The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of 49+ drop-in centers working with people who are homeless, marginally housed or socially isolated in Toronto. Our Network includes drop-ins of all sizes and diverse phiosophies serving men, women, youth and families. Member agencies are located throughout the City of Toronto.



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Student Job Fair

Jul 30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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BCS Soccer Tournament

Aug 23 - Aug 24
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Save the date for ONN Conference 2014: September 18

Sep 18
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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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 Toronto’s Native community. The founders were concerned about the high number of children in the care of Children’s 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 Children’s 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;
  • Children’s mental health services and case management;
  • The Scarborough Child and Family Life Centre;
  • Developmental services;
  • Youth outreach services including transitional housing.