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September 17, 2022


September 9, 2022

A great opportunity to volunteer if you live or work in Peel. LAMP is always looking for dedicated volunteers. #volunteer #community East Mississauga Community Health Centre

LAMP’s 45th Annual General Meeting

September 9, 2022

You are invited! LAMP is excited to announce that Andre Picard, author of 6 books including ‘Neglected No more’, columnist and health reporter for the Globe and Mail, is the Keynote speaker of our 45th Annual General Meeting. The event is online, the business meeting for members starts at 7 pm, the keynote event open… Continue reading LAMP’s 45th Annual General Meeting

LAMP closed Labour Day Monday

September 1, 2022

LAMP will be closed Labour Day Monday September 5, 2022. Wishing you a safe and healthy long weekend. To everyone working this holiday to keep our city running thank you! You are urban heroes and we appreciate your dedication.

Summer Wellness Day

August 4, 2022

Summertime is a great time to lift our spirits by exploring wellness activities. LAMP is hosting its second annual community wellness day to offer you a chance to experience our extraordinary mindfulness and wellness coaches in person. As well participants will relax through art activities, self-care, nature and much more. Lunch will be provided. Sign… Continue reading Summer Wellness Day


August 4, 2022

Reset, Relax, Renew. Register today for our FREE mindfulness series to improve your health and wellbeing. This four week series online wednesdays at 3 pm is led by Corin our extraordinary Mindfulness coach. Participants learn how to use mindfulness to enhance resilience to stress, regulate difficult emotions, and activate deep relaxation. To register, contact… Continue reading Mindfulness

Repair Cafe Free Bring your items

July 12, 2022

Got a few things around the house that need repair? Pants that need hemming, broken zipper, jewelery? small appliances? Come on down to LAMP thursday July 21 and get these items repaired for free. Trying hard to reduce waste and keep costs down. Volunteer fixers needed. Our last one before pandemic was a huge success!… Continue reading Repair Cafe Free Bring your items

Affordable Housing Workshop Series

July 12, 2022

The affordable housing crisis continues and individuals and families are being seriously impacted. LAMP and its partners LAHAAG (The Lakeshore affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group). SEHA (South Etobicoke Housing Affordability), The South Etobicoke CBA (Community Benefits Agreements) and many more local organizations like South Etobicoke Community Legal Services, the Daily Bread Food Bank, and… Continue reading Affordable Housing Workshop Series


July 10, 2022

LAMP’s phone system is working now after challenges related to the nationwide internet outages last week. Most of our sites/locations were experiencing difficulties. If you are scheduled for an appointment – our location(s) are still running and open. We appreciate your patience during this time! Thank you

Masks still mandatory at LAMP CHC

July 10, 2022

While the provincial mask mandate will end on Saturday, June 11th, LAMP CHC will still require staff, patients and program members and others to wear masks while in the Centre for the foreseeable future. At LAMP Community Health Centre, we acknowledge that the COVID-19 situation seems to be improving, as a health care setting that… Continue reading Masks still mandatory at LAMP CHC


June 30, 2022

LAMP’s 22nd Awards of Merit

June 3, 2022

Come celebrate with us and recognize our amazing community champions @LAMP’s 22nd Awards of Merit. We are the original community summer BBQ in the Lakeshore where we hand out Awards for people who go well beyond the call of duty. Where everyone belongs. We hope to see you there. Want to know more about our… Continue reading LAMP’s 22nd Awards of Merit

Wellness Renewal

June 1, 2022

As the warmer weather approaches it’s time for renewal. Join us in boosting our relaxation through gentle stretches and breath work. Summer session starts Tuesday June 8, 2022 on Zoom for 4 consecutive weeks @ 2 pm. As we move into the easing of restrictions opportunities for in person sessions are opening up. In person… Continue reading Wellness Renewal

Mindful Living Program

May 11, 2022

Improve your well-being through mindfulness techniques and reflective writing. Thursdays at 3 pm starting May 12th on Zoom. Some conditions apply to participate in the program. Contact for more information. Details below.

New Music Wellness Workshop

May 1, 2022

Have you ever noticed that when humming a tune you feel better? LAMP is offering a new Music Wellness series on Zoom. The Music Therapy program uses music, social interactions and group discussions to improve well-being. Participants are given the opportunity to discover more about themselves within a creative outlet of singing, music listening and… Continue reading New Music Wellness Workshop

Harm Reduction

April 23, 2022

Addiction is a health issue. Learn more about harm reduction and support people who are struggling This education series will be held the last saturday of every month on Zoom from one to 2 pm.. Here is the link. Join us to save lives in our community. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 882 8257… Continue reading Harm Reduction

Closed for Easter Good Friday and Easter Monday

April 18, 2022

Happy Easter everyone.LAMP is closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. Have a safe and healthy weekend. LAMP is open on Tuesday April 19 regular business hours. Thank you to all the essential workers keeping our city operating this weekend. We are grateful for your service.

LAMP Client Survey 2022

March 14, 2022

We want to hear from you! Do you have a few minutes to give us some feedback? As a valued client or volunteer of LAMP CHC, we are looking for some input on making our programs and services even better in 2022. The deadline has been extended until April 10 th. We are asking for… Continue reading LAMP Client Survey 2022

Black Mental Health Week

March 10, 2022

Black Mental Health Week is here. Today we are sharing some videos that speak to the experiences at the intersection of Anti-Black Racism and mental health. WATCH TAIBU CHC TorontoFirst-hand accounts of how experiences of racism impact mental health.Paul’s Story’s Story’s Story Living in Colour: How Anti-Black Racism Affects Mental Health , Global News (youtube… Continue reading Black Mental Health Week

New Wellness Workshops Music, Art, Mindfulness and Our Mixed Bag

March 10, 2022

Looking for some new ways to relax. become calmer and reduce stress and anxiety. Try our newest wellness programs to lift spirits. Our latest Free Zoom Music wellness program runs wednesdays and fridays at 11 am. March is wellness and self care month at LAMP. Join us and enjoy our new offerings shared below. #mentalhealth… Continue reading New Wellness Workshops Music, Art, Mindfulness and Our Mixed Bag

Anti-Black Racism Statement

February 25, 2022

As part of LAMP’s organization wide commitment to addressing and dismantling all forms of Anti-Black Racism (ABR) in our organization and within our communities, we continue to engage in ABR work both internally and with external partners. One such partnership is the South Etobicoke Cluster table, an association of 18 service providing agencies led by… Continue reading Anti-Black Racism Statement

Vaccine Clinics at LAMP

February 11, 2022

Join us on Wednesday February 9 inside LAMP no appointments required. It’s one of two LAMP vaccine clinics from 4 to 8 pm, open to anyone eligible for first, second or third doses. OHIP not required, walk-ins welcome! The other vaccine clinic at LAMP will be the following week Wednesday February 16th. Details below. If… Continue reading Vaccine Clinics at LAMP

Join Us Valentines Day, Galentines Day Etc.

