the family resource centre (FRC)

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we offer a warm and caring environment that recognizes the value of the family in nurturing healthy, happy children. The Family Resource Centre (located in the Promenade Mall) is a place for kids, moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers to relax, play and learn together. Click below to register. 



Please note: during COVID-19 closures,  we are offering virtual programming. 

We offer drop-in play and programs for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children 0-5.  Visit our centre to find tools and resources to help children grow and develop, meet other parents and caregivers, speak to a public health nurse, play, learn and socialize.  Please check our Facebook page for the most up to date hours.
Our members are of all cultures and we welcome all religions, backgrounds, etc.

Subsidies are available if needed.

Children Making Star Shape Cookies

Virtual Shabbat Circle Time Live

10:30am every Friday. Register here.

This interactive circle is a special time for adults and their children to join together for live music, rhythm and fun! Let’s set the Shabbat Table together with classic and traditional songs in Hebrew and English. End the circle with Shabbat blessings.


Virtual Homework Club

Grade 4 and up

A free program for students during the school year. Students work with a pre-screened tutor on current homework assignments. 

This is a registered program.  Please click here to fill out the registration form. For information, please call 905 882 8509 or click here.


Information & Referrals

We're here to help. Contact us here

​Looking for information concerning daycares, parenting, childhood development, and community services? We have multilingual booklets, brochures and handouts and staff happy to answer all of your questions. 

Music Class

Daily Music Circle

Sing, jump, dance, play instruments and enjoy a cuddle with your child at our daily music circle. There are two circles daily; check schedule for details. 

Baby Playing with Abacus

Early Intervention

Concerned about your child’s development? Ask us for a E.R.I.K. Developmental Screen. The screening process can be completed in just a few minutes. For information or to complete the five minute checklist, speak to one of the staff.

Clothes on Rack

The Clothing Cupboard

A space where women, children and teens can find clothing and accessories at no cost, in a dignified manner with the help of our wonderful and sensitive staff.


Virtual Circle Time

Click here to register

Sing, jump, dance and enjoy a cuddle with your child at our virtual daily circle time. Register to receive the Zoom link to join! 

Smiling Woman

Conversation Café - Virtual Newcomer Support

Mondays and Thursdays | 1-2:30pm

​Weekly Conversation Café helps newcomers practice their English skills in an informal, friendly and supportive setting. 

This is a registered program.  For information, please click here.

Art and Craft

Creative Crafts

Our craft activities encourage creativity and promote sensory exploration and fine motor skills. Your children will enjoy painting, gluing, cutting, colouring and other craft activities. On Fridays our crafts incorporate Shabbat or holiday themes.


Daily Drop-In Family Play

Toys that encourage early learning, physical development and socialization; an opportunity to play with your child and to connect with other adults. Program includes crafts, music circle, weekly Shabbat celebration, parenting resources and more.

childrens books

Borrow a Bag of Books

Members can borrow a bag of books for up to two weeks! Themes include: animals, shapes, alphabet, numbers, colours, nature & food in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.

Children in School

Community Birthday Circle

​The program will include a kosher (pareve) nut-free birthday cake to share with all of the other children, a small birthday present, and we will sing and dance with your child in a special circle! Invite your family and friends to join and all other FRC children will add to the fun. Your child will be the centre of attention with the whole circle time dedicated to his/her special day!


For now, this program is available Monday to Thursday only.The cost for the program is is $72 and proceeds will go towards supporting the FRC.


Jewish Family and Child Service

4600 Bathurst St | 1st Floor

Toronto, ON   M2R 3V3



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