Community Economic Development

TB Community Economic Development
Notice: Not all Councillors have community offices
Address: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2


Location: Toronto Central
Office phone: 311 ; outside city limits 416-392-2489 or 416-392-CITY
TTY: 416-338-0889
Fax: 416-338-0685
Email: 311@toronto.ca
Website: www.toronto.ca
Boundaries: City of Toronto
Hours: Toronto City Hall -- Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * 311 -- Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility: Varies by program
Services: Information and referral for City of Toronto services and programs including building permits, inspections and zoning
  • emergency and disaster preparedness
  • environmental protection programs
  • garbage/recycling collection and complaints
  • human rights
  • kids@computers (computers for children of families on social assistance)
  • housing standards and complaints (apartments and rooming houses)
  • marriage licenses and wedding chambers
  • noise
  • pest control
  • property taxes
  • road and traffic information
  • water and sewers

Sidewalk snow removal for seniors and persons with disabilities in East York, Toronto and York -- 416-392-7768, option 4
Emergency Energy Fund 416-338-3332 -- financial assistance for low income residents with disconnections due to late payment of bills
Toronto Renovates 416-392-7620 -- funding for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities for essential repairs or accessibility modifications to their homes
Property tax and water bill relief programs -- for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities
Home Energy Loan Program 416-392-1826 -- low-interest loans to homeowners for energy retrofits
  • loan is repaid through installments on the property tax bill

www.toronto.ca/311 -- online information
  • submission and tracking of service requests
  • registration for certain services

For information on Community Councils, Mayor and City Councillors
Languages: English - telephone interpretation service available for access to services
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance; Easy access to elevator; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door - on upper floors; Designated parking at entrance - in underground parking lot, with ramp to entrance
Legal status: Regional Government

Address: 555 Richmond St West Ste 711, Toronto, ON M5V 3B1

Mail address: Box 115 555 Richmond St West, Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Location: Toronto Central
Office phone: 416-504-5516
Fax: 416-504-4654
Email: yes@yes.on.ca
Website: www.yes.on.ca
Service contact: Tara Cracknell, Outreach Coordinator
Boundaries: City of Toronto:
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 am-5 pm; Wed 9 am-6 pm; Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility: Unemployed and out of school youth 15-30 years
Organizations - Career counsellingCommunity

Office phone: 647-349-2244
Web site: www.tccld.org
Address: 540 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B3


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Location (Intersection): Toronto East (Parliament St and Dundas St E)
Contacts: Agazi Afewerki, Coordinator, agazi@tccld.org
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am-5 pm
Languages of service: English
Eligibility: Residents of Regent Park, St James Town and Moss Park
How to apply: Call to register for courses, workshops and events
Fees: None
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
  • no designated parking
    Service description: Adult education, training and development
  • college preparation
  • community engagement
  • information and referral
  • health and wellness programs
  • Immigrant Women Integration Program (IWIP) and Literacy and Basic Skills
    Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) -- 12 week training program
  • newcomer youth teach adult newcomers basic English and computer skills
    Organization type: Non Profit, Registered Charity, United Way


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    Last complete update: 2013-06-04
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  • Regent Park Credentials Assessment, Guidance & Continuing Education Pilot Will Be Holding One More Assessment Day In December

    The University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies will partner with Toronto Employment & Social Services and Daniel's Corporation to provide foreign trained residents living in Regent Park an opportunity to enhance their academic credentials. So far over twenty participants have met with the U of T school of continuing studies to discuss their academic credentials and develop a service plan. There is room for one more day of assessments to get residents involved with this opportunity.

    Background:

    The pilot was developed to address chronic unemployment and underemployment of Regent Park Internationally trained professionals.

    The Pilot:

    A counsellor from The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies will meet with foreign trained professionals at our Regent Park Employment Services office to provide:
    • Academic guidance and support, referrals, and mentoring opportunities
    • Access to courses through U of T's School of Continuing Studies
    • International credential assessment
    • Regent Park Employment Services staff will work closely with a University of Toronto counsellor and the residents to achieve academic success, develop a career direction, and ultimately assist in sustainable employment.

    Financial Supports:

    Eligible residents who require financial supports to pursue Continuing Education will receive financial assistance.

    Who is Eligible:

    • Regent Park Residents only (Bounded by Gerrard Street East to the north, River Street to the east, Shuter to the south and Parliament to the west)
    • Must be unemployed or underemployed
    • Must have post-secondary education outside of Canada

    Referrals:

    We are asking our community partners to identify and refer any potential foreign trained residents to this program. Residents can contact Regent Park Employment Services at 416-392-3456.

    If you have any additional questions about this pilot, please contact RPES at 416-392-3456 or call Peter Foote at 416-392-3451.

    Regent Park Employment Services
    530 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A2B3
    Tel: 416.392.3456 | Fax: 416.392.4877
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