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
  • Ontario Early Years Centres – A place for parents and their children


  • Centre for Independent Living Toronto (CILT) helps people with disabilities to learn independent living skills and integrate into the community
  • 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

Domestic Abuse

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline – A 24-hour telephone crisis line for women in the province of Ontario


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


  • 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
  • The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association – Informs and educates tenants, provides referrals, does organization and advocacy work on tenants’ rights

Learning English

  • – free or low-cost English Language Instruction

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
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans Youth Line – Ontario-wide, peer support phone line for LGBTQ youth

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
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – CMHA provides community support services, information, workshops, mental health promotion and advocacy
  • Distress Centre Hotline – 416-408-HELP (4357)
  • Unison Health and Community Services


  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • – Information and resources for newcomers to Ontario
  • Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration


  • Central Toronto Youth Services – provides mental health and support services to youth
  • Kids’ Help Phone – 24-hour, 365 day per year support hotline for children and youth

Legal Information

  • Community Legal Education Ontario - CLEO produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights

For more information & resources, please refer to 211 Ontario