium Health Partners

This service offers family-centred intervention to families of infants and young children from birth to 6 years, who reside in the Peel Region, and are at risk for or presenting with developmental delays.

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Adult Education Centre - English As ASecond Language (ESL)

This Toronto catholic school program is a communicative approach to English as a second language learning, providing learners with an understanding of the language and the Canadian culture.

covid-19/Coronavirus

Service and resource listings related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic in Toronto, Ontario.

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The 519 Friendly Check-in Program by Phone or Email (COVID-19)

The 519 is doing everything it can to continue to respond to the urgent and immediate needs of our most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the access to the community spaces is limited right now, the centre is offering communities a friendly phone or email check-in.

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The Stop Community Food Centre

We will continue to provide essential food access services to our community in an adjusted form: the Stop’s Food Bank will run Mondays and Fridays, 12 pm-3 pm, the Drop-in at 1884 Davenport will serve takeaway meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9 am-10 am for breakfast, 12 pm-1 pm for lunch.

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Toronto Cares - Food Delivery

If you require assistance, please complete our intake form to receive a pay-what-you-can OR sponsored grocery box. 100% of all payments go towards helping more families.

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Maggie’s COVID-19: Emergency Support Fund for Sex Workers

COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has threatened the health, safety and livelihood of sex workers everywhere, placing many of us in a precarious situation.

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Glad Day - Emergency Survival Fund

Many queer and trans people rely on revenue that can’t be traced back to an employer, so employment insurance will not help us through the pandemic. Given that both Glad Day and the people we serve are faced with an immediate crisis, we want to create a fund that supports Glad Day and the people we serve.

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