Bathurst-Finch Hub

Location

Bathurst-Finch Hub
540 Finch Ave W Toronto
Canada
43° 46' 26.5188" N, 79° 26' 42.2664" W
CA

About

Bathurst-Finch Community Hub is a partenrship between Unison Health and Community Services and the Toronto District School Board.

Services

Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC)

  • Community development initiative
  • Community garden
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Training programs

Breastfeeding Support

  • Counselling for breastfeeding mothers
  • Phone calls or home visits
  • Breast pump rentals
  • Discussion of the effects of foods and medications on breast milk

Chronic Disease Self-Management

  • Sessions to learn ongoing self-care includes information about coping, health guidelines, medication usage, working with health professionals, and informed treatment decisions

Clinical Dietitian

  • Nutritional information and education
  • One-on-one, couple, or family sessions for people with food and health-related concerns

Diabetes Education

  • Information about living with diabetes including monitoring, blood sugar levels, food choices, exercise, medications, and lifestyle choices

Fitness and Recreation

  • Exercise to strengthen muscles, the heart, and the lungs
  • Gentle programs for older adults

Foot Care Clinic

  • The chiropodist (foot care specialist) assesses and treats common foot problems includes basic foot care for both regular clients and those living with diabetes

Health Promotion 

  • Services range from group programs to community presentations and participation
  • Focus on priority populations including youth, older adults, new immigrants, people affected by mental health issues, people with multiple complex chronic diseases, and under-resourced parents
  • Free child care and interpretation is provided for most programs
  • Open to everyone with a focus on priority populations

Health Services

  • The health care team includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, case coordinators, dietitians, and chiropodists (foot care specialists)

Mental Health Counselling

  • One-on-one, couple, and family counselling
  • Mental health screening and assessments
  • Short-term and long-term counselling
  • Services are confidential

Seniors' (Older Adults) Drop In

  • Companionship and shared activities
  • Information sessions on health and social issues

Older Adults' Health Care

  • The aim is to help seniors remain independent in the community for as long as possible through counselling, support, education, and referral to other services including counselling, needs assessment, case management, advocacy, outreach, and coordinating services into the home.

Smoking Cessation

  • One-on-one support to help quit smoking

Partners

Services provided by partner agencies including:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto
  • Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society
  • Circle of Care
  • Downsview Community Legal Services
  • Downsview Services for Seniors
  • Family Service Toronto
  • JVS Toronto
  • Kababayan Community Centre
  • KCWA Family and Social Services
  • North York Community House
  • North York Women's Centre
  • Toronto Public Health
  • Unison Health and Community Services
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