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Resources for primary care physicians

Open classes: free patient classes/workshops & service

SPRINT Senior Care: COVID-19 Community Response Team

The COVID-19 outbreak has been particularly hard for seniors, who are at higher risk. SPRINT has a new relief program to ensure the highest-risk seniors are safe, healthy and are able to access groceries and other essential items.

Pallium: COVID-19 Response – Free, Online Modules

Pallium, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association, is offering access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In these difficult times, it is more important than ever that all health care providers are equipped with the essential skills to provide compassionate, palliative care to patients in need.

Virtual Care Strategies across Canada in Response to COVID-19

Representatives from the Canada Health Infoway, University Hospital Network, OntarioMD, Nova Scotia Health, and BC Provincial Health Services Authority & for a special Digital Health Canada webinar to discuss their respective virtual care strategies in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Vibrant Healthcare Alliance 

  • Sexual Health Youth Clinic (includes contraception and IUD insertions; please call ext. 6221)
  • Social Drop-In Programs (please call ext. 6332)
  • Diabetes Prevention and Management (register at ext. 208)
  • Barrier Free Stretching Program (please call ext. 6263)
  • Boccia Ball – Physical Activity Recreation Program (register at ext. 227)


Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team
  • Mindfulness Skills Workshop (register at 416-480-5274)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety (register at 416-480-5274)
  • Simply Move: a how-to guide to getting active
  • Diabetes Education Classes (Type 2, Prediabetes & Gestational Diabetes)
  • Eating the Mediterranean Way: Whole Grains and Vegetables (February 12 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.)

Unison Health & Community Services
  • Seniors Programs
  • Baby & Me (please call 416-924-1164 ext. 2310)
  • Childcare Providers Training Program (register at ext. 3230)
  • Diabetes Education Program (Referral form required; ext. 3301)
  • PEP Talk Healthy Feet, Diabetes and You (February 20 – 9:30 am-12:00 pm; register at ext. 3301)

See program calendar at

Don Mills Family Health Team
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Living and Learning with Baby
  • Immigrant Seniors Program
  • Nutrition Support Group
  • Community-Engaged Arts Program
  • Breastfeeding Education Program (February 20 – 3:00-5:00 pm)

Home & community services resources

Covid-19 Resources: 

SPRINT Senior Care

The SPRINT Senior Care COVID-19 Community Response Team offers food pantry and household essentials support, grocery delivery and security and wellness checks.

416-481-0669 ext. 1225
springseniorcare.org (PDF)


The North Toronto Ontario Health Team COVID-19 Community Response Team (Baycrest and collaborators) has established clinical spaces in nine Seniors Housing Units in Toronto Community Housing buildings. Registered health professionals from regional programs will staff these spaces, including primary care physicians. Virtual care capabilities available in each building enabling residents without access or aptitude for digital devices to interact with health professionals.

ext. 4728


Baycrest – Dentistry

The Department of Dentistry provides dental services to general as well as medically complex outpatients including frail elderly individuals.

  • General and Specialist Assessments
  • Emergency Dental Services
  • Crowns, bridges, implants and dentures
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Dental Hygiene (cleaning)
  • Fillings and Extractions
  • Denture Relines and Repairs
  • Oral Cancer Screenings

416-785-2500 ext. 2600

SPRINT Senior Care

Offers a wide range of practical, low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Community Wellness
  • Dementia Care
  • Adult Day Program
  • In-home services
  • Foot Care
  • Social Work support
  • Caregiver support
  • Transportation

416-481-6411 ext. 225

Toronto Ride

Providing assisted door-to-door transportation in the GTA to seniors 55+ and adults with disabilities not eligible for Wheel-Trans.



Providing assisted door-to-door transportation in the GTA to seniors 55+ and adults with disabilities not eligible for Wheel-Trans.
(North of Highway 401)


Circle of Care

A vast range of low-cost services to seniors (55+):

  • Adult Day Program
  • Home Care
  • Kosher Meals on Wheels
  • Transportation
  • Caregiver Support
  • Hospice / End-of-Life Care


Mental health & addictions resources:

Toronto North Support Services (TNSS)
  • Intensive case management for adults living with mental illness
  • French language outreach and case management
  • Drop-in health and wellness activities and case management for Tamil Seniors
  • Referrals through The Access Point (centralized point to apply for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing)

TNSS: 416-499-5969

The Access Point:

YouthCan Impact
Walk-in Clinic
Free mental health counselling service or children, youth and families. No referral required.

