What is the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub (BFCH)?
The BFCH will offer both community and medical services, all in one building. The first floor will house community agencies offering services like counselling, employment services, seniors’ activities and youth groups. There will also be space that community groups can use to meet, plan and organize, including a kitchen, a garden and meeting rooms. The second floor will be a health clinic with a family doctor, counsellor, dietitian, foot doctor (chiropodist) and health promotion staff.
Who is involved in the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub?
The BFCH is a partnership between Unison Health and Community Services and the Toronto District School Board. Capital funding is coming from United Way Toronto, the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Where will the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub be located?
The BFCH will be located next to Northview Heights Secondary School on Toronto District School Board property near the corner of Bathurst and Finch. It is expected to open by the end of 2012.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways to get involved! You can add your name to our email list or consider joining the Community Advisory Panel, which will help direct the work of the Community Hub.
For more information, contact: Julie Callaghan at julie.callaghan(at)unisonhcs.org or call 416.787.1676, ext. 328
Community Hub Partners
Many community agencies will be working out of the Bathurst-Finch Community Hub. Here’s a brief overview of the kinds of programs and services you can expect when you visit. The organizations listed below are already involved in planning for the Hub. There will also be many other community agencies and groups holding programs and events at the Hub on a regular basis, and community members will have access to the space.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto will operate mentoring and healthy living programs for children and youth.
Circle of Care will offer a range of services for seniors, their families and their caregivers including counselling, family support, a diner’s club, education and referrals.
CUIAS (Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society) will offer settlement and adaptation assistance to newcomers, including orientation, information and help with setting up a home.Downsview Services to Seniors will offer case management/care coordination for older adults along with a dining program, social activities and recreation opportunities.
Family Service Toronto will provide counselling, family education programs, community facilitation supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families and anti-violence services.Hong Fook Mental Health Association will provide mental health services for people from the East and Southeast Asian communities. They are currently able to work with Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities.
JVS Toronto will offer employment services including needs and employability assessments; information and referral services; one-on-one employment counselling
and job search workshops.
Kababayan Community Centre Multicultural Services will provide services for newcomers, immigrants, refugees and participants in the Live-in Caregiver Program.
KCWA Family and Social Services will offer linguistically and culturally appropriate settlement services to Korean newcomers, seniors and students.
North York Community House will offer a variety of services including the Matching Program, a befriending program through which newcomers are matched with Canadian volunteers for friendship.
North York Women’s Centre (NYWC) will provide support groups, life skills, family law legal advice, support for survivors of woman abuse, violence prevention work, personal growth activities, peer support, information and referral.
Toronto Public Health will provide a dental clinic with access to free dental care for children/youth, seniors and pregnant women who qualify.