February 10, 2022

Join us for Self Love, Self care this Valentines Day, Galentines Day or whatever you are calling it. Wash away some of the Winter blahs and Covid worries with some colour today. Join LAMP’s FREE new art escape session on Zoom through colour and you don’t need art skills to have some fun with us.… Continue reading Join Us Valentines Day, Galentines Day Etc.

Mindful Resilience

February 10, 2022

LAMP is once again offering free online mindfulness classes to improve your health and well being. This 8 part series aims at helping you to develop strategies to build your coping skills and resilience. You will also gain tools to manage everyday stress or worry. The meditations can also help with anxiety management or pain… Continue reading Mindful Resilience

Family Day LAMP CLosed

February 1, 2022

From all of us at LAMP have a safe and happy Family Day. For those who are working on Family Day Monday to keep our city running thank you! We would like to recognize all your efforts. LAMP will be closed on the holiday Monday but will open regular business hours on the Tuesday.

LAMP continues to limit in person visits and all group programs online only modified step 3

January 31, 2022

Effective today January 31 the province is easing restrictions to reduce the spread of the COVID Omnicon variant. Some recreational programs and facilities will reopen with public health requirements & capacity restrictions of 50 per cent. Proof of vaccination will be required. Social gathering limits will increase to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. With the… Continue reading LAMP continues to limit in person visits and all group programs online only modified step 3

LAMP’s Board of Directors is Recruiting

January 28, 2022

Are you looking for a significant, meaningful way to contribute to your community? Join LAMP’s dynamic Board of Directors fostering better health and well-being through integrated community and health care services. A great way to start the new year serving your community.

LAMP is Open today Tuesday January 18, 2022

January 10, 2022

LAMP is open today Tuesday January 18, 2022, the day after the winter storm. Please be careful out there the roads and sidewalks can be treacherous. LAMP is restricting in person services as per modified stage two guidelines. All group programs are online.


January 10, 2022

LAMP CHC is closed to ALL in person services today due to the snow storm. All virtual appointments will proceed where possible. Please take good care out there and stay safe. We hope to resume regular services tomorrow.

Wellness 2022

January 7, 2022

Do you want to reduce stress, anxiety and improve your coping skills? Let’s begin the New Year with good vibes and positivity. Every Tuesday for 4 weeks January 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th at 2:00. Breathing, stretches and mindfulness.  The Power of Positivity runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm on Zoom this month… Continue reading Wellness 2022

Craving Change

January 5, 2022

Interested in making some small changes to improve your health in the new year? This workshop “Craving Change ” will help you to: Understand why you eat the way you do Change your thinking. Change your eating. Comfort yourself without food Learn Practical techniques to help you develop a healthier relationship with food Sign up… Continue reading Craving Change

Season’s Greetings LAMP Holiday Hours

December 21, 2021

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy holiday season from all of us at LAMP. Please see below for our holiday hours.

Christmas Trees Available

December 15, 2021

Real Fraser Fir – Christmas Tree (Free)Gorgeous Christmas trees are available at LAMP. Just make a donation to LAMP and you can take it home. LAMP is also giving the trees free to families who need them. We have lots! So, we are looking for happy homes for them as soon as possible. #Christmastrees#livechristmastrees.Contact Jasmin… Continue reading Christmas Trees Available


December 14, 2021

It’s our Holiday Toy Drive. Helping children and youth in South Etobicoke. Every year the toys are given out through LAMP directly to the parents and caregivers. Drop off: November 22nd  to December 10th at the LAMP screening table. (185 Fifth Street parking lot entrance}. Any contributions of new unwrapped  toys for children of any age and gender would be greatly appreciated though there is a greater need for newborns and ages… Continue reading LAMP TOY DRIVE

Buses from LAMP to Kids Day Vaccine Clinic this sunday

December 8, 2021

Toronto Kids Vaccination Day Age 5-11 is This sunday! There will be a FREE bus from LAMP on Sunday at 10, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm to the Kids Day Vaccine Clinic Mega Event. Book an appointment for your child’s vaccination! The event is coming up this Sunday December 12th, 2021 at 10am… Continue reading Buses from LAMP to Kids Day Vaccine Clinic this sunday

Wellness Holiday Get Together

December 4, 2021

Join us on Tuesday December 14 for our Holiday Wellness Get Together Workshop!It is time to celebrate the progress we have made thus far with our healthy lifestyle programs. Register now and be a part of this relaxing and health boosting program at LAMP! ‘Tis the season of holidays, where jingle bells and smiles are… Continue reading Wellness Holiday Get Together

Giving Tuesday

November 24, 2021

Today is #GivingTuesdayCA, and if you’re looking for a way to contribute close to home, please consider donating to LAMP Community Health Centre. We are a charitable organization with deep community roots improving lives every day. #children #youth #seniors #newcomers #adults Now more than ever with COVID-19 families and seniors are struggling. People are hungry and… Continue reading Giving Tuesday

National Housing Day Monday November 22, 2021

November 15, 2021

National Housing Day is fast approaching. Join us in our call to action to advocate for deeply affordable housing, and portable housing allowances. Housing is a basic necessity and high rents are making it difficult difficult to find an affordable place to live in. Monday November 22, 2021 is National Housing Day and we will… Continue reading National Housing Day Monday November 22, 2021

Vaccine Clinic Etobicoke Civic Centre Sat. Nov. 27

November 13, 2021

Need a vaccine First Dose? A Second Dose? A Booster Dose? Come to the Etobicoke Civic Centre tomorrow this saturday Nov. 27 WALK-IN ONLY. Ages 12+ Only 9:00AM-6PM

In Memoriam Marg Ciupa

November 12, 2021

LAMP has lost one of its own. This morning we learned of the passing of a long time healthcare champion and powerhouse in South Etobicoke, Mrs. Margaret Ciupa. Marg was married for 67 years to Richard Ciupa, they were together since grade 10 for 75 years. Marg Ciupa holds a special place at LAMP as one… Continue reading In Memoriam Marg Ciupa

Affordable Housing Ideas

November 12, 2021

Join us for great ideas a town hall panel on affordable housing this thursday online. New ideas. Our efforts continue to advocate for deeply affordable and supportive housing for South Etobicoke and the GTA. To register for the link

Save Food Reduce Waste

November 12, 2021

Busy Bees Early On

November 10, 2021

Sign up today for a fun and interactive session at The Prince of Wales Park for young children. Mondays in November and December. Contact for more information.

