All posts in “Spanish-speaking”

Latinos Positivos Toronto

Group Name: Latinos Positivos Toronto

Description: Latinos Positivos was founded to respond to the need for HIV positive Latinos to build a community that reflected the Latino culture, provided services in Spanish and was focused solely for and by HIV positive individuals. We provide free and confidential services and programs for Spanish-speaking men and women living with HIV. We are a community working together to alleviate the barriers that you may have if you live with HIV or have been recently diagnosed with the virus.

Peer Counselling
Peer counselling is a type of support offered by another person living with HIV, these individuals (peers) have previous training but do not have an official designation as counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist. The counselling is based on a personal similar transition or experience and the outcomes of these experiences help others in assertive decision making by attentive listening, providing information or giving referrals to another service at Latinos Positivos Toronto or another community partner. Other services at Latinos Positivos include: translation, interpretations, settlement servicdes, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Where: 200 Gerrard St. E 3rd Floor | Toronto, ON M5A 2E6

When: Please call for more information, Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Contact: Omar or Tomas 416-506-1400 Ext. 109 | |

The Anne Johnston Health Station – Hispanic Seniors

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Group Name: The Anne Johnston Health Station – Hispanic Seniors

Description: The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. They are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development. We believe that health is a resource for life and that many things – education, housing, gender, access to health services, our sense of being included or excluded from society, employment, etc. – impact on our health. Health isn’t just about not being sick, it is about being able to make choices and live into them. It’s about having a voice in our community. They are guided by our mission, vision and values. The Anne Johnston Health Station is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.

A health promotion program for Hispanic seniors from the community that promotes overall health and well-being through health education, physical activity, intellectual stimulation, community development and peer support.

Where: 2398 Yonge Street | Toronto, ON M4P 2H4

When: Wednesdays from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Contact: 416-486-8666 |

Catholic Community Services of York Region – Newcomer Women’s Support

Group Name: Catholic Community Services of York Region – Newcomer Women’s Support

Description: Catholic Community Services of York Region is a not for profit charitable, social services agency, delivering a comprehensive array of services to the whole community. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are an inclusive, multicultural organization embracing many faiths and languages. We are a registered charity and issue tax receipts for donations. CCSYR is a family services agency, accredited by both Family Service Ontario and Catholic Charities. We offer many types of counselling and group services to help people cope with personal and relationship challenges.

Newcomer Women’s Support Group: An eight session supportive group for newcomer women to meet with other
members of their community sharing their experiences, builds up community connection, and discusses topics including: self esteem, stress and isolation, family relationships, women’s health issues, and immigration related issues. ***Registration in advance is required. Call the Intake Line or e-mail us. This group is offered in Spanish. Child minding is sometimes available for these programs. Call to enquire or check the Schedule.

Where: Ontario Early Years Centre 17310 Yonge Street, Unit 6 | Newmarket, ON L3Y 7R8

When: Thursdays, from January 15th through March 5th, 2015. Time: 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Contact: 905-770-7040 | 905-853-0754 | |

Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) – On Your Mark

Group Name: Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) – On Your Mark

Description: Working Women is a charitable organization that provides a variety of programs and services, which help immigrant women adjust to living in Toronto. When asked what sets us apart from other charities in the sector, we respond: Working Women is unique in two very distinct ways- their enterprising spirit and their approach with clients.

The On Your Mark tutoring program provides one-to-one and small group tutoring for students of Portuguese and Spanish speaking descent in elementary and high school. The program is geared to students who are struggling with literacy and numeracy standards for their grades and students who are attending special education support services. This program works to prevent drop-outs and to encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education. On Your Mark works with volunteer tutors who use a student-centered approach to learning; sessions are organized around the needs of the individual student. In addition to the academics, the sessions provide mentoring, foster friendships and help build self-esteem. On Your Mark students can discuss education and career goals with their tutor as they enter high school and when pursuing post-secondary education. – On Your Mark operates during the school year and within both the public and catholic school boards.

Where: 533A Gladstone Avenue | Toronto, ON M6H 3J1

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-532-2824 | |

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