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Improving Health, Income and Housing Stability

for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Improving Health, Income and Housing Stability

for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Improving Health, Income and Housing Stability

for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Improving Health, Income and Housing Stability

for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Improving Health, Income and Housing Stability

for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

A man is happy and proud to have a place to call home. Your donations help people who are homeless.

for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Improving Health, Income and Housing Stability

THE REALITY

Homelessness is at an all-time high in Toronto.
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people are homeless on any given night.

THE REALITY

There’s an urgent need for affordable housing in Toronto
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households are on the affordable housing waitlist

THE REALITY

Homelessness is detrimental to health and wellness
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of homeless people report having a serious physical health condition

THE REALITY

Toronto is facing a shelter crisis.
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of the shelter system is occupied every night

THE REALITY

Torontonians are struggling to make ends meet.
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of adults in Toronto live in poverty

OUR SOLUTIONS

Housing

We provide housing and shelter for men, women and children who live in extreme poverty, are marginally housed or are homeless. Learn More
A woman is happy at Fred Victor Queen and Jarvis location. Housing is the most important thing in ending homelessness, join us in ending homelessness.

Health

We help connect community members to healthcare services, including mental health and addiction support. Learn More
A man on a wheelchair is being examined by a doctor at Fred Victors health clinic. Accessible healthcare plays an enormous role in order to end homelessness.

Income

We offer a variety of training programs for people who are seeking sustainable and meaningful employment. Learn More
Facilitator and a client discussing career goals at Fred Victor Employment Centre. Supporting people in finding meaningful and sustainable employment is crucial in ending homelessness.

Ending Homelessness

We believe we can end chronic homelessness in Toronto. Learn More
Fred Victor board members and senior staff proudly standing in front of of 20 Palace Street Affordable Housing during groundbreaking ceremony. Fred Victor is the leader in ending homelessness in Toronto.

OUR RESULTS

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After leaving her abusive husband, Alma needed a job where she could make a living wage and still be available to care for her children in the evenings. She joined our Women’s Bakery program, and received the training and experience to secure a full-time job with Fred Victor’s Friends Catering team. Alma says, “The Women’s Bakery program helped me prove to myself and prove to my kids that we can stand on our own two feet and do everything for ourselves. It showed me that we are going to be alright.”

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ALMA’S STORY

It wasn’t long after Anthony lost his job that he found himself without a roof over his head. At a Fred Victor-run respite shelter, Anthony met housing worker Jobin Francis. With Jobin’s assistance, he moved into a single, furnished basement room within a few months. Anthony remarked that it felt like a huge weight was off his chest when he signed the year-long lease for his room. With a stable home base, he was able to begin looking for work again.

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ANTHONY’S STORY

Vanessa had been providing her share for an apartment without realizing that her roommate wasn’t paying the rent. When they were evicted, she found a safe place to stay at Fred Victor’s Emergency Respite. That’s where she met Nicholas and his dog Fire. In May, Fred Victor housing staff found them an affordable one-bedroom apartment. Vanessa explained, “Without this respite centre, I probably would have ended up living in places that I didn’t want to be in and that would have been much, much worse.”

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VANESSA’S STORY

In the wake of Canada’s opioid crisis, Fred Victor opened a Supervised Injection Site (SIS) to support community members and prevent overdoses. This full-service harm reduction site includes sterile injection supplies, education on overdose prevention, intervention health counselling and referrals to services such as drug treatment, housing and income support. An SIS staff member stated, “Whether it’s a shelter bed for the night or other health services, if they come in to the SIS, we’re here to help them.”

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RESPONDING TO THE OPIOID CRISIS

After leaving her abusive husband, Alma needed a job where she could make a living wage and still be available to care for her children in the evenings. She joined our Women’s Bakery program, and received the training and experience to secure a full-time job with Fred Victor’s Friends Catering team. Alma says, “The Women’s Bakery program helped me prove to myself and prove to my kids that we can stand on our own two feet and do everything for ourselves. It showed me that we are going to be alright.”

Read more about our work  

ALMA’S STORY

It wasn’t long after Anthony lost his job that he found himself without a roof over his head. At a Fred Victor-run respite shelter, Anthony met housing worker Jobin Francis. With Jobin’s assistance, he moved into a single, furnished basement room within a few months. Anthony remarked that it felt like a huge weight was off his chest when he signed the year-long lease for his room. With a stable home base, he was able to begin looking for work again.

Read more about our work  

ANTHONY'S STORY

Vanessa had been providing her share for an apartment without realizing that her roommate wasn’t paying the rent. When they were evicted, she found a safe place to stay at Fred Victor’s Emergency Respite. That’s where she met Nicholas and his dog Fire. In May, Fred Victor housing staff found them an affordable one-bedroom apartment. Vanessa explained, “Without this respite centre, I probably would have ended up living in places that I didn’t want to be in and that would have been much, much worse.”

Read more about our work  

VANESSA'S STORY

In the wake of Canada’s opioid crisis, Fred Victor opened a Supervised Injection Site (SIS) to support community members and prevent overdoses. This full-service harm reduction site includes sterile injection supplies, education on overdose prevention, intervention health counselling and referrals to services such as drug treatment, housing and income support. An SIS staff member stated, “Whether it’s a shelter bed for the night or other health services, if they come in to the SIS, we’re here to help them.”

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RESPONDING TO OPIOID CRISIS

ENDING HOMELESSNESS

Fred Victor has worked hard to build support and consensus for the Zero TO approach to ending chronic homelessness. The initiative is being led by the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) – of which Fred Victor’s CEO is the chair – and is supported by the City of Toronto and a formal group of community partner organizations. Our first objective is to tackle the issue of chronic homelessness through improved data, coordinated and triaged access to service, and evidence informed advocacy to government.
Learn more about Fred Victor’s leadership role in ending homelessness in Toronto.

WHERE TO FIND US

We provide a wide range of services across 19 locations in Toronto.
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NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

Housing Now: Beyond the First Step
On January 30, 2019, Toronto city council approved a plan to open up surplus city-owned land for developers […]
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Spreading The Power and Love of Giving on Giving Tuesday 2018
With the clang of cowbells ringing out, an incredible group of volunteers walked through downtown Toronto and chanted, […]
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Fred Victor opens Mary Sheffield House
‘Everybody can win’: How a Victorian mansion became a refuge for homeless women Adrian Cheung · CBC News […]
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Supervised Consumption Site at Fred Victor
On February 21, 2018  Fred Victor opened a three-booth, safe injection site at Fred Victor’s Multi-Service Queen/Jarvis Location. […]
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