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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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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

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

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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

We believe that violence against women is a human rights violation, hindering s a woman’s ability to enjoy basic freedoms and contribute fully to society.
Violence against women is an intentional act of violence that manifests itself through physical, emotional, financial, psychological, sexual, isolation, cyber harassment and other forms of violence used to intimidate women, resulting …

Read more Women’s Empowerment Program

West Neighbourhood House improves people’s lives through support, advocacy, and public education.
The House offers two drop-in centres, The Meeting Place and The Parkdale Meeting Place, that each provide a welcoming place for people who are homeless or marginally housed.

These drop-in centres meet an urgent community need by creating a community space that offers safety and …

Read more Supports for People Experiencing Homelessness or Inadequate Housing

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The Meeting Place is a drop-in centre for community members experiencing homelessness and inadequate housing  who are over the age of 18.
The Meeting Place aims to lower social isolation and improve well-being. We increase social networks and access to income through advocacy, public education, and skills development. Using a community development approach, staff and members …

Read more The Meeting Place

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The Parkdale Meeting Place is a drop-in centre that provides a welcoming place for men and women who are experiencing homelessness or inadequate housing in the Parkdale community.
COVID-19 Update: The Parkdale Meeting Place is currently closed. We are still welcoming members who are experiencing homelessness at our Meeting Place at 588 Queen St West., and …

Read more The Parkdale Meeting Place

A participant speaks to a case worker as part of the Newcomer Settlement Program

The Newcomer Settlement Program provides information and support to help newcomers develop the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in society individually and as community members.
COVID-19 update: Our location at 1497 Queen St. W. in Parkdale is currently closed to the public. Our in-person services are available at limited capacity by appointment only, please contact …

Read more Newcomer Settlement Program

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