Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto

Service: Community Programs

Record #: MET5048
Last Full Update: 19 Apr 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-963-9963
Fax 416-963-5062
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Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Resource centre

  • 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

Trauma Support -- 416-963-9963 ext 249

  • case management
  • peer support
  • peer-led support circles
  • trauma counselling

Community and Family Wellness Support

  • 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

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

Mobility for Good -- free phones and subsidized plans to indigenous women at risk or surviving violence, in partnership with Telus


Mon-Fri 10 am-4:30 pm, closed at lunch time 12 pm-1 pm

Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York County
Eligibility Women of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, M├ętis, Inuit) or women with children of Aboriginal ancestry
meal programs open to all women
Aboriginal female youth of Aboriginal ancestry
Aboriginal self-identifying women, Trans or 2-Spirited people

Drop in or call for appointment
SVRT -- book an appointment at 416-525-9653 or email

Languages Cree, English, Ojibwe
Fees None ; Associate memberships are also available for Aboriginal women living outside GTA

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
191 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON
Canada M5A 2E5
Mailing Address 191 Gerrard St E 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5A 2E5
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - side entrance with lift -- call for details ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Arts / Culture ; Child / Family Services ; Community Programs ; Emergency / Crisis ; Government / Legal ; Health Care ; Housing / Shelter ; Indigenous Peoples ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading Community and Recreation Centres ; Community Legal Services ; Employment / Business Supports ; Health ; Help to Find Housing ; Individual & Family Supports ; In-Person Crisis Resources ; In-Person Specialized Crisis Services ; Language Instruction ; Parent / Child Programs ; Perinatal / Pregnancy / Postnatal ; Postnatal / Pregnancy ; Sexual Assault Support ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ; Cultural Heritage Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Early Childhood Family Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; Family Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ; Family Life Education ~ Indigenous Communities ; Food Preparation Facilities ; General Abuse Prevention ~ Indigenous Communities ; Housing Search Assistance ~ Indigenous Communities ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Indigenous Communities ; Indigenous Employment Programs ~ Women ; Language Instruction ~ Indigenous Communities ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Indigenous Communities ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Indigenous Communities ; Peer Mental Health Support Services ~ Abused Women ; Personal/Grooming Supplies ; Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Indigenous Communities ; Wireless Service Providers ; Women's Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; Work Clothing

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