Drop-in Model & Practice

This page contains information resources on the drop-in model, good practices and referral resources.

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Community Development

Centre for Community Learning & Development

Centre for Community Learning & Development

The Centre for Community Learning & Development (CCL&D) is a training and development organization that promotes increasing personal and collective resources as a strategy for building community capacity. CCL&D promotes the use of learning, digital storytelling, leadership development, and building healthy organizations, as vehicles for responding to community-based challenges, and promoting initiatives that lead to positive social change. more>>


Good Practices Toolkit

Positive Space Initiative - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Positive Space Initiative - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) was developed by OCASI to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ newcomers. more>>


Toronto Drop-In Network Good Practices Toolkit

This Toronto Drop-In Network Good Practices Toolkit was developed through a process of intensive discussions with drop-in staff and participants, and it contains the collective wisdom of the Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN). It is full of practical strategies, helpful tips, and rich discussions that aredesigned to help drop-in workers develop new policies or improve their existing practices. more>>


Information and Referral

Positive Space Initiative - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Positive Space Initiative - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

The Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) was developed by OCASI to share resources and increase organizational capacity across the sector to more effectively serve LGBTQ newcomers. more>>


Impacts and Insights: An Evaluation of The Stop

Impacts and Insights: An Evaluation of The Stop

The Stop and CFCC just wrapped up an in-depth evaluation of The Stops Community Advocacy Program, which is rooted in the belief that advocacy services are most effective when they are provided by and to people who share common experiences of poverty and marginalization. more>>


Labour Day Meals List - September 1st, 2014

Drop-in centres that are open on September 1st, 2014 offering meals, sorted by geographic area of the City. more>>


Measuring Success Reports

Measuring Success - One Page Overview

Measuring Success - One Page Overview

This overview presents the essential elements of the Measuring Success Framework including the rationale and the paired measures and is intended to be a quick reference guide. more>>


Measuring Success I:  Evaluation Strategies for Drop-in Settings (April 2008)

Measuring Success I: Evaluation Strategies for Drop-in Settings (April 2008)

Measuring Success: Show What We Know documents the drop-in model and is the primary component of the third phase of the City of Toronto Drop-in Review, which intended to identify strategies for measuring the success of drop-ins and to support drop-ins in implementing success measurement strategies. This phase of the review was carried out by Public Interest Strategy & Communications, and facilitated by the Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN). more>>


Data Gathering & Reporting Tools

Measuring Success - One Page Overview

Measuring Success - One Page Overview

This overview presents the essential elements of the Measuring Success Framework including the rationale and the paired measures and is intended to be a quick reference guide. more>>