Art and Wellness Resources

Wellness Supports NOW 

 

Your wellness matters to us. These are resources to connect to if you are in need of emergency help now.

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Black-focused Wellness and Mental Health Resources

Black Women in Motion – Resource and Referrals List

A wide-ranging set of mental health resources and supports throughout Toronto and region.

Resources for Black Healing

Skylark – offering Walk-in Services specifically to Black youth

416-482-0081 ex.6
Tuesday 9:00AM-1:30PM
Wednesday 1:00PM-7:00PM

416-482-0081 ex.5
Monday 1:30-5:00PM
Tuesday 1:30PM-5:00PM
Thursday 1:30PM-5:00PM

If someone calls and identifies as Black they will be offered and can request to speak with a Black therapist, if this is their preference. 

The Most Nurtured – Community wellness by and for Black women (Trans, Cis), Non-Binary & GNC folx ❤️ (Toronto based) @themostnurtured.

What’s Up Walk In – Remote Counselling Appointments

Free Virtual Mental Health Counselling

To be connected to a counsellor for a telephone or video session, please call MHTO at 1-866-585-6486, Monday to Friday 9AM – 7PM.

Planned Parenthood Toronto: Black Youth Mental Health Initiative Virtual Therapy Groups for Black Youth

Coping with stress and anti-black racism during the COVID-19 pandemic. Email bymhi@ppt.on.ca for more info.

Indigenous-focused Arts & Wellness Resources

ODE: Remembered Voices

(re)connections with Indigenous culture and community, engaging Indigenous 2Spirit Youth, 16-25 yrs old within the Greater Toronto Area. ODE seeks to provide safe spaces for 2SLGBTQ Indigenous youth to connect with medicines, culture and other two spirit people and/or build community connections. Learn more on their Instagram and Facebook!

  • Virtual Youth Drop-In on Discord: Mondays at 5pm
  • Sharing Circle: Tuesdays at 1pm and 8pm
  • Rec Night on Discord: Wednesdays at 4pm
  • Craftin Around on Facebook: Fridays at 4pm

 

Maamwizdaa

Cultural and arts programming for Indigenous parents and children in the Weston Mount Dennis Neighbourhood. More info here: Facebook

Equitable Action for Change

Cultural Support Group for Trans and Two-Spirit Folx- GChat with Gia

Fridays 3-4PM Zoom Link

Weekly Virtual Support Circle – Open to Everyone

Fridays 1-2PM  Zoom Link

For outreach, support and referrals

Contact 416-518-482or harmreduction@equitablenow.ca.

 

Anishnawbe Health Toronto website

255 Queen Street E. Location 416-360-0486

  • Call for Intake: Primary Care Services
  • Oshkii Okitchiidak Youth Programming (ages 14-24)

179 Gerrard St. E Location 416-920-2605

  • Walk in Counselling: Wed & Fri between 10AM-1PM & 1–4PM
  • Call for Intake: Youth Outreach, Two Spirit / Trans Support, Mental Health Support, Addictions Support, Rapid Access Addiction Medicine, Indigenous Supportive Housing

Food Security Resources

The Food Link Hotline
(416) 392-6655
Call to be directed to your nearest food bank
Some Food Banks may offer delivery

Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank
 http://www.tvfb.ca/qa/
Email TOvegfoodbank@gmail.com for more info.

Daily Bread Food Bank
(416) 203-0050 x 1 email: info@dailybread.ca.
Call or email to book an appointment to pick-up food packages, Information and Referral Services to Food Banks.

Scott Mission Food Bank
502 Spadina Ave
www.scottmission.com/covid-19       
Monday to Friday  (Closed Wednesday Afternoons)
9:00 -11:45 a.m. &  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Fort York Food Bank
380 College St
www.fyfb.com/covid-19-response/
Hamper Service           Tues – Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hot Meal Service         Sun  12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

African Food Basket
https://blackfoodtoronto.com/

The Stop – The Community Advocacy Office
(416) 652-7867 x243
Call for info, support, and referrals via phone
1884 Davenport: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11:00AM – 3:00PM
The Stop’s Wychwood Open Door: Wednesdays, 9:00AM – 2:00PM

 

The Stop Food Bank
1884 Davenport
Must live in their Catchment area
Contact Mike at
416-652-7867 ext. 245 or mike@thestop.org.
Mondays and Fridays, 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Red Cross Mobile Food Bank
Call for Intake:
(416) 236-3180
The Mobile Food Bank service delivers food hampers to people living with disabilities who are unable to access food banks.
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

North York Harvest Food Banks
416-635-7771 ext. 0
Contact to determine location & how to gain access to food bank
Multiple Locations
northyorkharvest.com/find-a-food-bank/
 info@northyorkharvest.com

Woodgreen
650 Queen St East
(416) 645-6000 x 2500
Food Bank
Tuesdays  @ 12:00PM
Pet Food Bank
Thursdays @ 11:00AM

 

The 519
519 Church St.
Takeaway Meals on Sundays  1:00PM to 2:30 pm.
Access from the patio in front of FABARNAK.

 

Building Roots
260 Queen St E
hannah@buildingroots.ca
Free food baskets for pick-up or delivery for those living in the Moss Park area
Saturdays @ 11:00 AM – 4:00PM

Black Creek Farms
(Jane/ Finch)
www.blackcreekfarm.ca
Delivering free emergency produce boxes to local homes via FoodShare
Email info@blackcreekfarm.ca for more information.

