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 a a brochure specifically for Pre and Post Natal Care Resources (Feb 2021)

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

We are happy to provide this brochure about Children’s Supports in Toronto East

Please review this brochure about Legal Resources

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 services.

Are you looking for holiday help or to help a family in need?  This brochure has information about resources in the community as well as some free or low-cost holiday activities.  It has been updated to show changes to programs because of the pandemic. Let us know if you have any suggestions to add to the list! Holiday Help List – 2020

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