Health Promotion

Healthy Lifestyles

Bathurst-Finch Community Resource Night

Are you concerned about your financial situation or housing? Do you need help in your employment? Do you have some questions regarding immigration or sponsorship? Join us for a Community Resource Night. 

This program is coordinated by the Bathurst-Finch Network:

Financial clinic: 

Discuss your financial situation and eligibility for subsidies and benefits, such as Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Old Age Security pension (OAS) and other types of government-funded support.  

Settlement clinic:

Help to get you in touch with other appropriate agencies, file a form or access health-care services if needed, and answer your settlement-related questions

Employment clinic:

Help to develop a resume and cover letter, and shares information about the local job market and job opportunities.

Legal clinic:

Consultation regarding your legal situation and options, including immigration and refugee law.

Information table:

Services and programs in your neighbourhood.

Day: first Thursday of every month

Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Bathurst-Finch Hub 

For more information, contact: 

Marina Novinskaya, North York Community  House Settlement Worker, 416-636-2600 ext 23 or mnovinskaya@nych.ca  

Are you concerned about your financial situation or housing? Do you need help in your employment?  Do you have some questions regarding immigration or sponsorship?  Join us for a Community Resource Night.  This program is coordinated by the Bathurst-Finch Network.

Financial Clinic:  Discuss your financial situation and eligibility for subsidies and benefits, such as Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Old Age Security pension (OAS) and other types of government-funded support.

Settlement clinic:  Help to get your in touch with other appropriate agencies, file a form or access health care services if needed, and answer your settlement-related questions.

Employment clinic:  Help to develop a resume and cover letter, and share information about the local job market opportunities.

Legal Clinic:  Consultation regarding your legal situation and options, including immigration and refugee law.

Information table:  Services and programs in your neighbourhood.

Day:  first Thursday of every month

Time:  6-8:30 pm.

Location: Bathurst-Finch Hub

For more information contact: Marina Novinskaya, North York Community House Settlement Worker, 416-636-2600 ext 23 or mnovnskaya@nych.ca

Healthy Eating Community Kitchen

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A participant-lead community kitchen program offers opportunity for Spanish-speaking clients who enjoy cooking and sharing tips on healthy eating.  

Day: Friday
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Keele-Rogers site (1651 Keele St.)
For further information, contact:
Carmen Miloslavich 416-828-9561

Vietnamese Support Program

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This group of adults and seniors from the Vietnamese community meets monthly to talk about issues related to health, education and community resources, and celebrate cultural festivals and cooking healthy food with a registered dietitian.       
Dates: ongoing
Day: Wednesdays (monthly) 
Time: 10:00 am to 2 pm
Location: Keele-Rogers site (1651 Keele St.)
For further information, contact:
Kim Nguyen 416-653-5400, ext. 1265

Streets to Homes Community Kitchen

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The kitchen is a complementary program to support Streets to Homes clients. Besides offering a nutritious lunch, the program also provides workshops on harm reduction, employment preparation, kitchen knowledge, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.  

Dates: weekly (ongoing)
Day: Thursdays
Time: 11am – 2 p.m.
Location: Keele-Rogers site (1651 Keele St.)
For further information, contact:
Victor Lopez,  416-653-5400, ext. 1291 or Erin Shaw, 416-653-5400 ext 1254.

Vietnamese Women Community Kitchen Support Group

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This group will help participants learn how to cook healthy food and acquire knowledge on appropriate parenting skills.
Dates: monthly
Day: Friday
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 9 Boon Ave
For further information, contact:
Kim Nguyen 416-653-5400, ext. 1265

Walking into Health - Outdoor

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This is an interdisciplinary program that supports active living and healthy life styles. Additionally, on the last Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, a Primary Health Care Doctor, a Dietitian and a Community Health Worker deliver talks on various issues.
Date: spring-summer
Day: Mondays (June to October 2015)
Time: 10 a.m.-12 noon
Location: Lawrence Square Mall (700 Lawrence Ave. W. at the Food Court in front of the North York Community House)
For further information, contact:
Maleda Mulu at 416-787-1676 ext 230

Neighbourhood Action Groups

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The Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) program supports residents in Bathurst-Finch who want to become involved and make positive changes in their neighbourhood.  If you are interested in starting or joining a community project and working on the neighbourhood's needs and issues while enhancing your leadership skills and gettign connected to resources and other like-minded people, we are here to support you!  Join us! 

Currently, ANC supports a resident Leadership Group with three sub-committees:

1-Entrepreneurship Committee

2-Social Event and Recreation Committee

3-Mothers Committee

For further information and to get involved, contact Mandana Attarzadeh: 647-436-0385 x 524 or mandana.attarzadeh@unisonhcs.org.

Tai Chi Class

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This is a demonstration program for new learners. Join the class to learn basic Tai Chi, improve your health, enhance your body and spirit and meet new people.

Day: Thursdays
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Jane Street Hub (1541 Jane Street)
For further information, contact:
Kim Nguyen at 416-653-5400, ext. 1265


Our Locations

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