Community Supports

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…

Mental Health Week: Investing Where Change Happens

  From May 7 to 12, Addiction Services for York Region and our provincial association, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO), are joining our partners across the province to raise awareness about the importance of mental health. This year, during Mental Health Week, we are getting loud about the need…

One Stop Shop Directory for York Region

Community agency partners in York Region have put together a “One Stop Shop Directory” for mental health, addictions and housing services. Mental Health and Addictions Services listings: to learn about mental health and addiction agency services near you  Housing with Supports listings: to learn about housing and available support services…

Services Available During Extreme Cold Weather

During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, the attention of service providers focuses on helping homeless people get off the street and into shelter or street respite. It is dangerous for anyone to remain outdoors when the temperature plummets. Outreach workers, drop in centres, and emergency shelters work together to make sure…