Rexdale Women's Centre

Record Details
Alternate Name Childminding Monitoring Advisory and Support ; CMAS ; Family Drop In ; Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada ; LINC ; Rexdale Womens Centre ; RWC ; Thistletown Multi Service Centre
Office Phone 416-745-0062
Fax 416-745-3995
Primary Contact Saadia Akram-Pall, Director of Programming; Email:
Primary Executive Fatima Filippi, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Guadalupe Herrera, Director of Programmes; Phone: 416-745-0062 ext 261; Email:
Funding Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP) ; United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description (Service) Support for women and families
Short term supportive counselling * parenting and family supportive counselling * employment and career counselling * support groups for women from various cultures * resources and information for parents and families * information workshops on health related topics, assertiveness, employment, life skills, stress management and parenting

Violence prevention and crisis intervention
Crisis support and counselling for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing violence in the home * legal and medical referrals * accompaniment to legal, medical and social services resources * information, public and community education on wife abuse * support groups for women who are victims of spousal abuse

Newcomer assistance and integration
Immigrant/newcomer settlement support and counselling * information sessions for newcomers and community residents * information and referral * English language instruction for newcomers to Canada at various locations -- participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry, childminding for children 6 months-5 years while parents attend class * English as a Second Language (ESL) preschool program

Family Drop In -- for parents and children of all ages * Youth Program for ages 16-26 years -- leadership skills, English language skills, integration into the community

School Readiness Program * Ethnocultural Seniors Program -- see separate entries

Community development
Participation on various coalitions, community networks and committees * volunteer opportunities
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, also Wed 5 pm-8 pm; Sat 9 am-12 noon * evening appointments available upon request * Family Drop In -- call for schedule and location
Areas Served Mississauga ; Toronto ; Vaughan
Eligibility Open to all * focus on newcomer and refugee women
Application Drop in
Languages English ; Arabic ; Assyrian ; Bosnian ; Croatian ; Dari ; Farsi ; Gujarati ; Hindi ; Italian ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Serbian ; Somali ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Twi ; Urdu ; West Indian dialects ; French, Portuguese -- available upon request
Fees None
Located In Community Etobicoke North
Address & Map
Thistletown Multi Service Centre
925 Albion Rd, Rm 309
Toronto, ON M9V 1A6
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Intersection Islington Ave and Albion Rd
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Abused Women ; Career Counselling ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Women ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Abused Women ; Cultural Transition Counselling ~ Women ; Early Childhood Family Centres ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; English as a Second Language ~ Adolescents ; English as a Second Language ~ Children ; English as a Second Language ~ Women ; English as a Second Language ~ Young Adults ; Family Counselling ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Women ; General Counselling Services ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Women ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Abused Women ; Leadership Development ~ Adolescents ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Leadership Development ~ Young Adults ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Abused Women ; Neighbourhood Improvement Groups ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Women ; Parent Counselling ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Women ; Parenting Materials ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Women ; Physician Referrals ~ Abused Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Immigrants/Refugees ~ Abused Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Women's Centres ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Women's Support Groups ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Youth Enrichment Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees


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