Social Planning Toronto has released Chinese, English, Spanish and Tamil versions of the 2nd edition of the Toronto Community Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants. The resource guide is a directory of community services and programs in which residents lacking secure immigration status in Toronto can access, including health, housing, shelter, settlement, food banks and education. The resource guide contains over 130 different community agencies and organizations and lists over 170 office/service locations across the city. In developing the 2010 edition of the guide, we surveyed or spoke to each agency listed to determine which programs and services were accessible to non-status immigrants, whether identification or immigrant documentation was required and if status information was kept strictly confidential. The second edition also includes additional program and service categories such as mental health services, financial counselling, youth services and women’s programs, as well as maps of each agency’s location and their satellite office(s).
SPT would like to acknowledge the contributions our community partners on this project: Credit Education Week Canada, Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto & Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre. We would also like to thank the City of Toronto’s Access, Equity & Human Rights Grant for funding this initiative.
The Toronto Community Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants – 2010 Edition is available for download in the following languages: