Our Mission

Northwood Neighbourhood Services is an organization that provides programs and services within the community that will empower individuals, families and groups to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of physical, mental and social well-being.

Our Vision

A Center of Excellence in Comprehensive Support Services and Resources to Client from All Communities in North Toronto.

Our Values

  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Respect
  • Transparency

To strive for a comprehensive and holistic approach to the provision of services, based on an understanding of the requirements of each service user, To display compassion and create a safe environment for our service users, To treat service users with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, colour, faith, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability, To empower our service users to become agents of change and contributing members of their communities.


Northwood Neighbourhood Services is a non-profit, charitable organization, established in 1982; serving newcomers and multi-cultural communities within the North York area. Our main client groups include: Newcomer Families, Youth, Children, Women and Seniors. Some of our programs include: Settlement Services, Child/Parent programs, English Conversation Circle, Senior’s Programs, Women’s Programs and Black Creek Artisan Market. Northwood is structure to adhere to the Non-profit Corporations Act.


Share the light pic

Share the Light Awards Fundraising Gala

The SHARE THE LIGHT AWARDS GALA is NNS’s annual fundraising event. This outstanding event features a reception with silent auction and entertainment, followed by a sumptuous dinner, guest Master of Ceremonies, awards presentations and more entertainment! And to top it off, you can dance the rest of the night away.

Our signature fundraising event of the year attracts more than 300 guests including leaders and members of African, Caribbean, Latin American, South African and Persian Communities, executives from non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals.

Come Celebrate the Best of the Best!

Please join us as we pay tribute to community leaders, staff, clients and volunteers, for their dedication and commitment to helping those in need, and to improving community life.

Award recipients will be honoured for their dedication, innovation, expertise and leadership in the non- profit sector. read more about the gala...

Languages Available

  • English
  • French
  • Farsi
  • Dari
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Tigrinya
  • Amharic
Languages Available

1860 Wilson Avenue,
Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario,
M9M 3A7


Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tel: (416) 748-0788
Fax: (416) 748-0525
Email: info@northw.ca

Charitable Reg. #

88824 0249 RR0001