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Family Service Toronto – Violence Against Women Support

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – Healing with Music

Description: Family Service Toronto (FST) helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, we have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs. Our services are available to everyone who lives or works in Toronto.

Healing with Music
Moving on in our lives; Expressing movement through sound. A Group for women of all ages.

  • Express yourself in a supportive environment.
  • Learn how to improvise with rhythm and melody.
  • Develop skills that allow your voice to emerge.
  • Find the musical expression that fits you best.

Choose from a variety of drums and shakers or bring your own instruments. There is no fee. Pre-Registration required. Please call Family Service Toronto’s Service Access Unit.

Where: 355 Church Street | Toronto, M5B 1Z8

When: Last Thursday of each month starting September 25, 2014 ongoing sessions. Time: 2:00 p.m until 4:00 p.m. (with the exception of the Oct. 31 session which runs from 1 to 3 pm).

Contact: 416-595-9618 | |

Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples – Women’s Program

Group Name: Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples – Women’s Program

Description: The Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples is a non-profit, charitable organization serving new immigrants from 20 Spanish-speaking countries as well as members of other communities. The Centre has a long and complex history. It was founded in 1973 under the leadership of director Gloria Montero, sociologist Ana Alberro, and immigration counselor Rempel Kathi. They and others were the first members of a corporation called “The Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples,” whose main objective was to provide services for immigrants and workers from Spanish-speaking countries and support community activities.

The women’s Program undertakes continuous work on the issues of violence against women. They support women who experience abuse in their relationships, creating awareness on the topic. The program acknowledges that violence against women is a crucial and hidden transgression of human rights, which affects women of all ages, social classes and cultures.

Where: 2141 Jane Street, Second Floor | Toronto, ON M3M 1A2

When: Support meetings are held once a week over a 10-week period for Spanish-speaking women. For information on the location of the meetings, please call.

Contact: 416-533-8545 | |

Bloor Information and Life Skills Centre – Abused Women

Group Name: Bloor Information and Life Skills Centre (BILS) – Abused Women

Description: Bloor Information and Life Skills Centre (BILS) was founded in 1971 as a community based non-profit multi ethnic agency. They provide culturally sensitive services in Albanian, Bengali, Cantonese, English, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish and Urdu. All of their services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. They are committed towards providing services in an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment.

The Abused Women program is targeted to women who are presently at risk or have previously experienced violence in their relationships. BILS’ objective is to empower the women through their self-esteem supported by personal and community resources where they can become independent in their lives and exhibit the power of making decisions by thinking clearly and meaningfully.

They provide services as follows:

• Crisis intervention
• Supportive counselling
• Family court information: restraining order, child from Family Court
• Child custody / Support
• Social assistance
• Case management
• Application for legal aid
• Arrangement to go to a shelter
• Priority housing
• Safety plan
• Child safety and advocacy
• Accompaniment to family court, social assistance office, legal aid

Services are provided in Spanish, Bengali, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

Where: 672 Dupont Street, Suite 307 | Toronto, ON M6G 1Z6

When: Phone for specific information on programs and services and for an appointment.

Contact: 416-531-4613 | |

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