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Community Resources

Here is a list of resources that you can use for substance use/addictions, if you're in crisis and for food security and support

Connex Ontario

Substance Use and Addictions

Connex Ontario is a portal for Ontarians to access information about addiction and mental health services with treatment options

Toronto Distress Centre

Crisis and Distress

Counsellors available by phone or text in case you feel you are in distress/crisis. Call 416-408-4357 or text 45645

Gerstein Centre

Crisis and Distress

Organization for those in mental health crisis run by peers/ survivors/ those
in recovery. Can be good alternative to phoning 911 or EMS in crisis situation, they maybe able to send out their own response team.

Assaulted Women Helpline

Crisis and Distress

Call: 416 863-0511 or click below for toll free number


Certified Listeners Society

Crisis and Distress

Certified volunteers connect with those seeking emotional support through
their online portal.

Hospice Toronto

Grief and Bereavement

Offers peer and group support to those experiencing loss and bereavement

Option B

Grief and Bereavement

Online community dedicated to dealing with grief

Bereaved Families of Ontario

Grief and Bereavement

Community Fridges Toronto

Food Security and Support

Fridges placed in public
locations which can be stocked by anyone and then used by the community. Closest to ArtHeart is near Pape Ave and Gerrard St East- 348 Pape Ave, in front of Coffee and Clothing. Check out their Instagram for updates below!


Food Security and Support

Facebook group created at the beginning of the pandemic with aim to
“ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing,
healthcare, and other necessities”

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