CBWC | Ontario Region

Useful Resources

We have compiled this resource list for you. We welcome your suggestions for any additional resource that you would like to see included.

General

Caribbean African Canadians Social Services

CAFCAN provides culturally appropriate social services that enrich the lives of the African, Caribbean and Diaspora (ACD) communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

Stella's Place

Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.Designed by young adults, their families and professionals, Stella’s Place provides comprehensive mental health services for 16 to 29 year olds. We provide our services in a positive, peer engaging, non-residential community setting.

TAIBU Community Health Centre

TAIBU Community Health Centre is accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). CCA is a national, not-for-profit organization offering accreditation specifically tailored to community-based health and social services across Canada. CCA accredited organizations are committed to quality and continuous improvement in the community-based health and social services they provide.

The Most Nurtured

The Most Nurtured (TMN) is a community-based organization that promotes holistic wellness created exclusively by and for Black womxn. Currently we run accessible yoga and meditation classes, and mental health workshop although we continue to grow in response to community need.

Health

Black Creek Community Health Centre

We engage with individuals, families and organizations to deliver comprehensive health services and programs that enhance community health and well-being.

Women's Health in Women's Hands (WHIWH) Community Health Centre

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH) Community Health Centre goals is to provide primary healthcare to Black Women and Women of Color from the Caribbean, African, Latin American and South Asian communities in Metropolitan Toronto and surrounding municipalities.

Roots Community Services

Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.Roots Community Services has been providing programs and services for children, youth, women, seniors and families in the Region of Peel since 1985. At the heart of our organization is the desire to help clients lead healthy and productive lives. Through our programs and services, we help empower and inspire clients to build on their strengths and find solutions to overcome the challenges they face.

Government of Canada - Mental Health & Wellness

Learn about mental health, mental illness and related services in Canada. Also get information on what we are doing on suicide prevention and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Mental Health

blackgirlfeels

The idea for blackgirlfeels was born out of a need for black womxn to hold space and share their mental health experiences with one another, as there aren’t many places for us to safely do so. black womxn are regularly left out of the broader online mental wellness community and our unique needs and experiences go overlooked.

Black Therapist List

Mental health is often something that goes unspoken in black communities and there are many barriers to seeking support. Black Therapist List is designed to eliminate some of these challenges by making it easier for people who are looking specifically for a black therapist in their area. All who are listed provide professional Canadian counselling and psychotherapy services including social workers, psychotherapists, life coaches, psychiatrists and psychologists. Please note that having a listing in this directory is not an endorsement. You are encouraged to do your due diligence when selecting a therapist.

Black Mental Health Canada inc.

Black Mental Health Canada exists to provide access to affordable mental health services and education for the Black community.

Where To Start

WhereToStart.ca is the access point for free and confidential mental health services for children, youth and families who live in Peel Region. When you call us, we will listen to your concerns and help connect you with the most appropriate mental health program or service for you.

Crisis Services Canada

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN) – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services that has been engaging members since 2002.

In recent years, the network has formalized and CSC was formed. Its structure and focus is geared to strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring gaps in mental health and suicide prevention and support nationwide are addressed.

In 2017, the organization incorporated under the name Crisis Services Canada and launched the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). CSC is a collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres from across Canada.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH has been at the leading edge of breakthroughs in mental health research for over 20 years, with each discovery giving rise to new treatments, methodologies, and hope. As an organization, we want to do for mental illness what others have done for epilepsy, heart disease and cancer. We want to help people see mental health for what it really is—health.

eMental Health

E-mental health delivers timely, effective mental health services by using the internet and other related technologies.

Finances

Chartered Professionals Accountants Canada

Provides information on financial literacy including free financial literacy sessions and how to request one for your community.

WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services

WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services help over 6,000 clients each year improve their financial well-being
Achieving financial stability while living on a low income can be extremely challenging, but we are here to help!
WoodGreen’s Financial Empowerment Services provide free information, counselling and support to low-income members of the community who have financial challenges. We empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances and make informed decisions about their financial futures.

McGill Personal Finance Essentials

If you’re ready to take charge of your personal finances, then you’re in the right place. From budgeting to borrowing, real estate and beyond, invest a few hours in this free, online course1 and you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to make a lifetime of smart financial decisions. Taught by professors from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, the course is open to everyone.
Finish all course modules to receive a McGill Personal Finance Essentials attestation of completion.

Government of Canada Financial Literacy Programs

Educational materials to help students and adults increase their financial knowledge and skills.

Clever Girl Finance

Achieve financial freedom and take control of your life.

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Empowering women to ditch debt, save money and build real wealth!

Now more than ever, women are focused on their finances and prioritizing their financial well-being.

Clever Girl Finance® is one of the largest personal finance platforms for women in the U.S. and we have consistently been voted one of the best finance websites for women.

Founded by Bola Sokunbi, we are a mission-driven financial empowerment platform aimed at providing women with the right products and services as well as financial guidance. We do this through our completely free resources including personal finance courses, one-on-one mentor calls, articles, audio content, an incredibly supportive community, and more.

Family

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre’s mission is to foster an atmosphere which will encourage our community as a whole to participate in and develop a positive, healthy and caring neighbourhood.

Malton Neighbourhood Services

Malton Neighbourhood Services (MNS) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has provided settlement and community support services since 1975.
We are dedicated to supporting the creation of connected, safe, and strong communities by offering and engaging in activities that recognize and respect the diversity of the neighbourhoods it serves. Newcomers, Family, Community Youth

MIAG Centre For Diverse Women & Families

MIAG is a non-profit charitable community organization who strives to address community needs and to ensure the active participation of diverse communities including women, men, seniors, children, youth, and families.

Roots Community Services

At RootsCS we strive to help build a vibrant region by inspiring individuals and families to lead healthy and well-balanced lives and become strong contributors within their various communities. With a focus on the Black, African and Caribbean Canadians, our programs are offered from a culturally- appropriate perspective and within an anti-oppression, anti-racism framework. Our programs are geared toward children aged 6 years to seniors well into their 90s. Building Healthy Families – Peel CAS In partnership with the Peel Children’s Aid Society, The Building Healthy Families program delivers culturally-appropriate counselling to those who struggle with many intersectional challenges as parents. The goal of this program is to improve outcomes for child welfare clients, with emphasis on parenting, safety, family stability, permanency, conflict resolution and well-being. Safe and confidential services Our counsellors are compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental
We help clients develop and practice effective and positive parenting skills
Our objective is to keep families together as they are counselled through difficult situations
Clients are referred to us by Peel Children’s Aid Society
Approx. 150 families consisting of 600 individuals (including over 245 children), benefit from counselling each year.

Malvern Family Resources Centre

Malvern Family Resource Centre is a multi-service social service agency providing a variety of programs and services to residents in the Scarborough North and Scarborough Rouge Park ridings.
This agency has been in the community for the past thirty-seven years and has experienced steady growth to keep up with the needs of the community. It is an agency with a reputation for integrity, quality programs and services, qualified and dedicated personnel, and committed funders.