Resources


Find a family physician | Community Health Centres | Breast Feeding Clinics | Prenatal Classes |Medical and Drug Info |After Hours Info | Crisis & Conflict Resolution | Shelters | Children’s Aid services | Legal services | Mental Health | Queer family support | Young Mother services | Sexuality and Health services | Professional organizations | Midwifery education programs | Alternate health care | Public health | Food Banks | Cultural agencies | Special Needs | Pregnancy and Loss

Find a family physician

Health Care Connect
Physicians accepting new patients via St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Find a Doctor service: (416) 967-2626

Community Health Centres

 Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre
340 College Street, Suite 500
Toronto, ON   M5T 3A9
Tel:     416-324-8677
Fax:    416-324-9074

Black Creek Community Health Centre
2202 Jane Street, Unit 5
Toronto, ON   M3M 1A4
Tel:     416-249-8000
Fax:    416-249-4594

Central Toronto Community Health Centres
168 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON   M5V 2R4
Tel:     416-703-8482
Fax:    416-703-7832

 Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre
1900 Davenport Road
Toronto, ON   M6N 1B7
Tel:     416-656-8025
Fax:    416-656-4611

 Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP)
185 – 5th Street
Etobicoke, ON   M8V 2Z5
Tel:     416-252-6471
Fax:    416-252-4474

Parkdale Community Health Centre
1229 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON   M6K 1L2
Tel:     416-537-2455
Fax:    416-537-5133

Planned Parenthood of Toronto
36B Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON   M5R 1A9
Tel:     416-961-0113
Fax:    416-961-2512

Rexdale Community Health Centre
8 Taber Road
Etobicoke, ON   M9W 3A4
Tel:     416-744-0066
Fax:    416-744-1881

Stonegate Community Health Centre
150 Berry Road
Etobicoke, ON   M8Y 1W3
Tel:     416-231-7070
Fax:    416-231-2663

The Four Villages Community Health Centre
1700 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON   M6P 4C3
Tel:     416-604-3361
Fax:    416-604-3367

Unison Community Health Centres :

Lawrence Heights
12 Flemington Road
Toronto, ON M6A 2N4
Tel:     416-787-1661

Keele-Rogers
1651 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M6M 3W2
Tel:     416-653-5400

Bathurst-Finch
540 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1N7
Tel:     647-436-0385

Jane-Trethewey
1541 Jane Street
Toronto, ON M9N 2R3
Tel:     416-645-7575

Breastfeeding Clinics

Jack Newman Breastfeeding Clinic
1255 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON  M2K 1E2
Tel:     416-498-0002
Fax:    416-498-0012

Appointment and referral required. Can be arranged via website.

Victoria Park Breastfeeding Clinic
214-1448 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON  M4A 2V7
Tel:     647-344-5990

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm
Appointment required. Can be arranged via website

Toronto East Breastfeeding Clinic
825 Coxwell Avenue, 1st Floor G-Wing (Mortimer Lobby)
Toronto, ON  M4C 3E7
Tel:     416-469-6667

Walk in. No appointment or referral required.
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 3 pm

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre Breastfeeding Clinic
This service is available Monday to Friday by appointment only. Please call Childbirth & Parenting Services at 416-530-6331.

La Leche League

Prenatal classes

Jennifer Elliot
is a childbirth educator that offers prenatal classes at Midwife Alliance

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Child birth and Parenting Classes 

Hypnobirthing, Bradley method and other types of prenatal classes are also available in the community.

