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Take the stress out of filing taxes
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in our community were working for cash “under the table.” That includes people relying on gig work, such meal-delivery and ride-sharing apps, and those combining several “side hustles” or odd jobs to make ends meet.

Now that so many people have lost jobs …

Read more Are you a gig worker? Terrified about taxes? We can help!

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NEW for 2021 – Our Children’s Care team is excited to offer families a brand-new, appointment-based program that will help children from JK to Grade 7 with their homework during the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
This program is designed specifically for children currently attending virtual school who require some extra support with their subjects in a small-scale …

Read more Need extra support for virtual school homework? We are here to help!

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Our financial empowerment and problem-solving program has a proven track record. Now, we’re embedding one of our financial coaches to work one-on-one with new workers in the trades.

An innovative, integrated approach to financial well-being
West Neighbourhood House believes in integrating one-on-one financial counselling into community programs like job training, newcomer services, health care, and higher education …

Read more New project will allow West Neighbourhood House to measure how our financial coaching improves workers’ lives

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Virtual program – The Virtual Peer Support Group is a parent-to-parent group hosted by an Early Childhood Educator.
Essential information
What it is:
In this virtual support group, parents share and learn from each other how best to navigate and define the duplicity of roles during the confining times of COVID-19 while getting support for home schooling, working …

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At West Neighbourhood House, we are committed to helping immigrants and refugees settle into life in Toronto. We serve all immigrants, no matter their immigration status in Canada and length of residency.
As part of this commitment, we offer programs specifically designed for newcomers:

The Newcomer Settlement Program which provides information and support to help immigrants …

Read more Immigrant & Refugee Services

preschool program worker Sonia is on zoom with a young boy. they're both playing with the same dinosaur puppets

Virtual program – Pre-school children and their parents are invited to join Sonia for an hour of fun and interactive storytelling.
Connect with other parents and children as Sonia uses books, puppets, music and movement, and crafts and science to engage your children in collaborative learning.

Essential information
Who can join:
All children between the ages of 0 …

Read more Circle and Storytime with Sonia

Please support West Neighbourhood House and consider becoming a voting member!

A voting member is committed to and supports the work of West Neighbourhood House.

Our members:

vote at the Annual General Meeting where they elect new Board of Directors
vote to approve financial statements at the Annual General Meeting
are eligible to be nominated to the Board of Directors (except for employees of …

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The Toronto Central Home at Last Program (“HAL”) helps older adults without immediate support arrive home safely upon discharge from the hospital.
The program arranges for a Personal Support Worker to accompany the older adult home from the hospital and helps them settle in at home. Transportation is also coordinated as part of the service, and …

Read more Home at Last Program

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Do you have money worries, financial problems or tax questions? The Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving (FEPS) program is here to help!
We help you make informed decisions by providing support, information, resources and training.

COVID-19 update: FEPS is open and accepting new clients. We are currently providing one-on-one tax and money advice over the phone and …

Read more Money: Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving

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