YWCA Toronto is proud to be partnering with Wigwamen Incorporated, The Jean Tweed Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital.

Wigwamen Incorporated

YWCA Toronto is working with Wigwamen Incorporated to provide 50 apartments to people of Aboriginal ancestry. Ten of the units are for Aboriginal women fleeing violence. 

Wigwamen Incorporated is Ontario's oldest and largest urban Native housing provider and one of the most experienced non-profit housing corporations in Toronto.


  • provides safe, decent and affordable accommodation primarily to Aboriginal residents of Toronto, including families with children, singles, and seniors in need of housing
  • empowers tenants by providing them with the tools and knowledge to maintain their housing and improve their life circumstances;
  • delivers housing programs and services which are sensitive to cultural values.

In addition, they will operate an Aboriginal Economic Centre on site which will provide services to both Wigwamen tenants and the broader Aboriginal community.

For more information, please visit: www.wigwamen.com.


The Jean Tweed Centre

YWCA Toronto has partnered with The Jean Tweed Centre to develop mental health support services for women dealing with addiction and other mental health issues.

The Jean Tweed Centre provides services to women who have substance use and/or gambling problems. The Centre has a national reputation for providing innovative and accessible programming and provides consultation and direction to many other agencies.

The unique partnership between YWCA Toronto and The Jean Tweed Centre will allow a rich blending of services and support from two organizations that bring expertise and commitment to women-centred community programming.

Their combined strengths include:

  • leadership in the development and implementation of best practices for the treatment of women in relation to mental illness
  • substance abuse and concurrent disorders
  • experience and leadership in creating and working within a women-centred framework

 For more information, please visit: www.jeantweed.com.

St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital has partnered with YWCA Toronto to provide their expertise in inner city health and community mental health to all levels of development of the Elm Centre’s clinical support team.

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital is a recognized leader in the care for disadvantaged populations, those with specialized needs and the most critically ill.

St. Michael’s treats a diversity of patients, provides a range of community outreach services and has an extensive network of community partnerships. The hospital has a commitment to serving the most vulnerable in our community, including the homeless, women and children at risk, seniors, and people living with HIV/AIDS, people with severe mental illness and serious addictions.

Founded in 1892, the Hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

For more information, please visit: www.stmichaelshospital.com.