FST chooses new leadership

April 16, 2019

A veteran civic leader of innovative approaches to social and community development across the City of Toronto will lead Family Service Toronto into the next decade. “We are most pleased to inform you that Chris Brillinger has been chosen to be the next Executive Director of Family Service Toronto,” said Terrie Tucker, chair of FST’s… Continue reading FST chooses new leadership

Calling all seniors caregivers

April 11, 2019

Family Service Toronto is offering a series of free monthly workshops to caregivers who provide assistance to a senior (55+). The workshops are presented in English and other languages (Dari, Farsi, Somali, Spanish, Tamil) and are also offered to the LGBTQ+ community. Workshop topics include home safety, community resources, medication management and crisis prevention. April… Continue reading Calling all seniors caregivers

Free Counselling on Wednesdays

April 10, 2019

Family Service Toronto offers a weekly free single-session counselling session with a trained counsellor or psychotherapist. The sessions are offered Wednesdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. to individuals, couples and families on a first-come first-served basis at 355 Church Street. A session lasts about 50 minutes and is open to all persons 18 years of… Continue reading Free Counselling on Wednesdays

FST salutes our volunteers

April 9, 2019

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 April 7-13 and celebrates Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers… Continue reading FST salutes our volunteers

FST recognizes Equal Pay Day

April 9, 2019

Family Service Toronto joins our Campaign 2000 colleagues on April 9 in recognizing Equal Pay Day, which marks the extra three months women in Canada have had to work in 2019 to match the amount of money men made in 2018 alone. The gender pay gap persists in Canada, meaning that full-time working women earn… Continue reading FST recognizes Equal Pay Day

United Way exceeds target

March 11, 2019

Congratulations to United Way Greater Toronto which raised $110.3 million for its 2018 community campaign. It had set a target of $110 million. “We’ve made huge strides for people in our communities, because our generous donors and caring volunteers, dedicated agencies and committed corporate and labour partners showed their local love,”  said United Way CEO… Continue reading United Way exceeds target

Explore Indigenous Peoples Portal

March 11, 2019

Events and services for Toronto’s Indigenous communities are the focus of a new website launched just in time for the New Year. The Tkaronto Indigenous Peoples Portal was developed by the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council and provides a reference for programs and services as well as highlighting upcoming events and jobs across the city’s… Continue reading Explore Indigenous Peoples Portal

Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Family Service Toronto joins the world today (March 8) in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and supporting a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) is an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and equal ease of access to resources and opportunities… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

FST launches ED search

December 17, 2018

Family Service Toronto has launched an intensive search for its next Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for FST’s overall organizational performance and sustainability. FST has retained KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) to lead this search. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Tara George via email at FST@kcitalent.com.… Continue reading FST launches ED search

Seasonal lesson key for kids

December 5, 2018

Talking to kids about poverty during the holiday season is very important, says FST’s Anita Khanna who is quoted in a Canadian Living article on families coping with poverty at this time of year. “Many low-income people are not connected to family or community,” says Khanna, director of Social Action and Community Building at Family… Continue reading Seasonal lesson key for kids

FST marks Day of Remembrance

December 5, 2018

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

Poverty report: time for action

November 20, 2018

The federal government needs to be more ambitious in its poverty reduction targets and timelines, 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. 20 – the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day – provides a… Continue reading Poverty report: time for action

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