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Pride 2024 Statement

June 4, 2024

This Pride month we come together to celebrate and recognize the collective joy, resilience, grief, and strength that exists every day in our 2SLGBTQ+ community.  As anti-trans rhetoric continues to rise in Canada, it’s crucial that we focus our attention on transgender inclusion and recognize the challenges our transgender siblings face, particularly those belonging to… Continue reading Pride 2024 Statement

FST signs joint letter to PM

May 14, 2024

Family Service Toronto has joined more than 80 civil society organizations, settlement agencies and religious groups in Canada in signing a strongly-worded open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on the government to abandon its plan to expand immigration detention into federal prisons. Dated Monday, May 13, the letter highlights the human rights harms… Continue reading FST signs joint letter to PM

FST launches membership drive

May 13, 2024

Support the work of Family Service Toronto by becoming a member. As a member, you’ll have voting privileges at FST’s annual meeting in September or any other special meetings of members as well as receiving FST communications and invitations to special events. FST membership is open to individuals who support our mission and vision of… Continue reading FST launches membership drive

Class action launched over waitlists

May 10, 2024

The Toronto law firm of Koskie Minsky LLP has been engaged as Class Counsel in a proceeding against the Province of Ontario regarding lengthy waitlists for developmental services in Ontario. The Amended Statement of Claim alleges that the issue of waitlists for desperately needed services has been a repeatedly identified issue for years and that… Continue reading Class action launched over waitlists

FST joins national Call for Kindness

May 7, 2024

Family Service Toronto joins the Canadian Mental Health Association’s national Call for Kindness this week (May 6-12) as we mark #MentalHealthWeek in Canada, a pivotal time for shedding light on the challenges surrounding mental well-being. It’s a reminder that each of us possesses the ability to show compassion, which can have a profound impact. This… Continue reading FST joins national Call for Kindness

FST opens board recruitment

April 18, 2024

Family Service Toronto is recruiting volunteers to join its board of directors and committees beginning in the 2024-25 governance year. FST’s board and committee members are individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives coming from the mental health, social services, non-profit, business, legal, government and academic sectors. FST is currently seeking skills/expertise in: Application deadline is… Continue reading FST opens board recruitment

FST supports Bill 173

April 17, 2024

As an agency committed to ending gender-based violence, Family Service Toronto (FST) is pleased that Bill 173 –  Intimate Partner Violence Epidemic Act – passed 2nd reading in the provincial legislature on April 10, 2024. Family Service Toronto released a statement in July of 2023 urging the government to take this important action. Declaring intimate… Continue reading FST supports Bill 173

Our volunteers make a difference!

April 12, 2024

April 14-20 is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize and celebrate both FST’s volunteers and the millions of Canadians who contribute to building stronger and more inclusive communities every day. This year’s theme, “Every Moment Matters” highlights the significant impact of every volunteer and their contributions. Over the last year FST volunteers sat on… Continue reading Our volunteers make a difference!

Free walk-in counselling returns

March 6, 2024

Starting April 11, Family Service Toronto is re-opening the in-person Single Session Walk-in Counselling service at its 355 Church St. location. Walk-in single sessions will be offered Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. to adult individuals, couples and families on a first-come first-served basis. The walk-in single-session counselling service does not see children. We will… Continue reading Free walk-in counselling returns

Poverty rates rise post pandemic

February 12, 2024

Canada saw a sharp upswing in national child poverty rates one year after historic poverty reduction was achieved in 2020,  according to the 2023 national poverty update from Campaign 2000, a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto. The report, titled Unprecedented Progress on Poverty Reduction Being Undone, states more… Continue reading Poverty rates rise post pandemic

FST celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2024

Family Service Toronto is proud to join this month’s celebrations marking the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada and stands in solidarity with Black communities across the country and around the world. We must continue our efforts to denounce all forms of anti-Black racism, colonialism and white supremacy and… Continue reading FST celebrates Black History Month

FST honours Ed Broadbent

January 12, 2024

Family Service Toronto joins its Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty colleagues in paying tribute to former federal New Democrat leader Ed Broadbent, who died Jan. 11 at the age of 87. “With his passing, we not only celebrate his life achievements but remind ourselves of the commitment made by the federal government to… Continue reading FST honours Ed Broadbent

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