LINKS

The following are links to other social services and organizations in the community:
 

Daycare and Ontario Early Years Centres

  • Child Care – Child care centre finder from the City of Toronto
    http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/children/childcare.htm
  • Ontario Early Years Centres – A place for parents and their children
    http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/children/childcare.htm

Disabilities

  • Centre for Independent Living Toronto (CILT) helps people with disabilities to learn independent living skills and integrate into the community
    http://www.cilt.ca/
  • Cerebral Palsy Symptoms provides the public with accurate and up-to-date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications
    http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/

Domestic Abuse

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline – A 24-hour telephone crisis line for women in the province of Ontario
    http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/

Employment

  • COSTI Immigrant services – community-based multicultural agency
    http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/
  • JVS Toronto – Every year, JVS Toronto helps thousands of clients find jobs; Whether new to the work force, or facing unemployment
    http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/
  • Employment and Social Services – many employment resources from the City of Toronto
    http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/
  • Skills For Change
    http://www.skillsforchange.org/

Housing

  • Toronto Community Housing (TCH) – TCH is a social housing provider for low and moderate-income tenants, including seniors, families and singles, newcomers to Canada and people with special needs
    https://www.torontohousing.ca/
  • The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association – Informs and educates tenants, provides referrals, does organization and advocacy work on tenants’ rights
    http://www.torontotenants.org/

Learning English

  • ESLToronto.ca – free or low-cost English Language Instruction
    http://www.esltoronto.ca/

Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans

  • The 519 Community Centre – offers a variety of programs and services; open to everyone with a special focus on LGBT programming
    http://www.the519.org/
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Youth Line – Ontario-wide, peer support phone line for LGBTQ youth
    http://www.youthline.ca/

Health & Mental Health

  • Across Boundaries – a mental health centre that provides a range of support and services to people of color in the Greater Toronto Area
    http://www.acrossboundaries.ca/
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – CMHA provides community support services, information, workshops, mental health promotion and advocacy
    http://www.toronto.cmha.ca/
  • Distress Centre Hotline – 416-408-HELP (4357)
    http://www.torontodistresscentre.com/
  • Unison Health and Community Services
    http://unisonhcs.org/

Settlement

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
    http://www.cic.gc.ca/
  • Settlement.org – Information and resources for newcomers to Ontario
    http://www.settlement.org/
  • Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
    http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/

Youth

  • Central Toronto Youth Services – provides mental health and support services to youth
    http://www.ctys.org/
  • Kids’ Help Phone – 24-hour, 365 day per year support hotline for children and youth
    http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/

Legal Information

  • Community Legal Education Ontario - CLEO produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights
    http://www.cleo.on.ca/en

For more information & resources, please refer to 211 Ontario