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Medical and Drug Information Resources

Motherisk  
416-813-6780

Poison Control,
Hospital for Sick Children 416-813-5900

Link to Life
(Child First Aid Courses) 416-398-5033

After Hours Information

(please contact your midwife as per ‘when to page’ before using these resources)

Tele-Health Ontatio
1-866-797-0000

Medvisit-Doctor’s Housecall Service (8am to Midnight)
416-631-3000

Children’s After Hours Clinic (Danforth)
416-461-3000

Children’s After Hours Clinic (Willowdale)
416-250-5000

Just For Kids Clinic
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Our Lady of Mercy, 3rd Floor
30 The Queensway
Toronto, ON
416-530-6611

Hours: M-F: 10am-8pm
Weekends and most statutory holidays: 10am–2pm

24 Hour Drug Stores

Shoppers Drug Mart Queensway:
125 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON  M8Y1H6
Tel:     416-766-6196
(Queensway and Park Lawn)

Shoppers Drug Mart Yonge:
2345 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON  M4P 2E5
Tel:     416-487-5411
Yonge St and Eglinton Avenue)

Shoppers Drug Mart Lawrence:
770 Lawrence Avenue
Toronto, ON  M6A 3C6
Tel:     416-787-0238
(Dufferin Street and Lawrence Avenue)

Shoppers Drug Mart Dundas W:
5230 Dundas St. West
Etobicoke, ON M9B 1A8
Tel:     416-233-3269
(Kipling Ave and Bloor St West)

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Crisis and conflict resolution services

Assaulted Women Helpline
416-863-0511

The Gerstein Crisis Line
416-929-5200

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
PO Box 84
Toronto, ON  M5T 2T2
Tel: 416-597-1171 (24 hour hotline)
Fax: 416-597-9648

St. Stephen’s Community House Mediation and Conflict resolution service
416-925-2103 x 1255

Sistering
962 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON  M6H 1L6
Tel:     416-926-1946
Fax:    416-926-1932

Hours: Monday: 1130am-3pm, Tuesday and Friday: 930am-5pm, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 930am-330pm.

Parkdale Drop In and Outreach Program
220 Cowan Avenue, Masaryk Cowan Community Centre
Toronto ON M6K 2N6
Tel:     416-588-3939
Fax:    416-588-8852

Monday–Friday: 9:30am-1:30pm.
Please call to confirm.

Women’s Counselling Referral & Educational Centre
489 College Street
Toronto, ON  M6G 1A5
Tel:     416-534-7501
Fax:    416-534-1704

Shelters for Women with Children

Anduhyaun Residence for Native Women
416-920-1492

Beatrice House
416-652-0077

Family Residence
4222 Kingston Road
Toronto, ON  M1E 2M6
Tel:     416-397-1318

Interval House
Tel: 416-924-1491 (24 hr. Crisis Line)

Nellie’s
754 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON  M4M 1H4
Tel:     416-461-1084 (Crisis Line)
Fax:    416-461-0970

Toronto Community Hostel
344 Bloor St. West Suite 402
Toronto, ON  M5S    3A7
Tel:     416-925-4431

Women’s Habitat
140 Islington Avenue
Etobicoke, ON          M8V 3B6
Tel:     416-252-5829 (Crisis Line)

YWCA Women’s Shelter
416-693-7342

Children’s Aid Services

Catholic Children’s Aid
416-395-1500 (24 hours hotline)

Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto
416-924-4646

Jewish Family and Child Service
4600 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON  M2R    3V3
Tel:     416-638-7800

Native Child and Family Services
30 College Street
Toronto, ON  M5G 1K2
Tel:    416-969-8510
Fax: 416-928-0706

Pregnancy and Loss

https://www.motheringyourheart.com/

Mothering Your Heart provides compassionate support and community
for women who have experienced miscarriage, infertility, baby or child loss. Know that whatever your circumstances and however you are feeling, you are welcome. Bring your questions, your story, your love and grief – anything you want to share.
We know the strength it takes to get through your days with a broken heart.

