FST awards cleaning contract

April 23, 2018

Family Service Toronto has awarded a one-year cleaning services contract to Greenway Property Solutions Inc. The contract for services at its new downtown office podium opening May 23, was awarded following a review of bids from three vendors through a public procurement process launched in March. The contract will be effective for one year with… Continue reading FST awards cleaning contract

FST reopens downtown on May 23

April 23, 2018

Our counselling and central administrative services will return to a new downtown office at 355 Church Street on May 23. FST previously occupied the site, which has been under redevelopment since 2015. Offices were temporarily relocated to 128A Sterling Road in the city’s west end during construction. FST has partnered with Tridel for their Alter condominium project which… Continue reading FST reopens downtown on May 23

FST salutes our volunteers

April 16, 2018

FST is celebrating National Volunteer Week by recognizing and thanking those who give their time and skills to make a difference in their community and share our vision of a city in which individuals, families and communities are resilient and thriving. This year’s national recognition event runs from April 15-21 and celebrates Canada’s 12.7 million… Continue reading FST salutes our volunteers

FST counsellor wins VAW award

March 28, 2018

An FST counsellor who has worked in the Violence Against Women (VAW) field for the last 20 years has been named as one of 2018’s Soul of a Warrior Awards recipients by the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (ACT). Congratulations to Vania Sukola, who was honored with the Leadership Award for her work as FST’s lead… Continue reading FST counsellor wins VAW award

Congrats to our Executive Director!

March 8, 2018

Congratulations to Margaret Hancock, Family Service Toronto’s Executive Director, who has been named as one of 2018’s Women of Distinction award recipients by the Toronto YWCA. “Margaret Hancock’s work has created a ripple effect of inclusivity and social justice,” the YWCA states on its website.  “When Margaret comes to the table she has the unique… Continue reading Congrats to our Executive Director!

FST salutes social workers

March 7, 2018

Family Service Toronto recognizes the dedication and commitment of social workers and social service workers as we mark Social Work Week from March 5-11 across Ontario. This year’s theme is Social Workers on the Front Line of Real Issues and activities are focused on helping the public understand the value of social workers in Ontario.… Continue reading FST salutes social workers

Ont. lens on gender-based violence

March 1, 2018

Family Service Toronto is pleased Ontario is moving to bolster its commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence by launching a new strategy to support survivors and end the cycle of violence. The plan will help survivors and families get the support they need, when they need it, as well as help to prevent violence… Continue reading Ont. lens on gender-based violence

Op Ed: Politicians Should Support #MeToo at Budget Time

February 13, 2018

In a newly published Op Ed, Campaign 2000 and partners write about how sitting politicians’ responses to sexual misconduct allegations should move beyond shock and disgust. Governments at all levels are called on to engage immediately and meaningfully in gender-responsive budgeting and investments to address gender inequity.  This means investing much needed services – such… Continue reading Op Ed: Politicians Should Support #MeToo at Budget Time

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training at FST

February 7, 2018

Family Service Toronto is engaged in indigenous cultural competency training (ICCT). For all full and part-time permanent staff in February, the three full-day sessions are led by facilitators from the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC). FST’s board of directors also engaged in ICCT at their retreat in January. Motivated by the Truth and Reconciliation… Continue reading Indigenous Cultural Competency Training at FST

Clients Give FST High Marks

January 23, 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

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

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