Season’s Greetings from FST

December 6, 2018

Best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season and a happy new year from everyone at Family Service Toronto. Please note all FST offices will be closed on Mon. Dec. 24 through Wed. Dec. 26 and resume regular business hours at 9 a.m. on Thurs. Dec. 27. We will be closed again for the… Continue reading Season’s Greetings from FST

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

It’s none of my business

November 20, 2018

Perhaps that thought has run through your mind when you have worried that someone close to you might be experiencing abuse. But why is it not your business? That’s the focus of our new month-long campaign challenging everyone to take simple actions that could have a big impact in the life of someone experiencing abuse.… Continue reading It’s none of my business

FST marks transgender day

November 20, 2018

November 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance- a memorial in which we remember the lives lost to transphobic and transmisogynist violence.  Trans lives-and particularly the lives of trans women of colour and sex workers- are disproportionately at risk due to transphobic and transmisogynist violence. Today, we honour and remember the people we have lost this year, and send our love… Continue reading FST marks transgender day

FST joins 2018 Uprising of Care

October 17, 2018

Family Service Toronto launched its staff campaign in support of United Way Greater Toronto on Oct. 16 with a BBQ fundraiser lunch. About 80 staff and guests participated as we revealed this year’s campaign target of $22,500. FST is also hosting a team in the CN Tower Stair Climb for United Way on Sunday, Nov… Continue reading FST joins 2018 Uprising of Care

Report focuses on child poverty

October 2, 2018

Child and family poverty is a disturbing reality in every ward in Toronto, a new report from a coalition of community agencies finds. Family Service Toronto’s Campaign 2000 team contributed to the report, which uses newly released census data. The data show that ten wards in the city have a child poverty rate between 33%… Continue reading Report focuses on child poverty

Sharing our Vision for Pharmacare

October 2, 2018

Campaign 2000 submitted its recommendations for a national universal pharmacare program to the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. Canada’s current patchwork system of drug coverage relies on an uneven mix of contributions from the private and public sectors. This system is inconsistent, confusing for families to navigate and costly to administer. Canadians spend more… Continue reading Sharing our Vision for Pharmacare

FST produces resource for lawyers

September 28, 2018

FST’s Violence Against Women team and a group of survivors of gender-based violence has collaborated with fellow agencies, counsellors and lawyers to create a resource for family lawyers. The tool contains practical suggestions on how to integrate a trauma-informed approach into one’s legal practice. This project was funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. Tip Sheet –… Continue reading FST produces resource for lawyers

Candidates focus on seniors

September 20, 2018

Candidates running for election as Mayor of Toronto will focus on seniors issues at a daytime forum at Metro Hall next month. The forum will be held on Monday, Oct 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Rotunda at 55 John Street. Call 416-590-0455 for more information or email

Read our 2017-18 annual report

August 30, 2018

Copies of our annual audited financial statements and 2017-18 Annual Report are available for download or online reading. The 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, 2018.

Programs and Services

Programmes en Français
Appointments and Frequently Asked Questions
Campaign 2000
Caregiver Support Focus Group
Connecting Families
Families in Transition
Growing Up Healthy Downtown
Healthy Families. Healthy Communities
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Partner Assault Response
Partner Contact
Pat’s Place
Person Directed Planning
Seniors and Caregivers
Seniors Community Connections
Social Action and Community Building
Substance Abuse Professional Services
Violence Against Women
Walk-In Counselling