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University Settlement is a multi-service agency that was founded in 1910 and has the distinction of being the first community-based social service centre in the City of Toronto.

University Settlement’s three offices are part of culturally rich and vibrant neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto and North York. As an active member of these diverse communities, University Settlement helps individuals and families to learn and grow by engaging them in social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. University Settlement is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve through our many programs and services.

With a full-time and part-time staff of approximately 225, University Settlement has developed programs to address the needs of more than 10,000 users annually through diverse areas such as settlement services, English language classes, employment counseling, senior services, youth programming, homeless programs, music and arts education, and daycare. We have entertained another 8,000 community members at our cultural festivals and concerts. In addition, our main site hosts a full recreation centre with a pool, gym and nautilus facilities.


Janet Mowat
Assistant to the Executive Director
University Settlement
23 Grange Road, Toronto, ON M5T 1C3
416.598.3444 ext. 280

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