NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Scarborough Women's Centre

COVID19 - Office closed to walk-in service * all courses and workshops cancelled * call 416-439-7111 ext 7 for information and referrals, and conversation (response within 24 hours), and 416-439-7111 ext 1 for formal counselling (confidential intake) * new counselling requests contact, and general inquiries contact * for updates, visit

Provides the following services:
  • Information and referral
  • counselling services for women dealing with, leaving or recovering from abuse
  • educational courses and workshops on topics such as healthy relationships, anger, self-esteem, family law, life skills, leadership development
  • trained volunteer mentors and tutors
  • outreach

Building Strong Futures (BSF)
  • young women's outreach program for youth 13-19 years, at schools and community organizations in Scarborough
  • workshops, leadership development
  • addresses issues such as sexual harassment, career planning and mental health
Sisters Assisting Sisters of Scarborough (SASS)
  • young women's mentoring program matches youth 15-19 years with trained volunteer mentors 20-31 years
  • support, guidance and discussions on issues including relationships, staying in school, and life goals
COVID19 - Office closed to walk-in service
* call, email, visit, or see Description for details
Women 15 years and older, including newcomers, who are moving away from abuse, poverty and isolation * special programming off-site for women 15-19 years * outreach to women with disabilities and young women * counselling for women 19 years and older, and educational workshops for women 19 years and older

Age Requirements: Ages: 15 year(s) and up;

Residency Requirements: Primarily Scarborough * also open to Toronto East and surrounding areas
Application Process
Self referral
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English; Interpretive Services - MCIS Interpretation service available for clients in counselling, dealing with abuse; Other - Volunteers and staff speak a variety of languages
Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including automatic door
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Last Updated On
March 16, 2021
2100 Ellesmere Rd, Suite 245
Toronto, ON, M1H 3B7
Intersection: Markham Rd and Ellesmere Rd;
Scarborough Women's Centre Site Location: Scarborough Women's Centre
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Hours of Operation
Office -- Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm
* workshops -- evenings and Saturdays
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