The Global Community Resource Centre is a dynamic ‘one-stop’ interactive hub for patients, families and the community to access reliable, current multilingual health and community information in a variety of formats, including print, online and through interactive workshops. Our goal is to empower visitors to the Centre with increased health literacy and better access to community services.
The collaborative model for the Centre includes partnerships with fourteen community agencies who staff a ‘Community Desk’ on a rotating basis and provide patients and visitors with information on community services in Scarborough. These agencies, along with hospital staff, also provide multilingual workshops on a range of topics.
General Health Websites
- La Leche League Canada
- Toronto Public Health
- National Women’s Health Information Centre
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Health Canada – Infant Feeding
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Cancer Care Ontario
- Cancer View Canada
- Colon Cancer Canada
- National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
- Ovarian Cancer Canada
- Agincourt Community Services
- Aisling Discoveries
- Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
- Carefirst Seniors Support Services
- Catholic Cross Cultural Services
- Chinese Family Services of Ontario
- CICS – Centre for Information and Community Service
- Community Care Access Centre (Scarborough)
- East Metro Youth Services
- East Scarborough Storefront
- Hong Fook Mental Health Association
- Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto
- Ontario Breast Screening Program
- Phillips Lifeline
- Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
- Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services
- Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
- Taibu Community Health Centre
- Tamil Eelam Society of Canada
- TransCare Community Services
- Tropicana Community Services
- Yee Hong Centre for Geriatrics
- Warden Woods Community Centre
- Canadian Cardiovascular Society
- Canadian Heart Failure Network
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
- Heart Month
- Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Mental Health and Addiction 101 Tutorials
- National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
- Workplace Mental Health Promotion
Natural and Alternative Medicine
- American Parkinson Disease Association (U.S.)
- Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (U.S.)
- Parkinson Society Canada
- Parkinson’s Disease: MedlinePlus
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (U.S.)
- National Parkinson Foundation (U.S.)
Community Agency Partners
These eight community agencies have partnered with SHN on the Global Community Resource Centre. They staff the ‘Community Desk’ at the Centre on a rotating basis that provides clients with information on health and community services in Scarborough. The agencies, along with SHN staff, also provide multilingual workshops on a range of topics of interest.
Agincourt Community Services Association is a non-profit, multi-service agency located in the heart of Agincourt, which addresses needs and empowers children, youth, newcomers, homeless and underserved communities to build a better tomorrow.
CCS is a non-profit agency providing services that assist in the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees.
Your Local Health Integration Network provides a range of services through Home and Community Care (HCC), including:
- In-home services (nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, social work, dietetics, medical supplies and equipment, and personal supports such as bathing and dressing)
- Specialized programs for children, mental health and addictions for youth, palliative care, and Tele-homecare
- Referrals to community resources, such as adult day programs, meal delivery services, and transportation assistance
- Assessment for long-term care, convalescent care, respite services, Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors
SCHC is dedicated to meeting the diverse, holistic health needs of the communities of Scarborough by addressing the physical, mental, social, financial and environmental aspects of their health. Through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the delivery of a comprehensive range of culturally competent health and social services, we cultivate vital and connected communities.
Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services (SAFSS) is a non-profit, charitable community based organization providing multilingual and multicultural services to the community at large.
Senior Persons Living Connected has been a pioneer in the field of senior care for over 30 years. St. Paul’s unique blend of housing and community services provide a continuum of care that supports independent living for those in need of extra assistance and care. The programs and services help to attain a higher quality of life, maintain seniors’ independence and overall well-being, and facilitate seniors’ navigation through a healthy aging process.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) works in many ways to improve the overall health of the population and to overcome health inequalities. They provide services to individuals and communities, and advocates for public policies that makes Toronto healthier. TPH services are funded by City Council and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. They are governed by the Board of Health, comprised of elected councillors and citizen representatives. They strive to make services accessible and equitable to all residents of Toronto.
TransCare Community Support Services provides home and community support services for people who need assistance due to illness, convalescence, disability or functional limitations related to aging.