Sherbourne News

  • A person holding a Food for Good bag in front of a room filled with bags. The background is a blurred photo of leafy green vegetables.

    New Market Greens program to provide fresh, affordable food in St. James Town & Moss Park Community  

    Toronto, Ontario, May 10, 2022 | Sherbourne Health today announced it will open a new year-round, community-based market offering fresh, affordable produce to community members living on low incomes. Sherbourne Health is one of 15 organizations across the country receiving a grant from Community Food Centres Canada to offer Market Greens over the next two […]

  • The background is a photo of The Corner's exterior, coloured in blue hues. Staff members Sharron Wright and Mark Redka stand in front.

    Improving Health Access, Right Around The Corner 

    Picture this: Your family has recently arrived in Canada, settling in the Toronto neighborhood of St. James Town. You’re having trouble getting a work permit. Your kids are due for their annual check-ups. Your mom wants medical advice for her diabetes. Affording food is a daily struggle. And on top of all that, everyone needs […]

  • After One Year and 46,000 doses, Sherbourne Health Closes COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

    Since March 2021, Sherbourne Health has been operating a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Wellesley Community Centre in close partnership with Unity Health. After a year of operations and 46,000 doses administered, we closed our doors on March 26, 2022. “The clinic at Wellesley Community Centre was an opportunity to make vaccinations as accessible as […]

  • Food For Good Is Sherbourne Health’s Answer To Rising Local Hunger

    Choosing between going hungry or paying rent. Parents skipping meals so children can eat. Grocery budgets stretched thin on a regular basis.   These harsh realities became more common in recent years, as the COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to unprecedented levels of food insecurity in Toronto.   Missing out on affordable, nutritious food takes a toll on […]

  • Finding a voice: Sherbourne offers affirming voice lessons for trans women and non-binary femmes

    For trans and non-binary people, transition and expressing gender in a way that feels comfortable and meaningful can entail so many different things for different people. In addition to clothing and pronouns, or perhaps pursuing physical changes, many people also consider how their voice can impact how they are perceived as well as how they […]

  • Finding creativity during a public health crisis

    What many people, even those who have had three COVID-19 vaccinations, may not know, is that the vials these vaccines come in are topped with round, colourful lids. The lids help to indicate the contents of the vial in a quick and efficient way. They are helpful, but they are also a beautiful material just […]

  • Sherbourne Health seeking feedback for our next strategic plan

    Since our inception in 2002, Sherbourne Health’s staff, board of directors, volunteers and community partners have worked tirelessly to develop programs and services to meet the needs of our communities. At this time, Sherbourne Health is carrying out a planning process that will help us to make decisions about our priorities for the coming three to […]

  • COVID-19 updates at Sherbourne Health

    To our valued service users and community members,

    Sherbourne Health strongly encourages everyone who is eligible and can receive a COVID-19 vaccine to get one as soon as possible. Please continue to follow public health measures to protect yourself and those around you.

    As a healthcare organization, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our service users and staff are always our top priority. We have taken important measures that impact our programming and services as part of our response to containing the spread of COVID-19.

  • It all starts with a pair of warm socks

    As the temperatures drop, people who are experiencing homelessness or are underhoused start to steel themselves for the winter. With less access to resources, a decrease in options for keeping warm due to COVID-19, and a cold and snowy winter in the forecast, this year may be particularly challenging. “For people already having a tough […]

  • Sherbourne Health honoured for community response to COVID-19

    Sherbourne Health, alongside Inner City Family Health Team and St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team, have been recognized by the Association of Family Health Teams Ontario (AFHTO) with a Bright Lights Award in the category of Community Response to COVID-19. Hazelle Palmer, President and CEO of  Sherbourne Health says, “We are honoured to receive […]

  • A place to reflect and remember: The Sherbourne Health Memorial Garden

    When approaching the front doors at Sherbourne Health, just to the left of the sliding glass doors – visitors are greeted by the recently installed Memorial Garden. Created by workers at the Sherbourne Health site of the Toronto Community Hep C Program (TCHCP), the Memorial Garden offers a place to honour Sherbourne Health service users […]