Vaccine Town Hall

November 9, 2021

Want to learn more about #flu and #Covid_19 vaccines? Join us on Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 PM for a virtual town hall to ask your questions! Register here:

Vaccine Clinics this weekend

November 5, 2021

Scared of Needles? Need to sit down while you wait? Need a companion with you for support? Need an ASL interpreter? @TOPublicHealth has a special Super Supportive Vaccine Clinic this weekend just for you in South Etobicoke. Come to St. Margaret’s Anglican Church and #GetVaccinated! #StayHealthy#StaySafe

LAMP Flu Clinic Sat. Nov. 6

November 4, 2021

LAMP is hosting an outdoor flu clinic open to everyone on Saturday, November 6, 2021 9 am – 3 pm. LAMP CHC 185 Fifth St. Getting a flu shot is the most effective way to protect yourself and others against the flu. Hosted by the West Toronto Ontario Health Team and Toronto Public Health one… Continue reading LAMP Flu Clinic Sat. Nov. 6

Mindful Awareness

October 26, 2021

LAMP’s Adult Learning Program is now taking registrations for an online mindfulness program that incorporates writing and reflection. This session begins October 28. Eligibility: • Adults 19+ who can Speak English • An Ontario Resident with SIN Number • Has Computer + Email Address + Internet Registration: Contact Anita Dhanjal at 416-252-9701 Ext. 242 or… Continue reading Mindful Awareness

Cellphone `101 Tips

October 19, 2021

Looking to learn a little more on how to use your smartphone ? LAMP in partnership with RBC is offering a free workshop cellphone 101 to sharpen our smartphone skills. Lean how to connect with wifi, download apps, check emails, Zoom meetings and more. Sign up today.


October 13, 2021

Fall is a great time for renewal and working to improve our health and wellbeing. Sign up today for our free online wellness workshops designed to increase health self-management skills. Breathing for relaxation, stretches, improving coping skills to deal with stress and the way we react to difficult situations, are just some of the topics… Continue reading Wellness

LAMP IMPACT Report 2020-2021

October 13, 2021

LAMP is proud of our work over the past fiscal year 2020-2021 during the pandemic. COVID-19 forced LAMP to pivot and change the way we serve our communities, keeping our clients, staff and the public safe. Through a combination of in person visits, virtual appointments and programming, and innovative activities like book and activity bags… Continue reading LAMP IMPACT Report 2020-2021

Happy Thanksgiving 2021

October 10, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from your friends at LAMP Community Health Centre. Wishing you a safe and relaxing holiday. LAMP will be closed Monday October 11 and will open regular business hours the following tuesday. Thank you to all the essential workers who continue to serve by keeping our city going.

LAMP’S AGM Thurs. Sept. 16

October 1, 2021

In case you missed LAMP’s Annual General Meeting September 16 we had a stellar town hall panel . This year, we covered topics on jobs, fair wages, affordable housing, and poverty. With the federal election looming we went to the frontline experts on what needs to happen to recover from the pandemic. Here’s an opportunity… Continue reading LAMP’S AGM Thurs. Sept. 16

Art and Computer Skills

October 1, 2021

Art and drawing is something creative and can be fun on computer. Registration is now open for this brand new program which includes improving your computer skills. Sign up today. LAMP offers exciting opportunities for Adults to learn reading, writing and basic computer skills via virtual small groups.To Register, you must: -be 19yrs and over,… Continue reading Art and Computer Skills

National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021

We are marking history today, a historic moment in time, building reconciliation with our Indigenous peoples, the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today we commit to learning the truth about the residential school system, reconciliation for the trauma and impact it has on Indigenous culture. We commit to learning the truth, the history… Continue reading National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

Community Benefits Meeting

September 27, 2021

Community Benefit Agreements help to provide jobs and other benefits for community residents. Learn about planned developments in the area, and voice your wants and needs of what you wish to see being included in those developments. Register here:…/community-benefits…

Etobicoke Lakeshore All Candidates Meetings Election 2021

September 2, 2021

Missed any of the Etobicoke Lakeshore all candidates meetings? Here is a recording you can view to watch the entire first event. This Virtual All Candidates Meeting Etobicoke-Lakeshore Federal Election 2021 took place on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT. Participate in this election in a meaningful way by viewing… Continue reading Etobicoke Lakeshore All Candidates Meetings Election 2021

Opiod Crisis

August 31, 2021

The Opiod Crisis is causing death and destruction and claiming more innocent lives every day. Time to remember those we have lost and honour their memories. Join us Tuesday April 16 @ 9:30 am.

LAMP’s 22nd Awards of Merit Nomination Call

August 29, 2021

C all for nominations for LAMP’s Awards of Merit 2021-2022Do you know someone who is improving lives through their kindness and thoughtfulness?Help us to recognize the generous contributions made by individuals, businesses and organizations in the LAMP Community.Click the link below to fill out your nomination form for who you think has gone above and… Continue reading LAMP’s 22nd Awards of Merit Nomination Call

Intro to Mindfulness

August 28, 2021

Are you interested in mindfulness but not sure whether it’s for you? LAMP is offering an introduction class in the day and in the evening to give you the opportunity to learn about mindfulness. Find out why so many local residents are dedicated to this wellness series. Coach Corin teaches us how to reduce stress… Continue reading Intro to Mindfulness

LAMP Closed Labour Day Sept. 6, 2021

August 25, 2021

Wishing you a safe and healthy long weekend. LAMP will be closed on the holiday Monday for Labour Day but will resume regular services on the Tuesday September 7. If you are working this Labour Day thank you for providing essential services to us during these uncertain times. Thank you all for working at whatever… Continue reading LAMP Closed Labour Day Sept. 6, 2021

LAMP Closed on Civic Holiday Mon. August 2

July 25, 2021

LAMP CHC will be closed for the Civic Holiday Monday August 2. Regular services will resume on Tuesday August 3. Group programs remain closed. Wishing you and yours a very safe and enjoyable holiday. Please take good care of yourself and those you care about. Social Distance, Wear a Mask, Wash your hands often, and… Continue reading LAMP Closed on Civic Holiday Mon. August 2

Craving Change (food)

July 12, 2021

Do you struggle with eating more food than you would like to consume? Interested in making some small changes to improve your health? This workshop series “Craving Change ” will help you to: Understand why you eat the way you do Change your thinking. Change your eating. Comfort yourself without food Learn Practical techniques to… Continue reading Craving Change (food)

Vitality Wellness Summer Series

July 2, 2021

We are so excited about our FREE new summer wellness series “Vitality”. Vitality is the state of being strong and active, energy. Join us online on Tuesdays at 2 pm starting July 20th boost your energy through relaxation and stretches. The classes include stretches, breath work, Gentle Qi Gong, and interesting conversation. Join a thoughtful… Continue reading Vitality Wellness Summer Series

Good Food Market 2021

July 1, 2021

Starting today at 4 pm. The Good Food Market in Lakeshore Village opens for the season. Drop by and say hello Always on wednesdays 4-6:30 pm through September 23, 2021.

LAMP Closed Thursday July 1 Canada Day

July 1, 2021

LAMP will be closed today thursday July 1st and will open friday July 2 usual business hours. On this Canada Day, please take time to reflect on our Indigenous peoples and the harm that has been done to their children, families and culture. A moment to reflect and mourn those lost to us and to… Continue reading LAMP Closed Thursday July 1 Canada Day

Making Strawberry Jam along with Indigenous teachings and story-telling- 2 part workshop. July 8th &15th (limited spots)

June 28, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

June 19, 2021

50+ Can register online
Still waiting for information on how 18+ can register or get vaccines in hotspot areas M8V is a hotspot. Information will be made available through the local Public Health Websites

Tenant’s Rights workshop

June 17, 2021

Many people are falling behind in their rent because of the Pandemic. A loss of jobs, fewer hours has left many people vulnerable to eviction. Join us for an informative workshop on tenant’s rights with Epi Leibovitch-Opar, a lawyer with South Etobicoke Community Legal Services, Tuesday June 22, on Zoom. Register today.…/tenants-rights-workshop…

Summer Wellness Series

June 3, 2021

Looking for some interesting new ways to improve your wellbeing? Our latest wellness workshop series focuses on stretches, breath work, short meditations AND favorites things to do in our community. Participants will also share and gain resources and supports for various community needs, Knowledge is power and a great tool to improve your health self-management… Continue reading Summer Wellness Series

LAMP Board of Directors Recruiting for new term

May 25, 2021

Are you looking for a significant, meaningful way to contribute to your community? Join LAMP’s dynamic Board of Directors fostering better health and well-being through integrated community and health care services. While we encourage anyone to apply, we are particularly looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Complimentary additions to our board include… Continue reading LAMP Board of Directors Recruiting for new term

Foot Month Chiropody Tips

May 5, 2021

May is Foot Health Month and the chiropody team would like to take this opportunity to raise awareness on proper foot care and promote good foot health.  We will be posting weekly helpful tips on foot care every week in May. As some of you may have never heard of a Chiropodist, let me… Continue reading Foot Month Chiropody Tips

National Physicians Day

May 1, 2021

Today we take a moment to thank our doctors/physicians for their heroic efforts and dedication to patient care this past year throughout the Pandemic. It’s National Physicians Day and Doctors Day in Ontario. Your dedication, sacrifice and tireless efforts on the frontlines require courage and resilience. You put your life on the line everyday. Words… Continue reading National Physicians Day

Spring Wellness Series

April 29, 2021

Looking to get a little more bounce in your step for spring? Sign up today for our fun wellness series, a combination of activities to improve your personal wellbeing. Through meditation, breath work, stretches and relaxation you will learn new techniques to relieve stress. Join us on Zoom. Register today. See the flyer for more… Continue reading Spring Wellness Series


April 27, 2021

Another amazing mindfulness program is being offered by LAMP this one through our West Toronto Diabetes Education Program. Register today. Fridays at 10:30 in the morning.

Thank You LAMP Volunteers!

April 26, 2021

Starting our week with a salute to LAMP’s volunteers. You are the heart of our organization and play a vital role in improving lives in the communities we serve.Thank-you! Merci! #volunteer#VolunteerAppreciationMonth 22

LAMP CHC Client Experience Survey

April 8, 2021

We’ve extended the survey period until April 18th, 2021. Let us know your thoughts.

LAMP CHC Client Survey 2020 Deadline extended to April 18

April 7, 2021

CLICK HERE To Take the Survey NOW!!

Holiday Hours Happy Easter and Happy Passover

March 20, 2021

Happy Easter and Passover. LAMP will be closed Good Friday and the holiday Monday. Wishing you and yours a very safe and healthy holiday weekend. And thank you to the essential workers who will be keeping the city open for us. Be safe.

Tenant’s Rights

March 7, 2021

Many people are struggling to pay the rent. LAMP is hosting a series of affordable housing workshops with information and resources to help you if you get behind. How to access affordable housing, portable subsidies, the Rent Bank, tenant’s rights are just a few of the areas to be covered. Sign up today. On Zoom… Continue reading Tenant’s Rights

LAMP Program and Service Updates

March 3, 2021

LAMP Community Health Centre continues to support our clients and community members through COVID-19 the pandemic. To respect the call for physical distancing and in support of efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have made modifications to our programs and services. Please see below for our latest program and service information and make… Continue reading LAMP Program and Service Updates

Mindfulness Meditation

February 26, 2021

You asked for it you got it. Longer mindfulness meditations and a longer series. Starting March 10 for 8 weeks our soothing mindfulness coach Corin will lead participants on Zoom in relaxation for one hour. Register today and find out what everyone is raving about. Learn how to relieve stress and how to improve focus… Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation

Youth Black Mental Health

February 25, 2021

This Monday March 1, In response to Covid-19, LAMP’s Youth Programs are hosting a Black Mental Health series for youth and their families on Zoom. The 3 Day series called “Mind Repair; No more Shackles ” will focus on triggers and self-care. The first two days are for youth 9-19 and day three is open… Continue reading Youth Black Mental Health

Black Women Breaking The Barriers in Peel

February 18, 2021

Event Registration Link: At the event we will also be announcing the successful winner of the Black Women in Peel Achievement Awards. We have an exciting evening planned with a stimulating panel discussion by interesting and accomplished Black Women

Black History Focus on Food and Wellness

February 18, 2021

There is nothing like the food celebrations during Black History month. It brings the community together. Join our virtual celebration next week and get healthy eating tips and wellness information. 22

Learn Computer Skills That Will Improve Your Daily Living

February 16, 2021

LAMP offers exciting opportunities for Adults to learn reading, writing and basic computer skills via virtual small groups. Learn basic computer skills to help you write more effective emails, organize your important information, improve social connections through Zoom etc.  Small online group instruction MS word, Internet , Keyboarding , Email. For more information 416-252-9701 ext.… Continue reading Learn Computer Skills That Will Improve Your Daily Living

Wellness Improve Well-being

February 16, 2021

Calm. It’s a great state of mind. We are going to explore how to become more calm to help us in our wellness journey on Tuesdays at 2 pm February 23, March 9, 16 and 23. Register today for this Free workshop series on Zoom. #wellness #mentalhealth

LAMP Closed Family Day

February 15, 2021

Happy Family Day weekend. Be safe and enjoy the holiday. LAMP will be closed on the holiday monday. Regular health centre hours resume on Tuesday. Social distance, wear a mask. stay home if you can and help us to protect others.

Celebrate the foods of Chinese New Year

February 12, 2021

Come celebrate Chinese New Year with LAMP’s community dietician Calla. Learn about traditional foods eaten during Chinese New Year and how to make healthier food choices. It’s all happening on Zoom February 17th. Join us!

Street Level & RAY Black History Event

February 11, 2021

Don’t miss LAMP’s virtual Family Black History event Tuesday February 23 at 5 pm. Although we can’t be together in person as we usually do, Street Level and RAY have an exciting event planned. Tune in to motivational speaker Randi-Mae and a performance by Toronto artist Dey! Please join us and celebrate. Prizes and more.

