HOUSING HELP AGENCIES
The Housing Help Centres listed are non-profit agencies that help people find and keep housing and avoid eviction. Housing help services are available in most shelters and many drop-ins as well.
Employment centres are funded by the Government of Ontario with a focus on helping individuals find employment. These centres are offered by different community organizations across the province of Ontario. Programs are open to anyone who is legally entitled to work in Canada. Check the list of centres available in the Toronto Downtown East region.
FOOD, CLOTHES AND SHELTERS
FOOD BANKS AND FREE MEALS
To individuals and families in need, food banks provide food items. Banks usually provide a one to three day supply of food, once a month to once every three months, per individual or family. Documents may be required for identification purpose.
FREE CLOTHING AND SHELTER
There are agencies which provide temporary residence for homeless individuals and families. Shelters exist to provide residents with safety and protection from exposure to the weather while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact on the community.
Gaining proficiency in English is a critical skill for many newcomers to our city. Every year, nearly 30,000 adults benefit from TDSB’s English as a Second Language classes only. Like that there many other organizationa and institutes which provides ESL classes. Find the program you need close to home or through the links below.
Provide poverty law services to Ontario’s low-income communities. They are independent non-profit agencies governed by community elected boards of Directors. Provide services in areas of law that most affect low income individuals and disadvantaged communities.Sometimes assist people with meeting their most basic needs such as right to education and health care, human rights etc..
Toronto is often referred to as the most multicultural city in the world. Religion in Canada encompasses a wide range of groups and beliefs. Check more about the religious organizations in Toronto region.
These centres offer educational, recreational and social programs for seniors. Activities can include cards, crafts, day trips, fitness programs and guest speakers. Seniors’ centres offer educational, recreational and social programs to those 50 years and older. Also, help contribute to the quality of life for older adults in the community with year-round programs and events.
A drop-in center is a service agency for either the mentally ill, homeless people, teenagers, and other communities that offers a place where people can go to obtain food and other services. Drop-in centers are usually open during the daytime. Some regular drop-in centers double as warming centers or cooling centers in the winter or summer, and may provide overnight shelter during these months.