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Map RecordAboriginal Legal Services

Map RecordAboriginal Legal ServicesToronto Downtown Central Community Legal Clinic 416-408-4041, fax 416-408-1568 * deals primarily with landlord and tenant issues, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP), Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordAbrigo Centre

Map RecordAbrigo CentreToronto Downtown West Multiservice agency * liaison with Portuguese-speaking communities Community development -- information and referral, assistance with forms * youth programs including school outreach workshops * settl ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordAdvocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

Map RecordAdvocacy Centre for Tenants OntarioToronto Downtown Central Community legal clinic * works to better the housing situation of low income Ontario residents including tenants, housing cooperative members and homeless people * no direct legal services for individ ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordAdvocacy Centre for the Elderly

Map RecordAdvocacy Centre for the ElderlyToronto Downtown Central Community legal clinic * representation in cases involving issues of particular importance to seniors, such as long term care, hospital discharge issues, elder abuse, government pensions, income maint ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordAlliance for Healthier Communities

Map RecordAlliance for Healthier CommunitiesNorth York West Represents Ontario's 107 primary health organization, including Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, Community Family Health Teams and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics * promotes ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordARCH Disability Law Centre

Map RecordARCH Disability Law CentreToronto Downtown Central Community legal clinic Summary Advice and Referral -- confidential advice and information related to disability issues * telephone service * limited representation in test case litigation * representa ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordArthritis Society, Halton East and Peel Region

Map RecordArthritis Society, Halton East and Peel RegionMississauga Funds and promotes arthritis research, patient care and public education * self management, rehabilitation and education programs * chronic pain management workshop * advocates for the needs of people ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordAutomobile Protection Association

Map RecordAutomobile Protection AssociationToronto Downtown Central Consumer information and advocacy regarding automotive industry * free legal advice to members, nonmembers receive basic information * publishes Lemon Aid -- guide to new and used car recommendations, ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordBlack Legal Action Centre

Map RecordBlack Legal Action CentreToronto Downtown Central Legal clinic focusing on individual and systemic anti-Black racism * legal representation * test case litigation * law reform and community development * summary legal advice, brief services and publi ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordB'nai Brith Canada, Toronto Office

Map RecordB'nai Brith Canada, Toronto OfficeNorth York West Jewish volunteer and advocacy organization * anti-racism activities * human rights advocacy * Anti-Hate Hotline * encourages communication between members of ethnic, social, economic and age groups * ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanada. Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

Map RecordCanada. Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of CrimeOttawa (City of) * Facilitates access of victims to existing federal programs and services by providing them with information and referrals * Addresses complaints of victims about compliance with the provisions of the ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanadian Association for Community Living

Map RecordCanadian Association for Community LivingToronto Downtown Central National charity for people with intellectual disabilities and their families * advocacy, awareness building, supports research, shares knowledge, develops policy options and strengthens leadership ca ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Halton Community Office, Cancer Support Services

Map RecordCanadian Cancer Society, Halton Community Office, Cancer Support ServicesBurlington Major services: Cancer support * matches cancer patients and their caregivers with volunteers who have been through the same experiences * service available in English, French and many other languages ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanadian Civil Liberties Association

Map RecordCanadian Civil Liberties AssociationToronto Downtown North Promotes legal protection of civil rights and liberties, particularly with reference to freedom of expression, police powers, government intrusions * organizes court interventions * presents briefs to ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Hamilton Branch

 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Hamilton BranchHamilton (City of) Support group for people who are hard of hearing and their families. Hamilton Branch advocates for infant hearing screening and Cochlear implantation for hard of hearing people. Offers speech reading ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanadian Hearing Society, Counselling Services

Map RecordCanadian Hearing Society, Counselling ServicesHamilton Central Offers a wide range of services at locations across Ontario to support to individuals and their families. Services offered: * Connect Counselling Service * General Support Services * Hearing Care Coun ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

Map RecordCanadian Resource Centre for Victims of CrimeOttawa Assist victims and survivors of violent crimes by helping them: * Obtain needed services and resources * Deal with post-trial agencies such as Correctional Service of Canada and the National Parole Bo ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanadian Snowbird Association

Map RecordCanadian Snowbird AssociationNorth York East Includes advocacy group fighting to defend the Canadian Health Act Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCanadian Treatment Action Council

Map RecordCanadian Treatment Action CouncilToronto Downtown Central National organization promoting access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C * workshops and presentations on topics such as disclosure, dental care, drug acce ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCARP

Map RecordCARPToronto Downtown West Promotes and protects the rights of mature Canadians * group benefits on products and services for members * magazine * does not provide direct services to individuals Add Record Add Record

