Messages from MPP Jill Andrew
Updated: Apr 28
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Don't forget to order your lawn or window sign!
Click here to order your sign now. Signs are a great way to show your support for the campaign, and will be put up and taken down by my campaign team.
My sincerest thanks to all of our community heroes, those who attended the Toronto–St. Paul’s Community Hero Awards on Monday and those who couldn’t be there. We wouldn’t be the same without their HEARTwork!
Norman Di Pasquale
Aviv Immigrant Kitchen
Soul Provisions - Toronto Soup Co.
Jenni King Feheley
leZlie lee kam
Laura Kidd & Shirley Lovett
Centennial Infant Care Centre
For Youth Initiative
Oakwood Vaughan Community Organization - OVCO
Monice Morenzie - Midtown Tiny Tots Activity Centre
The Nia Centre
90th Urban Woods Scouting Group
Adair Roberts, Feed the FrontlinesTO
Ben Nobleman Park - Community Orchard
Churches on the Hill Food Bank
Emma's Country Kitchen
Fire Stations 341, 343, 311
Gerry's Fast Foods
Girl Guides of Canada
Midtown Gastro Hub
Nancy Seto - Yummi Cafe
Prophetess Elijah Marie Reid
The Society for St. Vincent de Paul at Holy Rosary Church
Fourth doses of the COVID vaccine are now available to individuals aged 60 and over, as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over. Fourth doses are being offered at a recommended interval of 5 months after receiving the third dose. Book at ontario.ca/book-vaccine, 1-833-943-3900 or at participating pharmacies.
Starting on Friday, February 18, youth aged between 12 and 17 will become eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shots in Ontario. Appointments will be able to be booked online and over the phone starting at 8AM – some select pharmacies will also be delivering these booster shots as well. Like other age groups, anyone aged 12 to 17 looking to get a booster must wait 168 days between their second and third doses (about 6 months).
Mental Health Supports
Family Service Toronto
Family Service Toronto Counselling Services offers individual, family and couple counselling. Counselling may be able to help you. Counselling helps people (from all walks of life) explore options, find solutions, develop coping strategies, identify strengths, locate information, provide resources and promote healing, resiliency and self-empowerment.
Our professional staff can work with you using a variety of tools and approaches including but not limited to cognitive behavior therapy, EMDR, Sensory Motor, Trauma informed therapy, narrative therapy and Emotional Focussed Therapy.
Fees: Charged on a sliding scale based on household income and are designed to be accessible for all income ranges for anyone living or working in the city of Toronto
The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic is a specialized clinic for women experiencing violence, established in the memory of Barbra Schlifer – an idealistic young lawyer whose life was cut short by violence on the night of her call to the bar of Ontario on April 11, 1980. In her memory, the Clinic assists approximately 4,000 women a year to build lives free from violence through counselling, legal representation and language interpretation. We amplify women’s voices, and cultivate their skills and resilience. Together with our donors and volunteers, we are active in changing the conditions that threaten women’s safety, dignity and equality.
Fees: Free for women-identifying survivors of violence
Catholic Family Services (in Toronto-St. Paul’s)
Our professional counselling staff help people resolve problems that challenge their lives. The helping process acknowledges the needs, strengths, values and goals of individuals and families. Our counsellors recognise and sensitively respond to differences in cultural, racial, gender, and religious backgrounds of clients.
Fee: Charged according to a client’s income level. No one is denied service because of his/her inability to pay fees.
Counselling and Support Services: Our registered Social Workers provide counselling, psychotherapy and support services to individuals 16 years of age and older who are experiencing problems with mental health issues, substance use, and other difficulties in their lives.
Social Work and Full Circle: Our registered Social Workers work with older adults and seniors, their families and caregivers to develop the skills and abilities to function independently, through counselling and case management. Social Workers also offer support groups for caregivers or bereaved persons.
Full Circle Art Therapy
Art Therapy is a mental health profession, which helps individuals externalize and organize their thoughts and feelings that may otherwise be difficult to articulate. The guided creative process as well as the end product can be used to enhance a person’s emotional, spiritual, social, cognitive, and physical well-being.
Fees: $100-145 but therapists offer sliding scale fees
YWCA Toronto: Healing Through the Arts
YWCA Toronto’s Breakthrough program offers free support groups to women who have been abused or harmed by other kinds of violence.
Healing Through Expressive Arts: for women who have experienced violence or abuse
Stepping into Connection: an open group for women who may be new to group support and who have experienced violence or abuse
Creating Safety and Possibilities: for women dealing with the effects of intimate partner abuse.
Student therapists in the clinic receive a minimum of 3 ½ years of training, and some have many more years of diverse personal and professional experience. They will work with you in the present moment in a warm, honest and direct manner. All of the therapists have a supervisor and all of their client cases are reviewed confidentially. Neither the Student Clinic nor the Gestalt Institute of Toronto has access to your files or in any way manages or supervises the therapist’s practice.
Affordable Therapy Network
Provides an online database of therapists across Canada (incl. Toronto/Ontario) that provide low-cost ($50-$65) or sliding scale ($70-$120) rates. You’re able to reach out to individual therapists for consultations and filter based on therapy-type or issue.
Fees: low-cost ($50-$65) or sliding scale ($70-$120), determined based on income/need.