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Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ+ Support

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees

Description: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. Our vision is to see Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Access Alliance takes pride in offering programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) newcomers. Current programs and services include a weekly drop-in and settlement workshops, settlement services and an expressive arts group for the LGBTQ+ newcomer, immigrant and refugee community. The weekly drop-in is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Where: 340 College Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5T 3A9

When: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7: 30 p.m. at the AccessPoint Danforth location, 3079 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, M1L 1A8. Please contact for more information on the other two programs listed above.

Contact: 416-693-8677 | 416-324-8677 | rkulatilake@accessalliance.ca | mail@accessalliance.ca | accessalliance.ca

Rexdale Women’s Centre – Family Drop-In

Group Name: Rexdale Women’s Centre – Family Drop-In

Description: The Rexdale Women’s Centre is an independent, non-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members residing in the Greater Toronto Area. At the Rexdale Women’s Centre, our vision is that in the Greater Toronto Area all immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and their partners, children, parents, and other family members of all generations have everything they need.

The Family Drop-In program is designed for children from 2 to 12 years of age and their parents. The program provides children with the opportunity to develop skills in language, cognitive development, sensory development, creativity and gross motor skills development. This program is designed for newcomer children and their parents who have limited knowledge of English language. While children are busy learning and creating, parents are involved in workshops and seminars that develop better parenting skills. Parents learn more about their children’s development and are encouraged to use these techniques at home in order to continue the growth of newly acquired skills and at the same time foster positive learning opportunities for their children.

Where: 925 Albion Road, Suite 309 | Etobicoke, ON, M9V 3Y7

When: Please call for more details on the location and time.

Contact: Susan 415-745-0062 Ext. 226 | www.rexdalewomen.org

Rexdale Women’s Centre – Spousal Abuse Support

Group Name: Rexdale Women’s Centre – Spousal Abuse Support

Description: The Rexdale Women’s Centre is an independent, non-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members residing in the Greater Toronto Area. At the Rexdale Women’s Centre, our vision is that in the Greater Toronto Area all immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and their partners, children, parents, and other family members of all generations have everything they need.

Support Groups for Women on Spousal Abuse: Support groups offer women a unique opportunity to gain information, share experiences, to build confidence and to develop safety plans when dealing with abuse. Rexdale Women’s Centre provides women with information about their rights and how they can be supportive to other women who are experiencing spousal abuse.

Where: 925 Albion Rd, Room 305A |Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A6

When: Call for information on meetings.

Contact: Guadalupe Herrera 416-745-0062 Ext. 261 | gherrera@rexdalewomen.org | www.rexdalewomen.org

Rexdale Women’s Centre – Eating for Two Prenatal Nutrition Program

Group Name: Rexdale Women’s Centre – Eating for Two Prenatal Nutrition Program

Description: The Rexdale Women’s Centre is an independent, non-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members residing in the Greater Toronto Area. At the Rexdale Women’s Centre, our vision is that in the Greater Toronto Area all immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and their partners, children, parents, and other family members of all generations have everything they need.

This program is offered to expectant and new moms (both adults and teenagers) to promote healthy development of their children. In addition, this program also supports women who have limited social support and who may be new to Canada. The Rexdale Women’s Centre’s staff provides information and referral, connects moms to resources in the community and provides support for day to day living and challenges. The Rexdale Women’s Centre works in partnership with the Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition, Toronto Public Health, and the Rexdale Community Health Centre, to encourage healthy pregnancies and reduce the risk of low birth weight babies.

Where: 21 Panorama Court, Suite 23 | Etobicoke, ON, M9V 4E3

When: Every Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Contact: Millicent 415-745-0062 Ext. 255 | www.rexdalewomen.org

Rexdale Women’s Centre – Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Group

Group Name: Rexdale Women’s Centre – Parenting and Family Supportive Counselling

Description: The Rexdale Women’s Centre is an independent, non-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members residing in the Greater Toronto Area. At the Rexdale Women’s Centre, our vision is that in the Greater Toronto Area all immigrant, newcomer and refugee women and their partners, children, parents, and other family members of all generations have everything they need.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Groups: Many parents and grandparents lack the social networks and supports needed in order to parent more effectively. Connecting, sharing and building skills with peers are often powerful tools in addressing the lack of confidence, self-esteem or parenting experience needed by caregivers to successfully address everyday challenges. More importantly, participants share learned expertise, views and ideas. Many of the participants develop social support networks while attending the group, which continue providing encouragement and help when the groups are finished. Upon completion of the program, often participants state that they feel more confident in parenting their children because of the techniques they learned while in the group.

Where: 925 Albion Road, Suite 309 | Etobicoke, ON M9V 3Y7

When: Call for more information as this groups is offered in several languages and is offered in different locations.

Contact: 416-745-0062 Ext.261 | www.rexdalewomen.org

Oasis Centre Des Femmes

Group Name: Oasis Centre Des Femmes – Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program

Description: Oasis centre des femmes is a non-profit organization offering services to francophone women age 16 and up in the Greater Toronto Area and Halton-Peel. Through their programs, they offer support to women who have been affected by violence in any form, as well as to those seeking employment or starting their own business. They are also committed to ending violence on a societal level by offering abuse prevention workshops and working in partnership with many other community organizations.

Support Services
Our support programs are designed for women who are or have experienced violence in all its forms as domestic or family violence, sexual violence, violence linked to armed conflict, harassment …
They are confidential, free and available in a warm and safe environment. They include:

  • Transitional support and Housing Support
  • Counseling
  • Support in the context of Family Court

Where: P.O. 46085 College Park | Toronto, ON M5G 2P6

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-591-6565 | services@oasisfemmes.org | www.oasisfemmes.org

North York Women’s Centre – Friendship, Fun & Learning

Group Name: North York Women’s Centre – Building Connections For Friendship, Fun & Learning

Description: The North York Women’s Centre addresses the well-being of women in the former City of North York. We are a central source of information serving as a link between available resources and the women who need them. Ongoing programs include information and referral services, free legal clinics and a variety of support groups. Seasonal program brochures detail special events and educational workshops. The Centre is a non-threatening, informal and supportive place, accessible to women of all socio-economic and ethno-racial backgrounds. There are no program fees. A commitment to attend and participate is expected. NYWC strives to ensure women have access to our programs. Talk to us about any child-minding, accessibility or other needs you have during registration. Register as early as possible to secure your spot – and please cancel if you can’t attend. TTC tokens are provided when requested at registration.

Building Connections For Friendship, Fun & Learning:
For women looking to connect with other women and learn about resources in the community. This group runs for eight weeks then breaks before starting up again.

Where: 2446 Dufferin Street | Toronto, ON M6E 3T1

When: Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting September 16, 2014

Contact: 416-781-0479 | info@nywc.org | www.nywc.org

Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society

Group Name: Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society

Description: CUIAS is a non-profit community organization, providing settlement assistance to immigrants for over 30 years with the support of the federal government (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and provincial government (Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration). Their services are offered in English, French, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and Romanian languages. They seek to assist new immigrants to adapting and integrating into Canadian society. Services include a settlement and adaptation, English classes, youth programs, and immigration assistance.

Where: 2383 Bloor St. W. 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M6S 1P6

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-767-4595 | cuias@cuias.org | www.cuias.org

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