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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, a community Drop-In and Food Access Program including a food bank for sole-support parents, a youth centre for social enterprise and innovation, 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.
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.
Interested in our Community Liaison Committee (CLC) or the Community Response Initiative for our 30 Bed Shelter on Bloor St.?
Stories from around CONC
On January 11, 2017, CONC opened its doors to a 30 bed shelter at 850/854 Bloor St. West. We...
Read about our latest feature from Inside Toronto, January 23rd 2017. Learn about our very beginnings with what it...
This week, The Nook Children’s Program received a letter that we felt was important to share. The work that...
Guess who stopped by last week to our new Bloor Shelter and Drop-In space last week? You will never...
Sick of winter yet? Not the Nook! The Nook has been taking advance of our cold weather towards a...
Here at Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre, we are proud to have such great opportunities that allow us to learn...
The Nook Variety Holiday Show this past year, was a major success. The Nook kids did an amazing job...
Here at Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC), we celebrate and have discovered many hidden and talented artists over the...
I’ve completed a twelve-week placement here at LOFT Kitchen/CONC through a youth employment program I did back in the...
Our new multi-use building at 850/854 Bloor St., which houses a 30 bed shelter, drop-in and social enterprise café,...