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Global Community Resource Centre

The Scarborough Hospital’s Global Community Resource Centre is a dynamic ‘one-stop’ interactive hub for patients, families and the community to access reliable, current multilingual health and community information in a variety of formats, including print, online and through interactive workshops. Our goal is to empower visitors to the Centre with increased health literacy and better access to community services. The collaborative model for the Centre includes partnerships with fourteen community agencies who staff a ‘Community Desk’ on a rotating basis and provide patients and visitors with information on community services in Scarborough. These agencies, along with TSH staff, provide multilingual workshops on a range of topics every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Upcoming Workshops

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month between noon and 1 p.m., the Global Community Resource Centre hosts a workshop for patients, families, staff, volunteers and community members to learn more about health care and health resources available in Scarborough. Workshops are free and registration is not required. View all the current Global Community Resource Centre workshop and community desk calendar. View The Scarborough Hospital’s Community Resource Guide for more information about the many services available in your community.

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Health Topics

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AIDS/HIV
Canadian Aids Society Catie
Aids.org Ontario Aids Network
ALS
als411 ALS Association (U.S.)
ALS Society of Canada ALS Society of Ontario
Walk for ALS
Alzheimers
Alzheimers Society of Toronto Alzheimers Society of Ontario
Toronto Dementia Network Alzheimer’s Association

Breastfeeding
La Leche League Canada Public Health Agency of Canada
Toronto Public Health Health Canada – Infant Feeding
Breastfeeding.com World Health Organization (WHO)
National Women’s Health Information Centre

Cancer
Canadian Cancer Society Ovarian Cancer Canada
Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada The Canadian Testicular Cancer Association
Colon Cancer Canada Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer View Canada National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Community Information
Agincourt Community Services Aisling Discoveries
Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Carefirst Seniors Support Services Catholic Cross Cultural Services
Chinese Family Services of Ontario CICS – Centre for Information and Community Service
Community Care Access Centre (Scarborough) East Metro Youth Services
East Scarborough Storefront Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto
Hong Fook Mental Health Association Phillips Lifeline
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services Ontario Breast Screening Program
Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
Tropicana Community Services Taibu Community Health Centre
Tamil Eelam Society of Canada TransCare Community Services
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatrics Warden Woods Community Centre
Cord Blood
Cord Blood Association of Canada Explore Stem Cells
Insception Cord Blood Program Stem Cell Information
Stem Cell Network

Heart
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Heart Month
Health Check Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Heart Failure Network

Menopause
Menopause and U National Women’s Health Information Centre
Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mental Health and Addiction 101 Tutorials National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
WomensHealthMatters.ca Workplace Mental Health Promotion
Multilingual Resources
Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources

Natural and Alternative Medicine
Natural Standard National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Canada International Osteoporosis Foundtion
Women’s College Hospital

Parkinson’s
Parkinson Society Canada Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (U.S.)
Parkinson’s Disease: MedlinePlus National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (U.S.)
American Parkinson Disease Association (U.S.) National Parkinson Foundation (U.S.)
Portals
Krames – St. Mike’s Women’s Health Matters
Health Gateway
Psoriasis
Psoriasis Society of Canada Psoriars Suuport Canada
Psoriasis Connections The National Psoriasis Foundation

These fourteen community agencies have partnered with TSH on the Global Community Resource Centre. They staff the ‘Community Desk’ at the Centre on a rotating basis that provides clients with information on health and community services in Scarborough. The agencies, along with TSH staff, also provide multilingual workshops on a range of topics of interest every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from February – November.

Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto
The role of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is to offer support, information and education to people with dementia, their families and their caregivers, to increase public awareness of dementia, to promote research, and to advocate for services that respect the dignity of the individual.

Agincourt Community Services Association
Agincourt Community Services Association is a non-profit, multi-service agency located in the heart of Agincourt which addresses needs and empowers children, youth, newcomers, homeless and underserved communities to build a better tomorrow.

Aisling Discoveries
Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre provides responsive services in partnership with families and communities to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of children and promote their healthy development.

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services
Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association is a non-profit charitable community services agency established in 1976. They offer a full range of community support services, covering the whole Greater Toronto Area, and the York Region.

Community Care Access Centre
The CCACs were established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1996 to help the public access government-funded home and community services, and long-term care homes. CCACs work together, and with physicians, hospital teams and other health care providers to enhance access and co-ordination for people who need care in their own homes in the community, in supportive housing, or in a Long-Term Care Home. Community Care Access Centres coordinate services for seniors, people with disabilities and people who need health care services to help them live independently in the community.

Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCCS)
CCCS is a non-profit agency providing services that assist in the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees.

Hong Fook Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
The Hong Fook Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic that strives to provide equitable access to quality primary health care to the community. The Clinic is equipped to provide primary health care services to 3200 patients at its full capacity. The aim of this Clinic is to provide culturally competent and socially inclusive primary health care services with a focus on mental health through collaborative services, education, advocacy and research.

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
Originally founded as West Hill Community Services in 1977, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is one of the most established and comprehensive community health organizations in the province. The organization owes its beginnings to 13 community agencies, a core group of community leaders and countless volunteers who identified emerging health and social needs within Scarborough.

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services
Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services (SAFSS) is a non-profit, charitable community based organization providing multilingual and multicultural services to the community at large.

St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre
St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre has been a pioneer in the field of senior care for over 30 years. St. Paul’s unique blend of housing and community services provide a continuum of care that supports independent living for those in need of extra assistance and care. The programs and services help to attain a higher quality of life, maintain seniors’ independence and overall well-being, and facilitate seniors’ navigation through a healthy aging process.

TAIBU Community Health Centre
TAIBU Community Health Centre provides a variety of health services to people facing addiction and mental health challenges at different stages of their lives and illnesses.

Toronto Public Health (TPH)
Toronto Public Health (TPH) works in many ways to improve the overall health of the population and to overcome health inequalities. They provide services to individuals and communities, and advocates for public policies that makes Toronto healthier. TPH services are funded by City Council and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. They are governed by the Board of Health, comprised of elected councillors and citizen representatives. They strive to make services accessible and equitable to all residents of Toronto.

TransCare Community Support Services
TransCare Community Support Services provides home and community support services for people who need assistance due to illness, convalescence, disability or functional limitations related to aging.

Where to Find Us

General campus Ground Floor Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Desk Monday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Friday.  For more information on the Global Community Resource Centre, please email diversity@tsh.to.

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