CAREFIRST SENIORS & COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association is a non-profit charitable community services agency established in 1976. Carefirst is funded by the government and United Way.
Our spectrum of services has grown from the delivery of meals-on-wheels service to a full range of community support services, covering the Greater Toronto Area and York Region.
We serve over 16,000 clients each year with the help of 500 staff members, a pool of 600 active volunteers and an annual operating budget of $24 million. Carefirst clients include seniors and individuals living with physical disabilities—1,500 of whom are home-bound and frail.
Our commitment to serve the community is based on the belief that "care" for our clients comes "first." Meeting their needs is our primary concern and focus.
Visit the Carefirst website to learn more.
CAREFIRST FAMILY HEALTH TEAM
Carefirst Family Health Team is a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians, physiotherapists, and medical receptionists. The team collaboratively delivers exceptional comprehensive primary care to our communities. Our spectrum of services covers diagnosis, treatment, wellness promotion and prevention programs. Our partnerships across the community ensure our patients receive coordinated and high quality of care. As a community FHT, we collaborate closely with Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association and also have unique access to a team of on-site specialists.
Carefirst Foundation was founded in 2006 and registered as a charitable non-profit organization (#83974 4943 RR0001) to fundraise for the Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association (Carefirst Seniors) and other organizations with similar objectives, We developed this Foundation to support the development of stable and quality community services for those in need.
Carefirst Foundation is excited to commit to supporting Carefirst Seniors’ for another very meaningful and innovative development of a Campus of Care.
In 2020 & 2021, COVID-19 caused unprecedented challenges for many non-profit organizations and thousands of seniors who rely on community services to maintain their well-being. It also exposed the flaws in our health system and the neglect that Ontario seniors receiving long-term care experience.
With your support, we hope to continue providing quality care and reach more seniors in the community.
In response to the growing need for comprehensive long-term care in the community, Carefirst is very pleased to share that the Ministry of Long-Term Care approved our application to develop a "Campus of Care" at 9893 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill in November 2020. The Campus of Care, a reciprocity of Care, will address the shortcomings of existing long-term care homes. It will consist of a 120-bed long-term care home, a medical centre and a community hub. The Campus of Care will also provide the option of life lease housing with assisted living services. Our goal is to raise $7.5 million within the next three years to support the construction of the $76-million capital project, which we aim to complete by 2025.
Together we can create stronger and more vibrant communities.
Visit the Carefirst Campus of Care website to stay updated on the project.