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List of Our Community Partners under ROMCAN program


Across Boundaries

Across Boundaries, an ethno-racial community mental health centre, provides a range of supports and services to people from marginalized communities including immigrants and refugees who are experiencing mental health problems.  The centre provides a holistic approach to dealing with mental health problems recognizing the interdependence of the spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, social, cultural, linguistic, economic and broader environmental aspects of health that affect the well-being of people of color. 

Alzheimer Society of Toronto 

The role of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is to offer support, information and education to people with dementia, their families and their caregivers, to increase public awareness of dementia, to promote research, and to advocate for services that respect the dignity of the individual.

Art for Children and Youth

Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY) working with community partners, provides opportunities for children and youth in under-resourced communities and schools to engage meaningfully and actively in hands-on, high quality arts education. Each year AFCY offers almost 200 outreach programs to children and youth in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods. To date, AFCY has provided over 40,000 young people from culturally diverse, low-income areas in Toronto with high-quality, innovative arts experiences in visual arts, dance, drama, music, dub poetry, video/film-making, and photography.

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

The Barbra Sclifer Commemorative Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence. The Clinic's diverse, skilled and compassionate staff accompany women through personal and practical transformation, helping them to build lives free from violence. The Clinic also advocates for law reform and social change that benefit women, as well as provides professional development opportunities for service providers.

Centre for Information and Community Services (CICS)

CICS aims to empower immigrants in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional, and innovative services. The 43-year momentum fuelled by the dedication, compassion, and hard work of volunteers and staff places CICS at the forefront of serving immigrants. CICS is funded by three levels of government and United Way York Region to provide a wide range of settlement programs and services in Toronto and York Region.

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre’s mission is to foster an atmosphere which will encourage the Dixie Bloor community as a whole to participate in and develop a positive, healthy, and caring neighbourhood.

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre was founded in 1988 by concerned members of the community to enhance the quality of life of those residing in the Dixie Bloor area. Programs offered are free of charge and responsive to the needs of the community. Staff, volunteers, and neighbours work together to identify and discuss issues and concerns, develop and provide services and programs to meet the needs of the community, and promote community participation.

Family Service Toronto

Family Service Toronto collaborates with individuals, families and communities to create lasting, measurable improvements in their health and well-being. We achieve this through counselling, education, social action, advocacy, community development and working with partners to advance a vibrant community services sector.

Gerstein Crisis Centre

The Gerstein Crisis Centre is a 24-hour community based crisis service for adults 16+ in the City of Toronto, who are dealing with a serious mental health issue, concurrent or substance use issue, and are currently in crisis. As well as regular crisis service, the Centre offers specialized integrated services for individuals with complex needs, including Mental Health and Justice, Concurrent and Serious Substance Use, Homelessness and Dual Diagnosis. They offer education in mental health awareness, suicide intervention and crisis intervention to a wide range of community groups. All services are voluntary, free and confidential, and either complement or provide an alternative to medically-based services.

Inner City Family Health Team (FHT)

The Inner City Family Health Team (FHT) is a multidisciplinary team who serves homeless clients with complex health needs. They FHT provides services which include untreated chronic adn complex multi-system diseases, an elevated risk of acute health emergencies, and serious and persistent mental health and substance use challenges. Clients are predominantly current or former users of Seaton House Shelter.

Kids Up Front Foundation Toronto

Kids Up Front is a charitable organization that provides access to arts, culture, sport and recreation for children who otherwise do not have the opportunity in Toronto. Kids Up Front reaches children and families in need by distributing arts, culture and sports tickets to 150 charitable partners. Since 2006, Kids Up Front has provided more than 160,000 children in our community with free access to events.

Thousands of children in Toronto face challenges that prevent them from accessing entertaining and educational events. The goal of our program is to remove barriers and provide children in need with the opportunity to experience a live theatre production, a movie, a trip to the museum, a concert, or a hockey game for the first time.

Make a Wish Foundation

The mission of Make-A-Wish® Canada is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Canada is a part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world and can be found in over 36 countries on five continents. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America grants the wishes of children in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico through its 65 chapters, while Make-A-Wish Foundation® International serves children outside the United States in over 36 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes worldwide since inception.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.™

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

Regeneration Community Services (RCS)

The Regeneration Community Services (RCS) is a charitable not-for-profit community based mental health and addictions organization providing affordable supportive housing and case management services for adults with serious mental health and/or addiction issues.

Ronald McDonald House Toronto

Ronald McDonald House Toronto (The House) provides a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. The House strives to provide a sense of normalcy for children and families during a chaotic and traumatic time. The House is somewhere families can go about their regular routines – doing laundry, walking their kids to school, eating dinner as a family – as much as possible. The House offers an atmosphere of compassion and understanding in a stressful and often frightening time.

The House offers 28 comfortably furnished family bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, a warm and inviting kitchen and dining area, common family room, playroom and free laundry facilities.

United Way Toronto (UWT)

Established in 1956, United Way Toronto is a charity working to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our city. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to address the root causes of social problems and to change community conditions for the better. United Way supports agencies that provide services to strengthen individuals, families, and communities. The following partners are United Way agencies: 


United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton

United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton (United Way) aims to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. United Way serves as the most efficient umbrella charity, capable of engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action in order to generate funds for those in-need in our community. Dollars raised in the community are allocated to local agency programs that bring needed help and support, consistently and fairly, with proven performance and results. The United Way supports priority needs where funding is otherwise not available, providing services to seniors, individuals, families and children – many of whom live below the poverty line.

United Way of Peel Region

Established in 1967, United Way of Peel Region serves the communities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, by supporting agencies and programs that improve social conditions to ensure that each resident in the region can not only survive, but thrive. The 2012 main funding priority was to move people out of poverty, provide them with opportunities that lead to an improved quality of life and prevent people from falling into poverty.

Vita Community Living Services & Men’s Sana Families for Mental Health

Vita Community Living Services/Men’s Sana Families for Mental Health (VITA) provides safety, respect, and community through services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health needs. VITA makes life better for people living with intellectual disabilities and or mental health issues. VITA also provides family members with ongoing support through day, respite, and crisis options. VITA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those living with intellectual disabilities and or mental health issues by promoting community and providing a safe and respectful environment.

YWCA Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity focused on community support and development. Our aim is to provide every individual in our community with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement, and leadership. By making connections, collaborating, and mirroring our region’s diversity, we believe we can become the network that binds our many neighbourhoods into one city, one country, and one world.

YMCA Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity focused on community support and development. Our aim is to provide every individual in our community with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement, and leadership. By making connections, collaborating, and mirroring our region’s diversity, we believe we can become the network that binds our many neighbourhoods into one city, one country, and one world.