health

Proposed Supervised Injection Service

SUPERVISED INJECTION SERVICES IN TORONTO

Overdoses in Toronto are on the rise. In 2013, 206 people died from drug overdose.

Grandparents Support Group

We offer an 8-session support program for grandparents caring for grandchildren under the age of six years. Activities include: group discussions, and learning though games and interactive fun. Healthy snacks, are provided to all participants. Client information and learning needs inform the choice of topics.

JumpStart Infant Group (Chinese)

A weekly, drop-in for Chinese-speaking parents or caregivers of children under one year of age, and also expectant parents. Sessions are planned and run by a inter-professional team made up of a Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian and Health Promoter. The sessions are interactive, educational, fun and provides opportunity for caregivers and their children to interact freely.

Case Management

Community support workers help high-risk clients find and use the services they need. Case management is an intensive service offered to clients who are homeless or coping with settlement issues, poverty, addiction and/or mental health problems.

Women’s Health Screening Clinic

A female nurse practitioner offers breast examinations and pap smears once a month.

Seniors Wellness Group

Adults over 55 meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month to discuss current issues, take part in gentle exercise, listen to speakers - and have fun!

Topics may include:

  • safety
  • housing
  • health issues
  • skin care
  • depression
  • oral health

Children’s Environmental Health Education

Learn about substances that may be putting your child’s health at risk. Information and practical options, research and support for making changes in your home, school or community organization.

Workshops & Presentations

Chinese-speaking health professionals speak to community groups and organizations upon request.

Topics include (but not limited to):

  • breast cancer
  • heart health
  • diabetes
  • nutrition
  • food
  • general health

Chinese Newcomer Women's Group

Chinese newcomer women meet with each other, listen to presentations and join in different activities. The group will focus on a range of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, fear, anger, depression as well as domestic violence.

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