Downtown Legal Services
Faculty of Law
University of Toronto
Fasken Marineau Building
655 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON  M5S 2H9
Tel:     416-978-6447

Parkdale Community Legal Services
1266 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON  M6K 1L3
Tel:     416-531-2411
Fax:    416-531-0885

West Toronto Community Legal Services
2333 Dundas Street West, Suite 404
Toronto, ON  M6R 3A6
Tel:     416-531-7376

Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
(also does abuse counseling)
416-323-9149

Mental Health Resources


Postpartum Depression and Anxiety services in the City of Toronto

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Collaborative Care Clinic
Room 419, Sunnyside Wing
30 The Queensway
Toronto, ON  M6R 1B5
Tel:     416-530-6717
Fax:    416-530-6774

Major intersection: The Queensway and Roncesvalles

Requires a referral from a General Practitioner or other health care provider not including midwives. Patients must reside in M6, M8 or M9 postal codes and be 18 years of age at the time of referral.

Perinatal Mood Disorders Services:
Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH)
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
600 University Ave. 9th Floor
Toronto ON M5G 1X5
Tel:     416-586-4800 ext. 4568
Fax:    416-586-8654

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Major Intersection: University Ave. / College St.
For more information, email: wsmid@mtsinai.on.ca or call 416-586-4800 ext. 4568

The Perinatal Mental Health Program sees clients at risk of mental health problems or with active mental health concerns who are planning to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are within one year postpartum. Treatment includes medication, individual psychotherapy and group therapy.

Support groups include:

  • Antenatal Support Group:
    Group for clients who are currently pregnant and who are at risk for, or currently suffering from antenatal anxiety and/or depression.
  • Late Loss Bereavement Support Group:
    Group for clients who have experienced a recent spontaneous late pregnancy loss or neonatal death.
  • Prevention of Pre-term Birth Support Group:
    Group for clients who are 20+ week’s gestation and who have a history of late pregnancy loss.
  • Postpartum Support Group:
    Group for clients who are at risk for or currently suffering from postpartum anxiety and/or depression, following delivery and up to one year postpartum.

Catchment: Priority to those who deliver at MSH but will take other clients
Cultural/Language Services: English

Women’s Mood and Anxiety Clinic: Reproductive Transitions
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SBHC)
2075 Bayview Ave
Toronto ON M4N 3M5
Tel:     416-480-6100
Fax:    416-480-5318

Major Intersection: Bayview Ave. / Eglinton Ave. E.
Catchment: Open

Requires a referral from a General Practitioner or a midwife.

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Mother Matters

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a mother to at least one infant who is younger than 1 year
  • Have access to a computer and proficiency navigating the web
  • Register with Mother Matters and Women’s College Hospital
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Read and agree with our informed consent
  • Complete a few short questionnaires online and meet the criteria as assessed by our screening measures

Reproductive Life Stages Program

This specialized program in the Department of Psychiatry at Women’s College Hospital provides assessment and short-term treatment for women experiencing new or recurrent mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, mania and psychosis during the reproductive life stages (such as menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum and the menopausal transition).

Queer Family Resources In Toronto

For the purposes of this section, we use the term “queer” in a positive and affirming way to acknowledge the varieties of ways we express gender, sexuality, family building and relationships. Becoming a parent can be an exciting and vulnerable journey. Here are a few resources to help you on your way.

LGBTQ Parenting Connection Network
Sherbourne Health Centre
333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON  M5A 2S5
Tel: 416-324-4180

The 519 Church Street Community Centre‎
519 Church Street
Toronto, ON  M4Y 2C9
Tel:     416-392-6874
Fax:    416-392-0519

Birthing Papas

Pregnant Men’s Resource Network

Family Services Toronto:
The David Kelley LHBTQ Counseling Program

Toronto Pride/Family Pride

TransParentcy

TransHealth

2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Services for Young Mothers and Families

These reources will be helpful in your pregnancy, after the baby is born and as a new parent. This is by no means a complete list nor specifically endorsed by our clinic.

