Community Supports

Measuring Low Income & Canada’s Official Poverty Line

Until January 31, 2019, Statistics Canada is conducting a consultation to gather input from Canadians to help validate how we are measuring poverty. Recently, the Government of Canada announced that the Market Basket Measure (MBM) will be used as Canada’s Official Poverty Line. Statistics Canada is currently conducting a comprehensive…

Take Care of Yourself During the Holiday Season

Be sure to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose. Someone may have overdosed if they: Are not able to wake up Are breathing slowly or not at all Have blue or grey lips or nails Have tiny pupils or their eyes are rolled back Have a limp body…

RAAM Clinics – Modified Holiday Hours

Monday, December 24th, 2018 Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital Clinic is OPEN  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Markham Stouffville Hospital Clinic – CLOSED Tuesday,December 25th, 2018 All RAAM Clinics CLOSED Wednesday, December 26th, 2018  All RAAM Clinics CLOSED Thursday, December 27th, 2018 Humber River Hospital Clinic is OPEN 12:30 PM to…

Know Where to Go for Holiday Healthcare

Do you need non-emergency medical care? If you need non-emergency medical assistance, you have many options: Contact your primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) If your primary care provider is not available, call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 To find a walk-in clinic near you, visit centralhealthline.ca or call 1-888-470-2222, 8:30 a.m. to…

We Remember. Remembrance Day 2018.

On November 11, please join us as we observe a moment of silence to honour the courage, valour and sacrifice of the heroes who have served – and continue to serve – Canada during times of war and conflict. Let us never forget Remembrance Day is about showing our respect…

Things to Do if You or Someone You Love May be Considering Suicide

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member…

Recovery Day York Region

Celebrating Recovery from Addiction. Join Us! Friday, September 21, 2018  |  4 PM to 7 PM Our MISSION is to build awareness, challenge social stigma and celebrate the role recovery plays in improving lives for individuals, families and communities. We believe that recovery saves lives. We envision a world in…

Human Trafficking: Modern-day Slavery in York Region

Human Trafficking is not only an international issue, it is occurring within our own community,” police said in a recent statement. Police say human trafficking occurs when a group or individual recruits, transports, receives, holds, conceals or harbours a person—or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a…

Streamlined Access

Connecting You to Mental Health, Addiction, and Dual Diagnosis Services in York Region and South Simcoe. About Streamlined Access Streamlined Access is a FREE referral service that connects individuals, 16 years of age and older, who are dealing with a mental health, and/or addiction issue, and/or dual diagnosis, and are…

Addiction Services of York Region Expands Umbrellas Program for Pregnant Women and Mothers with Young Children Who Are Experiencing Substance Use Disorder

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) confirmed today that it will receive funding to expand its Umbrellas program. The Umbrellas program provides programs and services to support pregnant women and mothers with young children who are experiencing substance use disorders. The Umbrellas program is offered by a number of addiction…