our community
since 1993


languages spoken by staff

volunteer hours in the last year

community partnerships

About CONC

Founded in 1993, Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC) is a multi-service agency in West Downtown Toronto providing essential and innovative services for vulnerable community members. We provide free programs, services and supports for children, youth, adults and seniors living in poverty, including community members who are newcomers, sole-support parents, challenged by mental and physical health issues, lacking food and income security, homeless, underhoused, and experiencing other barriers to living healthy lives and participating fully in community.


We operate a 68 bed men’s shelter at 973 Lansdowne Avenue, a 30 bed men’s shelter at 850/854 Bloor Street West, 20 units of transitional housing, 2 hotel shelters consisting of 100+ rooms, a community Drop-In and Food Access Program including a food bank for sole-support parents, a youth centre for social enterprise and innovation, LGBTQ2SI+ youth programming, a children’s after school, camps and special events program, a social enterprise café and catering business, and many other initiatives, events and projects for the benefit of our local communities. Click here to read about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ways to Give

Individual donors are key stakeholders in the success of our programs and services. Donations can be made securely on-line on our website through Canada Helps, or in person at 973 Lansdowne Avenue. You can make an undesignated gift to our agency, or you can direct your gift to any one of our programs. Please call us to speak about your giving options, or read on to find out more.

Breaking Barriers:
our innovative approach
to service delivery

Stories from around CONC

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