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Community Resources for Patients and Families

Families and parenting

Young children

Surrey Place

Services are free to families with infants and young children in Toronto or Northwest Ontario

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program

For a free, home-visiting program to support you both when you are pregnant and as your child grows (0-3 years old)

Funding agencies

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)

Monthly funding for low to moderate-income families to help cover the costs associated with caring for a child with special needs.

Child Care Free Subsidy

To help manage the costs of child care if you live in the City of Toronto. If you live outside of Toronto, access information here.

Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

To help families reduce the amount of income tax they pay when caring for a child with special needs. *Forms must be completed by a doctor

Special Services at Home (SSAH)

For support for respite care or personal development and growth activities like camps and swimming lessons. *Funding is based on need, other supports and services in your community and what supports you already receive.

Community resources

Family Services Toronto

For support for families going through a divorce or other hard time. *Fees may apply

Children's Aid Society - Toronto

Visit the site for more information or call (416) 924-4646 to report child abuse

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

If a child, you or your family are in an abusive situation, call (416) 969-8510 Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Other times, call (416) 924-4646

Jewish Family & Child

If you are concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, call (416) 638-7800

Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

If you are concerned a child is being abused or neglected, call (416) 395-1500