Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation, and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration.

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Annual General Meeting

Our 2016 Annual General Meeting is on September 13 2016 Click attachment to see flyer

Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving - FEPS

Services:

  • One to one support to participants who need financial advice or are facing financial crises
  • Income Tax Clinic for low income residents
  • Workshops on Financial Literacy (budgeting, credit and banking services)

Do you have financial problems?

We can help you with:

  • Filing tax returns
  • Accessing banking services
  • Dealing with debt problems
  • Applying for social assistance benefits
  • Avoid scams and financial frauds

To book an appointment for Income Tax Clinic please call 416-663-2733 Ext.0

Jane/Finch Community & Family Centre In The News!

Our Program is on the News; The Financial Literacy Program and our centre received some great coverage on the Share Newspaper  For more information on our programs and how to register give us a call today!

http://sharenews.com/jane-finch-residents-offered-life-skills-training/

Youth - The Spot

The Spot (Where You(th) Wanna Be) has put on a new look! The Youth Centre has been re-painted making it more alive, vibrant and very inviting to youth who thrive in this space. We have also launched a newly developed website www.thespotyouth.org thanks to a Community Engagement Project of York University’s Communications Program.  The site is more fluid and parallels well with our other social sites like @_thespotyouth on Twitter and “thespotyouthcentre” on Facebook. 

Action for Neighbourhood Change

ANC is a neighbourhood engagement initiative that works towards building the capacity of residents to shape the future of their neighbourhoods. This involves outreach, engagement and mobilization of residents in the following neighbourhoods: Yorkwoods, Firgrove, Gosford, Edgeley Village, Tobermory and Palisades.

 

Upcoming ANC Events:

 

Seniors Cultural Show

“Embracing Each Other’s Diverse Traditions”

This years’ 6th annual Unity in Diversity: Seniors Cultural  Show’s theme was “Embracing Each Other’s Diverse Traditions.” The event was attended by 236 seniors on April 23, 2014 in the San Romanoway Cineplex. 10 ethno-cultural groups took great pride  in featuring a wide variety of activities to represent the culture of their country of origin, including music, food, art, fashion shows, dance, story-telling, cultural instrument and much more.

Mental Health

The Centre is a member of the North West Community Mental Health Network and as a Network, we received funding from the Trillium Foundation to form a Collaborative that supports a new initiative called Advocacy for Change. With Black Creek Community Health Centre as the lead, we will work together to establish a resident-led advocacy group for consumer survivors and their family members. 

Women Moving Forward

On May 8th, over 70 mothers, supporters and children gathered together to celebrate Mother’s Day and to graduate the 6 newest graduates of the program.  We heard an inspiring speech from Camille Dundas, a media expert who has worked as a news writer, and producer for major news programs. 

We also heard from Niki Hunter, one of our successful women currently enrolled in the Kitchen Masters program where she is learning how to be a chef. The new graduates have plans to go into nursing, ECE programs, university and the trades. 3 of the graduates received awards acknowledging leadership, academics and the Butterfly Award, for a woman who shows the most significant transformation over the course of the program.

FEPS - About Us

In service since 2010, the Financial Empowerment and Problem Solving Project (FEPS) has been funded through the United Way with funds from the TD Bank and administered through the Toronto Neighborhood Centre.  More recently, we received funds from The Counselling Foundation and SEDI.  We follow the St. Christopher House model in delivering our services: One-to-one support for participants who need financial guidance, year-round income tax preparation services for low income participants provided by United Way volunteers from the financial sector, and workshops on basic financial literacy topics such as budgeting, credit and banking services.  We also provide specialized workshops on topics such as filing taxes, financial support for seniors and income security benefits.

Toxins Talk: Taking Creative Action for the Health and Rights of Jane and Finch

Until recently, we knew very little about what pollutants were in our air, where they originated, or how they might be contributing to local air quality. Now thanks to a City of Toronto bylaw and program called ChemTRAC, we are able to find out more about the toxic emissions in our neighbourhood – what they are, where they are coming from, and what can be done about them.

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