GTA Mental Health Resources - Culturally Specific

South Asian Community Health Services
(647) 718-0786
Offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the South Asian community including primary health care, mental health and addiction counselling.

Hong Fook Mental Health Association
(416) 493-4242
Offers Walk in counselling services and group psychotherapy in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Across Boundaries
Offers holistic, inclusive mental health and addictions services for racialized communities.

Community Family Services of Ontario
(416)979-8299
Formerly Chinese Family Services of Ontario, this agency offers group, individual and family counselling.

Caribbean and African Canadian Social Services
(416) 740-1056
Offers a range of culturally safe clinical prevention and intervention mental health services designed to meet the cultural needs of Black children, youth and adults.  Individual, family and group counselling available.

Punjabi Community Health Services
(905) 677-0889
Offers assistance and support regarding Mental Health and Addictions in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Malayalm.  Also offers settlement services for newcomers.  

The Indigenous Network
(905) 712-4726 or @AboriginalPeel on Twitter
Offers a Friendship Centre, access to a resource co-ordinator for culturally relevant supports and a healthy living program.

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre
(905) 790-8482
Offers a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate Mind Your Health program including counselling, peer support groups, mental health workshops and life skills training.

Anishnawbe Health Toronto
416-360-0486 or 416- 920-2605
Offers a mental health treatment model that integrates traditional and western approaches, primary health care and a wide variety of programming across three sites in downtown Toronto.  

Black Youth Helpline
1-833- 294-8650 every day from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Responds to the need for a Black youth specific service and promotes access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.

Roots Community Services (Peel)
(905) 455-6789
With a focus on Black, African and Caribbean Canadians, programs are offered from a culturally-appropriate perspective and within an anti-oppression, anti-racism framework. Programs is geared to children aged 6 years to seniors well into their 90s. Learn more about services available for children, youth and families including after-school clubs, summer camp, youth mentoring, Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker program, Black Youth School Success initiative and mental wellness programming.

Malton Neighborhood Services
(905) 677-6270
MNS supports the creation of connected, safe, and strong communities by offering and engaging in activities that recognize and respect the diversity of the neighbourhoods it serves. Services are available in many languages including Somali, Twi, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish, and Italian. A range of youth services and programs are available. The Black Family Support Program services families living in Brampton and Mississauga and offers counselling, advocacy, information/referrals, drop-in and support for parents.

African Community Services of Peel
(905) 460-9514
Provides settlement and integration services and programs for newcomers to Peel and the surrounding areas. Youth programs and services promote positive growth, development and decision making.

TAIBU Community Health Centre (Scarborough, serves GTA)
(416) 644-3536
TAIBU serves the Black community across the GTA, providing comprehensive primary healthcare in combination with health promotion programs and related services such as counselling and telemedicine. Various health promotion guides are available here.

Recently launched COVID-19 phone lines: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. from 9am-5pm

English: (416) 803-8654 / French: (416) 898-4371

Tropicana Community Services (Scarborough, serves GTA)
(416) 439-9009
Agency geared towards youth, newcomers, members of the Caribbean and Black communities and others in need. Provides services including counselling, settlement services, tutoring, youth leadership programs, Success Through Aggression Replacement Training, camps, day care, employment counselling, and youth drop-in.

WhereToStart.ca (Peel)
(905) 451-4655
Central access point for free and confidential mental health services for children, youth and families who live in Peel Region. When you call us, we will listen to your concerns and help connect you with the most appropriate mental health program or service for you. Intakes are scheduled by telephone (905-451-4655) or requested online. Interpretation services including sign language interpretation can be provided upon request. Intake conversation is collaborative and involves questions regarding client identity, culture and background so clients may express their needs and preferences. Information/referral to culturally relevant services and agencies also available.

Substance Use Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Canadian Youth - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
(416) 535-8501, press 2
Culturally responsive services for African and Caribbean Canadian youth and their families who are dealing with problem substance use and mental health concerns. Services are offered on an outpatient basis and are accessed at the CAMH Queen St. Site (80 Workman Way, Toronto). More information available here.

African Canadian Community Support Foundation
416-658-5100
African Canadian Community Support Foundation provides black youth and family services with clothing; financial assistance; housing services for low-income families; employment supports (job counselling, resume writing, & job searching); education supports; housing accommodations for African seniors

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