Dixon Hall

Social Service


Dixon Hall is a multi-service agency located in the heart of downtown East Toronto. We began providing food and support services in 1929, and have continuously worked to build a city where everyone thrives. We have evolved as an organization to meet the needs and demands of our community through a wide range of integrated programs and services.

Dixon Hall serves more than 10,000 people annually, impacting the lives of the most vulnerable and the most at-risk members of our community. We work with at-risk youth, seniors, adults with physical and health disabilities, people who need housing, individuals searching for employment, those with mental health issues, and newly immigrated individuals and their families.


We create lasting solutions to end poverty, social injustices, and isolation in Toronto


A city where everyone thrives


  • Respect – We believe that everyone has qualities and value worthy of admiration
  • Diversity – We believe in an inclusive culture of diverse thought, experience, and background
  • Integrity –Commitments we make will be commitments kept
  • Care and Compassion – We live out our commitment for social justice through thoughtful action
  • Accountability – We are responsible for our actions, and inactions

Our Impact

  • Our Children & Youth department works with hundreds of young people in and around Regent Park each year to help them through challenging times, and to offer strong support systems and safe spaces.
  • Our seniors’ programs are designed to help seniors thrive; to help develop strong support networks and routines that ultimately aid them to remain independent for as long as possible. Programs such as Telephone Reassurance, transportation services, respite care and Meals on Wheels deliver essentials our seniors need to survive on their own, both mentally and physically.
  • Dixon Hall’s Housing Services have been providing shelter services for individuals experiencing homelessness and vulnerably-housed in Toronto for more than two decades. They use a framework focused on building responses to homelessness that assure it is rare, brief and non-recurring.
  • Our Employment Services team develops and implements programs to help community members pursue employment opportunities, while supporting resilience and job skills to help people (re)enter the workforce.
  • Dixon Hall Music School has been a cultural home and accessible space for the youth in Regent Park and surrounding neighbourhoods since 1978. The school has welcomed more than 6,500 children and youth, offering them a place to explore creativity, music, and wonder.

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Legal Name

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services

Charity Number

11888 6308 RR0001

How your gift will be used

A decision to leave a bequest in your Will comes from a very thoughtful and deeply personal place. The people and causes that are important to you are a part of your legacy, and paints a picture of who you are.

In making a gift to Dixon Hall, you are acknowledging that the programs and service we offer to the diverse populations that make up the downtown East Toronto community are important to you. You can help provide stability, connection, dignity and opportunity to thousands of community members in Toronto for years to come.

Your gift to Dixon Hall will help:

  • Ensure children and youth can feel safe, learn, interact, and build positive relationships, as well as engage in a variety of programs and activities such as music lessons, camps, fitness programs, mentoring and tutoring.
  • Seniors live independent, active, and healthy lives
  • Address the growing number of individuals who are experiencing homelessness by providing housing and shelter
  • Provide employment and training opportunities
  • Support those who are facing food insecurity
  • Provide settlement services and supports to newcomers

A decision you make today can have a significant impact in the future.

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