Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Mental Health Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-787-3007
Fax 416-787-4421
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Primary Contact Genoveva Policarpio, Office Manager; Phone: 416-787-3007 ext 297; Fax: 416-787-0812; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Primary Executive Aseefa Sarang, Executive Director; Phone: 416-787-3007 ext 226; Fax: 416-787-0812; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Ethnoracial mental health centre * individual and community support (case management) * support groups and peer support for consumers/survivors * anti-racism education and training in mental health * consumer/survivor initiatives to address economic and social barriers, such as employment preparation, computer training, and literacy and ESL classes * family support * leadership and advocacy training * community outreach * alternative models of support and services, holistic focus * art and music therapy * drop-in * life skills * community kitchen for breakfast and lunch * psychiatric consultation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Persons 16 years and older from racialized communities, with severe mental health problems/illnesses and substance abuse
Application Self referral or referral by family member, service provider, agency, psychiatrist, doctor, hospital, or social organization * for intake and program information call 416-787-3007 ext 222, email Intake Coordinator at, or visit website * case management -- apply through Access Point, call 1-888-640-1934 or visit to complete application
Languages English ; Arabic ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Farsi ; Filipino ; Gujarati ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Sinhala ; Somali ; Swahili ; Tamil ; Twi ; Urdu ; Other African, Caribbean and South Asian languages may be available
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community York
Address & Map
51 Clarkson Ave
Toronto, ON M6E 2T5
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Intersection Caledonia Rd and Eglinton Ave W
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Categories and Classification
Main Category Community Programs ; Mental Health / Addictions
Secondary Category Community Mental Health ; Drop-In Centres ; Support Groups
Service Categories Art Therapy ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Community Mental Health Agencies ; Cultural Awareness/Competencies Training ~ Mental Health Issues ; Food Preparation Facilities ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Leadership Development ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Life Skills Education ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Mental Health Drop In Centres ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ; Music Therapy ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Outreach Programs ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Peer Role Model Programs ~ Chronic/Severe Mental Illness ; Psychiatric Case Management

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