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Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-964-9087
Fax 416-964-6375
Primary Contact Elisabeth Pohl, Executive Assistant, HR Generalist; Phone: 416-964-9087 ext 323; Email:
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Organization that offers a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings

Registered Charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Larry Frost, Executive Director
Funding Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP) ; United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 -- Seniors program lunch and dinner for clients * PSW supports * Adult and Youth program -- phone counseling, food boxes, and lunches picked up at the centre Mon-Fri 11:30 am-1 pm * other programs suspended until further notice


Senior's program -- outreach to Indigenous seniors and people with disabilities * social safety visits and reassurance check * congregate dining * friendly visiting * In-Home personal support -- personal care, light meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation, shopping assistance

Cultural and recreational services -- emphasis on Native culture * arts and crafts * Ojibwa and Cree language classes * gift shop * drumming and singing workshops, socials * Native Canadian Newsletter * Dodem Kanonhsa Cultural Facility (jointly administered with Indian and Northern Affairs) * women and men's circles * teaching circles * visiting Elder, mental health counsellor

Food services -- community lunch Mon-Fri -- $3 donation if employed, $2 donation if unemployed or student

Youth services -- youth program including sharing circle

Other services -- information and referral * advocacy * urban orientation * meeting space for rent * Internet access * volunteer opportunities
Hours COVID19 -- Seniors program lunch and dinner for clients * PSW supports * Adult and Youth program -- phone counseling, food boxes, and lunches picked up at the centre Mon-Fri 11:30 am-1 pm * other programs suspended until further notice

Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Senior's Program -- Greater toronto Area * other City of Toronto programs
Eligibility Open to all
Application Call, drop in or visit the website
Languages English ; Cree ; Ojibway
Fees Annual membership fee
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto Downtown North
Address & Map
16 Spadina Rd
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
View Google Map
Intersection Spadina Rd and Bloor St W
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance - South side ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Child / Family Services ; Community Programs ; Disabilities ; Food ; Health Care ; Indigenous Peoples ; Older Adults ; Sports / Recreation ; Transportation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading All Services for Indigenous Peoples ; Community and Recreation Centres ; Computer Access ; Disability Transportation ; Free / Low-Cost Meals ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Language Instruction ; Meals for People with Disabilities ; Meals for Seniors ; Meals for Seniors / People with Disabilities ; Meeting Space ; Programs for Home Support ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Recreation for Youth ; Seniors Transportation ; Social Clubs ; Social Clubs/Events ; Transportation for Older Adults ; Transportation for People with Disabilities ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories Community Meals ~ Indigenous Communities ; Cultural Heritage Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Disability Related Transportation ~ Indigenous Communities ; Errand Running/Shopping Assistance ~ Indigenous Communities ; Friendly Outreach Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Homemaker Assistance ~ Indigenous Communities ; In Person Reassurance/Monitoring Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Indigenous Friendship Centres ; Individual Advocacy ~ Indigenous Communities ; Language Instruction ~ Indigenous Communities ; Meeting Space ~ Indigenous Communities ; Personal Care ~ Indigenous Communities ; Public Internet Access Sites ~ Indigenous Communities ; Senior Meals ; Senior Ride Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Social Clubs/Events ~ Indigenous Communities ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Indigenous Communities ; Traditional Indigenous Healing ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Youth Enrichment Programs ~ Indigenous Communities

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