TTC – Fair Pass Discount Program
The Fare Pass Presto card saves money: $2.00 per ride, 115.50 month. If you receive a transport allowance from OW or ODSP check with a worker before you apply for the pass so that you don’t have that subsidy cut from your cheque.
Find the forms and the details at: https://www.toronto.ca/transitdiscount/
Overdose prevention safe injection site
Find an injection site and connect to community experts. You can get Naloxone for free from most pharmacies (with health card) and at mental health and addiction agencies.
NEW Site at Street Health
Overdose Prevention Site 338 Dundas St. E
Regular hours of operation 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Opening: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Monday – Friday 11 am – 4 pm
The service is located in the fully-accessible backyard coach house within our existing space.
The service has two booths for supervised injection and a small area for post-consumption monitoring.
The service operates during our current opening hours and is staffed by experienced harm reduction workers with nursing back up.
For further information please contact: Kapri Rabin, Executive Director or Joyce Rankin Clinical Manager @ 416-921-8668
[For your information. This is not a survivor initiative but it does provide resources for women]
Building Foundations for Women(BFW)
is an 8-week life skills and personal development program. BFW supports women experiencing poverty and other life challenges to build stable and active lives and move toward their employment and education goals.
New program starts at beginning of August BFW provides TTC tokens, stipends and lunch.
For more information contact:
Through Ruff Times—Pet Help
At Through Ruff Times (TRT) we hope to reduce barriers for people who experience poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance use challenges, violent living conditions and/or any other hurdles.
How does it work if I need TRT to look after my dog or cat?
You can fill out our Pet Profile and you will hear back from us as to whether or not we’re able to provide care.
Is there a chance I will lose my pet?
No, we want you and your pet to stay together. The reason we exist is to provide an option so that you do not lose your dog/cat.
Where will my dog/cat stay?
We have an amazing team of volunteer cat and dog Sitters who also want your and your pet to stay together. They are animal lovers who have gone through an application process, including a home visit. Your dog/cat will stay in a Ruff Sitter’s home until you are ready to be reunited.We operate based on the belief that humans and animals have a fundamental right to exist and to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.
Farley Foundation—Funding for Vet bills
Never alone: When a person is feeling lonely, many doctors will recommend getting a pet as a cure. Pets give us the feeling we are not alone, and have someone offering unconditional love to us.
From their website https://www.farleyfoundation.org
Sharing our lives with an animal helps us treat stress, depression, high blood pressure, and increases social interaction and physical activity. The simple act of petting an animal has been shown to lower your heart rate and increase a sense of well-being.
The Farley Foundation assists those who are struggling financially to pay for veterinary care for their pets. Pet owners who cannot afford medical care for their sick or injured pet, and who fall into one of the categories below, are encouraged to talk to their veterinarian about the availability of Farley Foundation funding:
- · Seniors receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
- · Disabled individuals receiving the Ontario Disability Support Payment (ODSP) or the Canada Pension Plan Disability Payment (CPP Disability).
- · Women at risk of abuse who are entering a registered Ontario women’s shelter and who are participating in OVMA’s SafePet Program.
- · Individuals receiving assistance through the Ontario Works Program.
- · Supportive housing for seniors, retirement homes or long-term care facilities with live-in pets.
If you belong to one of the groups who we help and meet the eligibility criteria, talk to your veterinarian about the possibility of applying for Farley Foundation funding.
Applications for funding can only be submitted by veterinarians. The Farley Foundation can’t discuss funding applications with pet owners or recommend a veterinarian. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logo of Farley by Lynn Johnston, artist and cartoonist For Better or For Worse®, visit the official web site for the comic strip at www.fborfw.com.
Reva Gerstein Legacy Fund
The Reva Gerstein Legacy Fund is seeking submissions for 2018/19.
The Legacy Fund has been set up through a generous gift from Reva Gerstein’s sons in honour of their mother’s significant contributions to the mental health community and her interest in education, research and other projects that celebrate the independent spirit of the survivor community.
Successful submissions include a variety of initiatives including tuition, art and film, educational and small business support.
Proposals should have a budget of no more than $4000 (most grants are in the $500-$1500 range).
Applications should include contact information, a description of the initiative and a budget. For more information or to access a proposal outline, please visit Gerstein Crisis Centre website at www.gersteincentre.org
All proposals should be sent to
Gerstein Crisis Centre, 100 Charles St. E, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1V3
e-mailed to email@example.com
Follow-up conversations or meeting may also be arranged
Submission deadline August 15, 2018
The process for application includes a letter of interest outlining the following;
1. A brief description of how the project achieves the goals of the Legacy Fund;
2. A short overview of the project or purpose for which assistance is requested (2 pages max)
3. A brief description of past projects that will indicate your ability to complete this endeavour;
4. A brief budget and time-line of activities. (up to $4000 however most projects funded fall into the $500-$1500 range)
5. Alternative funding sources to complete the project if the Legacy Fund is unable to fund the whole budget.
The Stop has a new Peer Support Group:
Emotional wellness peer support group
==> where you can share your lived experiences, ispirations, successes and challenges. Strengthen self-care knowledge while finding support through engaging and connecting together.
Thursdays starting July 4 from 10:00-12:00 at 1884 Davenport Road. Also drop-in for one-on-one time with Sharon or Sara
Light snacks and learning about the Stop
Sara firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon email@example.com 416-652-7867
DemocracyKit Workshops: Learn Campaign
Are you ready to drive political change and make a difference in your community? Never volunteered on a political campaign, but interested in learning how?
These workshops, presented with DemocracyKit, can be taken individually or as a series. They explain the workings of political election campaigns and deliver practical lessons, tools and connections to get started and make a meaningful contribution to a campaign team, for the upcoming 2018 municipal election in Toronto.All workshop series participants will receive:
- A copy of DemocracyKit Civic Campaign Guide
- Introductions to local candidates, campaigns and experts
- Access to 2018 municipal campaign training programs and events
DATE AND TIME Sat, 7 July 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Toronto Public Library – Richview Library 1806 Islington Avenue Toronto
Street Soccer Toronto
Find more information about the league on Facebook. You can also find highlights from the Homeless World Cup. We may also have walking football (All the kicking without the running).
Location is changing. Stay tuned. Contact Bulletin@soundtimes.com for updates.
ALL welcome you can come as an individual or a team. No expertise or fancy shoes required! Totally free.