Mindfulness During Covid-19

February 6, 2021

Free mindfulness classes to improve your health and well being. This 4 part series aims at helping you to develop strategies for everyday stress or anxiety management or pain management etc.. Sessions will include: simple techniques to focus on breathing and muscle relaxation. Wednesdays starting in February from 3- 4 pm on Zoom. February 3,… Continue reading Mindfulness During Covid-19

Improve your writing skills

February 4, 2021

Registration is now open for our free adult learning programs. They include improving writing, reading and math skills. As well another popular session helps people to improve their technology skills. Learn how to use Zoom, improve your skills in MS Word, Excel and other computer programs. Details Below.

Black History Month 2021

February 1, 2021

Today marks the start of Black History Month! While we all know that acknowledgements of Black history can never be confined to just one month, this month is a special time to commemorate the history of Black People in this country. From the arrival of Black-Africans to Canada in the 1600s to now, this month… Continue reading Black History Month 2021

Covid Vaccine Information Session

February 1, 2021

If you are looking for more factual information on vaccines we have a workshop for you. This thursday February 11 Toronto Public Health is offering the latest information on Covid 19 vaccines. Join us on Zoom. #vaccines #COVID19

Phone Conversation Workshop

January 15, 2021

Do you have difficulties sometimes in phone conversations with people you care about? Want to be a more effective communicator on the phone? Register today for our Neighbourhood Pods Project workshop. We are checking in on people who are socially isolated so we want to know how to better understand each other on the phone.… Continue reading Phone Conversation Workshop

Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 10, 2021

How are you Doing? 11 months of Covid 19, and Winter in Toronto has been hard on all of us. We are all struggling to isolate and give up needed social interactions. #BellLetsTalk is a great time to do a self-awareness check in on how we are doing. At LAMP we offer health promotion workshops,… Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk Day

Wellness Renewal

January 6, 2021

With the New Year upon us it is a time for renewal, to refresh. LAMP’s wellness work continues with a number of workshops including one on Renewal. Register today for the Free virtual 4 week series on Tuesdays at 2 pm. Invest in your personal well-being. Priority given to people who live/work in LAMP’s service… Continue reading Wellness Renewal

Season’s Greetings updates and Hours

December 24, 2020

Season’s Greetings. Sharing our latest E-News. Happy holidays from all your friends at LAMP CHC. Stay safe and healthy. Best wishes for a joyful, healthy and happy New Year. Enjoy our latest news and updates.. Stay safe, We are here for you.


November 30, 2020

Holiday Wellness

November 25, 2020

If you are feeling a little COVID-19 fatigue you are not alone. LAMP’s wellness series is working on new models that help you to bounce back from life’s challenges. In December we are offering another wellness series Mindful Meditation for the Holidays and Holiday Wellness. Learn how to strengthen your resilience through mindfulness in this… Continue reading Holiday Wellness

Trans Awareness week

November 18, 2020

This week is Trans Awareness Week. Everyone deserves to live as their true, authentic self without fear or shame. But in at least fifty countries across the world, transgender people either experience defacto criminalisation or live under specific laws that punish with prison sentences, corporal punishment and, where anti-gay laws are also used against trans… Continue reading Trans Awareness week

National Housing Day Nov. 21 (in South Etobicoke) and 22

November 18, 2020

Do you like films, movies? To celebrate National Housing Day this coming Sunday November 22 a coalition of Housing advocates is offering a free online link to watch “Us and Them”. As well this Saturday November 21 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mimico Waterfront Park opportunities to learn affordable housing facts and… Continue reading National Housing Day Nov. 21 (in South Etobicoke) and 22

Remembrance Day

November 10, 2020

Let us remember and give thanks for the sacrifices that brave Canadian and Global men and women in uniform have made in times of war. Remembrance Day ceremonies will certainly look different this year but it is perhaps more important than ever to take a moment and say thank you to those who paid the… Continue reading Remembrance Day


November 10, 2020

Back by popular demand more flu clinics because last weekend’s #flu clinics in West #Toronto were such a huge success! “About 500 happy community residents were able to obtain flu shots at LAMP Community Health Centre” Humber Bay Park is one of the locations this Saturday between 9 am-3 pm West Entrance Parking Lot.… Continue reading IMPORTANT: 2 COMMUNITY FLU CLINICS SAT. NOV.14

Free Wellness Workshops

October 29, 2020

Looking for something different to help boost your wellness and lift your spirits? LAMP is launching another wellness series with activities to improve mental health and well-being. Starting in November we are introducing 4 consecutive workshops on thursday afternoons that help people to cope with COVID-19 fatigue, stress and anxiety. The workshop will help you… Continue reading Free Wellness Workshops


October 27, 2020

LAMP Statement and Commitment to disrupting the cycle of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism . It has been several months since these issues boiled over in the public sphere, but this was much more than a quick public statement for us.  This is a significant commitment by LAMP and we wanted to give this our most thorough consideration and… Continue reading LAMP’S ANTI-BLACK RACISM ORGANIZATION STATEMENT


October 9, 2020

LAMP Community Health Centre continues to support our clients and community members through COVID-19 the pandemic. To respect the call for physical distancing and in support of efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have made modifications to our programs and services. Please see below for our latest program and service information and make… Continue reading LAMP SERVICES UPDATE


September 4, 2020

As fall approaches and a new school year begins, LAMP is gearing up for its Annual General Meeting. Please save the date for Thursday September 17 @ 7 pm for our Virtual AGM on Zoom. Our keynote speaker is Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa. At our AGM we will also look… Continue reading LAMP IMPACT REPORT 2019-2020

Wellness Series

September 2, 2020

September is a great time to boost your wellness journey. LAMP is offering another series to help you through these uncertain times. This nourishing set of workshops is held on Zoom including 4 consecutive sessions. Mary is back with some breath work, strengthening moves, meditations and encouragement. Join us achieving better community health and well-being… Continue reading Wellness Series

Mindfulness and Movement

August 25, 2020

Another mindfulness session this one being offered by our friends The Gardens Lakeshore Each workshop coach brings their own wonderful expertise to our sessions. Sign up for this relaxing workshop. Tracy has 30 plus years of experience in the fitness industry as a certified Yoga instructor.