 

Uplift Kitchen Toronto
www.upliftkitchen.ca
A volunteer-run food security initiative created to serve Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities in Toronto and surrounding areas.

 

People’s Pantry
www.thepeoplespantryto.com
Volunteer-run initiative providing hot meals & grocery packages in the GTA Delivery Areas: Toronto, Mississauga Halton, Hamilton, Guelph/ Kitchener.
Sign Up Form Opens Sundays at 12PM. Limited Weekly Capacity.

 

Have COVID Related Questions?
Telehealth Ontario 24/7
1-866-797-0000

Virtual Health Care
Tia Health
Appletree Medical

Need Help with replacing your ID?
PAID ID Clinic
416 691 7407
Mon- Fri 9AM-3PM

Need Help Now?
Kids Help Phone 24/7 – Up to Age 20
1-800-668-6868
Text CONNECT to 686868
Online Chat

Toronto Distress Centre 24/7
416-408- 4357

Gerstein Centre 24/7
416-929-5200

Need Help Now?
Anishnawbe 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Management
416 891 8606

National Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-TALK

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 24/7
416-863-0511

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
416-597-8808

LGBTQ Youth Line
Text: 647-694-4275
Sun-Fri 4:30-9:30PM
Chat: Sun-Fri 4:30-9:30PM

 

Walk-in Counselling
What’s Up Walk In Virtual Counselling
Mon- Fri 9AM-7PM
1 866 585 6486

Stella’s Place Virtual Drop in Counselling (Ages 16-29)
Thursdays 3:00-6:00PM
416 461 2345
Call to book a same day appointment
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BeanBag Chat App
Peer Support & Counselling
Mon-Thurs 4:00-9:00PM
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Need to find Emergency Shelter?
Central Intake for Access to Shelters 24/7
416-338-4766

Eva’s Place: Youth Shelter (16-24)
416-441-1414

Eva’s Satellite: Youth Shelter (16-24) w/ Mental Health & Substance Use Support
416-229-1874

 

Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction Sites in Toronto

Overdose Prevention Line
1-888-853-8542

Harm Reduction Supply Delivery
647 825 4327
(South of Bloor/ West of Yonge/ East of Parkside)

Pieces to Pathways
LGBTTQQ2SIA Harm Reduction Services
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Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Harm Reduction Services
Supervised Consumption Sites
Queen West Site: 168 Bathurst St  416‑703‑8480
Parkdale Site: 1229 Queen St W 416-537-2455
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Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
Indigenous Harm Reduction Supports & Outreach
Access to food, clothing, shelter, ID replacement, and traditional medicines & supports
Health & HIV/AIDS treatment info, testing, referrals, family support, advocacy and support around HIV discrimination
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Harm Reduction Healing Journeys Zine
Created by Harm Reduction Healing Team, in collaboration with Breakaway Community Services
A colour-along resource for those experiencing grief associated with the drug poisoning crisis See More

Where to Find Food
Food Link Hotline: Food Bank Access
416 392 6655

Toronto Drop-In Network
Find a Location

YSM Evergreen (Ages 16-24)
365 Spadina Ave
Take Away Meals Mon-Fri 12-2PM
Snacks, Water and Coffee 12-4:30PM
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The 519 – 519 Church Street
Takeaway Meals – Fabarnak Patio
Sundays at 1PM
Clothing & Hygiene Supplies – South Entrance
Thursdays & Sundays 2-3:30PM
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Fort York Food Bank
380 College Street
Tues, Thurs-Sat 9AM-11AM
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For Help with Legal Questions
Online Legal Information
Steps to Justice

Legal Services for Youth >25
Justice for Children and Youth

Ontario Legal Line (24/7)
416-929-8400

Tenant Rights in Ontario
TenantRights.ca

Landlord & Tenant Board Info Line
416-645-8080
Mon-Fri 9-5PM
LTB: Help for Tenants
Frequently Asked Questions 

Artist Legal Advice Services
Understand your legal rights as a creator
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Employment Support
Acces Employment
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St. Stephen’s Employment Centre
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Youth Employment Services
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Tropicana Community Services
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Miziwe Biik- Aboriginal Employment and Training
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Eva’s Employment and Training
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Toronto Public Library
Wifi Hotspots Available

Summer Resources

Free Sunscreen in Toronto Waterfront Parks
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Find Tap Water & Fountains in Toronto
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City of Toronto Emergency Cooling Centres
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City of Toronto Splash Pad & Pools
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Toronto Beach Water Quality
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Arts + Wellness

 

Artscape Daniels Launchpad
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Friends of Ruby
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LOFT: TAY Hub
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NIA Centre for the Arts
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Sand In Water: Creative Gathering
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Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council
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UNITY Charity
UNITY LIVE Schedule

VIBE Arts
Online Art Programs

Centre for Mindfulness
Online Meditations

Lifted By Purpose
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Toronto Public Library
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Stress Management Apps
Check these out on your phone or whenever you can get WIFI.

 

  • BIOFEEDBACK
  • DAYLIOPACIFICA
  • HEADSPACE
  • SAM: STRESS AND ANXIETY MANAGEMENT
  • CALM- MEDITATE, RELAX, SLEEP
  • MINDSHIFT
  • WHATSUP
  • COLORFY: Colouring book for adults
  • RELAXING SPA MUSIC
  • AMBIENCE- NATURE SOUNDS
  • SPOTIFY (MOOD PLAYLIST)
  • SLEEP SOUNDS FREE- RELAX & SLEEP
  • NATURE SOUNDS
  • MOOD PATH
  • WYSA

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