FST marks 16 days of activism

November 21, 2019

December is an important month for raising awareness of gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. It is every woman’s fundamental right to live in safety and security in her home and community – free from the threat of violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and other forms of aggression. About one third of all… Continue reading FST marks 16 days of activism

Join the anti-ageism movement

November 21, 2019

Ageism is the most socially accepted, normalized and tolerated form of discrimination today. It is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age. Ageism, like racism and sexism stems, from the assumption that all people of a group (i.e. older people) are the same. Within the workplace, older adults are less… Continue reading Join the anti-ageism movement

FST marks transgender day

November 20, 2019

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,… Continue reading FST marks transgender day

FST seniors visit Fort York

November 7, 2019

More than 15 Hispanic members of FST’s Seniors and Caregivers Support Service (SCSS) program toured the national historic site of Fort York earlier this month to learn about Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site. The participants also learned about the history of Toronto through audio-visual presentations and were… Continue reading FST seniors visit Fort York

Congrats to our CN Tower climbers

November 4, 2019

Congratulations to Team FST, which raised $3,780 – more than 50 per cent over its target of $2,500 – in the CN Tower Stair Climb for United Way on Nov 3. The funds will go towards Family Service Toronto’s staff campaign in support of United Way Greater Toronto. FST has set a 2019 campaign target… Continue reading Congrats to our CN Tower climbers

Free Counselling on Wednesdays

October 20, 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

Parties Respond to poverty poll

October 17, 2019

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and in four days, polls will open for Canada’s 43rd federal election. This year also marks 30 years since each federal party represented in the House of Commons committed to ending child poverty by the year 2000. There is no better time than the October… Continue reading Parties Respond to poverty poll

Child Poverty is Election Issue

October 7, 2019

Child and family poverty has dropped significantly across Canada since 2015, but the problem persists in all 338 federal ridings as the country heads towards a federal election Oct. 21, reports Campaign 2000, a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals committed to ending child poverty and co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto. “Child and family… Continue reading Child Poverty is Election Issue

FST staffer pens caregiver column

August 19, 2019

Identifying your role as a caregiver can be empowering, writes FST social worker Erin Relyea in her first online column as a toronto.com contributor. “Being a caregiver can be one of the most challenging roles,” she notes. “It can be lonely, emotional and overwhelming to balance the needs of another person while still maintaining your own.… Continue reading FST staffer pens caregiver column

Read our 2018-19 annual report

August 7, 2019

Copies of our annual audited financial statements and 2018-19 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, 2019. 

FST welcomes Chris Brillinger

August 1, 2019

Family Service Toronto welcomes Chris Brillinger as its new Executive Director on Aug. 6. Chris comes to FST after 31 years of exemplary leadership and dedication to Toronto public service as the city’s Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA).  He moves into the role following the July departure of Margaret Hancock, who… Continue reading FST welcomes Chris Brillinger

FST releases 2018-19 report

July 19, 2019

Family Service Toronto held its Annual General Meeting on June 19 at its downtown office at 355 Church Street. The event was attended by board members, staff, and visitors and was followed by an event to celebrate 12 years of leadership by outgoing Executive Director Margaret Hancock, who will depart July 19. About 100 community… Continue reading FST releases 2018-19 report

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