Note: Only available via phone session until further notice.

Toronto Distress Centre HELP Line

Provides emotional support services for those with chronic mental health problems, crisis intervention services, family violence response, suicide prevention services, and emergency intervention and response.

416-408-HELP (4357)

Hope and Me

(Formerly known as Mood Disorders Association of Ontario)

  • Managing Depression & Anxiety Workshop, Family Matters Peer Support and Recovery Program, Early Psychosis Program, etc.
  • Drop-in Peer Support Groups for: LGBTQ, Women; Youth & Young Adults
  • Laughing Like Crazy Program – an intensive 16-week group that teaches participants how to develop a stand-up comedy routine based on their experiences of mental health issues and the mental health system.
(888) 486-8236

Family Navigation Project

A non-profit program developed to support families and their youth in the path to recovery by providing expert navigation of the mental health and addictions service system.

1(800) 380-9FNP (9367)

Toronto Seniors Helpline

Access a full range of services for seniors, including help for seniors in crisis, access to in-home care, counseling over the phone and support for caregivers.



Telephone coaching with skill-building workbooks for adults and youth 15+ with mild/ moderate depression or anxiety; In multiple languages; clients can self-refer. 

Big White Wall

24/7 online support from the peer community for adults and youth 16+ with mild/ moderate depression or anxiety; Anonymous; clients can self-refer.

Resources for families:

Toronto Early Childhood and Family Resource System

Offering children and their families easy access to resources.

The Toronto Early Childhood and Family Resource System is a web-based repository developed to help link families to community services and programs needed for children to promote development, reduce risks and address developmental concerns. The website has an extensive list of resources in the city.


Offering children with special needs and their families easy access to resources.

CITYKIDS is a network of agencies offering single point access, coordinated intake and service delivery to children with special needs and their families. Serves children from birth to 6 years of age and children 6 to 12 years of age attending childcare.

General resources:

Edge OV Youth Drop-in Clinic

Edge OV Youth Clinic at Unison’s Oakwood Vaughan site is open for youth 13 to 29 years old that includes mental health, sexual health and addictions counselling for youth.
The care is not billed through OHIP so it will not negatively impact their family physician’s billing.

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing, Treatment & Prevention
  • Treatment of minor injuries and illnesses (i.e., cough & cold, minor cuts etc.)
  • Pregnancy Testing & Options
  • Emergency Contraceptives
  • Birth Control Prescription & Renewals
  • Trans Care (Hormone Therapy & Referrals to Specialist Care as needed)
  • Brief Solution-Focused Counseling and other mental health support services

 Tuesday 1pm-8pm
 Thursday 1pm-8pm
 Saturday 1:30pm-5pm

 501 Oakwood Avenue
 (Closest intersection: Oakwood Ave     & Eglinton)

 (647) 798-0441

North Toronto Sub-Region Winter Crew

Offering family physicians and their patients with extra support during the flu season.

  1. Increased after-hours and weekend support
    access to NP/RN services between Dec. 15 – Feb. 28
  2. The Winter Crew
    The Winter Crew is a team supporting clients for a period of 48 hours to 5 days during the acute state of their illness/injury to help with:
    1. IPC: Home assessments to ensure safety and comfort; Pharmacist services to support any change in medication through education and/or do a medication review.
    2. SPRINT Senior Care: Meal delivery ensures patients maintain good nutrition if they cannot cook; Rides to appointments and any other home support i.e. PSW support, safety checks, etc.

Contact ipct@baycrest.org
416-785-2500 x4728

Or call Sunnybrook SCOPE Nurse Navigator Catchment: Toronto North Sub-Region (401-St.Clair; Yonge–Dufferin).

Health Services Directory for Primary Care Providers

The Health Services Directory is a comprehensive online directory providing primary care providers and their staff with up-to-date information on specialist and community service providers within the Toronto region to support their patients.


  • Access to complete and regularly updated information on specialist and community services.
  • Enable virtual care access for patients through the OTNhub (i.e. eVisit and eConsult).
  • Availability of referral process information on specialist profiles.
  • Empower patients/caregiver to access available resources