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Indigenous Health: Toronto Community Resources

Indigenous Health: Toronto Community Resources

Updated February 2020

General Health Centres & Clinics Services offered
Anishnawbe Health Toronto 179 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON (Gerrard & Sherbourne) 416-920-2605 www.aht.ca Primary care; Diabetics education, management and prevention; Traditional family services; Indigenous mental health and addiction services; FASD services; Babishkhan: Circle of care workers (long-term case management model for homelessness); Community health worker training program; O Ta Ti Baen Program (O Tay) (program for homelessness which affords participants credits that can be applied to their rent) Chiropody services; Dental services; Kitchiniigaan Noongom Program (pre and post-natal support for women and their families until their child is 12-months-old); OSHKII OKITCHIIDAK Youth program (engages youth and their families/supports in cultural activities that reflect their needs and interests); Translation services; Physiotherapy services
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre 439 Dundas St. E 416-360-4350 (ext. 245 for food bank) www.councilfire.ca Healing & wellness program; meal program; food bank every other Thursday; counselling; self-help groups, social events; cultural programs; parenting & prenatal support; community kitchen; youth services.
Regent Park Community Health Centre Diabetes Education Program ++ other services. Walk-in clinic for non-housed individuals (every Wednesday 9-11am)
 Toronto East End Health Network ·          Indigenous Day Withdrawal   Management Program 985 Danforth Ave. Blends Indigenous teachings with mainstream approaches to trauma-informed healing therapy
Ontario Native Women’s Association 67 Yonge St. Unit 808 (King and Yonge) 1-800-667-8016  
Metis Nation of Toronto 75 Sherbourne St, Ste 311 416-977-9881 www.metisnation.org Problem gambling prevention program, pre/postnatal programs that include nutrition information, home visiting, emergency supplies; support services & job support
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 16 Spadina Rd 416-964-9087 www.ncct.on.ca/programs Outreach to Indigenous seniors and those with disabilities in the GTA; cultural/recreational services; food services; counselling
Native Child & Family Services of Toronto 30 College St. 416-969-8510 www.nativechild.org Partner assault response; violence against women programs; sexual violence response team; child protection counselling services; children’s mental health programs; Indigenous Early Years Centre; cultural teachings; community kitchen; parenting programs; drop-in programs.
Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy 416-944-9481 www.oahas.org Outreach, education, long-term care support groups, treatment, support and counseling initiatives with a harm reduction approach  
2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations 416-944-9300 http://www.2spirits.com/ Support, referrals & advocacy; HIV/AIDS education & prevention services; social events; internet access
Toronto Birthing Centre 525 Dundas Street East, Toronto 416-366-8080 x201 reception@torontobirthcentre.ca Birthing centre with Indigenous foundations. Provide culturally safe care for Indigenous people in the GTA belonging to an affiliated midwifery practice, along with other priority groups including the LGBTQ2S community. Seventh
Tkaronto Indigenous Peoples Portal www.indigenousto.ca Online compilation of Indigenous community resources in Toronto.
Mental Wellness Services offered
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture 416 363 1066 Drop-in, individual and group programs, and mutual support groups to helps survivors overcome the effects of torture and war
CAMH Aboriginal Services 60 White Squirrel Way, 2nd floor 416-535-8501 www.camh.ca Indigenous social workers, outpatient mental health support; occupational therapist and Traditional healer; cultural programming; support to Indigenous people accessing inpatient CAMH services
The Gatehouse Two-phase Adult Support Program – 15-week group sessions covering topics such as triggers and moving out of isolation, followed by a 16-week group program, which focuses on specific topics and incorporates trauma-focused yoga, mindfulness living techniques and tai chi to enhance coping skills.
Native Horizons Treatment Centre 130 New Credit Rd. Hagersville, ON 905-768-5144, 1877-330-8467 www.nhtc.ca Residential treatment program addressing addictions, traumas and related problems. Youth day camps for 12-17 years of age; cultural programing; sweat lodge.
Peel Aboriginal Network 208 Britannia Rd E. Unit 1 Mississauga, ON 905-712-4726 www.peelaboriginalnetwork.com Cultural programming such as regalia making and drumming, monthly appointments with an Elder, foodbank 5 days per week, housing, employment, legal support
Sherbourne Health Centre, Counselling services 333 Sherbourne St. Toronto, ON 416 324 4100 Adolescents and adults in Toronto who have experienced abuse and other forms of violence, trauma and issues related to war, poverty and racism. Primary populations served are LGBTQ, homeless and newcomers, but all are welcome.   Self-referral but may be a waitlist of six months or more
