Community Updates

The community updates page centralizes information including links to community and newcomer services, funding opportunities, media release, research reports and related resources. Please click  the category below to access relevant information or scroll down to read further.


Community Programs

Community Cafe hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East 

Fitness Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

Food Bank Hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East

Fun for Seniors – Senior’s Cafe

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Program

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Walk-in Clinic

Senior’s Cafe – Fun for Seniors_Dorset Park Hub

Sisters Connected – Program for aged 15 – 22 at CICS

Women’s Wellness Patois at Malvern

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Education and Language Programs

ELT in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Engineering,…. at TDSB

English Conversation Classes -MFRS

English Conversation Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

English Courses for Adult Immigrants @ Wadern Adult Education Centre

ESL Classes at TSDB – Scarborough 

Free ESL Classes in Scarborough … SPECIAL FOCUS_TDSB

Frontier College – LBS Programs for Youth and Adults at New Location 

Language for Workplace Connections @ ACCES Employment 

LINC Full time and Part time classes at Midland & Finch

Literacy and Basic Skills Classes at St Leonard Adults Education Centre

Literacy & Basic Skills Literacy Classes for Youth and Adults – Scarborough Frontier College 

Literacy, Math and Computer Classes_Frontier College 


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Employment Support

ACCES Employment – Bridging Programs Contact Information

ACCES Employment Job Connections Programs

After School Program for Youth Ages 10 to 18 @ CICS Immigrant Resource Centre

Bridging Program_Healthcare, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and Office Administration

Business Office Skills – Free Program for women interested in entry-level office Admin & Customer service – New ! 

Coaching-to-Career Program

CPAC Gateway to Banking and Finance Employment Program 

Employment Service @ Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Free Certificate Training Program at New Circles Community Services – New ! 

Healthcare Connections_Alternative Career Options for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals – New ! 

HOPES – Building Strengths for Work 

HOPES -Building Strengths for Work – A program for Newcomers Struggling with Resettlement Stress 

Mentorship Program at CICS

Sales and Marketing Connections – ACCES Employment

The Mentoring Partnership at Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Youth Job Connection – Paid Pre-employment Training 

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Funding Opportunities & Call for Proposals

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Funding Opportunities – Ongoing Call for Proposals

Metcalf Foundation Opportunity Fund – improve the economic livelihoods of Toronto’s working poor 

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Health Programs

Access to Health Care and Family Doctor for LGBTQ Newcomers 

Breakthrough – Counselling and Seminars 

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program @ Carefirst

Carefirst Community Cardiovascular -Prevention and Rehabilitation Program

Caregiver Support Group for people with Alzheimer’s Disease @ Carefirst

Caregiver Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association_Overview

Chronic Disease Management Program at Carefirst

Drop-in group therapy sessions for women dealing with substance abuse issues in the Scarborough Community – New ! 

Food for thought – A Healthy Lifestyle Series Workshops at SCHC

Free Dental Clinic by Toronto Public Health for Children, Parents and Seniors 

Free Service for Parents Coping with a Crying Infant Birth- 3 years

Grab Some Good – Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Food @ EXRESSMART Scarborough 

Health Care Services for People without Insurance in Toronto

Online course on Refugee Mental Health in French

Primary Care in French Now in Scarborough at TAIBU Community Health Centre

Project H E A L _ Free Program for Newcomers

Renal Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network – Counseling, Education, Support Groups and Referral for New Parent

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Housing and Legal Services

2015 Rent Increase Guideline 

John Howard Society – Supporting new Beginnings

John Howard Society – Supporting the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of persons who have been in conflict with the law

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Families 

New Circles – Do you need clothing – Gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories 

New Program – Comprehensive Reintegration-Rehabilitation Services for Individuals who have been trafficked

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario Programs in Scarborough

Toronto Rent Bank for Low Income Families 

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News/Media Release/ Newsletters

African-Canadian Community Coalition to hold Ton Hall on the Lack of Appropriate Mental Health & Addictions Services for African-Canadian Youth at CAMH_Media release_April 10, 2017

Changes to Regulations Will See Age Increased for Dependent Child_May 03, 2017 – Ottawa 

Celebrate Canada Day with Citizenship Events in Your Area_June 26, 2017 – Ottawa 

Celebrating our Diversity at Scarborough AFRO-CARIB FEST – It’s Back! It’s Bigger! It’s Better!_Jul 2017 – New !

City of Toronto takes enforcement action at Scarborough rooming houses_July 21, 2017 

Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change welcomes Anti-Racism Strategy_Mar 08, 2017, Toronto 

Connecting to Human Services made easier for Torontonians_Media release_Feb 28, 2017 

Dorset Park Community Newsletter Winter 2017 

Dorset Park Community Newsletter_Summer 2017 – New !