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

 Centre for Equality Rights in AccommodationToronto Downtown Central Assists people and groups facing discrimination in housing Eviction prevention information and assistance * promotes access to safe and decent housing, and enforcement of human rights in housing * inf ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCentre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples, CSSP Community Legal Clinic

Map RecordCentre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples, CSSP Community Legal ClinicNorth York West Deals primarily with employment rights, human rights, immigration, social assistance, refugees, tenant issues, Employment Insurance (EI) * law reform * funded by Legal Aid Ontario Add Record Add Record

Map RecordChinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

Map RecordChinese and Southeast Asian Legal ClinicToronto Downtown Central Community legal clinic * deals primarily with immigration, tenant issues, social assistance, employment rights, human rights, poverty law * most refugee cases referred to Legal Aid * may provide repre ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCommunity Development Halton

Map RecordCommunity Development HaltonBurlington Major services include: * conduct research to identify social issues and community needs * bring citizens, community organizations and governments together to solve community problems * develop awaren ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCommunity Living Ontario

Map RecordCommunity Living OntarioNorth York East Provides support, resources, information, education, awareness and advocacy for individuals with an intellectual disability * over 100 locations across Ontario Add Record Add Record

Map RecordConcerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities

Map RecordConcerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care FacilitiesToronto Downtown North Advocates on behalf of elderly (including individual residents and their families) and others in Ontario nursing homes * advocates for a quality long-term care system that meets the needs of residents ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordCouncil of Canadians, Halton Chapter

Map RecordCouncil of Canadians, Halton ChapterHalton Region * advocates for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy * educates and empowers people to hold our governments and corporations accountable * work is sustain ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordDiabetes Canada

Map RecordDiabetes CanadaToronto Downtown Central Education and services for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals * advocates on behalf of people with diabetes * supports and funds diabetes research * develops and publishes clinical prac ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordDying with Dignity Canada

Map RecordDying with Dignity CanadaToronto Downtown North Advocates for assisted dying rules that respect the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms * personal support to adults suffering from grievous and irremediable medical conditions, wishing to die on ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordEmpowerment Council: Systemic Advocates in Addiction and Mental Health

Map RecordEmpowerment Council: Systemic Advocates in Addiction and Mental HealthToronto Downtown West Systemic advocacy * ensures representation of the client perspective within the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) * education on choices, self advocacy, critical thinking and political awa ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordFamily Supports Institute Ontario

Map RecordFamily Supports Institute OntarioToronto Downtown West Information and referral on family resource programs * consultation to individual programs * assistance in starting programs * professional development and training * public education * network develo ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordFederation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario

Map RecordFederation of Rental Housing Providers of OntarioNorth York East Represents the interests of private sector rental housing providers * Certified Rental Buildings Program designation and listings, www.crbprogram.org * nonprofit ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordGood Shepherd Centres, Notre Dame House

Map RecordGood Shepherd Centres, Notre Dame HouseHamilton Central Offers shelter services, a resource center, and a school serving at-risk youth. Services include: * 24 Hour a day intake and admissions * Meets basic needs by providing all meals and snacks, clothing, ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordGreenpeace Canada

Map RecordGreenpeace CanadaToronto Downtown Central Political lobbying, public education and campaigns, environmental advocacy Add Record Add Record

Map RecordHalton Newcomer Strategy

Map RecordHalton Newcomer StrategyOakville Created to help the communities in Halton develop the tools and programs needed to support newcomers. Objectives: * improve access to and coordination of settlement services * improve labour market ou ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordHalton Social Capital Committee

Map RecordHalton Social Capital CommitteeBurlington Committee of self-advocates and community professionals * collects, and presents, information collected directly from individuals with developmental disabilities living in Halton * offers "Welcome Spa ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Heart and Stroke, Ontario Office

 Heart and Stroke, Ontario OfficeToronto Downtown North Health charity working to eliminate heart disease and stroke through advancing research, advocacy and promoting healthy living * website contains educational resources about risk factors, signs and sy ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordHIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Map RecordHIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)Toronto Downtown Central Community legal clinic * advice, representation, referrals, advocacy * areas of law include privacy, social assistance, immigration, housing/tenant, pensions, Employment Insurance (EI), private insura ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordHum-WE Women's Hub, No Physical Address, Support Services for Women

Map RecordHum-WE Women's Hub, No Physical Address, Support Services for WomenMilton The Hub provides assistance to women facing domestic abuse whether emotional, psychological, financial or physical Activities include: * support group where women feel safe to interact and share their ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordIncome Security Advocacy Centre

Map RecordIncome Security Advocacy CentreToronto Downtown Central Community legal clinic * pursues test cases, Charter and appellate litigation to address systemic issues arising from federal and provincial income security programs, and from the political, economic ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordInfertility Network