LAMP’s Awards of Merit

August 11, 2020

Do you know someone who is making a difference in our community? Someone who over the years is a shining example of a caring person who goes the extra mile to volunteer and make their community a better place to live and grow. Not just during COVID, everyday unsung heroes who lift spirits and give… Continue reading LAMP’s Awards of Merit

Wellness Workshops on Zoom

June 15, 2020

A new free mental health wellness workshop series will be provided by LAMP on Zoom in July for three weeks. It will focus on nurturing your spirit during COVID-19  the new normal. The wellness workshops will include breathwork, gentle stretches and mindfulness. Take some time for self-care and improving health and wellbeing. Register for the… Continue reading Wellness Workshops on Zoom

Mindful Wellness : Mindfulness

June 12, 2020

Free mindfulness classes to improve your health and well being. This 4 part series aims at helping you to develop strategies for everyday stress or anxiety management or pain management etc.. Sessions will include: mindfulness meditation, simple techniques to focus on breathing and muscle relaxation. Consecutive Wednesdays in August: August 5,12,19, 26 @ 3 pm… Continue reading Mindful Wellness : Mindfulness

Tenant’s Rights : Eviction Prevention Workshop

June 11, 2020

Worried about having enough to pay the rent? Many people are on a reduced income and it’s hard to pay all the bills and put food on the table.We are offering two workshops on tenants’ rights and what to do to avoid eviction. We will also share information on where to go for help and… Continue reading Tenant’s Rights : Eviction Prevention Workshop

Meaningful Activities and The Music Project : The Alzheimer Society

June 9, 2020

A New Workshop:The Alzheimer Society Presents Meaningful Activities and information about The Music Project. This workshop will help care partners of a person with dementia in mid-to-late stages to develop and participate in meaningful activities. The goal is to provide practical ideas on how participants can spend quality time together by identifying and drawing upon… Continue reading Meaningful Activities and The Music Project : The Alzheimer Society

Good Food Market

June 9, 2020

Summertime is the best time of the year to go to the market for fresh fruit and vegetables. Did you know that every Wednesday there is a Good Food Market in Lakeshore Village Park just north of Lakeshore and Tenth Street? Stop by between 4 pm and 6:30 pm. Straight out of the Ontario Food… Continue reading Good Food Market

Wellness During Covid-19

May 25, 2020

LAMP is offering a new FREE wellness series with Mary Craig a mental health educator with more than 20 years of experience, a leader in health and wellness through a multi-disciplinary approach.. Sign up today for this part of LAMP CARES wellness series. It will lift your spirits.  Breathwork, stretches, and mindfulness. Sign up today.

Shoes that Fit Well

May 19, 2020

Do you find it difficult to find comfortable shoes? Not sure what to look for? This week our chiropody department helps you to make the best choice for comfort. Check out their blog

Doctors Day

April 28, 2020

Today is a day to recognize and thank our doctors for all they do. At LAMP our doctors’ commitment to quality care goes well beyond the call of duty. Their contributions have a significant impact on the health and wellness of the communities we serve. Their expertise and dedication saves lives. Join us and “Shine… Continue reading Doctors Day


April 7, 2020

LAMP is boosting efforts to help people in need in the community. Emergency Food Relief and other essentials. Help us continue to serve our communities. Donate online today or through the mail. Thank you for supporting your community. Click on the drop down box and select COVID 19 Food and Emergency Relief. We are… Continue reading LAMP RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY COVID-19

Happy Nurses Week

April 2, 2020

Happy Nurses Week to all the dedicated nurses in this world! Thank you! And to our LAMP Nurse Practitioners and Nurses you are outstanding. Nurse Practitioners and Nurses make this world a better place, Their job is the most heroic of all! Happy Nurses week to you! Nurses put themselves in harm’s every day to… Continue reading Happy Nurses Week


March 9, 2020

WHAT’S THE LATEST COVID-19 RESPONSE AT LAMP CHC? COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic. The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic. With the declaration of a pandemic, LAMP will respond according to our pandemic plan, with the response including modification or suspension of services and programs where appropriate. The changes that… Continue reading ATTENTION – CORONAVIRUS UPDATE :LAMP’S RESPONSE

West Toronto Diabetes Education Program Calendar

March 9, 2020

Seniors Issues and Affordable Housing

March 7, 2020

Affordable Housing is a project a group of dedicated Etobicoke Lakeshore Volunteers have been working on for the past year. The Lakeshore Affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group is full of change makers. They are building possibilities for the future to develop models to meet a wide range of community needs. Join us Wednesday March… Continue reading Seniors Issues and Affordable Housing

Black History Event Childcare Available

February 17, 2020

Join us for a celebration of Black History Month this Friday February 28th in the LAMP community room (room 306). The event, Focus on Black Health 2020, will feature a panel discussion on black population health today as well as the future of black health,(Childcare available) a socasize session lead by Arlene Maclean, a screening… Continue reading Black History Event Childcare Available

International Women’s Day Luncheon at the Mimico Cruising Club March 5, 2020

February 15, 2020

International Women’s Day is just around the corner. Inviting you to celebrate with us the women of today, change makers, contributors, friends, and helpers just to name a few. We always host an engaging and inspiring speaker and the lunch and auction help to support our LAMP programs and events for the community. Tickets are… Continue reading International Women’s Day Luncheon at the Mimico Cruising Club March 5, 2020

Free Wellness Workshops

February 10, 2020

Pure refreshing workshops can do a lot to boost your spirits. So that’s why LAMP is inviting you to participate in our next series on well-being. Good mental health strengthens our community. Join us and register today for this workshop that teaches coping skills and resilience. It’s a two part series so you must be… Continue reading Free Wellness Workshops

Brain health and Dementia Workshop Series

February 10, 2020

Don’t miss out on this great session on Dementia, Brain health and Alzheimer’s. Join us Monday March 16 from 4 to 6 pm for Dementia 101, then Brain health Monday April 6, 4 pm to 6 pm. Also on the importance of early detection. Everyone is welcome. This workshop is facilitated by The Alzheimer’s Society.… Continue reading Brain health and Dementia Workshop Series

LAMP’s Social Worker Program Temporarily Closed

January 24, 2020

LAMP’s social worker position is currently vacant so we are not able to see clients at this time. Please note that we are in the process of recruiting for the LAMP Social Worker role.   While the Social Worker role is vacant,  we will not be accepting referrals and the Monday social work drop-in program is… Continue reading LAMP’s Social Worker Program Temporarily Closed

Chair Yoga Mondays Free

January 16, 2020

Wellness Recharge Nourish Your Spirit

January 16, 2020

Looking for a great workshop to help your nourish your mind, body and spirit? Sign up for these free workshops. Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 7 pm the focus is on stress and self care. A great way to start the new year. Fun relaxation activities, stretching and discussion.Coming up in February the Wellness Toolbox… Continue reading Wellness Recharge Nourish Your Spirit

Craving Change

December 27, 2019

Are you interested in changing your eating habits? Do you want to improve what, when or how much you eat? Then the Craving Change® program is for you! It’s Canada’s #1 cognitive-behavioural program for people who struggle with their eating habits. The practical, skill-based approach will help you: Understand why you eat the way you… Continue reading Craving Change

Free Naloxone Training At LAMP CHC

December 19, 2019

You can help to save a life. LAMP is offering free Naloxone training to the community and frontline workers every wednesday. (except on holidays) All you have to do is register. Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose. Being Naloxone trained is all about being responsive to your society and the opioid crisis. Preliminary data shows… Continue reading Free Naloxone Training At LAMP CHC

Osteoarthritis of the Hand

December 16, 2019

If you have osteoarthritis of the hand, we can help you get a grasp. When you suffer from osteoarthritis, everyday actions that most people take for granted can be daunting. This free interactive workshop led by an Arthritis Society Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist will help you get a handle on things. Sign up today by… Continue reading Osteoarthritis of the Hand