Jessie’s Place:
June Callwood Centre for Women and Families
205 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON  M5A 2Z4
Tel:     416-365-1888
Fax:    416-365-1944

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Humewood House
40 Humewood Drive
Toronto, ON  M6C 2W4
Tel:     416-651-5657
Fax:    416-654-3670

Massey Centre for Women
1102 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, ON  M4K 2S5
Tel:     416-425-6348
Fax:    416-425-4056

Planned Parenthood Toronto
36 Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
Tel:     416-961-0113
Fax:    416-961-2512

Robertson House
291 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, On   M5A 2R9
Tel:     416-392-5662

Rosalie Hall
3020 Lawrence Avenue East
Scarborough, ON    M1P 2T7
Tel:     416-438-6880
Fax:    416-438-2457

Sexuality and health community resources

These resources will be helpful in your pregnancy, after the baby is born and as a new parent. This is by no means a complete list nor specifically endorsed by our clinic.

Planned Parenthood Toronto (13-25 years old)
36 Prince Arther Avenue
Toronto, ON  M5R 1A9
Tel:     416-961-0113

AIDS and Sexual Health Info Line
416-392-2437 or 1-800-668-2437

Asian Canadian AIDS Services

Shout clinic
(for street involved youth under 25)
168 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON  M5V 2R4
Tel:     416-927-8553

Choice in Health Clinic
1678 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON  M6P 1A9
Tel:     416-975-9300

Endometriosis Network
416-591-3963

The Phoenix Association
(Herpes Support Group)
416-449-0876

Rainbow Health Ontario

Sherbourne Health Centre (LGBTQ)
333 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON  M5A 2S5
Tel:     416-324-4100 ext.5219

Birth Control and Sexual Health Centre*
960 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 403
Toronto, ON  M6A 3B5
Tel:     416-789-4541

Hours (by appointment only): Monday 2pm-5pm; Tuesday 4pm-7pm; Wednesday 12pm-5pm; Thursday 5pm-8pm; Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm

*Anonymous HIV testing, including rapid HIV test.

Black Creek Community Health Centre* (Sheridan Mall site)
2202 Jane Street, Unit 5
Toronto, ON  M3M 1A4
Tel: 416-249-8000

Hours (by appointment only): Tuesday 3pm-4pm
Hours (drop-in only): Tuesday 4pm-6 pm

Black Creek Community Health Centre* (Yorkgate Mall site)
1 York Gate Boulevard, Suite 202
Toronto, ON  M3N 3A1
Tel:     416-246-2388

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Hours (drop-in only): Wednesday 1pm-4:30pm
*New clients arrive before 4pm.

Crossways Clinic*
2340 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON  M6P 4A9
Tel: 416-392-0999

Hours (drop-in only): Monday 9:30am-12pm and 2pm-6:30pm; Tuesday 1pm-5:30pm; Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3:30pm; Thursday 12pm-4pm; Friday 9:30am-12 pm
*Rapid HIV testing is available.

Flemingdon Health Centre* (The Gate)
10 Gateway Boulevard
Toronto, ON  M3C 3A1
Tel:     416-429-4991

Hours (drop-in only): Monday and Thursday 3pm-5pm
*New clients arrive before 4:30 pm.

Hassle Free Clinic* (Men/Trans Clinic)
66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON  M5B 1G3
Tel:     416-922-0566

Hours (drop-in only): Monday and Wednesday 4pm-8pm; Tuesday and Thursday 10am-3pm; Friday 4pm-7pm; Saturday 10am-2pm
*Anonymous HIV testing, including rapid HIV test. All anonymous HIV tests are done by appointment only.

Hassle Free Clinic* (Women/Trans Clinic)
66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON  M5B 1G3
Tel:     416-922-0566

Hours (drop-in only): Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-12pm; Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-7pm
Hours (by appointment only): Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10pm-3pm; Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-8pm
*Anonymous HIV testing, including rapid HIV test. All anonymous HIV tests are done by appointment only.