Map RecordInfertility NetworkToronto Downtown East Website and email newsletter provides information and lists upcoming events regarding infertility, miscarriage, donor conception, adoption Add Record Add Record

Map RecordInterval House of Hamilton, Waterdown - 17 Main St, Flamborough Women's Resource Centre

Map RecordInterval House of Hamilton, Waterdown - 17 Main St, Flamborough Women's Resource CentreWaterdown Provides support services for women including information and referrals, individual counselling, legal advocacy and support, women's groups, transitional support for abuse, employment counseling, and ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordJack.org, Oakville Chapters

Map RecordJack.org, Oakville ChaptersOakville Activities include: Jack Talks * certified youth speakers to educate and equip young people to look out for themselves and their peers Jack Summits * held nationally and regionally once a year * large ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordKidney Cancer Canada

Map RecordKidney Cancer CanadaNorth York Central Community of patients, caregivers and health professionals working to improve lives of Canadians affected by kidney cancer * advocates for access to new treatments * promotes research and offers suppo ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordLandlord's Self Help Centre

Map RecordLandlord's Self Help CentreToronto Downtown Central Community legal clinic and resource centre * information, referrals and summary advice on housing issues from landlord’s perspective * educational tools * law reform * tenancy forms * funded by Legal ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordLearning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Map RecordLearning Disabilities Association of OntarioEtobicoke Provides resources, services, information and advocacy for people with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, parents, teachers and other professionals * encourages research Add Record Add Record

Map RecordLeukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada - Ontario Region

Map RecordLeukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada - Ontario RegionNorth York East Funds blood cancer research projects, provides access to information and services, creates awareness, advocates and supports people with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and myeloma Add Record Add Record

Map RecordLung Cancer Canada

Map RecordLung Cancer CanadaToronto Downtown Central Support, education and awareness * support to patients and caregivers affected by lung cancer * education services for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals * increase public awareness * a ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordMétis Nation of Ontario, Brampton - Credit River, Healing and Wellness

Map RecordMétis Nation of Ontario, Brampton - Credit River, Healing and WellnessBrampton General emotional support * friendly visiting * individual advocacy and referrals * assistance to people with disabilities access programs * nutrition and fitness awareness * stress management * alcoh ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordMood Disorders Association of Ontario

Map RecordMood Disorders Association of OntarioToronto Downtown North Information, education and support * counselling and family support * peer support groups -- see website for locations * advocacy * recovery programs, including peer support drop-in groups, Wellness R ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordMyalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario

Map RecordMyalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of OntarioNorth York Education and information, raises awareness and advocates for individuals experiencing myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) * information on the related illnesses of Fibromyalgi ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordNative Canadian Centre of Toronto

Map RecordNative Canadian Centre of TorontoToronto Downtown North 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 -- pers ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOCASI

Map RecordOCASIToronto Downtown North Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants -- umbrella organization of community agencies that serve immigrants and refugees * coordinates response to sector concerns * liaison and advice to gover ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOmbudsman Ontario, Ontario Child and Youth Unit

Map RecordOmbudsman Ontario, Ontario Child and Youth UnitToronto Downtown Central Protects the rights and interests of children and youth * mediates complaints * identifies systemic problems affecting youth * advises ministries of gaps in service delivery * investigates individual ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy

Map RecordOntario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS StrategyToronto Downtown North Advocates for Indigenous Canadians with HIV/AIDS * HIV/AIDS education and training to Indigenous organizations * health promotion and outreach services * referrals and assistance in obtaining services Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario AIDS Network

Map RecordOntario AIDS NetworkToronto Downtown Central Coalition of HIV/AIDS service organizations and programs, promoting effective and accessible prevention, treatment, care and advocacy for people living with, or affected by, HIV and AIDS * knowledge e ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Association of Children's Aid Societies, YouthCAN

Map RecordOntario Association of Children's Aid Societies, YouthCANToronto Downtown Central Youth Communication, Advocacy and Networking -- advocates for youth in care in Ontario Children's Aid Societies * promotes youth input into policy, programs and activities * Youth Policy Advisory and ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Association of Interval and Transition Houses

Map RecordOntario Association of Interval and Transition HousesToronto Downtown Central Provincial coalition of first stage emergency shelters for abused women and their children * membership also includes second stages housing programs and community-based women’s service organizations * ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Ontario Caregiver Organization (The), Online Service

 Ontario Caregiver Organization (The), Online ServiceOntario Supports Ontario’s caregivers by being the one point of contact for information about existing services and supports * bridges the range of these services and supports so all caregivers have the same ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Ontario Farmland Trust

 Ontario Farmland TrustGuelph Pursues three main activities: * direct land protection through conservation easements and land donations * policy development for improved farmland protection * research and education to advance land ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Federation of Labour

