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St. James Town Service Providers’ Network

The St James Town Service Provider’s Network (SPN) is a network of agencies formed to bring a collaborative partnerships, community engagement and integrated service coordination approach to the community of St James Town. SPN promotes inclusive and equitable social and economic development initiatives which delivers employment and career opportunities, social enterprise, informal economic opportunities and population specific services.


The St James Town Service Provider’s Network vision is to be a leader in service coordination, resident engagement and empowerment to achieve a sustainable, welcoming, vibrant and inclusive community.


The St. James Town Service Providers’ Network collaborates and coordinates stakeholders inside and outside the network to address the needs of residents and promote an inclusive and vibrant community.

We the St James Town Service Provider’s Network bring together local residents, when possible, and community agencies in welcoming and collaborative spaces to promote community well-being. To do this we collaborate and organise events, coordinate services on solutions for emerging social justice, economic well-being and population specific initiatives.

Member Agencies
History of SJTSPN

Core Pillars

  • Service Coordination

  • Neighbourhood Based Activities

  • Population Specific Activities

  • Community Engagement and Advocacy

Value Statement

We are committed service coordination, integration and collaboration to achieve sustainable outcomes for a community built on trust, neighbourly care, equity and the diversity of our residents.

SPN Contact

For general inquiries:

Robb Johannes (co-chair):
416.482.4103 ext. 223

Sehr Athar (co-chair):
416-324-4100 Ext. 5259

Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020

Priority #1:
Service Coordination

  • Reflect and focus on internal structures of the network.

  • Focus on communication, development and sharing of resources.

  • Enhance leadership and capacity building.

Priority #2: Neighbourhood Based Activities

  • Develop activities and events that are inclusive and representative.

  • Determine resources, activities, objectives and outcomes to achieve positive neighbourhood impact.

  • Create a place to call home.

Priority #3: Population Specific Activities

  • Determine the needs of specific population groups.

  • Address and respond to needs of target population with appropriate strategies & programs.

  • Enhance participation, engagement and wellbeing of population groups.

Priority #4: Community Engagement

  • Include using an inclusive model to address issues at the system level.

  • Create a resident leadership committee.

  • Coordinate policy advocacy and system change.

What We Do

The St. James Town Service Providers’ Network (SJTSPN) consists of service providers and community members who work collaboratively to support the St James Town community. The Network leads the development and implementation of a coordinated plan for a vibrant, safe and healthy community.

SPN Partners

The Service Provider’s Network has 35 agencies and institutions as partners providing varied services at the Town.

Join the Service Providers Network

SPN Structure

History of SJTSPN

St. James Town Festival

Every year, St. James Town residents along with the Service Providers’ Network host a festival to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity and togetherness of the neighbourhood.

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