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CultureLink – Seniors Services

Group Name: CultureLink – Seniors Services

Description: CultureLink is a settlement organization that is both old and new. We have over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering settlement services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Passionate about providing innovative services to newcomers, we adapt to changes and create new programs that best respond to and address our clients’ specific needs. Our team of 50 staff members, speaking more than 30 languages, is dedicated, knowledgeable, and multicultural.
Our services connect cultures to build welcoming communities. We assist newcomers looking for employment, help families navigate the school system, and provide newcomer youth with the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. We support refugees and bring together new and established Canadians. In everything we do, we are committed to embracing differences and linking the new with the old.

The Newcomer Seniors Centre (NSC) provides services and activities to all newcomer seniors with a special focus on Chinese, Polish, and Spanish speaking seniors. The activities are for all immigrant seniors, primarily driven by seniors. The seniors and NSC staff organize educational workshops and social events for the immigrant seniors to mingle and learn more about their communities and their rights in Canada. We are constantly exploring different ways to engage immigrant seniors and facilitate their integration and contribution to Canadian society. Services include:

  • General information and referrals
  • Educational workshops related to ageing such as health and safety, financial issues, etc.
  • Internet literacy classes
  • Fitness program
  • Cultural outings and field trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Global Roots Gardening
  • Variety of social events

Where: 2340 Dundas St. West, Suite 301 | Toronto, ON M6P 4A9

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 416-588-6288 | |

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 | | |

Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – Seniors and Caregivers Support

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.

The Seniors and Caregivers Support Service Unit at Family Service Toronto provides social work services to older people and caregivers. Our work includes counselling, group work, advocacy, training and educational sessions on a variety of topics such as aging and memory loss, anger and guilt, how to access community resources, abuse of older adults, etc.
You can come to our office for counselling, attend support groups or educational seminars, talk to a trained counsellor by telephone or, in exceptional circumstances, arrange for a home/community visit. We are able to provide counselling in English and Spanish. We provide counselling services for those facing issues such as:

  • Dealing with chronic or degenerative illness
  • Stress in family relationships
  • Bereavement
  • The uprootedness and difficulty of adapting to a new culture at an advanced age
  • Caregiver stress
  • Elder abuse

Where: 355 Church Street | Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-595-9618 | |

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 |

Spanish Speaking Parents’ Group

Group Name: Family Service Toronto – Spanish Speaking Parents’ Group

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. Family Service Toronto collaborates with individuals, families and communities to create lasting, measurable improvements in their health and well-being. We achieve this through counselling, education, social action, advocacy, community development and working with partners to advance a vibrant community services sector.

The Spanish-Speaking Parents’ Group at Family Service Toronto has evolved over the years to meet the needs of the participants. Originally a group to support mothers, it has become a broader, parent and friend-focused supportive environment, united by language and experience, that gives people a chance to explore topics of significance to them. Many newcomer parents do not have extended families living in close proximity to them. During group meetings, parents share their knowledge and their resources in a welcoming environment. In doing so, they help one another break down the barriers that prevent their children from integrating into the local community. The group meets once per month and membership is open.

Where: 355 Church Street| Toronto, ON M5B 1Z8

Contact: Monica Gamboa 416-971-6326 Ext. 232 | Gabriela Arriola 416-971-6326 Ext. 239 | Horacio Bigolin 416-971-6326 Ext. 264 |

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Spanish

Group Name: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre – Club Amistad

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.

Club Amistad
(Friendship Club – led in Spanish) An educational, social and recreational group for Spanish-speaking men and women from multiple Latin cultures. Includes educational workshops, speakers, crafts, occasional movies and trips.

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

When: Thursdays 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Includes Zumba Gold 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Contact: 416-656-8025 | |

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 | |

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