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Open Workshop – means it’s open to everyone and advance registration is not required
Closed Workshop – means it’s limited to attendees of the hosting facilities’ program and therefore not open to the public
519 Church Street Community Centre: Open Workshop, 519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9 http://www.the519.org
The 519 is the hub of community life for the LGBTQ community, providing over 80 community-led programs that provide peer support and social, recreational, arts, and cultural opportunities. Open workshop
Anishnawbe Heath Toronto: www.aht.ca
AHT aims to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multidisciplinary health care model. Closed Workshop
Evelyn Gregory Library Open Workshop, 120 Trowell Ave, York, ON M6M 1L7 https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Following collaboration on the Write On! program, the Evelyn Gregory branch has continued an expressive writing workshop to provide writers an opportunity to hone their skills and receive feedback in a supportive environment, and network with other aspiring writers. Open workshop
FJC Refugee Centre – Closed Workshop https://www.fcjrefugeecentre.org/
Fred Victor Housing : Open Workshop, 145 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1S1 www.fredvictor.org/housing
Fred Victor Housing provides responsive, accessible and innovative housing and services for men and women who have experienced homelessness and poverty or have lived in unhealthy or sub-standard accommodations. Open workshop
KGO Adult Learning http://www.kgoadultliteracy.com
The KGO Adult Literacy Program is a grassroots, volunteer-run literacy program that assists adults ages 21 years and older in the Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park community with their reading, writing and math skills.
LOFT TAY www.loftcs.org
The LOFT Transitional Age Youth Programs (TAY) provides access to services on a voluntary basis for youth under 25 years who live with mental health, physical health and substance use challenges. We provide individual and group counseling, social drop-ins, case management/community support, a wide range of housing alternatives, and 24 hr phone and text support to our clients. We serve young people from a diverse range of gender, racial and cultural communities and make every effort to provide an equitable, non-judgmental environment for youth to receive support and build independence. Closed workshop
Main Street Library Toronto Public Library Open Workshop, 137 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V9 www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/mainstreet
Mustard Seed, Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph Open Workshop, 791 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H6 http://www.csj-to.ca/mustard-seed
The Mustard Seed is a welcoming community space that provides opportunities for participants and volunteers to nurture mind, body and spirit, while developing life skills and creativity. Open workshop
Parliament Street Library Toronto Public Library Open Workshop, 269 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2G1 www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/parliament
Progress Place www.progressplace.org
Progress Place is a recovery centre for people living with mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety. Combining a comprehensive network of services that includes ePrmployment, education, recreation and housing, our innovative approach to psychosocial rehabilitation is progressive and world-renowned. Mental illness need not be an obstacle to fulfilling one’s dreams. We are committed to helping people stay out of hospitals, achieve their personal goals and contribute to the communities they live in. Closed workshop
Recovery West, Peel Dufferin CMHA Closed Workshop https://cmhapeeldufferin.ca/programs-services/recovery-west/
Renascent Health – Graham Munro Centre www.renascent.ca
Renascent facilitates recovery, education and prevention relating to substance addictions through a continuum of programs and services for individuals, families and organizations. All people affected by substance addictions will be guided with hope, tools and living examples, to achieve a life of physical, mental and spiritual health. Closed workshop
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Learning, Employment, Advocacy, Recreation, Network (LEARN) offers a range of social, educational and vocational opportunities aimed at maximizing the integration of individuals who have had a first episode of psychosis into mainstream community life and positive social roles. Closed workshop
Elizabeth Fry Toronto: http://www.efrytoronto.org
Elizabeth Fry Toronto supports women who are, have been, or are at risk of being in conflict with the law. They offer supportive services, community-based programs and transitional housing to help women create meaningful change in their lives for the benefit of themselves, their families and the community as a whole.
Harbour Light http://torontoharbourlight.ca/
Offering supports to enable people to rebuild their lives, reengage in community, and reclaim their future to the glory of God.
Mississauga Central Library www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/centrallibrary
Na Me Res www.nameres.org
The Na-Me-Res team meets the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of our clients wherever they are on their journey. We are traditional Elders & teachers, case managers, counsellors, client care and support workers, street outreach workers, housing support and aftercare workers, Registered Nurses, Oshkabaywis (spiritual helpers), and a life skills coordinator. Na-Me-Res also partners with psychiatrists, doctors, and many other community service providers.
S. Walter Stewart Library, Toronto Public Library www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/swalterstewart
St Stephen’s Community House (Temporarily Canceled) Open workshop, 91 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2N8, www.sschto.ca
This program provides a safe and welcoming environment that helps people discover or rediscover activities that are meaningful to them. It also provides opportunities for people to develop the skills they need to secure or maintain stable housing.
STAR has partnered with community organizations to offer a range of free classes from skills training to arts-based recreation. The classes are designed to support people as they make the transition to housing and work to recover their mental health.
The Toronto People With Aids Foundation http://www.pwatoronto.org
The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that exists to engage people living with HIV/AIDS in enhancing their health and wellbeing through practical and therapeutic support services and broader social change, and inspire them to live into their dreams and discoveries.
Workman Arts www.workmanarts.com/about
Workman Arts is an arts and mental health organization known internationally for its artistic collaborations, presentations, knowledge exchange, best practices and research on the impact of the arts on the quality of life of people living with mental illness and addiction.
Write On! Internally generated workshops
Mentored workshops in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library at four locations in the city, Parkdale, Queen/Saulter, Evelyn Gregory and St. Jamestown to provide resources to unheard people within our society. The material created in the workshops will be a published and online anthology to be launched in the summer of 2017 with the support of artsVest and BMO Nesbitt Burns. A pilot project that could be replicated in subsequent years, drawing from existing workshops and reaching out to learners in other communities.
Wychwood Open Door www.wychwoodopendoor.org
A day-time drop-in centre serving homeless and socially isolated people in Toronto’s mid-town St. Clair West community since 1986. Wychwood Open Door exists to reduce social isolation, boost nutrition and help develop life skills among homeless and socially isolated people. We believe that no one in our neighbourhood should go hungry or without basic support systems.