Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CHFT)

306-658 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 5B9
Phone: (416) 465-8688
Fax: (416) 465-8337

Emergency Contacts
Police Services: 911 or for non-emergencies (416) 808- 2222
Parking Control, City of Toronto: (416) 888-2222 ext.3
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477

Fire Services: 911 or call the station at (416) 338-9260

Ambulance Services: (416) 392-2000                                                           

Parliamentary Contacts

John McKay (Liberal)

In being the Member of Parliament for Scarborough Guildwood, John McKay's case work includes the following matters: Canada Employment, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, CPP Disability, Revenue Canada (CCRA), Veteran Affairs, Immigration, Defence and other governmental services. If you have an issue to take up with your Member of Parliament, simply contact his staff by mail, e-mail, fax or phone. There is also a form available to complete on his website:

Parliamentary Address:
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 992-1447
Fax: (613) 992-8968

Constituency Address:
3785 Kingston Road, Unit 10
Scarborough, Ontario
M1J 3H4
Phone: (416) 283-1226
Fax: (416) 283-7935

Mitzie Hunter your Member of Provincial Parliament in the Scarborough- Guildwood area, is responsible for the following matters: Birth Certificates, Prescription Drug Benefits, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), OHIP, Social Assistance, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Land Registry as well as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. For inquiries, questions and other matters feel free to send her a message by visiting:/

Constituency Address:

4117 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 109
Toronto, Ontario
M1E 2S2
Phone: (416) 281-2787

Fax: (416) 281-2360

Our City Councillor, Paul Ainslie (Ward 43- Scarborough East) is in charge of the following services:
Parks and Recreation, Garbage Disposal, Property Taxes, Snow Removal, Social Services and Roads (other than major highways).

City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite C52
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Phone: (416) 392-4008
Fax: (416) 392-4006

Executive Assistant
Antonette DiNovo

Adminstrative Assistant
Alex Amelin

Constituency Assistant
Joan Bannister

East Scarborough Storefront Spring 2010
Drop in hours:
Monday- Thursday 9:00- 7:00
Friday 9:00-5:00
Phone: (416) 208-9889

Help Right In Your Neighbourhood
Youth Services
Kennedy House
Life Skills Workshops
Youth 13-18 yrs
Mondays 4-6pm

West Hill Community Services
Youth Girls Group
11-16 yrs
Tuesdays 4-6pm

Seed to Table
Youth Food Program
Mondays 3-7pm

The Bridge Project
Youth working to beautify the Orton Park Bridge
Every Tuesday in June 4-6pm

Youth Employment
Youth Employment Toronto
Support, planning & referral for youth who are out of school
Mondays 1-3pm

YMCA- Scarborough
Summer Jobs Service for Students
Ages 15-30
Mondays 3-5pm

Job Connect- Employment assessment and referral
Wednesdays 10-11:30am

Skills assessment, career exploration and job preparation
Fridays 9-5pm

YMCA- Scarborough
Job Connect- Employment support and preparation
Tuesdays 9am-1pm

Horn of Africa Parents Association
Homework Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-7pm

Basic Computer Class
(MS Word, Excel, E-mail & Internet)
Mondays 2-4pm, Tuesdays 10-12pm, Fridays 10-12pm

Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Senior's fitness program
Tuesdays 10-11am

Yoga & meditation for Tamil individuals
Thursdays 10-12pm

Catholic Cross Cultural Services
Senior's information, recreational activities
Tuesday 2:30-4pm

Arising Women
Support and counselling for women who have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse.
An appointment must be made.

The Salvation Army Homestead- Scarborough Satellite
Substance Abuse, Support Services and Case Management.
Tuesdays 1:30- 4:30 pm by appointments, Thursdays 1:30- 3:30 pm

Elizabeth Fry
Counselling for women who are, have been, or are at risk of being in conflict with the law
Tuesdays 9:30- 3:00 pm

Afghan Association of Ontario
Women's Support Group
Fridays 2:00- 5:00 pm

Settlement Services
(Assistance to newcomers with the transition towards life in Canada, immigration matters and completion of forms.)

