COVID-19 Updates

As an Indigenous agency, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, continues to serve the community in the downtown core of Toronto for the commitment to, their health, safety and well-being.

Today, we are doing our part to avert the catastrophic spread of COVID-19. We know that this virus is ever-increasing not only in Ontario but also in Toronto.

While most of our community members and clients find themselves in the downtown area, there are many more that are serviced on the outskirts of the city. It is unfortunate that our clients, who are marginalized, homeless, and those at risk of homelessness, by the vary nature of their circumstance depend upon the support services of our collective agencies. As a result of that component, we currently provide over 55,000 meals annually.

This pandemic has made it difficult for us to organize as it brings additional challenges to our Centre, which is annually underfunded. This new extraordinary demand generated by COVID-19 now requires us to purchase and access protective equipment, medical equipment, sanitization supplies, and added health and safety supports. We are also experiencing an increase in demand on our already challenged food supplies. Daily meals, through pick up and deliveries has essentially doubled as we try and meet the demands of our seniors and clients who have self isolated and the homeless who pick up scheduled take-out meals.

As doing our part increases, to maintain the new standards invoked by the Province and City it is imperative that immediate financial assistance be received.

Info / Services: Schedule during COVID-19

(including daily meals for pick-up)

Learn More (pdf)


To support our COVID-19 efforts and our regular programming and special events, please visit our donation page at Canada Helps


Stay up-to-date on our COVID-19 responses by following
our social media pages.

COVID-19 Council Fire Social Media Highlights

We had the privilege of continuing our Foodbank today and distributed over 60 hampers to families in need. Thank you to @DailyBreadTO @FoodShareTO

and other suppliers for assisting our community.  #InThisTogether

We delivered food and produce to Gabriel Dumont Non-Profit Homes today in Scarborough and had the privilege of meeting this wonderful group of individuals.

We are grateful for @DailyBreadTO

and other essential agencies supporting everyone in these
difficult times.


Thank you to @therextoronto for donating over 600 lbs of fresh produce, veggies, potatoes, bread and other food items to our community!

Acknowledging The 416 Community Support for Women located in Regent Park as they’re also offering meals to our community members everyday at noon.

Thank you @PilotCoffee for contributing over 50 milk bags to our Centre and community. There is a shortage of milk, meat and other important food items.

Good words from Grandmother Renee Thomas-Hill and Elder Allan Jamieson Sr. shared with us by the Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC). see our COVID-19 page

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

439 Dundas Street East

Toronto ON M5A 2B1


Tel.: 416.360.4350

Fax:  416.360.5978


Charity # 10525-5244 RR0001

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri   9 AM to 5 PM

(Extended Hours for Special Programming)


Main Entrance: 439 Dundas St. E. at Parliament


Gathering Place Entrance: Parliament St. side

at Dundas

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre © 2020