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Nellie’s – Arts & Craft Support for Women

Group Name: Nellie’s – Arts & Craft Support for Women

Description: The shelter was named after Nellie McClung, the pioneer feminist who challenged the Canadian Government in the Supreme Court of Canada to have women declared persons under the law. Nellie’s operates a Community Support & Outreach Office to assist women in the community who are homeless and living in poverty with access to basic necessities like food, clothing, and toiletries, as well as to provide support in the areas of housing, immigration, legal issues, child welfare, education, and employment.

Nellie’s Peer Support Groups are offered with the intention of bringing together women who have had similar experiences to talk, listen, and share strategies for coping and overcoming violence and oppression.

Arts and Craft Support Group
Provides the opportunity for women to have fun and take risks in a supportive atmosphere. Many women have not had the opportunity to do something fun and creative for a long time. Providing the opportunity with staff to guide them through the activity helps women develop self-confidence and a new form of expression. The group is also a great place for discussion, while providing a space not only for women to come together, socialize, and learn a new skill, but the opportunity for women to discuss topics they present as a priority in a less structured format.

Where: PO Box 98118, 970 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 1J0

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-461-8903 | 416-461-1084 (Crisis and Shelter space) | community@nellies.org | www.nellies.org

Ethiopian Association in the GTA – Seniors’ Program

Group Name: Ethiopian Association in the GTA – Seniors’ Program

Description: Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area and Surrounding Regions is non-political, non-profit, independent, community-based organization that provides settlement and social services to people of Ethiopian origin and others since November 1980. The Association’s programs and services are provided without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnic origin, creed, political affiliation, religion, physical or mental disability.

The Seniors’ Program at the Ethiopian Association in the GTA offers: Social reintegration (picnic programs, monthly/biweekly meetings/discussions between and among seniors on their own issues, handcraft activities, organizing get-together events), Psychosocial support (meal program, individual and group counseling, personal support and nursing care), Organizing workshops and training, Cultural promotion (involve seniors’ as an ambassador of Ethiopian culture, social values and norms, build socio-cultural bridge between Ethiopian seniors and youth), and service referral (referral to various service providing agencies), and Advocacy.

Where: 1950 Danforth Avenue | Toronto, ON M4C 1J4

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 416-694-1522 | ethiocommun.org

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