Drop In Programs
Hours of Operation:
· Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
· Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Laundry & Shower available, please reserve time. Everything needed to do your laundry and take a shower
will be provided for you by our friendly staff
DROP-IN SUPPORTS AND SERVICES
In response to the forced isolation that homeless people face, the drop-in provides a welcoming and supportive space for homeless people to meet other people. The drop-in welcomes all community members, so drop by for a nutritious lunch, snacks and a cup of coffee! Community members have access to washrooms, laundry and shower facilities, computers and a telephone.
· Nutrition Skills
· Computer Skills
· Job Skills
· Resume & Interviewing assistance
· Life Skills
· Annual Workshops
· Sole-Support Parent Food Bank
· Harm Reduction & more
Please look at our events calendar for dates and times.
Kids Cook To Care
Kids Cook To Care is a program that brings together celebrity chefs and children to prepare and serve multicultural meals at community centers. To date, we have enjoyed a delicious Lebanese meal prepared by chef Simon Kattar of A la Carte Kitchens, and a gourmet Italian meal of fish prepared by chef Joey Bersani of Cantine Restaurant. Our next event will be held in September. Please refer back to our calendar for more details to come!
Kids Cook To Care Kids is the brainchild of two mothers, Julie Levin, a caterer from Tokyo, and Jill Lewis, a publicist, who with her children prepared meals at a Homeless Shelter in New York City. They came up with the idea of Kids Cook To Care while musing over the lack of volunteer opportunities for children. For more information, please email .
Links to participating restaurants:
· A la Carte Kitchen- http://www.alacartekitchen.com
· Cantine Restaurant- http://www.cantine.ca
All members of Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre and the community are welcomed to participate in our special events. House sales occur within the centre, where household items, clothing, accessories and other items can be purchased for under $5. BBQ's and cookouts usually happen in our local parks. Trips occasionally occur during the year and in the past have included visits to the beach, Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, Skiing, Horseback Riding and more.
Please look at our calendar for upcoming special programming!
We would like to extend a special thanks to our Drop-In funders, without whom the Drop-In program would not be possible:
City of Toronto