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 info@carewatchontario.com.

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.

Film highlights power of love

August 29, 2018

Family Service Toronto is pleased to co-present the film adaptation of Far from The Tree – an intimate and profoundly human look at families raising children with extreme differences. Based on Andrew Solomon’s New York Times bestselling book, the film will screen from Aug. 31 to Sept. 14 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema,… Continue reading Film highlights power of love

Campaign 2000 maps child poverty

June 27, 2018

Campaign 2000’s latest report reveals a disturbing picture of the magnitude of child poverty in every federal riding. It is a stark portrait of inequality in Canada with high- and low-income families living in close proximity while divided by wide social and economic gaps that leave too many children hungry, sick and stressed beyond their… Continue reading Campaign 2000 maps child poverty

FST releases 2017-18 annual report

June 21, 2018

Family Service Toronto held its Annual General Meeting on June 20 at its new downtown office at 355 Church Street. The event was attended by board members, staff, and visitors and was followed by an Open House and tours of our new facilities. More than 100 community partners, sector friends, former board members and guests… Continue reading FST releases 2017-18 annual report

Lawrence office closes June 15

June 14, 2018

Client services will be affected through June 26 as the result of Family Service Toronto’s closure of its 700 Lawrence Avenue West offices and move to Sterling Road and Church Street. FST’s Options, PDP, Passport, & PassportONE offices will relocate to 202-128A Sterling Road and open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27. Staff will… Continue reading Lawrence office closes June 15

Happy Pride month from FST!

June 14, 2018

Family Service Toronto is celebrating the diversity and inclusiveness of the city’s third annual Pride month throughout June and salutes the work of its David Kelley Services unit. FST’s DKS unit is committed to trauma-informed, anti-oppression practices to help empower LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and families, as well as people living with, affected by or concerned… Continue reading Happy Pride month from FST!

YWCA salutes Margaret Hancock

May 25, 2018

Family Service Toronto’s Executive Director was honoured May 24 with one of 2018’s Women of Distinction awards by the Toronto YWCA. “Margaret Hancock’s work has created a ripple effect of inclusivity and social justice,” the YWCA states on its website. “When Margaret comes to the table she has the unique ability to harness the power… Continue reading YWCA salutes Margaret Hancock

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