Community Resources

 

Eastview Community Centre

86 Blake Street, Toronto, Ontario M4J 3C9   | 416.392.1750

Eastviewcentre.com   | contact@eastviewcentre.com

9am – 9pm Monday to Friday

9am – 4pm Saturday

Sundays Closed

Check out the Calendar on their website

 

Boys & Girls Club

Monday to Friday, 3:15 - 8:00 pm. Drop-in.  For boys and girls aged 6 - 12.

Laurette Jack-Ogbonna 416-392-1750 ext. 315 | laurettejack@eastviewcentre.com

Our Boys & Girls Club offers a warm, welcoming and safe place for children to participate in a wide variety of social and recreational activities. See a full program schedule. (eastviewcentre.com/programs/childrens-programs/after-school-evening-programs/)

 

Camps

P.A. Day & Winter Break Programs

  • Laurette at 416-392-1750 ext 315 | laurettejack@eastviewcentre.com

  • Our Boys & Girls Club offers full day programming on all board wide P.A and P.D days.

  • Winter Break: Have your children join us on our wonderful winter adventures! We guarantee a winter break program that puts the “Win” in winter and a smile on their face!

Summer Day Camp - Camp Mambo!

  • Laurette at 416-392-1750 ext 315 | laurettejack@eastviewcentre.com

  • Children 5-12yrs - Only 50 spaces available!

  • Time & Cost: Members 8:30-4:00 =$90.00 / *8:30-6:00 =$125.00

  • Non-members =$100.00 /*$150.00; Limited subsidy available

For over 40 years, our ‘little treasure’ of a neighbourhood has been providing accessible, innovative programs to families across the Greater Toronto Area. Today, we’re one of the most affordable day camp programs around, offering exhilarating camps, convenient locations and some of the best counsellors in the city! See full schedule, fees and registration. (eastviewcentre.com/programs/childrens-programs/march-break-summer-day-camp)

 

Club Blake - Homework Club @ Blake St. Jr. PS

Tuesday & Thursday, 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm. Registration required.

Homework Program @ Blake St. Jr PS - Children 6 -11 years old

 

Computer Access

If you are a community member and would like to use Eastview computer room, please visit our front desk for information Front Desk: 416-392-1750 ext. 300

 

Early Years Drop-in

Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. year round

Ursula 416-392-1750 ext. 304  | ursulanau@eastviewcentre.com

Active and creative play for children ages 0 - 5 focusing on Early Childhood Education and Adult Programming.

 

Healthy Beginnings

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. year round

Ursula 416-392-1750 ext. 304  | ursulanau@eastviewcentre.com

A perinatal program for pregnant women. The focus is on having the healthiest baby possible. A co-operative program with the Toronto Public Health Department.

 

Newcomers Support

  • Information and Referral Services*: Counseling & information, Interpretation & Translation, Referrals, Online form-filling, Telephone information services, Income tax return service for low income families (by appointment only).

  • Newcomer Orientation Classes: Citizenship preparation classes, Community meetings, Community orientation workshops, ESL & English Tutorial Classes

  • New Canadian Skills Development Program

  • Women's Programs: Drop-in group, safety program, Citizenship orientation workshops, Enrichment group, Assertiveness training workshops, Computer training and workshops

  • Cultural and Recreational Activities: Tai Chi Class, Yoga, Meditation Class, Children's Art Classes, Children's Folk Dance, Women's Craft Class, Women’s Cooking Class, Women’s Line Dancing, Women’s Fitness, Badminton

  • Weekly luncheon and Multicultural Festivals throughout the year contact Kelly at (416) 392-1750, ext. 306.

 

Read Up! Program

Weekly Tuesday 5:30-6:30 at Eastview.

Ages 0-12 (SK-Gr3). Books for all ages

Kids just show up! This volunteer driven program is for kids. Teachers please drop by!

 

School Readiness

Mondays &  Tuesdays: 1:30 to 3:00 pm  | Thursdays & Fridays: 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Ursula 416-392-1750 ext. 304 | ursulanau@eastviewcentre.com

3 x 12 week sessions offered: January to March, April to June and September to November.A free School Readiness Program that through play, social interaction, arts & crafts, music, develops skills in children that will enrich and enhance their ability to learn and prepare them for school.

 

 

Employment

Next Steps Employment Centre

416-396-2313 | Map | nsec-riverdale@tdsb.on.ca

Calendar of Upcoming Events (Follow this link and then click on the date for the Riverdale location to view their PDF Calendar)

Gerrard Square - 1000 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor

Next-Steps Employment Centres are operated by the Toronto District School Board and funded by Employment Ontario.

