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Organization: Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto  
Phone Numbers: 416-963-9963
Fax: 416-963-5062
191 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON
M5A 2E5
Intersection: Sherbourne St and Gerrard St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-4:30 pm * some evening and weekend workshops

Food Bank -- Fri 10 am-12 noon * Meal Programs: Lunch -- Mon-Fri 12:30 pm-1:30 pm * Drop-in -- Tue, Thu-Fri 10 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Sarah Midanik - Executive Director
Service Description: Crisis intervention * information and referral * urban orientation * community outreach * food programs

Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children -- home visits for families with children birth-6 years * auntie approach * prenatal and postpartum support * early education support, links to community resources and referrals * Pimaatsiwin -- drop-in for mothers and children birth-6 years * parenting classes * prenatal programs * community kitchen, healthy families training and workshops

Sexual Violence Response Team (SVRT) -- 416-525-9653 * case management * peer support * peer-led support circles * trauma counseling

Advocacy Program -- support, counselling and referrals specializing in legal assistance, ending violence and general assistance

Cultural programming -- women's and youth hand drumming, arts and crafts, beading, Full Moon Ceremonies, Traditional feasts, Ojibwe language class * fitness programs * cultural traditions, crafts, support groups, speakers

Drop-in -- showers, laundry, clothing, shoes, feminine hygiene products

Food Bank -- women and youth circles * for Aboriginal women and their families * drop in Wednesday 9:30 am-11:30 am * emergency supply of milk and diapers * member of Daily Bread Food Bank * meal programs -- lunch Monday to Friday

Housing Program -- information and referral * assistance finding and accessing safe, stable housing

Investing in Women's Futures -- self-employment and pre-employment training program * includes skill-building workshops, educational bridging programs, traditional counselling and activities * dress for success program and clothing bank

Services and Programs:
  • Nbaakaawin Kwe Learning Program

Fees: None * Associate memberships are also available for Aboriginal women living outside GTA
Application: Drop in or call for appointment * food bank -- at initial intake assessment discussion, income and address information, and identification for household members, may be requested, such as band number and health card -- call for details * SVRT -- book an appointment at 416-525-9653 or email
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Women of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit) or women with children of Aboriginal ancestry * meal programs open to all women * Aboriginal female youth of Aboriginal ancestry
Languages: English ; Cree ; Ojibway
Area(s) Served:
Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, Halton, Mississauga, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto, Wellington, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Child and Youth Community Health Care Programs
Clothing and Household Items
Crisis Intervention
Fitness Centres and Programs
Food Banks
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples
Hospitality Meals
Housing Referral and Rights
Parenting Education
Prenatal Classes and Programs

This information was last completely updated on May 12, 2017

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