Our COVID-19 Response Plan

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. 

Please check back on this page and watch our social media (Twitter, Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn) for any updates that arise over this time.

Note: We continue to access our phone and email system. Please give us up to 24 hours to respond to your inquiry.

I. Counselling
II. Information and Referrals
III. Workshops
IV. Mentoring
V. Special Projects
VI. Other Inquiries
VII. Support SWC

I. Counselling

We are offering counselling appointments by phone. If you have any questions about your appointment, please contact your Counsellor.

To learn about our Counselling services, please email ed@scarboroughwomenscentre.ca or visit our Counselling resource page.

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.

III. Workshops

Since  May 2020, we have been offering a series of web-based information sessions and workshops.  They will be hosted through Cisco Webex – 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.

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 afternoons. 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 our Fall 2020 webinar flyer.

IV. Mentoring

All mentors and mentees have been informed to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Please note that Young Women’s Outreach is offering webinars covering various topics. Please check out our Young Women’s Outreach page for more information.

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: September 20, 2020