Sherbourne News

  • Nursing Shortage Impact Felt Beyond Hospitals

    The nursing shortage has hit hospitals hard, with increasing media coverage of emergency departments closing, and intensive care units understaffed and unable to operate at capacity. But there is another story about the nursing shortage and how that is impacting other programs outside of the big hospitals.

  • 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.

  • The latest info on monkeypox

    Monkeypox resources  On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern,” due to the rapid spread of monkeypox in many countries without prior reported cases.  As cases are increasing in Toronto, we urge our service users to be aware of monkeypox, signs of infection and if they […]

  • Food for Good Market Greens Launch

    Join us for the official launch of Food for Good Market Greens, Sherbourne Health’s new food security initiative! Food for Good Market Greens LaunchWednesday, August 10The Corner, 240 Wellesley St. E.Starting at 12:30 p.m. This unique initiative increases access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables through multiple subsidy models to improve health and food security among people living on […]

  • Carolina Berenstein, Marci Ien, and Hazelle Palmer standiing in front of two Canada flags.

    Sherbourne Health Welcomes the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth for Funding Announcement

    On June 28, 2022, Sherbourne Health was honoured to welcome the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, to our centre for an announcement of funding dedicated to improving sexual and reproductive health services and resources for LGBTQ2 communities. After a warm introduction by Hazelle Palmer, President and CEO of Sherbourne Health, Minister […]

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    Sherbourne Physicians Collaborate on New Guide for 2SLGBTQ Health Care in Canada 

    Just in time for Pride Month, Canadian medical professionals who serve 2SLGBTQ communities can add a valuable new tool to their bookshelf.  Caring for LGBTQ2S People: A Clinical Guide Second Edition, published by University of Toronto Press, is edited by one of Sherbourne Health’s physicians, Dr. Amy Bourns, as well as Dr. Edward Kuchaski, a […]

  • 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 […]