In the late 1970s, a group of Toronto residents took steps to obtain health and social services in French for members of the Francophone community living in Toronto who are elderly or have disabilities.
In 1978, after modest beginnings, the group obtained federal and provincial grants that enabled them to create a corporation under the name “Les Centres d’Accueil Héritage”. Today, Centres d’Accueil Héritage has three divisions, one of which provides social housing while the others deliver a range of community-based care and services in French to residents of Toronto and surrounding area from many different cultural backgrounds and religious faiths.
Our clients include:
• Adults 55 years of age and over who want to meet other French-speakers to chat, learn and relax in a warm and friendly atmosphere;
• Frail elderly and adults with disabilities who need help and encouragement to make the most of their physical, intellectual and social abilities and to enable them to enjoy the best possible quality of life;
• Individuals living with HIV/AIDS who need care and services to continue playing an active part in community life and to feel supported at difficult times; and
• Relatives, friends and loved ones looking for information, support and respite in order to continue looking after a vulnerable person or someone coping with a loss of independence.