Map RecordOntario Federation of LabourNorth York East Deals with concerns about provincial policies in the areas of education, the environment, health, human rights, labour relations, employment standards and minimum wage rates, pensions, occupational he ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Healthy Communities Coalition

Map RecordOntario Healthy Communities CoalitionToronto Downtown Central Promotion of community health * supports local and regional groups, coalitions and networks (social, environmental, economic, and political) that are working on healthy city or healthy community initi ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Hospital Association

Map RecordOntario Hospital AssociationToronto Downtown Central Association of Ontario health care organizations * maintains relations between Ontario's hospitals and other health care organizations * membership resources include access to education, leadership tr ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Human Rights Commission

Map RecordOntario Human Rights CommissionToronto Downtown Central Conducts public inquiries * may initiate applications or intervene in cases before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario * policy development, research and analysis * public education and training * re ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Ontario Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

 Ontario Prader-Willi Syndrome AssociationYork Information resources, publications, conferences, support for families, advocacy and supports medical research for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations

Map RecordOntario Society of Senior Citizens' OrganizationsNorth York Central Information and referral * counselling * community outreach * computer training programs Public education programs on elder abuse awareness and prevention, loneliness and social isolation, cancer scre ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordOntario. Office of the Worker Adviser, Mississauga Office

Map RecordOntario. Office of the Worker Adviser, Mississauga OfficeMississauga Advocacy * summary advice and representation through all stages of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims process or the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal * information on polic ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordPeel Halton Cooperative Housing Federation

Map RecordPeel Halton Cooperative Housing FederationMississauga Federation of nonprofit housing cooperatives * lobbying and representation * promotion of nonprofit cooperative housing * advice and training in cooperative housing management * assistance to new coop ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordPsychiatric Patient Advocate Office, Toronto Office

Map RecordPsychiatric Patient Advocate Office, Toronto OfficeNorth York Central Administers and coordinates advocacy and rights advice services * public information * systemic advocacy * information and referral for those ineligible for the service * literature in English and Fre ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordRural Ontario Institute

Map RecordRural Ontario InstituteGuelph Offers rural leadership development and training, including Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) * initiates dialogue and supports collaboration on issues facing rural and northern Ontario ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Guelph and Area Chapter

 Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Guelph and Area ChapterGuelph Programs and resources to improve and empower the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their families * services for individuals and families * increases public awareness and understanding ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordSchizophrenia Society of Ontario, Provincial/Toronto Office

Map RecordSchizophrenia Society of Ontario, Provincial/Toronto OfficeToronto Downtown Central Support and education * Ask the Expert (ATE) -- telephone, online and in-person support service, including information and counselling on first episode or new diagnosis, managing schizophrenia/psychos ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Sickle Cell Association of Ontario

 Sickle Cell Association of OntarioScarborough North Education and counselling for people living with or supporting someone affected by Sickle Cell Disease (includes Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell SC, Sickle Beta Thalassemia and the Sickle Cell Trait) ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordStephen Lewis Foundation, Oakville, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

Map RecordStephen Lewis Foundation, Oakville, Grandmothers to Grandmothers CampaignHalton Region Funds donated through Oomama, Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers, go directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation which seeks to raise awareness and mobilize support for African grandmothers struggling to ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordStephen Lewis Foundation, Burlington, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

Map RecordStephen Lewis Foundation, Burlington, Grandmothers to Grandmothers CampaignBurlington Raise funds and offer educational opportunities that support the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign * funds donated go directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a registered charity which issues ta ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordTourette Canada

Map RecordTourette CanadaMississauga Charitable organization for individuals with Tourette Syndrome and their families * information, referral and resources * online or group support for patients and families * public outreach includes: ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordUnited Senior Citizens of Ontario

Map RecordUnited Senior Citizens of OntarioEtobicoke South Presentations to government and decision makers * works to improve quality of life for older adults * helps organize and provides consultation to seniors groups * cooperates with other provincial orga ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordWelcome In Drop In Centre

Map RecordWelcome In Drop In CentreGuelph Volunteer run drop-in centre provides: * 2 full meals a day, light breakfast and snacks * support and liasion with social services * emergency transportation costs assistance * assistance with many ba ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordWomen's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville, One-on-one Support Services

Map RecordWomen's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville, One-on-one Support ServicesOakville One-on-one support services include: Mental health advocate: * for women struggling with depression, anxiety or other undiagnosed mental health challenges and are in need of mental health supports Dro ... [More] Add Record Add Record

Map RecordWomen's Legal Education and Action Fund

Map RecordWomen's Legal Education and Action FundToronto Downtown Central National organization promoting equality for women * intervenes in court cases to challenge discrimination against women using the equality guarantees of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms * ... [More] Add Record Add Record

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