Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto

Service: Community Programs

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-963-9963
Fax 416-963-5062
E-Mail info@nwrct.ca
Website www.nwrct.ca
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
191 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON M5A 2E5
 
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Intersection Sherbourne St and Gerrard St E
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - side entrance with lift -- call for details ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children ; CAP ; Community Access Program ; Dawnissog Youth Program ; Friday Breakfast ; Friday Lunch ; Healthy Babies Healthy Children ; Monday Lunch ; Native Women's Centre ; NWRCT ; Pimaatsiwin ; Sexual Violence Response Team ; SVRT ; Thursday Lunch ; Toronto Native Women's Resource Centre ; Tuesday Lunch ; Wednesday Lunch ; Women's Centre
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Primary Executive Sarah Midanik, Executive Director
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) 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
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
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area
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
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 svrt.casemanager@nwrct.ca
Languages English ; Cree ; Ojibway
Fees None ; Associate memberships are also available for Aboriginal women living outside GTA
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Bathing Facilities ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Community Meals ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Cultural Heritage Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Diapers ~ Indigenous Communities ; Early Childhood Family Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ; Family Life Education ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Food Banks ~ Indigenous Communities ; Food Preparation Facilities ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Formula/Baby Food ~ Indigenous Communities ; General Clothing Provision ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Housing Search and Information ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Indigenous Employment Programs ~ Women ; Individual Advocacy ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Language Instruction ~ Indigenous Communities ; Laundry Facilities ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Personal/Grooming Supplies ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Sexual Assault Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Shoes ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ; Women's Centres ~ Indigenous Communities

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