HSDC is a non-profit organization established by a concerned group of women who observed a gap in the integration services available to immigrants and visible minorities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in 1993 and incorporated in 1995.
Our mission is to improve the health, social, cultural, economic self-sufficiency and well-being of refugees, new immigrants, at-risk children and youth, women and other marginalized individuals through integrative and empowering programs and services.
HSDC is a grassroots agency with a vision to impact positively on the lives in our community. HSDC assists families in building stronger foundations through integrative and empowerment programs and services. With more than 25 years in working with diverse communities, HSDC understands the issues that often hinder or delay the abilities of new immigrants to become self-sufficient.
We understand cultural diversity and provide our services within the cultural-competency framework. Our staff and volunteers are of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds allowing us to effectively serve our clientele.