Healthy, vibrant and thriving community with a strong sense of belonging.
The St. James Town Community Corner fosters community engagement and improves community well-being by providing access to inclusive space, green initiatives, facilitating an integrated continuum of services and programs, building community partnerships, and advocating to address systemic neighborhood issues.
The Corner @ 240
St. James Town is a vibrant and growing community, and on the 9th of August the neigbourhood launched the City’s first Share and Reuse Hub, the 240 Share & Reuse Space. Located at 240 Wellesley, the Share & Reuse Space aims to support a culture of reusing, sharing, repairing and repurposing items to prolong their life.
Programs and Activities at The Corner
Supporting the community further, The Corner hosts various Programs and activities that are organised by partner agencies and volunteers for the residents.
History of the Corner
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Employment, housing and Senior Services.
Dixon Hall Neighborhood Services began as a soup kitchen in 1929, and since then has been steadily increasing and strengthening a diverse range of integrated services for residents of east downtown Toronto. Their main goal is to create lasting solutions to end poverty, social injustices and social isolation in Toronto.
Housing, Health Care
Fred Victor is a social service charitable organization established in 1894 that fosters long-lasting and effective changes in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto. Their programs and services are mainly focused on providing housing and shelters for people who live in extreme poverty, health care services and various training programs for those seeking sustainable jobs.
Since 1988, Hospice Toronto has served 11,811 clients. By providing and advancing compassionate care and leadership in the volunteer-based, home hospice community, Hospice Toronto has become a recognized leader in providing high-quality, hospice care and support for people through all phases of their life-threatening illness, and their loved ones, at no charge.
Services for Indigenous Women
A community-based organization dedicated to provide resources and support to urban Indigenous women and their families. NWRCT delivers culturally relevant programs and services that empower and build the collective capacity and self-sufficiency of Indigenous women. The NWRCT is founded in 1985 and it is a registered charity funded by government programs as well as public and private donations.
Mental Health & Wellness
Progress Place is a mental health and wellness organization which first opened as a part-time drop-in centre in North York (1976). Since 1983, by launching a supported housing program, as well as a transitional employment program it has been providing part-time supported employment to people with severe and persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety.
Toronto Addiction Rehab
Renascent is a leading addiction treatment centre offering drug, alcohol, and food addiction rehab programs and services in Toronto and the GTA. Seeking drug or alcohol treatment for yourself or a loved one can be one of the most difficult and important decisions of your life. In Canada, there are no regulations or overseeing governing bodies ensuring treatment centres are operating appropriately.
Lead and Co-chair of the Health Access Leadership table
A non-profit community organization founded in 2002, providing accessible and effective primary health care to the people who may have been under-served by conventional health in southeast Toronto such as homeless/under-housed, LGBTQ and newcomers. They offer counseling, health promotion, outreach, advocacy, education, research and development, peer support groups and arts-based programming.
Pediatrics & Health Care
The SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (SickKids CCMH), formerly known as The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, founded in 1998 in Toronto, is a community of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry) and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. It helps 6,000 children and families each year through a combination of prevention, treatment, research and education activities.
Family health teams are primary health care organizations, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide primary health care for their community. They ensure that people receive the care they need, as each team is set-up based on local health and community needs.