We serve residents of the Victoria Village, Golden Mile and O’Connor areas with specialized services for new immigrants and local families. You can access programs and services, find community space, connect to neighbours and learn new skills.
The Hub is located at 1527 Victoria Park Avenue, 2nd floor. The nearest major intersection is Victoria Park and Eglinton Avenue East. We are accessible by bus routes 34, 24 and 70A.
Immigrant and refugee women and their families experience many short and long term barriers to integration. Our services ranges from assistance with basic survival and orientation, such as securing social assistance, to helping long time immigrants who continue to experience barriers. Newly arrived immigrants receive one-to-one information, orientation, referrals, documentation, interpreting, translation, occasional escorts, supportive counselling and advocacy. Through intake and assessment, staff is able to provide information and counselling as well as referral to other services in the community. Client are provided with settlement information and support in such areas as:
- Temporary or permanent housing;
- Child care services and public education for children;
- English language classes;
- Interpretation services;
- Employment services;
- Government services (Social Insurance Number, Health Card, etc.);
- Legal services and legal aid;
- Access to Health services;
- Training and adult education programs; and
- Completion and assistance with immigration forms and processes.
Call our reception at 4167509600 for direct referral and intake.
We work actively with our clients to encourage and support them to become more civically engaged. Through volunteering and participating in community development activities, newcomers and immigrants improve language skills, develop leadership capacity, breakdown social isolation and volunteer in their communities. The program does this by developing and coordinating volunteer opportunities, developing peer led programming, providing leadership training and connecting to our other prrograms. Some activities offered include: computer club, conversation club, public education, yoga, workshops, and a community kitchen.
Contact our Hub Outreach Worker to attend one of our monthly open houses or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Village Action for Neighbourhood Change
Action for Neighborhood Change (ANC) is a community development strategy across the City of Toronto. We work with local residents to identify shared priorities, and plan collective actions to support positive change. Stemming from our core belief that real change comes from people who live here, Victoria Village ANC works by “in-sourcing” talents, skills and assets in the community to support a range of community groups. ANC is a creative and collaborative space for incubating community-driven initiatives, including our innovative youth-led model! By bringing neighbors together, the community creates an agenda of shared priorities, and develops an action plan for building positive change.
- Have a great community idea? Find out more about our Resident Action Grants to start you up (only eligible for Victoria Village residents).
- Stay updated: “LIKE US” on Facebook: “Victoria Village Action for Neighborhood Change”
- We have a newsletter for Victoria Village residents that brings you a monthly feed of community news and events. Sign Up Now by contacting email@example.com or 4167509600 x 203
Come by to find out about even more services and actitivies offered by our Hub partners:
- Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture | 647-847-2336 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Living Toronto | 416-968-0650 | email@example.com
- Currant Co-Operative | 416-876-8457 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Family Service Toronto | 416-595-9618 | email@example.com
- East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church | 416-615-2204 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seshame Foundation | 416-358-2882 | email@example.com