The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of over 50 drop-in centres, throughout the City of Toronto, working with people who are homeless, marginally housed or socially isolated. Our Network includes drop-ins of all sizes and diverse philosophies serving men, women, transgender people, youth and families. 


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CHRA Supports Call for Federal Leaders' Debate on Municipal Issues

Affordable  housing  increasingly  amongst  top  federal  election  issues  as  parties  make  it  ...
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Ontario introduces new secure polymer birth certificates

TORONTO    The  province  is  introducing  new  birth  certificates  made  with  a  ...
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Filmmaker Shelley Saywells Lowdown Tracks at Hot Docs Documentary film follows lives of five Torontonians impacted by homelessness

Every  song  sung  on  the  curb  has  a  story.  Thats  the  message  ...
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Free Vaccines for Youth

Toronto  Public  Health  offers  free  immunization  services  for  youth  under  the  age  ...
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Woodgreen Pet Food Bank and Pet Pantry

Jul 8 - Dec 16
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Woodgreen  is  re-opening  the  pet  food  bank  at  WoodGreen.  They  will  be  giving  out  free  pet  food  to  clients  ...
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Vanauley Street YMCA Nail Club

Jul 29 - Oct 28
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NEW  PROGRAM:  Vanauley  Street  YMCA  Nail  Club 
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Moving Forward

Aug 17 - Oct 9
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Neighbourhood  Link  Support  Services  offers  a  program  called  Moving  Forward,  developed  in  partnership  with  CAMH.  It  is  an  8-week  ...
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Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Youth Drop-In

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Youth Drop-In

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto stands as one of the most significant expressions of urban aboriginality. We are proud to be a leader in the field of Native human services in Canada.

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) was founded in 1986 by concerned members of Torontos Native community. The founders were concerned about the high number of children in the care of Childrens Aid Societies and by the issues, such as poverty, addictions, family violence, and homelessness, confronting Native families in the city. The founders were further concerned that while the Native family had many issues before it, few services within the mainstream sector were available to meet the needs of an increasingly voiceless and marginalized community.

The founders were guided by a vision that saw the development of a single point of access to a host of needed services all under the control and guidance of the community itself. Important features of such services were that they be family and child focused, holistic in their orientation, integrated, and preventative, with a strong Native cultural base as their foundation.

NCFST is a Childrens Aid Society under the Child and Family Services Act. As such we have a mandate to protect children from all forms of maltreatment and to provide residential care for those children who need it. 

Although we take the protection and care of our children very seriously, we recognize that we must do what we can to help families and children who need assistance. As a result, we see our responsibilities as including the provision of support services to all family members. 

Our many support services include:

  • The largest Aboriginal Head Start program in the Country;
  • Summer residential and day camps;
  • An Ontario Early Years Centre;
  • Youth programs including the Native Youth Resource Centre, Native Learning Centre and 7th Generation Image Makers;
  • Childrens mental health services and case management;
  • The Scarborough Child and Family Life Centre;
  • Developmental services;
  • Youth outreach services including transitional housing.