Location: The Annex
Client Group: Indigenous youth (ages 16-29)
Number of Expected Beds: 15, with opportunities to expand up to 30
Expected Opening Date: April 30, 2023
Service Operator: Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
This Indigenous youth shelter will provide housing supports to Indigenous youth experiencing homelessness. Services will include 24-hour on-site staff support, one-to-one case management, food, laundry facilities, and cultural support and care.
This supports the City of Toronto’s commitments to truth, justice and reconciliation through the creation of culturally based, Indigenous-specific services that will ensure more equitable outcomes for Indigenous people experiencing homelessness.
The shelter will be operated by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST), a multi-service urban Indigenous agency providing holistic, culture-based programs and services for Indigenous children and families. NCFST strives to provide a life of quality, well-being, healing, and self-determination for children and families in the Toronto urban Indigenous community.
A community engagement plan is in development to provide opportunities for people in the community to speak to staff and get involved with integrating the new service into the community.
Community engagement will include stakeholder meetings and ongoing communication. Updates will be available on this web page.
Community engagement process highlights: