Guide to Services for People Who Are Homeless

Aboriginal Housing & Services

This section lists services that are available for Aboriginal people and includes housing, legal, health, employment and cultural services.


Anishnawbe Health Mental Health
Crisis Line
• 24/7 mental health crisis management service

Anduhyaun (Native Women’s Shelter)
1296 Weston Rd (mailing address)
• Provides programs and support to Aboriginal women fleeing abusive situations
• 24/7 telephone line

Employment and Education

Council Fire
439 Dundas St E
• For all ages, learning opportunities in math, English, science, history and computer

Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
167 Gerrard St E
• Training initiatives, employment services and self-employment opportunities
• Work experience and employment supports for youth 16-24

Métis Nation of Ontario
Toronto Regional Office
75 Sherbourne St Ste 311
• Employment programs and services include career counselling, employment readiness training, wage subsidies, skills development, apprenticeship support, mobility assistance, self-employment, youth initiatives and service for clients with disabilities

Native Child and Family Services
Native Youth Resource Centre
655 Bloor St W
• Youth Skills Training Program, one-on one instruction for youth 15-20 and high school equivalency (GED) for youth 18-20

Health and Wellness

Anishnawbe Health Toronto
225 Queen St E (main office)
• Provides traditional healing within a multi-disciplinary health care model
• Culturally appropriate counselling for children and youth in the care of child protection services and their families
• Teaching and Healing Circles as well as Spiritual Ceremonies
• Diabetes education and support

Other program locations:

179 Gerrard St E
• Mental health and traditional healing
• Prenatal and postnatal programs
• Community kitchen

22 Vaughan Rd
• Mental health and addiction services

Council Fire
439 Dundas St E
• Prenatal nutrition
• Long term supports for urban Aboriginal elderly, frail, disabled or chroncally ill

Métis Nation of Ontario
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
75 Sherbourne St Ste 311
• Prenatal and postnatal programs including nutrition, home visiting, emergency clothing and supplies, and outreach

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Rd
• Aboriginal Circle of Life provides supports in a healthy, holistic environment
• Diabetes and Aboriginal cancer support
• Helps Aboriginal youth address mental health, addictions and other challenges through traditional healing and cultural programs

Native Child and Family Services
30 College St
• Family Well being supports Aboriginal children and their families
• Psycho-social assessments and service plans

Other program locations:

655 Bloor St W
• Caseworkers collaborate with high-risk youth to develop a personalized service plan

156 Galloway Rd
• Individual, group and addiction counselling

2 Spirited People of the First Nations
593 Yonge St Ste 202
• HIV/AIDS education, outreach, support and counselling for Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people


To apply for housing with any of the following agencies, contact them directly to discuss your application. You do not need to go through the Housing Connections waiting list. Some in kind assistance may be available to qualified clients.

Akwa Honsta Non-profit Aboriginal Homes
416-413-1300 ext 227
80 Carlton St

Amik – Frontiers Foundation
419 Coxwell Ave

Anishawbe Health
225 Queen St E
• O Ta Ti Baen Program: housing workers assist clients to find placements in the community in order to earn credits that can be applied to rent

Gabriel Dumont Non-Profit Homes
4201 Kingston Rd Unit 114A

Native Child and Family Services
Transitional Housing for Men
558 Bathurst St
• Self-declared Native young men 16-24 who are homeless or under-housed
• Self-refer at the youth drop-in 655 Bloor St W

Native Child and Family Services
Transitional Housing for Women
179 Dowling Ave
• At-risk Aboriginal women 16-24 with or without children
• Self-refer through youth drop-in at 655 Bloor St W

Native Men’s Residence (Na-Me-Res)

26 Vaughan Rd

Native Women’s Resource Centre
Housing and Advocacy
191 Gerrard St E
• Helps Aboriginal women who are homeless or at risk find and keep housing
• Crisis intervention, information and referral, community outreach and food programs

Nazareth House
455 Palmerston Blvd

Nekenaan Second Stage Housing
1296 Weston Rd

Nishnawbe Homes Inc.
244 Church St

Wigwamen Inc. 
Main office

Toll free 1-888-228-6438
23 Lesmill Rd Ste 106

Wigwamen Terrace
14 Spadina Rd

Wigwamen, Waabnong
Toll free 1-888-228-6438
20 Sewells Rd

Legal and Financial

Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto
415 Yonge St Ste 803
• Community legal clinic deals primarily with landlord and tenant issues, OW, ODSP and CPPD, human rights and police complaints
• Aboriginal Court Worker program provides support to those appearing in court
• Family and youth court workers are located at 311 Jarvis St
• Youth Healing Circles for victims 16-25

Native Child and Family Services
Youth Justice
655 Bloor St W
• Supports young offenders through coordination with probation officers and court workers, case management and supportive counselling
• Also provides cultural teachings and ceremonies


Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Gathering Place Drop-in
439 Dundas St E
•Sports, recreation, drumming, crafts, games and feasts
• Activities and support for Aboriginal youth

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Rd
• Teachings and traditions of Indigenous Nations
• Elders' Cultural facility
• Sports and social activities for youth
• Information and referral services, cultural workshops and programs for youth, adults and seniors

Native Child and Family Services
Native Youth Resource Centre
655 Bloor St
• Youth drop-in
• Recreational activities at different locations including basketball, floor hockey and boxing

Native Child and Family Services
Scarborough Aboriginal Family Life Centre
156A Galloway Rd
• Individual and family activities
• Sweat lodge ceremonies, sessions with visiting elders
• Sports, cultural activities and homework club for youth

Native Women’s Resource Centre
Dawnissog Youth Program
191 Gerrard St E
• Culture-based programming includes regalia making, youth and women’s hand-drumming circle, drum making, and arts and crafts

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