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) Vaccine
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
4th Floor, M-Wing
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON  M4N 3M5
Tel:     416 480-5367

By appointment: Wednesday: 1pm-3pm (every other Wednesday), $160 per shot of vaccine (you will need 3 shots)

Immigrant Women’s Health Centre*
489 College Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON  M6G 1A5
Tel:     416-323-9986

Hours (drop-in only): Monday and Tuesday 10am-6pm; Wednesday 2pm-8pm; Thursday 10am-2pm
*Please arrive at least 1 hour before the end of clinic time.

Jane Street Clinic*
662 Jane Street
Toronto, ON  M6N 4A7
Tel:     416-338-7272

Hours (drop-in only): Wednesday 2pm-6:30pm; Thursday 9:30am-11:30am and 1pm-4pm
*Rapid HIV testing is available.

Rexdale Community Health Centre*
8 Taber Road
Toronto, ON  M9W 3A4
Tel:     416-744-0066

Hours (by appointment only): Wednesday 1pm-5:30pm
*Anonymous HIV testing, including rapid HIV test.

Scarborough Sexual Health Clinic*
160 Borough Drive
Toronto, ON  M1P 4N8
Tel:     416-338-7438

Hours (by appointment only): Wednesday 9:30am-12 pm; Thursday 9am-11:30 am
Hours (drop-in only): Monday 9:30am-12pm and 2pm-6:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-3:30pm; Wednesday 2pm-6:30pm; Friday 9:30am-12pm
*Rapid HIV testing is available.

Special Treatment Clinic
790 Bay Street, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5G 1N8
Tel:     416-351-3800 x2207

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Hours (drop-in only): Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5pm-7pm

Talbu Community Health Centre
27 Tapscott Road
Toronto, ON M1B 4Y7
Tel: 416-644-3536

Hours (by appointment only): Tuesday 2:30pm-6:30pm

The Talk Shop*
5110 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON  M2N 6M1
Tel: 416-338-7000

Hours (drop in only): Monday and Thursday 2pm-6:30pm; Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3:30pm
*Rapid HIV testing is available.

Professional Organizations

Association of Ontario Midwives

College of Midwives

Canadian Pediatric Society

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Midwifery Education Programs

Ryerson Midwifery Education Program

McMaster Midwifery Education Program

Laurentian Midwifery Education Program

Alternative Health Care Providers

Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute

College of Chiropractors of Ontario

College of Massage Therapists

CAPPA Canada

Homeopathic Medical Council of Canada

College of Naturopaths of Ontario

Public Health and Government Resources

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children

Ontario Early Years Centre

Service Ontario

Toronto Public Health – Child and Family Health

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Food Banks

416 Community Support for Women – Drop In

Salvation Army

The Stop Community Food Centre

Yonge Street Mission/The Christian Community Centre

Daily Bread Food Bank

Cultural Community Agencies

Anishnawbe Health Toronto

Canadian African Newcomer Aid Centre of Toronto
416-658-8030

Canadian Red First Contact Ontario

Catholic Cross Cultural Services

Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples

Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

Ethiopian Association in Toronto

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – Mother’s Group

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Silayan Community Centre

Somali Immigrant Aid Organization of Toronto

Settlement Assistance & Family Support Services

South Asian Women’s Centre

South East Asian Services Centre
416-362-1375

Tamil Eelam Society of Canada
416-757-6043

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Special Needs Groups

Autism Ontario
416-246-9592

Bereaved Families of Ontario
416-440-0290

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
1-800-378-2233

Canadian Hearing Society
416-928-2535

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
416-486-2500

Down’s Syndrome Association of Toronto
416-966-0990

Epilepsy Toronto
416-964-9095

Easter Seal’s Society
1-800-668-6252

Extend-A-Family (children with special needs)
416-484-1317

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario
1-800-387-1575

Other Numbers

Service Ontario Info Line
1-866-532-3161

Passport Canada
1-800-567-6868

Car Seat Information Standards

Toronto Police Service (car seat inspection/installation)
416-808-1975

Dearborn Baby Express
905-881-3334

Most car seats have a 1-800 number that you can call to receive a manual or replacement parts if missing

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