Toronto Distress Centre – Survivor Support Programs (Suicide and homicide loss) Services offered: Eight weekly one-on-one sessions followed by group support Eligibility: People who have lost someone to a death by suicide or homicide Referral: Self-referral
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto 191 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON 416-963-9963 www.nwrct.ca For urban Indigenous women and their families – self-referrals. Seeking Safety for Indigenous Women: 12-week program for Indigenous women coping with trauma and/or substance use problems. Sexual violence response team offering peer support and trauma counselling.
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre – Multicultural Women against Rape 416 597-1171 (inquiries), 416 597-8808 (crisis line) 24-hour crisis line, individual face-to-face counselling, court support and accompaniment, support groups, public education and workshops   Eligibility: Survivors of sexual violence (welcomes all gender identities and sexual orientations) Referral: Self-referral Fees: Free
Mount Sinai, Community Mental Health Program 260 Spadina Ave, Ste 204, Toronto, ON 416-586-9900 Focus on Southeast Asian,Tamil, Indigenous, Black communities  Assertive community treatment team (ACTT), mental health court support program (MHCS)
Toronto East Health Network Indigenous Healing Program 2 College St. Rm 106, Toronto, ON 416-923-0800 www.tegh.on.ca For children and adults who are Métis, Inuit, First Nations. Indigenous healing services that address trauma, mental well-being, addictions, anger release, domestic violence, etc.
Shelter/Housing Services offered
Aboriginal Housing Support Centre Scarborough East: 20 Sewells Rd 416-281-2057 Scarborough West: 3087 Danforth Ave 416-260-6011 www.aboriginallhsc.org Assistance with social housing; resolving landlord/tenant disputes; counselling; groups
Anduhyaun Inc 1296 Weston Rd 416-920-1492 (ext. 221 for crisis/shelter) 416-243-7669 (ext. 226 for transitional housing) www.anduhyaun.org Emergency shelter for women fleeing violence with or without children; traditional housing; cultural programming & workshops
Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) 14 Vaughan Rd, 26 Vaughan Rd 416-651-6750 (transitional housing) 416-653-4794 (outreach services) 416-652-0334 (emergency shelter) www.nameres.org Outreach services; men’s emergency shelter; traditional housing; Elder teaching; cultural programming; mental health support
Nishnawbe Homes 244 Church St Toronto, ON 416-975-5451 Affordable housing for Indigenous people who are under-housed and homeless.
Wigwamen Inc 23 Lesmill Rd, Unit 106 416-481-4451 www.wigwamen.com Affordable & transitional housing for Indigenous people and families. Independent living facility for Indigenous older adults.
Legal Services Services offered
Aboriginal Legal Services 211 Yonge St, Ste 500 416-408-3967; 416-408-4041 (community legal clinic) Www.aboriginallegal.ca Community legal clinic; court worker program; community council program; family counseling; dispute resolution for families involved with child protection services.
Employment & Training Services offered
Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training 167 Gerrard St E. 416-591-2310, 1877-980-6961 www.miziwebiik.com Employment training & work opportunities; information sessions; job fairs
Youth Resources Services offered
Gizhaadaawgamlik Daycare Preschool – 12 year of age Provide lunch, morning & afternoon snack
Phone lines Services offered
Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310 Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in: Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut. Online messaging service https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
Toronto Distress Centre 416-408-4357  
Canada Suicide Prevention Service 1-833-456-4566 toll free Text service: 45645  Text service: 4pm-12am ET daily
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre 416-597-8808  
Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline 1-833-900-1010  
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 toll free Free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information from Registered Nurse
Assaulted Women’s Helpline                   1-866-863-7868 or 416-863-0511  
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel                                                     905 895-7313  
University of Toronto Student Resources Services offered
Indigenous Grad Writing Group First Nations House Lounge Contact Bonnie Jane Maracle—bj.maracle@utoronto.ca 416-946-7565 Writing support Social events
Indigenous Peer Career Advisors: Contact Student Success Front Desk 416-978-8000 214 College St Clnx.utoronto.ca Career support  
Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/institutes/wbiih/ Partnering with Indigenous peoples for wellness through research and education Ongoing research and education events for students Indigenous cultural programming and courses Indigenous public health collaborations with various Faculty across the University of Toronto

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