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Sistering: A Woman’s Place

Agency Profile

Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. We have been serving this community for over 35 years, validating women’s experiences regardless of outcomes. These marginalized women come from diverse backgrounds and include: women with substance use and mental health issues; women who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and violence; immigrant and refugee women; women with disabilities; and women without legal status. Read More


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Sistering In The News

Toronto Needs Immediate Solutions to Ongoing Homelessness Crisis

The entire shelter system in the city is dangerously overcapacity. Read more

The Torontoist
by Alex Verman
April 23, 2017

New charity hopes to help homeless women get feminine hygiene products

The people behind a charity called ‘The Period Purse’ are working to get handbags full of feminine hygiene products to women living on the street, or those who can’t afford menstrual products. Video

City News
Mar. 29, 2017
by Audra Brown

Vulnerable women in Toronto find a safe haven at Sistering

Drop-in provides shelter, food and a safe place to rest or sleep for women who otherwise have nowhere else to go. Read more

The Toronto Star
by Emily Mathieu
March 5, 2017

Meet part of the family at Sistering

Sistering is a place where women are welcome, at any time of day or night. They can sleep, shower, visit with friends, eat or learn more about services provided by the centre. Read more

The Toronto Star
by Emily Mathieu
March 5, 2017

Periods an extra hardship for homeless women

Life on the street for homeless women includes the monthly challenge of dealing with their menstrual cycle.Read more

The Toronto Star
Jan. 23, 2017
by Emily Mathieu

Nutrition students create recipe planning tool for Toronto women’s drop-in centres

left to right- Courtney McAskile, Sarah Kassel, Etienne Nemanishen & Hazel Fernandez

If a truck-load of kale was delivered to a regular Toronto restaurant chef, it would be next to impossible to sell enough salads to exhaust their inventory, but that’s exactly what chefs at a local Toronto women’s drop-in centre do every week. Read More

University of Toronto
January 20, 2017

Marginalized women gain choice and confidence with salon experience

Sistering women’s drop in and Studio67 partner to give women a free salon day. Read more

The Toronto Star
Nov. 27, 2016
by Peter Giffen

Give Smart: Sisters are doing it for themselves, and those who need help

Where your money goes:
86 per cent goes directly to programs and services
14 per cent goes to administrative and fundraising costs
What your money can do
$6 gives a woman three healthy meals for one day
$200 gives a woman healthy meals for a month  Read more

The Toronto Star
July 19, 2016
by Katelyn Verstraten

Sistering’s Historic Home: The Bloor Street Drop In once a movie theatre

Toronto’s old Kenwood Theatre on Bloor St. West Read More

Historic Toronto
Information on Toronto History

Toronto organization Sistering helps women put lives back together

Illness, divorce, job loss — any of these factors can lead to women falling through the cracks and becoming homeless. An organization called Sistering offers a lifeline. Read more

The Toronto Star
July 1, 2013
By Valerie Hautch