Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women

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  • Food Bank -- call to register, also distribution of personal care items, diapers, washable masks, baby food and cereal, accepting donations
  • Domestic Violence -- coordinate pro bono virtual services with lawyers; online support and counselling via phone calls, emails and video; assistance with EI applications

    Senior Programs -- virtual fitness sessions, technology training

    For general inquiries: [email protected] or [email protected]
    For settlement services and support with applications: [email protected]
    For domestic abuse and counselling, support for youth, women and families: [email protected]
    For programs and virtual exercise for seniors: [email protected]; [email protected]

    Newcomer Settlement Services - in groups or individually

    • needs assessment
    • orientation and overview of community and government services
    • information and referral and to other service providers
    • assistance in form completion and interpretation

    Employment Programs including resume and cover letter writing, job search training, interview skills and mock interviews

    Reduce Abuse and Freedom from Violence Projects

    • counselling services for families
    • group sessions and workshops at various locations

    Connect Young -- anti-human trafficking program, group therapy/support and workshop series

    Clothing Bank, Food -- call ahead to confirm food availability; member of North York Harvest, and support from Brands for Canada

    Aging at Home -- recreational, cultural and educational services for seniors

    Neighborhood Pod -- connection with community through community leaders

    Youth Summer Programs -- recreational activities, leadership development, intergenerational activities for computer skills and gardening

    Newcomers, immigrant and refugee women and their families

    Connect Young -- children and youth 10-17 years

    Residency Requirements: Steeles Ave W (north) to Wilson Ave (south), Islington Ave (west) to Dufferin St (east) ; senior and youth services -- City of Vaughan
    Application Process
    Call or walk in
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    Mailing Address
    2350 Finch Ave W
    Unit D
    Toronto, ON, M9M 2C7
    English, Hindi, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu
    Yougeita Jagdesh, Program Manager
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 647-500-2978
    Documents Required
    May vary; contact for information
    Fully accessible - Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Street parking
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    Last Updated On
    February 26, 2024
    2350 Finch Ave W, Unit D
    Toronto, ON, M9M 2C7
    Cross street: Weston Rd and Finch Ave W
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    Hours of Operation
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Office -- Mon-Fri 9:30 am-5 pm
    Food bank: walk-in Thu only (seniors 12 noon-1 pm, general population 1 pm-4 pm), for service on other days please call: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-5 pm
    Service Area(s)
    • Bradford West Gwillimbury
    • Etobicoke
    • North York
    • Vaughan