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COSTI Immigrant Services – Problem Gambling Services

Group Name: COSTI Immigrant Services – Problem Gambling Services

Description: Meeting the needs of a diverse society since 1952, COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance. COSTI strives to be a leader in community service by using a client focused, proactive, and innovative approach in planning, developing and delivering services. Our programs ensure that regardless of language or cultural barriers, people who arrive in Canada are able to use their existing skills, learn new ones, and participate actively in all aspects of Canadian life.

The services offered through COSTI’s Problem Gambling Service includes culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, education, and treatment for gamblers and family members in the Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish Canadian community, as well as outreach and public education prevention activities directed towards various ethno-cultural communities. The program works collaboratively with ethno-specific agencies and the Canadian Association for Mental Health Services to deliver prevention activities in the various ethno-cultural communities. The treatment service is client centered and easy to access for the Italian Canadian community. COSTI’s Problem Gambling Service, uses a model of intervention that is culturally based and linguistically appropriate, incorporating a harm reduction approach, and motivational, cognitive, behavioural and solution focused counselling.

****There is no cost for this program. Services are available to all Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish Canadians residing in Toronto and York Region. Staff at this location speak English, Italian and Spanish.

Where: Family and Mental Health Services, Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave., Suite 105
| Toronto, ON M3L 1B2

When: Program intake occurs Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For services in Portuguese, contact: Ricadina Pereira Portuguese Mental Health and Addicition Services, 399 Bathurst Street | Toronto, ON M5T 2S8 | Phone: 416-603-5974, Ext. 5891

Contact: 416-658-1600 | 416-244-7714 | 1-866-222-9993 | | |

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Senior Italian Women’s Group

Group Name: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Italian Senior Women’s Group

Description: The Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre supports our community’s residents at every stage of their lives. Our Neighbourhood Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that works towards building supportive communities, while our community Health Centre provides primary care for clients using a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, counselor/therapists, dietitians and medical administration staff. DPNCHC provides both of these services to its community in one convenient location.

Donne Insieme
(Women Together – Italian Senior Women’s Group) An educational, social and recreational group for Italian-speaking women. Includes fitness.

Where: 1900 Davenport Road | Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

When: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-656-8025 | |

Toronto Western Hospital – Community Mental Health Clinic

Group Name: Toronto Western Hospital – Community Mental Health Clinic

Description: Toronto Western Hospital is located in the vibrant heart of the downtown communities of South Annex, College, Queen and King Street West. It is a 272-bed academic health science centre dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care, providing a breadth of services from emergency care to sophisticated brain surgery.

Community Mental Health Clinic
We provide mental health services, including individual and group therapy, in English, Spanish and Italian. You will be seen by a psychiatrist and a mental health clinician. As we are a teaching hospital, you could also be seen by a resident in psychiatry. A report will be made available to your referring or family doctor regarding your care with us. We provide a psychiatric assessment with treatment recommendations. Our treatment model is brief, up to 6 months. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Where: 399 Bathurst Street, East Wing – 9th Floor | Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8

Contact: 416-603-5747 |

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