Live Construction Camera

May 23, 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

Help shape strategy to reduce poverty

May 17, 2017

Join Campaign 2000 on the evening of June 12 for a national conversation on reducing poverty across Canada. The public forum will help inform the federal government as it shapes Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. Public consultation on the strategy ends June 30. Campaign 2000 – a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by… Continue reading Help shape strategy to reduce poverty

Join the fight for decent work

May 16, 2017

It’s not too late to send a message to provincial legislators who are making key decisions about the future of decent work in Ontario this week. Significant changes to labour laws such as a boost in the minimum wage and mandatory sick time are being considered. Learn how you can send a message to your… Continue reading Join the fight for decent work

FST bids for digital change award

May 2, 2017

A transformation of record keeping at Family Service Toronto has earned it a nomination in this year’s Digital Transformation Awards sponsored by IWTC, formerly IT World Canada. FST decided to digitize its records after conducting a 10-year cost benefit analysis, which indicated that investing in a digital document management solution would be a good idea,… Continue reading FST bids for digital change award

FST awards IT services contract

May 1, 2017

Family Service Toronto has awarded a one-year IT Technical Support Services contract to Xerox Canada in partnership with Process Fusion Inc. The contract was awarded following a public procurement process launched in March with the release of a formal Request for Proposal, and was awarded following a review of bids from four vendors. The contract… Continue reading FST awards IT services contract

FST salutes our volunteers

April 21, 2017

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 from April 23-29 and celebrates Canada’s 12.7 million… Continue reading FST salutes our volunteers

FST Seniors visit Queen’s Park

April 3, 2017

More than 30 Hispanic members of FST’s Seniors Community Connections program visited the provincial legislature in late March to learn about Ontario’s government and watch the legislature in action. MPP Cristina Martins (Davenport) introduced the group in the Assembly Chamber and provided background for the visitors. The tour was arranged through a new Civic Engagement Program… Continue reading FST Seniors visit Queen’s Park

What is the cost of raising children?

March 7, 2017

Understanding the true cost of raising a child in Canada is complex and requires significant improvements to better inform the development of social policy on child and family poverty, according to a new report released March 7 by Campaign 2000. “Right now, we don’t have official estimates of what it costs to raise children,” says… Continue reading What is the cost of raising children?

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

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

Programs and Services

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Growing Up Healthy Downtown
Healthy Families. Healthy Communities
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
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Pat’s Place
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Seniors and Caregivers
Seniors Community Connections
Social Action and Community Building
Substance Abuse Professional Services
Violence Against Women
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