At Scarborough Women’s Centre, we continue to support women through the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is taking appropriate measures recommended by government and international agencies to social distance and work entirely remotely. Our physical office is closed to all volunteers and visitors, as staff continue to work remotely and virtually. Below, you can find a breakdown of updates by service.
Note: We continue to access our phone and email system. Please give us up to 24 hours to respond to your inquiry.
We are offering counselling appointments by phone. If you have any questions about your appointment, please contact your Counsellor.
- Jacynth Fennell @ firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 439-7111 ex. 2
- Carol Soares @ email@example.com or at (416) 439-7111 ex. 6
II. Information and Referrals
A wealth of general information resources are available on our Info & Referrals page here, where there are several resource brochures to meet your needs for housing, financial support, children’s support and other topics.
Please also check out the different resources we have for specific groups of women (e.g. LGBTQ+ women, Senior women) under the “Women” tab, and under the “Empower Yourself” tab on our menu.
We also recommend visiting 211toronto.ca for specific services we may not offer, or call us at (416) 439-7111, and we will point you in the right direction.
Since May 2020, we have been offering a series of web-based information sessions and workshops. They are hosted through the Cisco Webex event platform- you will be able to join through the internet or on the phone. At this time, participation will be anonymous and confidential. You will see the facilitator, and you can ask questions through the moderator/host. Registration is required. We recommend that you download the Webex .exe for better connectivity with the webinar.
Webinars will be offered on most Tuesday afternoons 2:30 to 4, Tuesday evenings 7 to 8:30, Thursday afternoons 2:30 to 4, Thursday evenings 7 to 8:30, and some Saturday mornings. Please note the registration deadlines (Sunday evening for Tuesday webinars, and Tuesday evening for Thursday webinars). Please visit our Workshops & Webinars tab for updates on upcoming webinars. You can use the Contact form at the bottom of the Workshops and webinars tab to register.
All mentors and mentees have been informed to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. They continue to meet by phone and on-line.
For those interested in receiving mentoring support, visit our Mentoring page.
V. Special Projects
We continue to work off site for our special projects. Please contact our coordinators if you have any specific questions or requests.
- Nadya Lim-Douglas, Building Strong Futures: Young Women’s Program Coordinator @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Young Women’s Outreach is offering webinars covering various topics and a Leadership development program. Please check out our Young Women’s Outreach page for more information.
- Melissa Simas, Expanding the Reach: Outreach to Women with Disabilities Program Coordinator @ email@example.com This program is currently focusing on Gender based violence against women with disabilities, and Working to increase accessibility and engagement for women with disabilities especially in light of the impact of the pandemic.
VI. Other Inquiries
If you are looking for further information, please contact us by filling out the form below. We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. If we contact you by phone, the number will be from a Private or Blocked caller, for your safety and privacy.
VII. Support Scarborough Women’s Centre
As the need for our services increases, if you or those in your networks would like to support the work we are doing, please consider donating what you can to help women empower themselves. Thank you!
Last Updated: January 28th, 2021