Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association

Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association (Carefirst) is a non-profit charitable organization serving the community since 1976. Carefirst is funded by government and United Way. We strive to maximize their well-being through a range of social, health care, and supportive services planned and delivered through an integrated model of care in Greater Toronto Area including York Region and Mississauga. We will ensure that a comprehensive range of services are delivered by an effective team of professionals and volunteers on a holistic bases.  With a collective effort of over 210 program staff, 300 homemakers and 1,200 volunteers, Carefirst is now serving over 16,000 clients every year. Carefirst provides a diverse range of services, including:
-Short Stay Transitional Care
-Carefirst Family Health Team and Specialist Clinic
-Personal Care Services
-Home Care Services
-Assisted Living / Supportive Housing
-Adult Day Program
-Chronic Disease Management & Prevention Program
-Chinese Elder Abuse Prevention Bereavement Service
-Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network and BSO
-Virtual Education and Health Management Centre
-Community Development and Outreach
-Wellness Education & Health Promotion
-Exercise and Falls Prevention Program
-Community Support Services: client intervention, transportation, friendly visiting
-Vocational Training

Carefirst worked diligently last year to combat COVID-19 in the hardest-hit communities in south east Markham and Scarborough. In addition to delivering COVID-19 testing and wrap-around care to these communities, Carefirst supported Scarborough Ontario Health Team, North York Toronto Health Partners, and Markham Stouffville Hospital to organize and operate COVID-19 vaccine clinics.


About Carefirst Family Health Team 

Carefirst Family Health Team is a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians, physiotherapist and medical receptionists. The team collaboratively delivers exceptional comprehensive primary care to our communities. Our spectrum of services covers diagnosis, treatment, wellness promotion and prevention programs. We have a robust Chronic Disease Management and Prevention program and are actively involved in many of the Ontario Health Team’s primary care initiatives. Our partnerships across the community ensure our patients receive coordinated and high quality of care. As a community FHT we collaborate closely with Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association and also have unique access to a team of on-site specialists at our Scarborough location operated by Carefirst including cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, allergies, optometry, geriatrics medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, chiropody and audiology.
The Carefirst FHT has two locations. Our clinic at 300 Silver Star Blvd. is located within a state-of-the-art, newly built “Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre” that opened in 2015. Our original clinic is located at 420 High way 7 in Richmond Hill and is a well-established and respected practice in this community since 2007.

About Carefirst Foundation

Carefirst Foundation was founded in 2006 and registered as a charitable non-profit organization to fundraise for Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association (Carefirst Seniors) and other organizations with similar objectives to provide stable and quality community services for individuals in need. Since its inauguration in October 2006, the Foundation has committed to Carefirst Seniors in its capital development of the Carefirst One-Stop Multi-Services Centre --- a hub that delivers social and medical care to the Scarborough community. Construction of the centre was completed in 2015. The Foundation continues to fundraise in support of Carefirst Seniors’ activities and assist in paying off the $12-million infrastructure loan for the construction of the One-Stop Multi-Services Centre. Carefirst Foundation is committed to supporting Carefirst Seniors’ development of the Ministry of Long-Term Care approved Carefirst Campus of Care, located at 9893 Leslie St. in Richmond Hill, in the coming years.