Who We Are
Delta Family Resource Centre (DFRC) is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based agency which is committed to enhancing the potential of families and children by supporting and addressing identified needs. Providing a wide range of programs, services, and activities that enhance individual skills and promote well-being and healthy communities, Delta is known for its strength in effective outreach, collaboration and delivering empowering programs which meet identified community needs.
DELTA’S STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
- Reducing Poverty – By Enhancing Economic Opportunities For Residents
- Enhancing Programs Focused On Youth, Families, The Black Community, Seniors & Promoting Mental Health & Well-Being
- Enhancing Delta’s Profile With Residents And Key Stakeholders
- Ensuring The (Long Term) Sustainability Of The Organization
- Building A Strong Capacity For “Evidence-Informed” Programming
Delta has been providing programs and services for over 37 years in Northwest Toronto.
Delta has over the decades delivered many programs and services including Youth Leadership, Black Youth in Transition, Settlement Services, and much more with the unifying overall objective of enhancing the capacity of the communities it serves
Delta Family Resource Centre is a community organization serving priority neighborhoods in Northwest Toronto. Our catchment area stretches from Steeles in the North, Highway 27 in the West, Keele in the East, and the Humber River; Delta Family also serves Black communities from the GTA. This includes areas such as, Humber Summit, Humbermede, Jamestown, Mt. Olive, Beaumond Heights, and all NIA communities in Toronto’s North West.
All neighborhoods experience high levels of poverty, are isolated and under-served communities, as identified by the Urban Hearts research carried out by St. Michaels hospital and the City’s TSNS initiative. Residents include many immigrants and newcomers from South Asia, West Asia, Latin America, Vietnam, the Caribbean, and Africa.
Delta Family Resource Centre began in 1981 as a demonstration project with five women from the community hired to create a network to connect isolated parents, provide information about services available in the community, and establish supports and friendships for both parents and children.
In 1985 the network incorporated as a non-profit organization, “Delta Child Care Network”. This included community development, particularly in neighborhoods where few programs and services existed. The mid-nineties introduced the provision of services to newcomers to Canada.
By 1999, the organization was providing services to over 29 language and cultural groups in four locations.
In 2001, the name changed to “Delta Family Resource Centre” and its mission statement refined to reflect the diversity and multicultural aspect of its clientele.