Focal Point – TEQ LIP Newsletter_Winter 2016-17 

Healthy & Whole – Newsletter_Spring 2017 

Healthy & Whole – SCHC Newsletter_Summer 2017 

Government of Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners_April 28, 2017 – Ottawa, ON 

Healthy & Whole – Winter 2016 Newsletter 

Helping Black Youth Succeed Through Mentorship – Ontario Launching New Program for Black Youth 

Helping Social Enterprises Scale Up Province Creates Partnerships to Accelerate Growth for Social Entrepreneurs_May 26, 2017  

Immigration  and Refugee Board of Canada Announces New Guideline on Proceedings Involving  Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression_May 01, 2017- Ottawa 

More Mental Health and Addictions Services for People in Eastern Ontario Ontario Celebrates Grand Opening of Leading-Edge Centre at Cornwall Community Hospital_May 26, 2017 

North American Indigenous Games Day proclaimed by City of Toronto_July 16, 2017 

Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project – What will it mean for People on social assistance_April 24, 2017 

Ontario Combatting Systemic Racism and Breaking Down Barriers – Province Releases Three Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan_Mar 07, 2017 

Ontario Helping New Businesses Succeed Province Launches New Program to Support Entrepreneurs_May 29, 2017 

Ontario Honours Outstanding Accessibility Leaders Province Announces Recipients of 2017 David C. Onley Award_May 25, 2017 

Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose Province to Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Safe Access to Women’s Health Clinics_May 29, 2017 

Providing protection to LGBTQ2 refugees_May 10, 2017 – Ottawa,ON 

Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s General site receives more than $62,000 in energy efficiency rebates_Jul 05, 2017 

Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s General site receives nearly $5 million in provincial funding for hospital repairs and upgrades_Jul 13, 2017 

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Research and Reports

2016 Report card – Child & Youth Mental Health – Children’s Mental Health Ontario 

A Basic Income for Canadians – What Would Change – January 2017 

Basic Income Pilot Consultations Report – Community Input from Scarborough Residents_January 30, 2017 (Report) 

Bridging Gaps – Accessing Special Needs Education Supports in the Community – Report (Tamil) 

Bridging Gaps – Accessing Special Needs Education Supports in the Community – Report (Urdu) 

Bridging Gaps – Accessing Special Needs Education Supports in the Community – Report 

C2C – Building Toronto, Creating Community Report_October 2014 

Career Competence – Self-Assessment & Professional Development tool for Career Development Practitioners 

Career Pathways to Education and Employment – Need Assessment Report_May 06, 2016 

CLEO’s Centre for Research and Innovation -New discussion paper: Linking health literacy and legal capability 

CMHA – Quick Guide: Mental Health Resources_March 2016 

Common Referral Protocol Assessment and Feasibility Study Report_Summer 2016 

Community Engagement Session – TSH Strategic Plan Report_October 2014 

Community Impact – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy_January 2014

Consumers Road – Community Services and Facilities Study_May 27, 2015 

Considering Canada – A Look at the Views of Prospective Skilled Immigrants_WES 

Dorset Park Community Newsletter – Summer 2015 Issue 

Eglinton East LRT Presentation_May 18, 2016 

Election Ontario makes voting easy – Fact sheet 

Environmental Scan of food security networks in Toronto_July 2016 

Exploring the Experience of Lesbian & Gay – Research Study

Express Entry – Mid Year Report – July 2015 

Get Emergency Ready – Personal Preparedness Guide_March 2015 

First bulletin of the 2015 C2C City Budget campaign 

Guide for International Students in Toronto Secondary Schools_TSLIP 2016 

Research on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto_2016 

Hard Lessons Newcomers and Ontario Private Colleges – Toronto South LIP 

Health-and-Wellness- Toronto’s Vital Signs Report 2014

Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Workbook

Healthy Futures – Toronto Public Health Student Survey_2014 

Healthy Futures Info graphic_2014 

Hidden in Our Midst – Homeless Newcomer Youth in Toronto_Highlights 

Hidden in Our Midst – Homeless Newcomer Youth in Toronto_November 2014 

Immigrant Friendly Cities Report_ February 14, 2014

Migrant Workers – Precarious and Unsupported_A Canada-wide Study on Access to Services for Migrant Workers_March 2016 

Needs Validation Report for Scarborough and East York Service Collaboration_May 2014

New Directions in Migration Research: Launch of the CERIS Research Synthesis Reports_January 23, 2015

Ontario’s Immigration Strategy – A New Direction 

Public Notice – Free CCs – Stephen Leacock CC & L’Amoreaux CC

Provincial Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario_June 2014

Racial Justice Analysis of 2nd Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy_September 2014

Racial Justice Report Card on Toronto‘s Mayoral Candidates_October 14, 2014

Regional Labour Market Research Opportunity_September 26, 2014

Resilient Nieghbourhood Economies – A Foundation’s strategic learning from a three-year investment in local communities_April 2016 


The Impact of Accessible Pharmacare on Health 

To Prosperity – Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy_June 25, 2015 

Toronto Police Service_The Police Community Engagement Review Report_Phase II

Transition from Temporary Foreign Workers to Permanent Residents, 1990 to 2014_Release Date – Feb 21, 2017 

Volunteer Management Handbook 

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Settlement Support Programs

ACSA Newcomer Centre Services and Programs

Active Living Centre for Seniors 

Affiche Services en francais à Scarborough commune 

‘Afterschool Newcomer Hubs’ for youth

Building On Neighbourhood Diversity (BOND) – Weekly Drop-in for LGBTIQ+ Youth 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at Storefront 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at TAIBU – Malvern 

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)_ French

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)

Girls United – Empower Yourself and Share Experience_Program for Young Women 

LGBTQ Support program by ASAAP in Scarborough 

Next Stop Canada – Online Pre-arrival Programs 

Newcomer Settlement Services_SAFSS

Newcomer Youth Program at East Metro 

Our House – Your House_Strengthening Families Program – EMYS 

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE – Community Safety Dog Walking -Community Walking Initiative 

Youth & Family Counselling @ Malvern Family Resource Centre 

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