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.

Crisis

Anishnawbe Health Mental Health
Crisis Line
416-891-8606
aht.ca
• 24/7 mental health crisis management service

Anduhyaun (Native Women’s Shelter)
416-920-1492
1296 Weston Rd (mailing address)
www.anduhyaun.org
• Provides programs and support to Aboriginal women fleeing abusive situations
• 24/7 telephone line

Employment and Education

Council Fire
416-360-4350
439 Dundas St E
councilfire.ca
cdo@councilfire.ca
• For all ages, learning opportunities in math, English, science, history and computer

Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
416-591-2310
167 Gerrard St E
miziwebiik.com
reception@miziwebiik.com
• Training initiatives, employment services and self-employment opportunities
• Work experience and employment supports for youth 16-24

Métis Nation of Ontario
Toronto Regional Office
416-977-9881
1-888-466-6684
75 Sherbourne St Ste 311
metisnation.org
• 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
416-850-6110
655 Bloor St W
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• 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
416-360-0486
225 Queen St E (main office)
aht.ca
• 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:

416-920-2605
179 Gerrard St E
• Mental health and traditional healing
• Prenatal and postnatal programs
• Community kitchen

416-657-0379
22 Vaughan Rd
• Mental health and addiction services

Council Fire
416-360-4350
439 Dundas St E
councilfire.ca
cdo@councilfire.ca
• Prenatal nutrition
• Long term supports for urban Aboriginal elderly, frail, disabled or chroncally ill

Métis Nation of Ontario
Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
416-977-9881
1-888-466-6684
75 Sherbourne St Ste 311
metisnation.org
• Prenatal and postnatal programs including nutrition, home visiting, emergency clothing and supplies, and outreach

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
416-964-9087
16 Spadina Rd
ncct.on.ca
reception@ncct.on.ca
• 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
416-969-8510
30 College St
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• Family Well being supports Aboriginal children and their families
• Psycho-social assessments and service plans

Other program locations:

416-969-8510
655 Bloor St W
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• Caseworkers collaborate with high-risk youth to develop a personalized service plan

416-286-9449
156 Galloway Rd
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• Individual, group and addiction counselling

2 Spirited People of the First Nations
416-944-9300
593 Yonge St Ste 202
2spirits.com
info@2spirits.com
• HIV/AIDS education, outreach, support and counselling for Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people

Housing

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
416-778-0822
419 Coxwell Ave
frontiersfoundation.ca/amik
amik@bellnet.ca

Anishawbe Health
416-360-0486
225 Queen St E
aht.ca
• 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
416-286-5277
4201 Kingston Rd Unit 114A

Native Child and Family Services
Transitional Housing for Men
416-323-1840
558 Bathurst St
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• 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
416-537-2261
179 Dowling Ave
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• 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)
Sagatay

416-651-6750
26 Vaughan Rd
nameres.org
general@nameres.org

Native Women’s Resource Centre
Housing and Advocacy
416-963-9963
191 Gerrard St E
nwrct.ca
• 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
416-532-0336
455 Palmerston Blvd
nazarethhouse.ca
nazareth_house@sympatico.ca

Nekenaan Second Stage Housing
416-243-7669
1296 Weston Rd
anduhyaun.org

Nishnawbe Homes Inc.
416-975-5451
244 Church St
nisnawbehomes@rogers.com

Wigwamen Inc. 
Main office

416-481-4451
Toll free 1-888-228-6438
23 Lesmill Rd Ste 106
wigwamen.com
info@wigwamen.com

Wigwamen Terrace
416-925-9165
14 Spadina Rd
wigwamen.com
info@wigmamen.com

Wigwamen, Waabnong
416-481-4451
Toll free 1-888-228-6438
20 Sewells Rd
wigwamen.com
info@wigwamen.com

Legal and Financial

Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto
416-408-3967
415 Yonge St Ste 803
aboriginallegal.ca
alst@web.ca
• 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
416-969-8510
655 Bloor St W
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• Supports young offenders through coordination with probation officers and court workers, case management and supportive counselling
• Also provides cultural teachings and ceremonies

Recreation

Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
Gathering Place Drop-in
416-360-4350
439 Dundas St E
councilfire.ca
cdi@councilfire.ca
•Sports, recreation, drumming, crafts, games and feasts
• Activities and support for Aboriginal youth

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
416-964-9087
16 Spadina Rd
ncct.on.ca
pierrette@ncct.on.ca
• 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
416-969-8510
655 Bloor St
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• Youth drop-in
• Recreational activities at different locations including basketball, floor hockey and boxing

Native Child and Family Services
Scarborough Aboriginal Family Life Centre
416-286-9449
156A Galloway Rd
nativechild.org
info@nativechild.org
• 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
416-963-9963
191 Gerrard St E
nwrct.ca
ed@nwrct.ca
• Culture-based programming includes regalia making, youth and women’s hand-drumming circle, drum making, and arts and crafts


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