COMMUNITY RESOURCES

HORIZONS FOR YOUTH

 

Horizons for Youth is a shelter for at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 16-24 years old in Toronto. They provide youth with the support they need to escape from the cycle of poverty and leave the streets behind.

YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER

 

YWS has helped more than 15,000 homeless youth to build their confidence and life-skills and to find long-term stable housing and jobs. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs in a safe environment, with the goal of getting youth off the streets permanently. YWS prides themselves in providing youth centred and trauma informed care. 

CONVENANT HOUSE

 

The largest agency in Canada serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk. Covenant House is inclusive, intentional and impactful.

As a leader in the sector, they advocate so that all youth can have lives free from homelessness and trafficking.

360°KIDS

 

Provide a full complement of programs and services aimed at assisting at-risk and homeless youth. We take a complete 360° approach to care.

To help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety and stability.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CANADA

 

Through life-changing programs, community-based services, and relationships with peers and caring adults, Boys and Girls Clubs help children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed.

See how Boys and Girls Clubs are combatting COVID-19 across Canada. 

FRED VICTOR

 

A social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto.

Affordable housing
Transitional housing
Shelters and Emergency Respite Site
Food access services
Job training and counselling
Health information and community services
Community mental health outreach
Specialized support programs

EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANANDA

 

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians across various fields. We do this by promoting a labour force that is highly skilled. We also promote an efficient and inclusive labour market.

SHIFRA HOMES

 

Shifra Homes is a maternity residence and homeless shelter. We protect young pregnant women who are unsure how to parent, fleeing violence, or working to rebuild their lives.

Young homeless pregnant women between the ages of 16 and 27. Regardless of status (permanent resident, Canadian citizen, etc.) anyone is able to apply for their shelter.

HALTON PRENATAL PROGRAMS

Prenatal education programs for expecting parents and families with newborns while supporting the overall health and well-being of all Halton residents.

To better support residents, the Halton Region Health Department is enhancing our free online courses for expecting parents or families with newborns. These courses are:

  • web-based

  • mobile-friendly

  • include audio voiceovers, closed captioning, videos, quizzes and more to help keep you and your newborn safe and healthy.

HEALTHY SMILES

For children ages

0-17

 

No cost program for eligible children/youth with no Dental coverage.

NELSON YOUTH CENTRES

 

An accredited children’s mental health centre for children and youth ages 6 to 18 in Halton. The centre provides services in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

 

Our programs target children and youth who are struggling with mental health and behavioural challenges and their families.

 

Nelson Youth Centres, using individual, family and group therapies, support the emotional, social and behavioural well being of children, youth and families while strengthening families in our community

CITY OF BRAMPTON - SOCIAL SUPPORT TASK FORCE

 

The City of Brampton recognizes the impacts COVID-19 has on our community and that is an especially difficult and stressful time for some. They are here to support. 

 

For immediate assistance such as food supports, individuals can apply using the social support form. 

PELL REGION - SUPPORTS FOR YOUNG PARENTS

 

Resources and programs for young parents in the Peel Region. 

ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTS & DISABILITY RESOURCES

Accessibility and disability supports and resources. Including family resources, grants and access to assistive technology. 

ROGERS - ACCESSIBILE CONNECTION 

Connecting students of low income families for success with affordable internet connections.  

TELUS - MOBILITY FOR GOOD

A partnership between TELUS and the Children's Aid Foundation of Canada, it offers eligible young people from foster care with a free phone and 2-year data plan at no cost.

HALTON REGION - COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Community resources provided in Halton region. Ranging from parental and familial support, housing, food accessibility, clothing, financial debt, and more!

SPARK ONTARIO - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Looking to get involved and help out your community during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

Spark Ontario connects volunteers to community response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario Public Health officials have issued strict guidelines to stay safe.   It is asked that all organizations and volunteers follow those guidelines and maintain social distance. 

SERVICES AND FACILITIES TEMPORARILY AFFECTED IN PEEL

To help slow the rate of the COVID-19 virus, some Regional services and facilities are temporarily affected until further notice. This page is updated for residents as changes happen.

* To support youth with respect to substance abuse supplies and sexual health products; The Region of Peel’s Works Harm Reduction Team has measures in place for residents to request free harm reduction supplies (safer injection equipment, safer inhalation equipment, condoms, safer piercing kits, sharps containers, and naloxone for those at risk of opioid overdose). This is posted on the site. 

Call or text 647.225.1623 for confidential services.