CAMH has many partnerships with across the health, social service, housing
and community sectors. However, we also have some wonderful partnerships right
on site with social enterprise businesses.
Please stop by for lunch or a coffee at consumer run Out of This World Café
at our Queen and College and Russell Street sites. You may see Foodshare’s
beautiful garden at the back of the Queen Street site, or visit their organic
market garden cart for some garden fresh produce. In past years participants
harvested over 530 pounds of produce, canned 50 pounds of green tomatoes which
they made into green tomato chutney in FoodShare’s kitchen and canned over 40
pounds of tomatillos to make salsa.
The following social enterprises are CAMH partnerships with Working for Change:
of This World Cafe
Alternative Businesses feature high quality
products and service, emphasize community building and provide employment
opportunities for the psychiatric consumer/ survivor community.
Green Thumb Enterprises
Parkdale Green Thumb Enterprises is a social
purpose horticulture business that installs and maintains outdoor and indoor
is a non-profit organization that works with communities and schools to deliver
healthy food and food education.
Queen Street Child Care Centre, also known as ‘the daycare’ is located in CAMH’s community centre, one of the older buildings on the Queen and Ossington site. It’s operated by George Brown College and used as a lab school for George Brown students in the Early Childhood program, who do rotations there. The children range in age from nine months to four years, with 49 kids in total. It’s quite unusual for a daycare to be located at a mental health and addictions facility, but the centre has been onsite since 1989. Click here for more info.