Services offered include:

  • Job search support

  • Resume & Cover Letter development

  • Interview Skills

  • Career Exploration

  • Job Matching & Placement Supports

  • Skills Development & Training

  • Resource Centre with access to computers for job search: printer, fax machine & photocopier


Woodgreen Employment Services

See a list of employment programs that are well established and effective such as:

4 Month Digital Tech Training/Job Prep Computer Course

This course explores basic concepts of new media as well as the role of digital technology in Web Design, and Interactive design technologies play in society. 1533 Victoria Park

Boundless Possibilities for Women- A free, full-time program for women seeking employment. Includes a certificate in Microsoft Office 2016, a 4-week internship and a 4-week paid internship. Program name has changed. 815 Danforth Avenue

Bridging Programs for Internationally Trained Individuals - Join WoodGreens Newcomer Professional Bridging Programs to launch your career: Career counseling Job search support Job Coach Mentorship Profession specific language training. (1491 Danforth Avenue)

Care for Newcomer Children - Free Care for Newcomer Services for qualified English Language Learners. TTC tokens available to qualified clients. (1491 Danforth Avenue)

Community Connections Program - The Community Connections Program unites newcomers with Canadian volunteers. Here, they can become more connected to their communities, practice English communication skills. (815 Danforth Avenue)

Employment Services Centre - WoodGreen Employment Services Centre offers Free services to anyone looking for work including: Employment focused workshops - Resume Writing; Cover Letters; Interview Skills; (1080 Queen Street East)

Employment Services Centre - WoodGreen Employment Services Centre offers Free services to anyone looking for work including: Employment focused workshops - Resume Writing; Cover Letters; Interview Skills; Researching... (1533 Victoria Park Avenue)

Employment Services Centre - WoodGreen Employment Services Centre offers Free services to anyone looking for work including: Employment focused workshops - Resume Writing; Cover Letters; Interview Skills; Researching... (989 Danforth Avenue)

English Language Services - English language instruction is an essential element in helping newcomers to feel at home and be fully productive in their new land. Immigrant Services offers Language Instruction for Newcomers. (1491 Danforth Avenue)

Homeward Bound - Homeward Bound assists single, female-led families who are living in unstable conditions make a successful transition to sustainable employment, permanent housing and independent living. Info Line: (416) 645-6000 ext. 3030

Housing Locations - WoodGreen`s Housing locations: 570 Coxwell Avenue 444 Logan Avenue 55 Pape Avenue 17 Renwick Crescent 841 Queen Street East 1070 Queen Street East 137 Sears Street The...

Mentorship for Internationally Trained Professionals - Internationally Trained Professionals will be matched with Canadian Professionals to help build an understanding of Canadian workplace best practices and build professional networks. (815 Danforth Avenue)



 

Immigration and Settlement

See also:

  • Riverdale Community Health Centre  

  • Eastview Community Centre

  • Employment (above)


Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre

1326 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, ON, M4L 1Z1

416-465-6021 | reception.riwc@gmail.com

www.riwc.ca

See a list of programs including:

  • Violence against Women and Children Program

  • Essential Pathways to Employment Program

  • Anti-Violence Youth Program

  • Volunteer and Placement Student Program

  • Toronto - A Place to Call Our Own: Empowering Women to Take Action for Affordable Housing



 

Health

South Riverdale Community Health Centre
(416) 461-2493  | www.srchc.ca
955 Queen St E, Toronto, ON

Some of the programing available at SRCHC:

 

 

Legal

East Toronto Community Legal Services

1320 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 3X1. (2 blocks east of Greenwood Ave.) North side of Gerrard St. East. | 416-461-8102 | etcls.ca

Current intake schedule, (but call ahead before coming)

Mondays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Chinese Clinic /Advice (translation provided)

Wednesdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Closed at 12:30pm

Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Fridays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

If you live in the area bounded by: The Don River, Victoria Park Ave., Danforth Ave. and the Lake Ontario, we can provide legal advice and representation in the following areas of law:

  • Ontario Works/Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Immigration

  • Employment Insurance and Employment Law

  • Canada Pension

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation

  • Consumer Law

  • Small Claims Court matters (limited assistance)




 

Toronto Public Library - Jones

416-393-7715 | Send an Email | Jones on Twitter

Manager - Trina Preece | tpreece@torontopubliclibrary.ca | 416-393-7649

See a list of up-to-date events at the Jones branch

Monday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am to 8:30 pm

Wednesday 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday Closed

 

 

Toronto Public Library - Pape and Danforth

416-393-7727 | Send an Email |

Manager - Trina Preece | tpreece@torontopubliclibrary.ca | 416-393-7649

See a list of up-to-date events at the Pape & Danforth branch

Monday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Thursday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am to 8:30 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm




 

Youth
 

Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Services

We provide comprehensive services to high-risk youth and their families in the city of Toronto. Contact us if you or someone you know is:

  • depressed or anxious
  • feeling sad all the time
  • being abused verbally, physically or sexually
  • using drugs or alcohol
  • finding it impossible to attend school or keep a job
  • being bullied (online, at school or both)
  • involved in gang activity
  • in trouble with the law
  • or you just don’t know where to turn for help

We provide services based on a family’s specific situation. We may work with all family members together, with the parents and youth separately, or with just the parents or the youth. There are no fees for our service. To get started, call us at 416-465-1410


The Pape Adolescent Resource Centre (PARC)

www.parcyouth.com

A preparation to independence program serving youth  ages 15-29 years of age presently in care and/or former youth in care. PARC is a joint program operated by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), the Catholic Children’s Aid Society (CCAS), and Jewish Family & Child Services (JF&CS). PARC assists young people by providing access to practical resources which are necessary for a successful transition to independence.