NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women
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COVID19 -- no walk-in service * food bank -- call for an appointment, 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 and CERB applications * senior programs -- virtual fitness sessions, technology training

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For domestic abuse and counselling, support for youth, women and families:

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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

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 * youth summer programs such as recreational activities, leadership development, intergenerational activities for computer skills and gardening
Newcomers, immigrant and refugee women and their families

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
English; Hindi; Interpretive Services; Punjabi; Russian; Urdu
Nissa Francisco, Settlement Counsellor
Phone: 416-663-2978 ext 201
Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Street parking
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Last Updated On
October 2, 2020
2350 Finch Ave W, Unit D
Toronto, ON, M9M 2C7
Intersection: Weston Rd and Finch Ave W;
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COVID19 -- food bank by appointment

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