New Toronto Holiday Market

December 9, 2019

Looking for some lovely unique gifts for the holidays? Lots of artisans and unique tokens of appreciation to bring a smile to your host or other friends. As well by attending this event you will support LAMP and our great community services. Saturday December 14, 10 am to 3 pm Kipling and Lakeshore Blvd West.… Continue reading New Toronto Holiday Market

Toronto Memory Program Comes To LAMP CHC

December 8, 2019

Do you forget things a little more often these days? Why not get tested to see how you do compared to the average population your age. Sign up for a free test at LAMP today. It’s a great way to get a baseline to compare with in the years to come. Next session Friday January… Continue reading Toronto Memory Program Comes To LAMP CHC

Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

December 8, 2019

Find out the most current evidence-based strategies to help you live better with osteoarthritis. By attending this free three hour session led by an Arthritis Society Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist you will learn about: Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee How therapeutic exercise, physical activity and weight management can decrease pain Strategies to manage your… Continue reading Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

Chair Yoga

November 8, 2019

Are you interested in Yoga but the gentle way? Chair Yoga may be just for you. These free classes will help get you into shape for the new year. Build your strength.

Lower Back Pain?

November 5, 2019

Lower back pain can really get in the way of normal activities. Learn from L:AMP’s Physio Department how to strengthen muscles and reduce pain.

Art Show a la Among Friends

November 5, 2019

Looking for some new art to freshen your home? Stop by Among Friends’ upcoming art show and cafe. Supporting local community programming.

Community Kitchen in the Lakeshore- Upcoming Session

October 30, 2019

Cooking Healthy Food on a Budget

October 28, 2019

Interested in healthy cooking on a budget? Want to join others who like food? Try out some delicious international recipes and take some home.

Arthritis tips to help hand movements

October 28, 2019

Do you or someone you know have arthritis pain in your hands? Hard to grasp things or open jars? We can help. Come to LAMP December 5 in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm and learn how to reduce pain and protect your joints.

Free Falls Prevention Physio Classes

October 26, 2019

Falling on the ice or slippery surfaces can break bones. As you get older you can lose your balance more easily. There are exercises you can do to prevent falls. Join our Physio team on Wednesdays for free falls prevention classes. Strong and Steady Program Oct. 30 to Dec. 18 10 am to 11:30 am Call 416 252 1928 to register

Physical Activity To Improve Health and Strength

October 23, 2019

Join us for free physical activity exercises to improve your strength and well-being. Get fit before winter sets in.Starting Monday November 4th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Happy Thanksgiving LAMP Closed Holiday Monday

October 10, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. LAMP will be closed the holiday Monday October 14 but will re-open regular business hours on Tuesday October 15th. Have a safe and happy holiday

Etobicoke -Lakeshore All Candidates Meeting Wednesday Oct. 16, 2019

October 8, 2019

Join us and hear what the candidates for the Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding have to say on issues that matter to you. Doors open at 6:30 pm the forum begins at 7 pm at Daily Bread Food Bank.

Healthy Starts

October 8, 2019

LAMP’s Early On Services is offering a new series of workshops to give moms extra support after giving birth if they experience postpartum depression.

Let’s talk housing with the candidates affordable housing

September 23, 2019

The Lakeshore Affordable Housing and Advocacy Group is putting the spotlight on housing issues in Etobicoke Lakeshore. The purpose is for people to share their experience and issues around an affordable place to live in this community. Everyone is welcome to this monthly meeting. Meet the candidates.

LAMP’s Annual Impact Report 2019

September 11, 2019

Free Summer Camp 10-19 year olds Street Level

July 9, 2019

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your 10-19 year old? LAMP is offering a free summer day camp with different themed weeks and trips. All you have to do is register.

Volunteer Spotlight- Najwa Aziz

July 8, 2019

Najwa Aziz Volunteer with East Mississauga CHC Dental Program Volunteer Since: 2017 What brought you to LAMP? I was looking to volunteer at senior public health centre, so I did search online and I fond the East Mississauga Community Health Centre What about the EMCHC Dental program made you want to volunteer with them? Senior’s… Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight- Najwa Aziz

Affordable Housing Community Meeting

June 23, 2019

Dinner and conversation on Affordable Housing. Join us wednesday June 26,  5 to 6 pm dinner. Interactive activities to get your opinions on housing needs and solutions. Then the real deal Housing TO Lakeshore, Laying the groundwork for solutions. Affordable Housing is a project a group of dedicated Etobicoke Lakeshore Volunteers have been working on… Continue reading Affordable Housing Community Meeting

LAMP’s 20th Annual Awards of Merit Tuesday June 4, 2019

May 30, 2019

Join us from 5 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday June 4, 2019 for an evening of celebration, music, dance and great food on the lawn 185 Fifth Street. Taste our special home made scones, BBQ, Lasagna Meat and Vegetable, Cabbage Rolls, Salads, Corn on the Cob and Cake. 5 dollars a plate. Food stations are… Continue reading LAMP’s 20th Annual Awards of Merit Tuesday June 4, 2019

LAMP Community Champion People’s Choice Award

May 11, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to our three extraordinary finalists for LAMP’s Community Champion People’s Choice Award – Brad Jones Ridley’s Funeral Home, Jennifer Bazar and Mary Bella. Our People’s Choice winner this year is Mary Bella. All three finalists are extraordinary role models. We thank them for their significant contributions to building a healthy community. They will all… Continue reading LAMP Community Champion People’s Choice Award

Teen Cooking Club

May 11, 2019

A new teen cooking program is starting up at the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment. Our wonderful dietitian Maki will be leading the group with some delicious recipes and healthy eating tips. Registration starts now.

Volunteers Needed

May 2, 2019

Several volunteer opportunities are available for LAMP events in May and June

LAMP Employee Saves A Life

April 25, 2019

Zario King was walking to work when he noticed something unusual in the bushes just before 7 a.m. Feb. 7.

“I saw like a figure … slumped over,” he said.

It was dark, cold and snowy, and as King got closer to the bushes near Birmingham and Fifth streets in south Etobicoke, the “figure” became clearer: it was a man lying on the ground unconscious.

“I was trying to get the person’s attention, and they weren’t responding,” said King, 27, a harm reduction worker at nearby LAMP Community Health Centre. “A needle was next to him.”

The man wasn’t dressed for the cold: he wore a hoodie, jeans and a jacket that was zipped down with a T-shirt underneath.

King moved the man’s hoodie and saw his face. He recognized him; the 41-year-old homeless man had been attending LAMP’s adult drop-in program.

King ran into LAMP’s drop-in centre, grabbed a naloxone kit and returned to the motionless man.

“I didn’t hear any breathing. That’s why I decided to check the pulse quickly and (he) was extremely cold to the touch,” King said.

Next, King called 911 and administered the naloxone spray, which is used to block the effects of opioids.

“When I did, he started to breathe a little bit. It was very shallow, but he did start to breathe,” King said.

King’s 911 call triggered a tiered response with police, fire and paramedics rushing to the scene.

