The Victoria Park Hub

Programs & Services

Our Victoria Park HUB is located in the city’s East End and offers a variety of programs and services.

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Community Engagement

This program offers a wide range of ways to develop skills and take part in training opportunities. If you want to give back to your community or learn more about how to get the most out of life in Canada, stop by to talk to our Community Engagement worker or check out the calendar of activities on our website.

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Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC)

The heart of a neighbourhood is its community. Action for Neighbourhood Change is a community development strategy that has been implemented across the City of Toronto. We work with local residents to identify shared priorities, plan collective community action and initiate positive change.

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HIPPY

HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) at Working Women Community Centre is a free home-based education program that empowers mothers with young children to connect with their communities, gain new skills and build confidence. Mothers are recognized as their children’s first and best educators, and receive training and support from other mothers to deliver a curriculum based on the needs of children to become school-ready. This program is for parents with children ages 3 to 5 years. HIPPY gives parents the opportunity to play, learn, bond and grow with their children.

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Settlement Services

Our experienced Settlement team assists Newcomers to Canada with settlement planning, government applications, information and orientation services, referrals, and supportive counselling. We offer services in English, Farsi, Spanish and Mandarin.

caregiverLive-in Caregiver Support Program
We offer specialized settlement services and supports to live-in caregivers in Toronto. Our two knowledgeable counselors are available to meet evenings and weekends as needed to assist with one-on-one support, employment and employer-related issues, employment training opportunities, information sessions and group activities. For more information or to make an appointment, please call Bernice Small at 647-878-2824 or Kelly Botengan at 647 894-0282.

Women’s Support Services

Our Women’s Support counselors provide short-term counselling and referrals for women who are experiencing physical, psychological or financial abuse. We work toward building self-esteem and social networks, developing greater independence, and helping you understand your rights in Canada. These services are also available in Farsi and Mandarin.

Connector Co-working Space

Located inside our Victoria Park HUB, Connector Co-working Space is a shared work space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers and start-ups. Members have access to dedicated desks, high speed wifi, event space, the computer lab and more. Our membership rates and benefits enable those interested in exploring entrepreneurship opportunities to do their best work in a collaborative environment. For more information, contact Carla Acosta 416-750-9600 ext. 236.