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FST marks AccessAbility Week

May 28, 2023

Family Service Toronto joins efforts to increase accessibility and inclusion as it celebrates Canadians with disabilities during National AccessAbility Week from May 28 to June 3. FST believes all Canadians have a role in ensuring the creation of diverse, inclusive and accessible public services and spaces. Follow our social media channels to learn how Family… Continue reading FST marks AccessAbility Week

FST sites now fully open

May 9, 2023

Family Service Toronto offices are now fully open. Onsite services have resumed at our downtown location at 355 Church Street, west-end location at 128A Sterling Road, and our east-end location at 1527 Victoria Park Avenue. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person pre-booked appointments, drop-ins and for some scheduled group sessions.… Continue reading FST sites now fully open

Hard Feelings expands hours

May 2, 2023

FST’s partner Hard Feelings Mental Health will expand its storefront hours beginning May 3 at 353 Church Street adjacent to FST’s downtown offices. The new store hours are Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hard Feelings is an innovative non-profit organization and member of the Citywide Commons – a suite of organizations… Continue reading Hard Feelings expands hours


March 16, 2023

Family Service Toronto charges a fee for service in our General Counselling service, Families in Transition, David Kelley LGBTQ+ Counselling Service and Next Steps Partner Assault Response Program.  FST’s fees for counselling and group work in these programs are changing, effective April 1, 2023 for all people who attend a first appointment on or after… Continue reading NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE

FST celebrates Social Workers

March 9, 2023

It is #SocialWorkMonth2023 and Family Service Toronto joins in the celebration of social workers from across Canada. And, March 6 to 12 is also Social Work Week in Ontario. This year’s theme, #SocialWorkIsEssential, speaks to the diverse and essential nature of the social work profession. Every day, social workers support Canadians in navigating complex systems. As we… Continue reading FST celebrates Social Workers

Ending Child Poverty is Possible

February 14, 2023

Ending child and family poverty is possible according to the 2022 national poverty report card released by Campaign 2000, a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals coordinated by Family Service Toronto. Campaign2000’s report, Pandemic Lessons: Ending Child and Family Poverty is Possible, finds that in 2020, despite the onset of a global pandemic and… Continue reading Ending Child Poverty is Possible

FST joins mental health appeal

February 6, 2023

Our city and our nation are experiencing a mental health crisis. On Feb. 6, Family Service Toronto joined the Canadian Mental Health Association (Toronto), Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and The Neighbourhood Group in appealing to @JustinTrudeau and @fordnation to urge an immediate national response. Without core funding increases, FST and community agencies at… Continue reading FST joins mental health appeal

Pre-book in-person sessions

February 3, 2023

In-person pre-booked appointments and some groups have resumed at our 355 Church Street and 128A Sterling Road locations for Counselling and Developmental Services.  In our effort to keep everyone as safe a possible, Family Service Toronto has a mandatory masking policy in effect for all persons who enter these sites.   We also require proof of… Continue reading Pre-book in-person sessions

FST launches new needs program

January 18, 2023

Family Service Toronto has launched an innovative project to provide individualized service navigation to people with multi-layered, complex needs and who are struggling to find help. “Now more than ever, vulnerable people in Toronto Centre are experiencing different crises concurrently,” said local MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam at the program’s virtual launch on Jan. 18. “It is… Continue reading FST launches new needs program

Read our 2021-22 annual report

July 6, 2022

Copies of our 2021-22 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements are available for download or online reading. The annual report lists our programs and services and provides statistics on our work and community outreach. Funders and donors are also highlighted in addition to revenues and expenses for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.  Read… Continue reading Read our 2021-22 annual report

Join our Spring online groups

June 8, 2022

Are you experiencing mental health challenges? Are you a parent seeking to learn strategies for supporting your children’s healthy development? Are you separated and co-parenting? Are you navigating stressful periods of time and want to re-learn how to breathe? Are you a senior wanting to meet with other seniors and share stories? FST offers group… Continue reading Join our Spring online groups

Thank you FST volunteers

April 24, 2022

During National Volunteer Week we celebrate FST volunteers and the millions of volunteers across Canada who share their time and skills to build more vibrant and inclusive communities. This year’s theme, “Volunteering is Empathy in Action,” reflects the compassion and generosity people bring to their volunteer positions, and the empathy they develop from connecting with… Continue reading Thank you FST volunteers

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Queer and Connected
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Violence Against Women
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