Street Health

338 Dundas Street East
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2A1
Tel: 416-921-8668
If you are sick, they will take care of you
This symbol was used by American "hoboes" in the earlier part of the twentieth century. It indicated "if you are sick, they will take care of you here".

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Street Health

30th Anniversary, 2016

Together we can make it work



Nursing with Compassion

street health nurse

nursing supplies

In 1986, a small group of volunteer Registered Nurses (RN) came together because the poor and homeless communities of south-east downtown Toronto were not receiving adequate health care. Their fierce commitment to providing client-centred health services to this vulnerable population continues today.



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Clients are seen in eight different weekly clinics that are run in community drop-in centres, at the Street Health offices and on the streets . Our services are offered in locations where the homeless population gather to rest, eat and socialize. Individuals come to these clinics in order to be assessed and treated holistically, by an RN or NP, for any health concerns they may have. They are also referred to other specialized services in the community to ensure that they are receiving the full range of services they require.

In response to a needs-assessment finding that homeless and marginally housed people don’t receive adequate foot care, Street Health RNs and NP were trained in advanced foot care, and now provide foot-care services as part of their holistic client care. The RNs and NP also provide health promotion: health teaching; advocacy; mentoring; research; collaboration with other organizations to provide education sessions based on the needs of the population.


Mentoring Nursing Students

Registered Nursing students from universities across Canada compete to secure a placement at Street Health. We offer diverse and stimulating learning experiences working with people living in poverty, under the preceptorship of skilled and experienced RNs.


Volunteer to Work with Us

The Nursing program is not currently recruiting volunteers.  However, if you would like to be considered for future volunteer opportunities within the nursing program, please forward your resume to

Interested persons must meet the following criteria, among others;

  • Current registration with the CNO
  • Minimum 2 years recent adult med- surg nursing or community health nursing experience
  • Able to commit a minimum of 2 hours of volunteer time each month.

Thank you for your interest. When we are accepting new volunteers, we will contact those under consideration.






For more information about our Nursing program,

please contact our Clinical Manager at (416) 921 8668 ext. 240.


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