Crisis Line phone numbers:
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto: 416- 408- 4357 ( 24 hours)
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape 416 597 8808 ( 24-Hour Crisis Line)
Gerstein Centre : 416 929-5200 ( 24-Hour Crisis Line)
Mindbeacon is free to Ontario residents: Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program personalized by therapist to your needs. Digital mental health therapy at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. Free in Ontario. A Proven Approach. Time To Feel Better. Types: Depression Help, Cope Better With Anxiety. https://info.mindbeacon.com
CAMH Trauma Resources trauma-resources pdf
CAMH: The mental health movement has never been stronger than it is today. Attitudes are changing, knowledge is evolving, treatments are improving and potential cures are emerging. With your support, we can make breakthroughs, dismantle barriers and save lives. https://www.camh.ca
Grief Counselling through CAMH: https://bit.ly/3IOzPpW
Milestones to Employment is a federally funded program that assists racialized newcomer women with little or no previous work experience, who are open to entry-level careers as Dietary Aides in the high-demand Senior Care sector. Program Features: Training (in-person or online) to help you get a job and prepare you for a successful career; Paid placement with a Senior Care company as a Dietary Aid; One-on-one employment coaching and support up to 12 months. Eligibility: Racialized newcomer women; eligible to work in Canada (Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee); little to no Canadian work experience; low education credentials and skill level: unemployed or working in part-time survival jobs. For more information please visit us on our website at www.achev.ca
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) through education, awareness, support, and advocacy. We provide free and accessible services to persons with brain injuries and their families through support groups, peer support programming, wellness initiatives, workshops and case coordination services. https://bist.ca/about/programs-and-services/
We are focused on providing a safe space for our community to connect, socialize and learn. We are also invested in supporting the most marginalized in our city through our homelessness, poverty and intimate partner violence initiatives. We are an agency committed to partnerships and being a voice for change and as such we are involved in projects and committees related to ABI and the justice system, hidden disability, vulnerable road users and bridging the digital divide. We are the creators of www.abijustice.org a first of its kind information hub dedicated to the intersection of brain injury and the Ontario Justice System.
Your Financial Toolkit from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. Your Financial Toolkit is divided into 12 modules, each focusing on a different financial topic. In addition to the basic information, the modules contain tools to help you practice the financial skills and apply the information to your own life. The tools include videos, interactive worksheets, calculators, quizzes, questionnaires and case studies. Most worksheets are available as downloadable PDFs so you can save your templates on your computer and build your own financial toolkit.
At the end of each module, you’ll find an action plan. This is a tool that you can use to track your progress and take the next steps to apply the concepts you learned. All modules also provide additional resources for more information.
All of the information and tools are available free of charge in both French and English. Access the program here: https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/financial-toolkit/about.html
Seniors’ Mentorship Program:
RIWC is currently offering a free one-to-one technical skills training program for racialized, immigrant, newcomer, and refugee women as well as femme identifying or presenting individuals. Over the course of an 8-week period, participants are provided a personal tutor with whom they will develop a personalized schedule and learning curriculum. Sessions are offered both in-person at our Hub and online through Zoom and generally last from 1hr-1.5hrs.
In addition to the 1-to-1 lessons, we have prepared a total of 8 supplementary group workshops. These include:
- Learning Computer Basics– participants will be shown the importance of keeping up with technology as well as cover some of the more basic terms and functions surrounding their devices
- Learning Gmail– This session focuses on the basics of creating and using a Gmail account. Gmail is used as it provides various layers of security and functionality to its users
- Learning Google Drive– Participants will use the knowledge gained in the previous workshop to begin understanding how the “cloud” works.
- Online Scams & Internet Safety– Here, we look at the different types of threats that exist on the internet and the steps we can take to prevent them.
- How to Use Video Call Apps– This session provides a demo on how to use Google Meet & Zoom
- How to Use Messaging Apps – We build upon the previous session and learn how to use social media applications such as Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger for communication.
- Post-COVID Support & Online Resources– This session focuses on the current state of the pandemic. We look at what resources are available to us online for mental health, food, and financial security.
- Food Insecurity – Participants will be provided with information on how food insecurity is affecting our communities as well as how to access information around food banks and other financial and food supports
Islamophobia Support line
RIWC’s new Islamophobia Support Line provides referral and counselling support for victims of religious, racial and culture-based violence. It is not meant to be a replacement for the Police Service. In an emergency, please call 911. Our Support Line is a FREE, confidential and independent supportive counselling service for women and youth who self-identify as Muslim and have experienced hate crime incidents and need someone to talk to.
For more information visit: https://riwc.ca/
Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse. We collaborate with local businesses and community agencies to support people, primarily women and children, as they transition to a life free of violence.
Shelter Movers’ service is available by referral. Referring agencies typically include: shelter staff, social workers, healthcare providers, community-based organizations and police. Shelter Movers does not currently accept self referrals. To access this service, referred clients must be moving as a result of abuse / violence.
For more information visit: https://www.sheltermovers.com