EMERGENCY HELP

If you need urgent medical or psychiatric attention,             need help in an EMERGENCY or are in CRISIS:

Go to your local emergency department at the hospital immediately or CALL 911.

Contact a nurse at Telehealth Ontario by dialing 1-866-797-0000.


If you need to talk to someone… make a call.
Contact a Distress Centre. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day. Crisis hotlines offer free,
confidential and anonymous telephone counselling and information.

Kids' Help Phone: Call 1 800 668-6868. They give immediate help for youth 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. No matter what the problem or concern, the counsellors will provide
immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community
or social service agency.

Toronto Distress Centre: Call 416 408-4357 if you are in distress or need emotional support.
If you are in crisis or suicidal, please call the toll free number 1 833-456-4566 (24 hours) or
text 45645 (4 pm to 12 midnight).

ConnexOntario: Call 1-866-531-2600 for access to Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem
Gambling Services. This is the place to call for help with drug, alcohol, or money issues.

Gerstein Centre: Call 416 929-5200. They will help callers who are experiencing a mental
health crisis to work out some effective ways of addressing their immediate problems, and
connect them to services that can offer ongoing support.

Assaulted Women's Helpline: Call 416 863-0511.

211 Central: Dial 211 on your phone for help finding emergency shelter, and other programs
and services in your community (like health care, dental, abuse support, and more).

Visit www.mindyourmind.ca for more information on mental health, wellness, and resilience.


Don't know what to say to a friend who is struggling?  Check out bethere.org for ideas, and tell a trusted adult.


THERE IS HELP. MAKE THE CALL. YOU MATTER. THINGS CAN CHANGE.

HOUSING SUPPORT & SHELTERS


City of Toronto

Call 311 or Central Intake at 416-338-4766 or toll free 1-877-338-3398.

List of Emergency Shelters is at

https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=e29dd4b4920c0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral Centre
416-392-0090
129 Peter Street, Toronto, ON
Open 24/7, with walk-in housing help Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-11:30 pm


Youth Without Shelter (Etobicoke)

http://www.yws.on.ca/

For immediate help call 416-748-0110 extension 0.


The Young Street Mission Evergreen Program helps with Housing, Employment, Mental Health, and Food services. https://www.ysm.ca/programs/   Please contact Evergreen Reception at 

416-929-9614 ext. 2200 or egreception@ysm.ca 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

 

George Hull Centre for Children and Families  

http://www.georgehullcentre.on.ca/  

Offers a full spectrum of child and youth mental health services to children from birth to age 18 and their families.

 

Skylark (formerly Delisle Youth Services and Oolagen Youth Mental Health) 

http://www.skylarkyouth.org/

Mental and developmental health services for children, youth, and their families.


SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (formerly Hincks-Dellcrest) 

 http://www.hincksdellcrest.org/

Offers a variety of services for infants, children, and youth, including prevention and early intervention programs, outpatient, day, and in-home treatment services, as well as residential treatment programs.
 

Griffin Centre 

http://www.griffincentre.org/  

Offers assessment, service coordination and planning, individual, family and group counselling, specialized day/residential services and respite services for children, youth, and their families.

 

 

Etobicoke Children's Centre 

http://www.etobicokechildren.com/ 

Centre providing mental health and autism services for children, youth and their families. The ECC’s services include workshops, consultation, training and treatment.

ECC's What's Up Walk In Mental Health Clinic at Dixon and Martingrove:  https://www.whatsupwalkin.ca/service-providers/  

 

Central Toronto Youth Services  

http://www.ctys.org/      

Wide variety of mental health support services for youth between the ages of 12-18 years, including individual and group counseling and parent support. Also has specialized programs for African-Canadian youth, those who are queer/trans/questioning their sexual or gender identities, and youth who are involved in the justice system.

 

CAMH: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  

http://www.camh.ca/en/your-care/programs-and-services

Provides assessment and treatment of mental health, developmental, and addiction issues for children and youth. Includes specialized programs for mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse for Afro-Canadian and Caribbean youth, and a youth justice clinic.

 

TDSB Student Mental Health Supports

The Student Resources website provides mental health and well-being resources, including coping exercises for students. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Remote-Learning/Resources-During-Covid-19

 

Children’s Mental Health Week. A calendar full of resources and activities is available online now. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/docs/Virtual%20CMHW.pdf

HEALTH & DENTAL


Rexdale Community Health Centre   -  A SEE School Partner Organization

https://www.rexdalechc.com/locations-hours#location-dixon

Rexdale Community Health Centre delivers integrated, coordinated clinical services through a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, a physiotherapist and a chiropodist.  In collaboration with the City of Toronto’s Public Health department, Rexdale CHC also offers dental services for children, students and seniors.  They are located one block south of SEE School at McArthur and Dixon.  


New Leaf Yoga - A SEE School Partner Organization for physical and mental wellbeing

This is a stressful time for many of us. We have been very lucky to have New Leaf Yoga with us once a week at the school for the past few years. Their facilitators have recorded a variety of videos and audio recordings offering physical practice videos and mindfulness activities that can be done individually or with family at home. You can access their online resources here:  

New Leaf Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNn8CzdQ4tRwC2sOezKTKeQ                                        

New Leaf SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-849742011

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

 

 

VPI Working Solutions (Etobicoke location at Bloor and Islington, frequently works with SEE students)

http://www.vpi-inc.com/

Provides employment programs, assessments and supportive vocational services that help residents of Ontario improve job readiness, explore training and get back to work.

 

YES: Youth Employment Services

https://www.yes.on.ca

Job postings, workshops, entrepreneurship, and programs aimed at youth with mental health issues or housing struggles.

 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT (DEVICES, COMPUTERS)


Student email addresses in TDSB follow this format: 

Firstname.Lastname@student.tdsb.on.ca 


To reset your TDSB student email password 

https://csdwebchat.tdsb.on.ca/StudentWebChat/servlet/AppMain?__lFILE=ChatForm.jsp


Accessing Google Classroom (Instructional video by our IRT Michelle Hadida from our Alt9 Family)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oFo5_71iF0&feature=emb_logo  


Having Trouble with your TDSB Device

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Remote-Learning/Student-Device-Support  


COVID GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTS


City of Toronto Social Supports (Food Banks, Housing funds, OW, Financial Support…)

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-social-support/?accordion=food

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-social-support/


Hand Up for Kids (FREE Food Care Packages delivered to your home)

https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/e/1FAIpQLSdW7AOOEdZaeryJtn8kWYtReVHeUhuRK75H1CJWiZ6hVbERCg/formResponse


Government Financial Benefits This is an excellent site on how to figure out quickly and easily what supports you qualify for and how to access them. https://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/covid_income


Special Education one-time Grant for Families

Please see the link below for information regarding a one-time per child grant provided by the Ministry of Education for students with special education needs who are currently engaged in remote learning or currently attending a publicly funded daycare. The funds can be used by parents, guardians, and caregivers to purchase learning materials and other supports.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families


The Special Services at Home program helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability:

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/specialservices.aspx