FST commemorates 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 commemorates transgender lives

Toronto: #1 city for child poverty

November 15, 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

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

West Railpath to be extended

August 31, 2017

There is good news for pedestrians and cyclists travelling the West Toronto Railpath to FST’s Sterling Road offices. The City of Toronto has announced it is closer to constructing the path extension between Dundas Street West to just south of Queen Street West. “Staff are now focussed on completing the final multi-use trail design in… Continue reading West Railpath to be extended

FST seeks women for study

August 4, 2017

Family Service Toronto is seeking to recruit women labelled with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (ID/DD) and who have experienced sexual abuse for a study that could lead to improved counselling and support services. Few counselling services in Toronto serve specific needs of ID/DD women who have been sexually-abused and the benefits of peer support… Continue reading FST seeks women for study

Live Construction Camera

August 3, 2017

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

FST explores LGBTQ+ poverty

July 17, 2017

FST’s Campaign 2000 team has assisted efforts to explore poverty among LGBTQ+ Canadians in connection with the federal government’s work towards a national Poverty Reduction Strategy. Campaign 2000 – a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto – has called for a federal anti-poverty strategy for decades and partnered with… Continue reading FST explores LGBTQ+ poverty

FST releases 2016-17 annual report

July 1, 2017

Family Service Toronto held its Annual General Meeting on June 21 at our Sterling Road office. The event was attended by board members, staff, and visitors. Copies of our annual audited financial statements and 2016-17 Annual Report were distributed and are now available for download or online reading through our website.

FST salutes Canada 150

June 30, 2017

Family Service Toronto joins all Canadians in celebrating 150 years of our country’s remarkable history and diversity this Canada Day weekend. Please note all FST offices will be closed Monday, July 3 and reopen on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Happy Canada Day!

June celebrates Seniors and Pride

June 21, 2017

The start of June marks a month of double celebrations at Family Service Toronto. FST is pleased to recognize the important work of our Seniors and Caregivers Support Services unit as we welcome Seniors’ Month and celebrate the contributions that seniors make every day in communities across the province. June 1 is also the start… Continue reading June celebrates Seniors and Pride

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