FST explores LGBTQ+ poverty

July 17, 2017

FST’s Campaign 2000 team has assisted efforts to explore poverty among LGBTQ+ Canadians in connection with the federal government’s work towards a national Poverty Reduction Strategy. Campaign 2000 – a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto – has called for a federal anti-poverty strategy for decades and partnered with… Continue reading FST explores LGBTQ+ poverty

FST releases 2016-17 annual report

July 1, 2017

Family Service Toronto held its Annual General Meeting on June 21 at our Sterling Road office. The event was attended by board members, staff, and visitors. Copies of our annual audited financial statements and 2016-17 Annual Report were distributed and are now available for download or online reading through our website.

Live Construction Camera

June 30, 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

FST salutes Canada 150

June 30, 2017

Family Service Toronto joins all Canadians in celebrating 150 years of our country’s remarkable history and diversity this Canada Day weekend. Please note all FST offices will be closed Monday, July 3 and reopen on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Happy Canada Day!

June celebrates Seniors and Pride

June 21, 2017

The start of June marks a month of double celebrations at Family Service Toronto. FST is pleased to recognize the important work of our Seniors and Caregivers Support Services unit as we welcome Seniors’ Month and celebrate the contributions that seniors make every day in communities across the province. June 1 is also the start… Continue reading June celebrates Seniors and Pride

FST marks National Aboriginal Day

June 20, 2017

Family Service Toronto joins all Canadians in recognizing June 21 as National Aboriginal Day and celebrating the cultural diversity of Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples and their significant contribution to our society. Wednesday is the 21st annual day established by the federal government to celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage and falls in National Aboriginal… Continue reading FST marks National Aboriginal Day

FST supports film on domestic abuse

June 13, 2017

Family Service Toronto is proud to support the screening of the feature film A Better Man  this month at HotDocs Ted Rogers Cinema. More than 20 years ago, Toronto-based Attiya Khan was in a physically abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend, Steve. Today, she’s a prominent feminist who has worked for women’s shelters across the U.S.… Continue reading FST supports film on domestic abuse

Join national forum on poverty

June 12, 2017

Public forums in Toronto, Winnipeg and Charlottetown tonight will focus on priorities for Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy and urgent recommendations for change. The forums follow today’s release of Campaign 2000’s submission to the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. Campaign 2000 – a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto –… Continue reading Join national forum on poverty

FST applauds workplace changes

May 30, 2017

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced welcome changes to workplaces including: Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by January 1, 2019 Mandating equal pay for equal work for part-time, temporary, casual and seasonal employees Expanding personal emergency leave to 10 days including a minimum of two paid days per year for all workers… Continue reading FST applauds workplace changes

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

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