The CSI Network is made up of four organizations. While we each have our own missions and activities, we have two things in common. We are all CSIs - organizations that are established, staffed, and run by consumer survivors. And secondly, we exist to improve the health and the lives of consumer survivors.
We are also all funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, a designate of the Ministry of Health that plans, integrates and funds local health services. The TC LHIN recognizes that this puts us in a unique position to make sure that the voices of consumer survivors are heard when it comes to their health needs. They therefore provide funds for us to work together, consult with you, and make sure your voice is heard.
A-Way Express delivers fast and reliable courier service by public transit for our customers throughout Toronto. We do this in a supportive working environment that promotes stability and recovery for consumer survivors.
Working for Change
Working for Change (formerly the Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses) was established in 1994 to respond to the need for employment opportunities for people with mental health issues. Since opening our catering company, the Raging Spoon, in 1997, we have developed five additional social enterprises that provide employment to people with mental health issues.
• Out of This World Café
• Parkdale Green Thumb Enterprises
• Grassroots Research
• College Street Café
In 2005, we developed Voices from the Street, an in-depth leadership training program to enable people with lived experience of poverty, homelessness and mental health issues to participate in policy discussions on these issues and provide public education.
In 2011, with funding from Status of Women Canada, we created Women Speak Out. This leadership training program also includes women who have experienced violence and/or immigration/newcomer challenges.
Working for Change is a non-profit organization with charitable status.
Charitable Registration # 88479 5352 RR0001
Donations can be made directly to Working for Change or through CanadaHelps.org