at 355 Church Street, Toronto, M5B 1Z8
FST helps individuals and families face a wide variety of life challenges through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs.
Family Service Toronto serves families, individuals and communities living in the City of Toronto, and especially those who are marginalized and disadvantaged and who lack access to family support services due to barriers such as income or discrimination based on ethnicity, language, race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliation. Our vision: Family Service Toronto envisions a City of Toronto where: ■people live with dignity in thriving neighbourhoods and inclusive communities which are free of violence ■public policy is grounded in social and economic justice ■programs and services are accessible to all, especially to those who face barriers ■individuals and families navigate life transitions successfully and enjoy effective personal relationships. Our values: We are committed to: ■deepening our understanding of diversity and acting on this knowledge ■grounding our work in the lived experience of clients and the community ■ensuring access and equity in all of our endeavours ■using an inclusive definition of family (i.e., a family consists of two or more people, whether living together or apart, related by blood, marriage, adoption or commitment to care for one another) ■pursuing quality, excellence and innovation ■improving through reflection, evaluation and research ■acting with integrity and fairness ■working collaboratively ■creating opportunities for individual and organizational learning ■maintaining transparency in our relationships and communications ■holding ourselves accountable for achieving our mission and living our values ■celebrating successes.
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What makes you proud? Join us today at 4 pm and help create a community art installation! www.familyservicetoronto.org
FST marks December 6 Day of Remembrance This Saturday, December 6 - Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - is a day to pay tribute to the memory of the 14 young women murdered in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal and remind ourselves that we must work to eliminate violence against women while making our city safer for all residents. www.familyservicetoronto.org
FST joins supporters across the city in congratulating United Way Toronto on its successful 2013 fundraising campaign which met its target of $117 million. www.familyservicetoronto.org
FST sponsors Madness festival film FST is sponsoring the Canadian premiere of Nuts by French filmmaker Yann Coridian. It will screen Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. at the Workman Arts Theatre and will be introduced by Catherine Moffat, manager of FST’s counselling unit. She will also moderate a panel discussion at the event. For more about the film and information on festival tickets, visit Rendezvous With Madness. www.rendezvouswithmadness.com/index.php/rwm-2013-nuts