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FST: IPV is an epidemic

July 20, 2023

As an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of violence against women (VAW), Family Service Toronto welcomes Toronto City Council’s July 20 decision to declare gender-based and intimate partner violence an epidemic. The declaration was part of a motion from Mayor Olivia Chow that passed with no opposition and calls on the provincial and federal governments… Continue reading FST: IPV is an epidemic

FST welcomes new board President

June 29, 2023

Olympia Baldrich has been appointed President of Family Service Toronto’s Board of Directors. The appointment was confirmed by board members on June 28, 2023 following FST’s Annual General Meeting. She takes over the position from Andrew Thomson who has completed his board term. Olympia joined FST’s board in June 2021 and is an executive with… Continue reading FST welcomes new board President

Read our 2022-23 Annual Report

June 28, 2023

Copies of our 2022-23 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements are available for download or online reading. The annual report lists our programs and client services and provides statistics on our work and community outreach. It also describes our work through the year and addresses organizational highlights and changes. Funders and donors are also highlighted… Continue reading Read our 2022-23 Annual Report

FST Pride 2023 Statement

May 30, 2023

For many within the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community, the word Pride is often first encountered as a sin. The fight for Queer liberation led by Trans, gender non-conforming individuals, sex workers, drag queens/kings, queer youth, lesbians, gay men, Black, and Indigenous communities has allowed us to recognize and celebrate that Pride is a virtue. During Pride we… Continue reading FST Pride 2023 Statement

FST sites now fully open

May 9, 2023

Family Service Toronto offices are now fully open. Onsite services have resumed at our downtown location at 355 Church Street, west-end location at 128A Sterling Road, and our east-end location at 1527 Victoria Park Avenue. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person pre-booked appointments, drop-ins and for some scheduled group sessions.… Continue reading FST sites now fully open

Hard Feelings expands hours

May 2, 2023

FST’s partner Hard Feelings Mental Health will expand its storefront hours beginning May 3 at 353 Church Street adjacent to FST’s downtown offices. The new store hours are Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hard Feelings is an innovative non-profit organization and member of the Citywide Commons – a suite of organizations… Continue reading Hard Feelings expands hours


March 16, 2023

Family Service Toronto charges a fee for service in our General Counselling service, Families in Transition, David Kelley LGBTQ+ Counselling Service and Next Steps Partner Assault Response Program.  FST’s fees for counselling and group work in these programs are changing, effective April 1, 2023 for all people who attend a first appointment on or after… Continue reading NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE

FST celebrates Social Workers

March 9, 2023

It is #SocialWorkMonth2023 and Family Service Toronto joins in the celebration of social workers from across Canada. And, March 6 to 12 is also Social Work Week in Ontario. This year’s theme, #SocialWorkIsEssential, speaks to the diverse and essential nature of the social work profession. Every day, social workers support Canadians in navigating complex systems. As we… Continue reading FST celebrates Social Workers

Ending Child Poverty is Possible

February 14, 2023

Ending child and family poverty is possible according to the 2022 national poverty report card released by Campaign 2000, a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals coordinated by Family Service Toronto. Campaign2000’s report, Pandemic Lessons: Ending Child and Family Poverty is Possible, finds that in 2020, despite the onset of a global pandemic and… Continue reading Ending Child Poverty is Possible

FST joins mental health appeal

February 6, 2023

Our city and our nation are experiencing a mental health crisis. On Feb. 6, Family Service Toronto joined the Canadian Mental Health Association (Toronto), Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and The Neighbourhood Group in appealing to @JustinTrudeau and @fordnation to urge an immediate national response. Without core funding increases, FST and community agencies at… Continue reading FST joins mental health appeal

Pre-book in-person sessions

February 3, 2023

In-person pre-booked appointments and some groups have resumed at our 355 Church Street and 128A Sterling Road locations for Counselling and Developmental Services.  Counselling, Options Case Management, Person Directed Planning,  Passport and group sessions continue to be offered  by phone and video as we work to support communities and clients. See our Virtual Workshops and Groups… Continue reading Pre-book in-person sessions

FST launches new needs program

January 18, 2023

Family Service Toronto has launched an innovative project to provide individualized service navigation to people with multi-layered, complex needs and who are struggling to find help. “Now more than ever, vulnerable people in Toronto Centre are experiencing different crises concurrently,” said local MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam at the program’s virtual launch on Jan. 18. “It is… Continue reading FST launches new needs program

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Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
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Pat’s Place
Person Directed Planning
Queer and Connected
Seniors and Caregivers
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Social Action
Transitional and Housing Support
Violence Against Women
Walk-In Counselling