Clients Give FST High Marks

January 8, 2018

Client satisfaction ranked high across several FST programs in our most recent survey which evaluated service accessibility, staff communication, quality and impact. The majority of clients provided positive feedback about their FST experience. The survey showed high satisfaction with service, counsellor relationships and FST’s welcoming environment. The Client Satisfaction Survey Summary is posted in our… Continue reading Clients Give FST High Marks

Live Construction Camera

January 2, 2018

View the building progress of our new downtown office as it takes shape on Church Street two blocks south of Carlton Street. FST has partnered with Tridel for their Alter condominium project which will sit 29 storeys above our new four-storey office podium fronting Church Street. FST previously occupied the site and has temporarily relocated its counselling and central… Continue reading Live Construction Camera

Season’s Greetings from FST

December 10, 2017

Best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season and a happy new year from everyone at Family Service Toronto. Please note all FST offices will be closed on Fri. Dec. 22 and reopen at 9 a.m. on Wed. Dec 27. We will close again for the New Year’s break at noon on Fri. Dec.… Continue reading Season’s Greetings from FST

FST marks Day of Remembrance

December 6, 2017

December 6 is known as Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women. It is a day to pay… Continue reading FST marks Day of Remembrance

FST salutes volunteers

December 5, 2017

FST is celebrating International Volunteer Day by recognizing those who give their time and skills to make a difference in their community The United Nations chose Dec. 5 as an annual day to pay tribute to volunteers at local, national and international levels. FST volunteers share their leadership skills on our Board of Directors and… Continue reading FST salutes volunteers

FST marks World AIDS Day

December 1, 2017

Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day as well as the beginning of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. World AIDS Day, held for the first time in 1988 as a response to the widespread silence and stigmatization surrounding HIV/AIDS, unites worldwide efforts against the disease. Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week was launched by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network… Continue reading FST marks World AIDS Day

Poverty report: Ottawa must act

November 21, 2017

The federal government needs to step up its efforts to tackle poverty, according to this year’s national poverty report card from Campaign 2000, a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto. The new report released Nov. 21 calls for Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy to outline a new social contract… Continue reading Poverty report: Ottawa must act

Toronto: #1 city for child poverty

November 20, 2017

Toronto continues to have the highest rate of child poverty in Canada, says a new report based on the 2016 census. More than one in four children under 18 years of age live in poverty and children in racialized families are more than twice as likely to live in poverty, according to the report released… Continue reading Toronto: #1 city for child poverty

FST honours transgender lives

November 20, 2017

November 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance – a memorial in which we remember the lives lost to transphobic and transmisogynist violence.  Around the world, trans lives – and particularly the lives of trans women of colour and sex workers –  are disproportionately at risk due to this type of violence. Family Service Toronto and our David Kelley David… Continue reading FST honours transgender lives

C2000 praises CCB indexing

October 25, 2017

Child poverty activists have welcomed the federal government’s decision to step up plans to increase Canada Child Benefit payments for lower- and middle-income Canadians in pace with the cost of living. “Indexation of the CCB has been a policy lever that Campaign 2000 has called for since Budget 2016,” said Anita Khanna, co-ordinator of the… Continue reading C2000 praises CCB indexing

FST’s Uprising of Care

October 4, 2017

Family Service Toronto launched its staff campaign in support of United Way Toronto and York Region Tuesday Oct. 3. with a BBQ fundraiser lunch sponsored by Xerox Canada. Over 100 staff and guests participated as we revealed this year’s campaign target of $22,000. FST is also hosting a team in the CN Tower Stair Climb… Continue reading FST’s Uprising of Care

1.2M children live in poverty

September 13, 2017

New census data from Statistics Canada shows 1.2 million Canadian children under 18 live in low-income households. Campaign 2000 is featured in a Canadian Press article about the release. For more information see the links below. Links to Statistics Canada Census data: Income Highlight Tables, 2016 Census Household income in Canada: Key results from the 2016… Continue reading 1.2M children live in poverty

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