Catholic Cross Cultural Services
Settlement services in Arabic, English, Amharic, French, Romanian, Italian, Spanish Tigrigna and Tigre.
Mondays 1:30- 4:00 pm

South Asian Women's Centre
Settlement services in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi
Tuesdays 10:00- 4:00 pm

Francophone Centre of Toronto
Settlement services in French
Fridays 9:00- 5:00 pm

Mental Health
West Hill Community Services
Welcome Group: Social Group for individuals who are socially isolated and living with mental health issues.
First and third Tuesday of every month 2:00- 4:00 pm

Community Resources Connections of Toronto & West Hill Community Services
"Wellness Project"- Peer Support Group
Thursdays 1:30- 4:30 pm
"Be Good to Yourself": Learn about healthy living, eating and exercise
Tuesdays 10:00- 12:00 pm

Service Canada
Assistance with SIN, Employment Insurance, Pension, etc.
Third Friday and the last Tuesday of every month 1:00- 4:00 pm

South Asian Legal Clinics of Ontario
Legal Advice
First and third Thursdays of the month 10:30- 4:00 pm

West Hill Community Services
Health Chat with Nurse Dianne
Tuesdays 12:00- 1:30 pm

Toronto Employment and Social Services
Information ans support regarding Ontario Works, its financial and employment services
Wednesdays 9:00- 12:00 pm or 1:30- 4:30 pm

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Drop-in for 6-12 year olds
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30- 5:30 pm

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Community Kitchen Group
Fridays 10:00 am- 12:45 pm

Community Living Toronto
Art Class
Mondays 10:00 am- 12:30 pm

The Storefront (located at 4040 Lawrence Ave. E) offers a wide array of services, both scheduled and drop-in. Not online at home? They offer computer services in which you can book a computer to browse or do research on the Internet. This information was excerpted from the "Spring 2010" Resource booklet.



Service Canada Job Bank- Scarborough Postings

Service Canada Student Job Bank- Scarborough Postings

The Service Canada Job Bank is a very useful and effective resource when looking for employment. Simply change the location, date and category of the job search to suit your preference. The majority of employers list their e-mail contact information which makes it simple to submit your resumé and cover letter.

Non-Profit Job Search


Morningside Library - Call for Artists!

As our local branch has just installed a hanging system, members of the community have the opportunity to display their artwork! You can also provide a pricing list with your artwork for those interested in purchasing. The priority for submissions does go to those who live in the community so you will be an artistic ambassador of East Scarborough.

For contact information and more details on what you must submit, please visit: (includes REOI forms)

The KGO Community Newsletter

Do you have a passion for writing? Photography? Design?...

If you are interested in being a part of the Kingston-Galloway/ Orton Park Community Newsletter, they are currently seeking:

-Editorial board members (6 committed members will be needed from May to October 2010)
-Distributors, those willing to walk and drop off newsletters.

 This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the community's events and resources by capturing them in an exciting article! The Neighbourhood Action Partnership Communications Committee is producing the newsletter to get community news to those without access to the internet.

 Free workshop sessions will also be available for members of the community interested in joining the newsletter team.

For more information or to become a part of this great initiative, call (647) 347- 1693.

Visit their website for more community info:

20/20 Campaign: Arising Women Place Needs a New Home

Every donation counts. All support is greatly appreciated. The campaign encourages fundraisers to find at least twenty people (including the fundraising leader) to donate $20.00. A charitable receipt will also be sent to the fundraiser with gratitude.

For students, the recruitment of twenty donors equals your forty hours of community service necessary for high school graduation.

Scarborough Healthy Communities (formerly Westhill Community Services)
If you would like information about current job openings with this Agency,  or summer student employment please contact

AGO Volunteer- School Programs Gallery Guide

Scarborough Arts Council

Volunteers play a predominant role in many of the SAC's programs and exhibitions, they are definitely valued. For more information about how to get involved, contact the SAC at or 416-698-7322.


The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto offers youth in co-op communities the opportunity for scholarships in their post-secondary pursuits. The CHFT Diversity Scholarships recognize young people in co-ops who are actively striving to make a difference through work within their community. These individuals promote diversity and the strength in a multi-cultural community.

In 2010, CHFT offered a total of ten scholarships in four different categories.

Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates entering College or University. As well, CHFT offers financial assistance for those who are currently enrolled in College or University or those returning to school after a break.

The Dexter Johnston Scholarship recognizes youth who have exhibited strong leadership skills in their academic and community spheres.

The Randy Padmore Scholarship recognizes individuals who are positive mentors in the lives of young people.

The Success Becomes You Scholarship acknowledges those determined to succeed at the post-secondary level or in a skilled trade who did not have an opportunity to finish high school due to family, financial or other circumstances.

Thanks for reading!