Community Resources

2SLGBTQ+ Services  

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519 strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.

2 Spirited People of the First Nationsupports 2-Spirit peoples and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community members who are at risk of or living with HIV, hepatitis C, and related co-infections. They also support community members who are facing the effects of historic and ongoing colonial violence so that we may thrive within our communities and nations.

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and queer questioning peers. Call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.

Affordable Dental Health  

Basic dental care for a small fee, including emergency treatment, extractions and fillings.
Low-income adults ages 18-64 who have no employer or government dental benefits. Patients are screened according to fixed financial criteria.

Healthy Smiles Ontario is a free dental program that includes regular check-ups, preventive care, and treatment for children and youth 17 and under.

Affordable, multiple languages, newcomer friendly, accepts gov. Insurance, 0% interest payment plan.

A list of the institutions in Toronto that offer low cost dental treatment.

The Faculty of Dentistry operates 12 different clinics under the regulations of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Postgraduate Specialist students work with professional Clinical instructors to provide dental care at a lower rate.

A network of Toronto’s affordable dentists.

Affordable Furniture and Appliances

Operated by Habitat for Humanity. Sells furniture, appliances and other household items at a fraction of the price. Provides delivery.

Gently used furniture. Referral needed from partner organization.

Donated laptops and personal computers for youth and low income families. Does not accept requests from individuals – must be made via agency.

Affordable Pregnancy/Baby Items

A $25 grocery card provided for each weekly group session attended; weekly in person groups with topics related to healthy pregnancy.

Contact for more information or to register.

Financial Security  

The MAX Scholarships Fund (MSF) awards well-rounded High School and Post Secondary students who are eager to make an impact, learn and create. They are students who have contributed to their communities and Canada at large, achieved above-average marks and are recognized by their peers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

A list of grants, incentives and rebates that are available to residents and community organizations.

The Community Crisis Response Fund provides one-time financial assistance to support communities impacted by traumatic incidents and community violence.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that offers grants and loans to help Ontario students pay for their post-secondary education. It can help you pay for college, offering a mix of grants and loans to help students afford their tuition, books, living costs, and transportation.

Food Security  

A list of food banks and community food programs in the Toronto area.

Organization that supports several programs including Food Banks Scarborough, Project Ramadan, Hallal Meals on Wheels and Malvern Community Eats.

Community programming for children and youth.


TransCare Community Support Services, formerly Scarborough Support Services, is a registered, charitable corporation providing high quality care and compassionate service since 1976. We provide home and community support services for people who need assistance due to illness, convalescence, disability or functional limitations related to aging.

TAIBU Community Health Centre is a community-driven organization, located in Malvern, serving the Greater Toronto Area’s Black-identifying communities. We offer Black-identifying clients from throughout the Greater Toronto Area access to primary care, health promotion and disease prevention programs in a culturally affirming environment.

The Canadian Centre for Refugee & Immigrant Health Care is a seventy member volunteer interdisciplinary medical, dental and social care team with staff in a modern clinic. We provide medical care to those new to Canada who find themselves sick and medically uninsured.

Mental Health, Health and Community Services  

Scarborough Women’s Centre (SWC) empowers women to become economically and emotionally independent for future success and to strengthen their local communities, free from violence. The Centre delivers programs and services to promote positive change for women in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. All services are free.

WoodGreen has been meeting the UNMET needs of Toronto residents for over 85 years. As a leading social services agency, we provide integrated programs such as physical and mental health services, affordable housing, employment support, financial counselling, childcare, seniors and youth programs and more.

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities Provides accessible, equitable and transformational health and social service choices, for the well-being of diverse communities. We currently employ over 250 staff, engage over 350 volunteers and operate 42 distinct and integrated services across 10 sites that work together to improve the health of our community. We provide medical assistance through our clinics, are involved in a growing youth program, and have many social support programs, including a food bank.

At The Storefront, East Scarborough residents facing diverse challenges—like a woman seeking help to leave a violent relationship, or a new immigrant looking to receive skills training to get a job—can access up to 40 partner agencies in one location. Services available include job search support, mental health counselling, after-school programs, legal advice, community kitchens, and seniors and youth groups.

Celebrating 75 years of belonging, Community Living Toronto has long been a source of support for people with an intellectual disability and their families. Community Living Toronto offers a wide range of services including respite, person-directed planning, employment supports, supported living, and community-based activities.

NBD (Nonbinary BIPOC Drop-in) is a bi-weekly virtual hang out space for youth who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and/or gender diverse and Black, Indigenous, and/or people of colour.

We are one of Toronto’s six Local Arts Service Organizations (LASOs) mandated to serve the Scarborough region by offering inclusive, low-barrier and community-driven arts and cultural programming and services. We prioritize equity-seeking groups and serve children, youth, adults, seniors and families from a broad demographic spectrum.