Programs & Services

Take a quick look at the diversity of programs and services Neighbourhood Link provides to a wide range of citizens of our East Toronto community. (Click any of the headings for more detailed information.)

Seniors

Adult Day Program
Promotes physical and emotional health for seniors with cognitive impairments.

Akwasti Program
Independence for the frail.

Client Intervention
Crisis intervention and counselling.

Respite Service
Relief for caregivers.

Security Checks
Daily calls to seniors on their own.

Supportive Housing
In-home assistance with a wide range of recreational activities outside the home.

Chinese Programs
Activities and recreational programs in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Congregate Dining
Home-cooked meals to promote well-being and social opportunities.

Transportation
Driven to essential appointments.

Community

Partners for Access and Identification (PAID)
Birth certificates, health cards and SIN cards for the homeless.

Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC)
Works with residents to create strong, engaged communities.

Friday Friends
Outings for young adults with Down Syndrome.

Friendly Visiting
Volunteers make visits to seniors.

Community Dinner
Home-cooked dinners for up to 100 guests weekly.

Income Tax Clinic
Tax services for newcomers, seniors, youth and those with low income.

Canadian African Centre
Afro-centric volunteer opportunities, networking and access to resources.

Newcomers

Newcomer Support
Assists with integration into Canada.

New Knowledge, New Skills
Six-week program with a focus on job search for newcomers.

Employment

Resource and Information Area
Job-search library and access to internet, photocopying and resources.

Employment Workshops
Coaching in office software, résumé writing and hidden job market.

Employment Counselling
One-on-one counselling on training programs and workshops.

Job Development
Community partnerships and liaison with employers to integrate clients into workforce.

Career Exploration
One-week program to investigate different career options.

Housing

Jean Dudley House
10-bedroom rent-geared-to-income facility for seniors.

Cecelia Murphy Building
174-unit affordable facility for seniors.

Community Link House
25-unit apartment facility for seniors who were previously marginally housed.

Norm Houghton Complex
106-unit affordable complex for independent seniors and families.

Children & Youth

Youth Opportunities
Four-week pre-employment and life skills training to explore education options and the labour market.

Kick Start Drop-in Club
After school and summer program offering homework assistance, mentoring and leadership development.

Youth Outreach Workers
Resources, initiatives, and community programs to help youth succeed.

Click to download:
Neighbourhood Link 2010 Fact Sheet
(Acrobat [PDF] format, ~900K)