Info & referral

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Scarborough Women’s Centre – helping women move forward

We offer anonymous and confidential Information and Referral services for women who want to address concerns in their lives.  Every year, we speak to about  2,000 women by phone or email or in person.

We will listen carefully and help connect a woman with services in the community or at the Centre to address her needs. These can include concerns about newcomer integration, woman abuse, employment, education, practical supports, counselling and workshops.

We distribute print materials about women’s services in several languages.  Our website also includes a number of brochures including information about community supports for women at various stages in their lives.  Safety planning is also addressed.

This brochure describes General community resources available to help, and how they are offering services during the pandemic.Community Resources during COVID-19

We also have two brochures specifically related to children  Pre and Post Natal Care Resources (Feb 2021)   

Children’s Support in East Toronto (Word version)    Children’s Supports in Toronto East (pdf)   

This Tenant’s guide to housing will provide you with useful information and resources about renting and your rights as a tenant. This Homelessness resources and housing support document provides information about shelters and other resources for housing.

This brochure focuses on resources to help with Financial Empowerment

Please review this brochure about Legal Resources

This brochure has information about resources in the community that can help with practical supports Where to get clothes, furniture, food. April 2021.  It has been updated to show changes to programs because of the pandemic.

This brochure has information about  SWC Faith-Based Resource Guide (pdf) SWC Faith-Based Resource Guide (Word)

Here you will find information about Resources for Indigenous Women in the GTA

Please also see the sections on specific types of women (e.g. Women – newcomers) for more info about resources and safety planning.  Let us know if you find any changes or would like us to add a link to other service.

For more information, contact 416-439-7111  extension 107 or email