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BFO-Toronto is a member of the Citywide Commons – a group of non-profit agencies providing a wide variety of supports at 355 Church Street, Toronto.

We are more than a neighbourhood hub as we represent a citywide suite of organizations collaborating on service provision and committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.

Join us at the Commons. You belong here.

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This brochure includes the list of agencies and services they provide at 355 Church Street.

Non-profit agencies providing supports at Citywide Commons

Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto (BFO-Toronto)

Offers support Torontonians who have experienced a life-changing loss through peer-led services, professionally designed and supported.

2nd Floor, Suite 202
(416) 440-0290

Family Service Toronto (FST)

Assists Torontonians experiencing difficult life circumstances through counselling, seniors support, families in transition, developmental services, LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS services, community engagement, public education and advocacy work.
3rd floor
(416) 595-9230

Madison Community Services (MCS)

Offers supportive housing, case management and other services for and with adults who are coping and living with mental health and substance use issues.
2nd Floor, Suite 213
(416) 977-1333

Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW)

Provides settlement, employment, and youth programs and services, as well as English language training for newcomers and immigrants.
2nd Floor, Suite 201
(416) 469-0196

The Teresa Group (TTG)

Offers compassionate frontline services to hundreds of local children and families affected by HIV and AIDS.
2nd Floor, Suite 208
(416) 596-7703

Services available at Citywide Commons

Counselling Services

  • Mental health counselling and group support
  • Violence against women
  • Seniors & caregivers
  • HIV & AIDS
  • LGBTQ+
  • Bereaved person/families
  • Life-changing transitions
  • Newcomers/immigrants
  • Separation/divorce & remarrying
  • Survivors of sexual abuse
  • Person/families living with grief
  • Walk-in counselling

Services offered by FST, TTG, MCS, NEW

Settlement Services

  • Settlement programs for immigrants who are permanent residents, refugee claimants, naturalized Canadian citizens, international students, and temporary foreign workers
  • English language learning programs
  • Women-only English classes
  • Recovery during immigration and settlement
  • Supportive housing
  • Employment programs for newcomers
  • Career coaching, resume makeovers, mock interviews, employment webinars, and help finding a job

Services offered by MCS, FST, NEW

Mental Health Support

  • Supportive housing
  • Promote independence, health, and integration for individuals living with mental health challenges
  • Women’s Solution – focused dance group
  • Social recreation
  • Vocational program & Skills for Life
  • Raising awareness and providing referrals and mental health support
  • Mental health counselling

Services offered by NEW, MCS, FST

HIV & AIDS Support Services

  • Support anyone living with HIV and AIDS and their babies
  • Frontline services to hundreds of local children and families affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • Distribute infant formula to new moms living with HIV
  • Financial support for HIV/AIDS community
  • Housing/home care
  • Treatment information
  • Advocacy on behalf of and with the HIV/AIDS community
  • Mental health counselling

Services offered by FST, TTG

Seniors Support Services

  • Pat’s Place
  • Seniors’ counselling
  • Caregiver education & support
  • Friendly Call Phone Support Program
  • English classes for senior women

Services offered by FST, NEW

Grief Support Services

  • Building and sustaining mutually beneficial connections
  • One-to-one peer support in 16 languages and runs peer-support groups in English and Hindi/Urdu by trained peer volunteers
  • Providing hope for one another in a confidential, safe, supportive, and nurturing environment
  • Community events and flagship events that provide an opportunity to honour our loved ones

Services offered by BFO

Family Support Services

  • Offering practical items including diapers, grocery cards, emergency
    food, transit tokens, new and gently used clothing, baby bags for newborns and backpacks containing school supplies
  • Case Management Services for children and adults with developmental disabilities
  • Person Directed Planning & Individualized Funding for adults with developmental disabilities

Services offered by TTG, FST

Community Development

  • Healthy Families Healthy Communities
  • Social action and community-based public policy development
  • Growing Up Healthy Downtown
  • Preventing Gender-Based Violence
  • Investing In Neighbourhoods
  • Seniors Adult Living Centres
  • Supportive housing
  • Case management

Services offered by FST, TTG, MCS, NEW