Public input requested on poverty reduction strategy

February 15, 2017

Family Service Toronto and Campaign 2000 welcome the government’s decision to launch the national public consultation process for the development of the Canadian-Poverty Reduction Strategy (C-PRS). “With nearly one in five children living in poverty, federal vision is essential to activate the policies and programs urgently needed to eradicate poverty in Canada,” says Anita Khanna,… Continue reading Public input requested on poverty reduction strategy

$102 million to improve lives through United Way

February 8, 2017

On Tuesday, February 7 at the Gala 2016: A Celebration of Belonging, United Way Toronto & York Region announced a fundraising achievement of $102 million. This is the charity’s highest achievement to date and the largest United Way campaign in the world. Funds raised are directly invested in United Way programs and agencies to improve… Continue reading $102 million to improve lives through United Way

We are glad you are here

February 7, 2017

At Family Service Toronto, everyone is part of our community. People of every race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, faith/creed, citizenship, immigration/refugee status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, mental and physical ability and income level are welcome at FST. We have a long history and strong commitment… Continue reading We are glad you are here

Live Construction Camera

February 7, 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

Clients give FST high marks

February 7, 2017

Clients from several FST programs participated in a recent agency-wide survey which evaluated service accessibility, staff communication, quality, impact, and overall client satisfaction. 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… Continue reading Clients give FST high marks

We need your help

February 6, 2017

On February 7, join us in amplifying United Way’s message of belonging. All you have to do is sign-up for Thunderclap and donate your or your agency’s social media reach. Once you’re signed up, Thunderclap will send a message from your account on the night of Celebration Gala saying: “I’m part of the uprising of care… Continue reading We need your help

FST marks Day of Remembrance

December 6, 2016

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 marks World AIDS Day

November 30, 2016

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

One in five children live in poverty

November 24, 2016

More than 1.3 million Canadian children almost one in five are living in 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. Precarious work, skyrocketing housing costs and unaffordable child care services continue to be major factors behind family… Continue reading One in five children live in poverty

FST recognizes transgender day

November 18, 2016

Sunday marks International Transgender Day of Remembrance – an annual event when the world remembers the lives lost to transphobic and transmisogynist violence and brings attention to the continued violence endured by trans communities. Around the world, trans lives – and particularly the lives of trans women of colour and sex workers – are disproportionately… Continue reading FST recognizes transgender day

Toronto: Child poverty capital

November 14, 2016

Toronto continues to be the child poverty capital of Canada: it has the highest rate of low-income children among large urban centres according to the Toronto Child and Poverty Report Divided City: Life in Canada’s Child Poverty Capital. The report was co-released Nov. 14 by Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Family Service Toronto (Ontario Campaign… Continue reading Toronto: Child poverty capital

FST Seniors visit Kortright Centre

October 27, 2016

More than 20 Spanish-speaking seniors from FST’s Seniors Community Connections program enjoyed a beautiful October day at Kortright Conservation Centre north of Toronto. The group learned valuable lessons about efforts to conserve and respect the environment thanks to a knowledgeable guide. Thanks also to the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation which provided the funds to… Continue reading FST Seniors visit Kortright Centre

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