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Babies Best Start / Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Babies’ Best Start at Strides Toronto provides in-home support to families in the prenatal stage or with young children (0 – 3 years).

325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110
Scarborough, ON

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
*With flexibility based on client needs

0 – 3 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals from parents

Community

Child Development, Mental Health, Parenting, Skill Development…

Community Support

The Community Support program delivers flexible early intervention mental health services that are responsive to unmet needs of children and their families.

Various community locations
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
* Evenings and weekends as required

0 – 12 years

Free

No referral required

Community, Workshops

Behaviour Difficulty, Child Development, Mental Health, Parenting…

Families with children under 12 years of age

Every Child Belongs Child Care Consultation

Child Care Consultation provides services to licensed child care related to children with extra support needs and their families.

Licensed child care centres and home child care agencies in Scarborough
Service provided during the hours of child care centre operation

0 – 12 years

Free

Referral required

Child Care, Day Care

Autism, Behaviour Difficulty, Child Care, Child Development, …

Licensed child care supervisors or home child care agency requesting staff support or training opportunities related to extra support needs and inclusive environments

Gender Based Violence Program

Free support to individuals who are at risk of being involved in human trafficking or those who have been involved in the sex trade

1200 Markham Road, Suite 301, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

12 – 29 years

Free

Both self-referrals and agency referrals accepted

Case Management, Individual Therapy, Intensive

Abuse, Anti-Human Trafficking, Behaviour Difficulty, Budgeting, …

Force, fraud, coercion, circumstantial and consensual sex workers

Growing Healthy Together – Parenting

The Growing Healthy Together – Parenting program provides supports to families and helps them find positive ways to raise healthy, happy children.

• Community locations
• Family homes
• Virtual

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
* Some evenings as required

0 – 6 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals

Community, Family Home Visiting, Group

Child Development, Parenting

Families with children under 6 years of age

Growing Healthy Together – Prenatal

The Growing Healthy Together – Prenatal program offers prenatal and nutrition information, healthy snacks, and peer support to pregnant individuals experiencing risk factors.

Various community locations, see program description for details
Hours vary based on location, see program description for details

Pregnant individuals

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals

Group

Nutrition, Postnatal, Prenatal

Pregnant individuals living in Scarborough

Preschool Speech and Language Program

The Preschool Speech and Language Program at Strides Toronto provides support to preschool children in need of speech and language services.

325 Milner Avenue, Suite 110, Scarborough
*See full program description for satellite locations

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
*Limited services available on Saturdays and Weekdays, between 8 AM – 9 AM and 5 PM – 6 PM

0 – 4 years

Free

All referrals are welcome, including self-referrals

Infant and Child, Preschool

Autism, Child Development, Communication Skills, Developmental Disability, …

If you live in Toronto, you can refer your child until May 31 of the year they are eligible to start Junior Kindergarten.

Targeted Prevention

Targeted Prevention is a collaborative program with the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board to offer mental health services that meet…

Community
Service is available during school hours and in evenings and weekends as required

N/A

Free

Referral required.
Referrals are made by school social workers and/or school principals.

Community, School

Mental Health

Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board Elementary schools in Scarborough

Youth In Transition (YIT) Program

The Youth in Transition Program helps support youth transitioning from the child welfare sector into adulthood.

1200 Markham Road, Suite 313, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

16 – 24 years

Free

All referrals are welcome once youth has given consent
*Helpful to youth if they are referred 3-6 months before transitioning out of care

Adults, Bilingual Services (French), Case Management, Community, …

Anti-Human Trafficking, Bilingual Services (French), Case Management, Child Welfare, …

Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) Program

The Youth Outreach Worker Program is an initiative for at-risk youth ages 12 to 21 years old and their families in East Toronto.

1200 Markham Road, Suite 313, Scarborough
Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 7 PM
*Hours and days are flexible to meet the needs of youth and their families

12 – 21 years

Free

No referral required

Community, Group, Individual Therapy, Services Referral…

Behaviour Difficulty, Communication Skills, Employment, Housing, …

Youth and their families