Global Community Resource Centre

Global Community Resource Centre

The 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 hospital staff, also provide multilingual workshops on a range of topics.

Community Resources

For more information on community services and programs available in Scarborough, read the 2019 Global Community Resource Guide. View here

Workshop Calendar

The Global Community Resource Centre hosts regular workshops for patients, families, staff, volunteers, and community members. View our workshop calendar and join us to learn more about health care and health resources available in Scarborough:

General Health Websites

Link to Health Canada website Link to MedlinePlus website

Health Topics


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

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

Canadian Cancer Society Ovarian Cancer Canada
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
Explore Stem Cells Insception Cord Blood Program
Stem Cell Information Stem Cell Network

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

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.) 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 Canada International Osteoporosis Foundtion
Women’s College Hospital

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.)
Krames – St. Mike’s Women’s Health Matters
Health Gateway
Psoriasis Society of Canada The National Psoriasis Foundation

Community Agency Partners

These fourteen community agencies have partnered with SHN 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 SHN staff, also provide multilingual workshops on a range of topics of interest every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from February to 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.

Home and Community Care
Your Local Health Integration Network provides a range of services through Home and Community Care (HCC), including:

  • In-home services (nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, social work, dietetics, medical supplies and equipment, and personal supports such as bathing and dressing)
  • Specialized programs for children, mental health and addictions for youth, palliative care, and Telehomecare
  • Referrals to community resources, such as adult day programs, meal delivery services, and transportation assistance
  • Assessment for long-term care, convalescent care, respite services, Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors

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.