Const. Becky Rochon and her partner got dispatched for “a person who possibly overdosed and was unresponsive” near the LAMP drop-in centre.

The constable said King was standing by, directing firefighters to where the overdose victim was, when she pulled up with her partner. “I went and spoke to him and got the story,” Rochon said, noting the victim was still unresponsive.

Paramedics arrived shortly after. “The gentleman was loaded into the ambulance and taken to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, though, it was not only the drug overdose that they were dealing with but … (his) super cold (body temperature),” Rochon said, adding the man needed to be intubated to “assist his breathing” and was given heat packs to warm his body.

The man, who overdosed on heroin, eventually regained consciousness and recovered.

Rochon said King’s quick actions “definitely” saved the man’s life.

The officer nominated King for a police commendation.

“He went out of his way, was aware enough in noticing this guy. … Most people wouldn’t be that aware,” Rochon said. “He did a great job and is definitely a great asset to that community and to LAMP.”

On April 14, King was among dozens of citizens recognized for their “unselfish acts of bravery” during a ceremony at Toronto police headquarters.

“I don’t really like people calling me a hero or using the term because I really did not do much,” King said in a recent interview. “Hopefully, I did what any other person would do.”

Also among those recognized was Kiranjit Singh Uppal, who stopped a vehicle that was being driven erratically in north Etobicoke on Nov. 3.

Police said Uppal spotted a vehicle that was being driven in a dangerous manner and managed to attract the driver’s attention, getting him to stop. Uppal spoke with the driver, who appeared impaired, and removed the keys from the vehicle.

“Uppal remained on scene with the keys and maintained visual contact with the driver until police arrived,” police said in their summary of the incident. “Uppal then handed over the keys to police and gave them a brief description of what he had observed.”

Officers investigating the matter determined that the motorist was diabetic and that his blood sugar had dropped to a dangerous level, which made him appear intoxicated. Police took the motorist to hospital for treatment.

“If the driver had not been stopped and had passed out, there would be a great risk to the public,” police said.

Claude Charbonneau, Lloyd Linton and Marius Baciu were also recognized for helping an officer from north Etobicoke’s 23 Division apprehend a fleeing suspect on July 31.

Police said the officer was investigating a vehicle at a gas station and subsequently became involved in a foot chase with its driver.

Charbonneau and Linton were in the area and saw the chase. Charbonneau drove up to the officer and asked if he needed help. “The officer accepted and got into the rear seat of Charbonneau’s vehicle,” police said. “Charbonneau drove beside the fleeing suspect until he stopped running.”

The officer then got out of the vehicle and arrested the suspect. Charbonneau and Linton stood by until backup arrived, and they also provided a statement to police.

Baciu was also in the area and saw the fleeing suspect toss an item over a fence during the chase.

Baciu showed the responding officers the exact location of the discarded item, and a quantity of powder cocaine was recovered as a result.

Andrew Palamarchuk
by Andrew Palamarchuk
Andrew Palamarchuk is a reporter with Metroland Media Toronto and He has been covering the crime beat since 2002 and has a passion for giving a voice to those affected by tragedy and looking at societal issues that may have contributed to it.

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Nominations Open LAMP’s 20th Awards of Merit

April 10, 2019

Do you know someone who is making a difference in our community? Please consider nominating them for LAMP’s 20th Annual Awards of Merit.Community Champions make the world a better place to live. LAMP Community Health Centre is looking for people, organizations, service clubs or businesses that have gone the extra mile to make a difference.… Continue reading Nominations Open LAMP’s 20th Awards of Merit

Falls Prevention Strong & Steady

April 10, 2019

As you get older, it is easier to fall and break a bone. Often balance is a little off and that can cause an injury. If you or someone you know could use some help in this area, register today for a free workshop. Strong and Steady leads the way. LAMP’s physiotherapy program is offering… Continue reading Falls Prevention Strong & Steady


March 29, 2019

LAMP Community Health Centre is looking for dynamic and committed individuals, who are interested in helping to shape the future of our work by joining our Board of Directors. While we encourage anyone to apply, in 2019-2020, we are particularly looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Complimentary additions to our board include… Continue reading JOIN OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FMTA Tenant’s Workshop

March 28, 2019

“Come join Lakeshore Affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group and The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations event to meet local tenants and learn about how to join and form tenant associations. Tenant associations work to develop leadership and resources to improve power balance for tenants when dealing with landlords. Please see the attached poster for more information.

Tenant organizations can work together to improve their situation and advocate for their rights around rent increases, repairs and evictions by sharing resources, knowledge, experiences and ideas with fellow tenants. Residents of a building have the legal right to organize as a group of tenants. The meeting will be held on April 17th, 2019 at 6:45 pm at LAMP Community Health Center in the Community Room at 185 Fifth Street.”

Internet, Social Media, Gaming Dependencey

March 18, 2019

Disconnecting from the internet, social media and gaming is top of mind these days. Trying to reduce dependency is something that many of us would like to work on. Want to learn more about this topic? Come to this free workshop at Lakeshore Collegiate Institute Monday April 1 at 6 pm. Find out more about:How… Continue reading Internet, Social Media, Gaming Dependencey

Free Immigration Legal Advice

February 19, 2019

ASK! Settlement Counsellor provides a range of services to support and assist newcomers settle into our community. Eligibility Criteria Permanent residents, Convention Refugees (completed hearing with a positive decision), skilled workers and live-in caregivers. Services Provided Include Information/Orientation Referral to Community Services (i.e. housing, English classes, family, employment counselling, health, legal, government, etc.) Assistance with… Continue reading Free Immigration Legal Advice

Time for Income Tax

January 30, 2019

Income Tax Time Time to start thinking about doing your income tax. You can make an appointment soon at LAMP if you are on a low income and would like your taxes done for free. Please see the flyer for details or visit the ASK! Community Information Center Income Tax page. Appointment booking starts February… Continue reading Time for Income Tax

Free Computer Classes

January 22, 2019

Start the new year off by learning something new.If you are 19 years old and out of school this might be for you. Computer skills are important for employment and educational opportunities. Learn how to use tablets, laptops and desktops. Also instruction on other programs like MS Word, email and more.

Free Teen Learn To Cook Healthy Meals Sessions

January 19, 2019

If you are a teen and you would like to gain cooking skills here’s your chance. A new healthy cooking session is starting on wednesday evenings with our dietitian Maki. For details and to register see poster below. Free TTC tokens to get you home.

The Elevator at 185 Fifth St. is back in service.

November 7, 2018

The Elevator at LAMP location at 185 Fifth St has been replaced and is back in service. Thank you for your patience during the upgrade process.

Back to School Event changed to LAMP today

August 25, 2022

ALERT: Change of location for today’s back to school event and vaccine clinic. Moved to LAMP 185 Fifth Street from 2 pm to 4 pm. Changed due to rain. Get your free backpacks and school supplies. Also a pop up vaccine clinic and much more.

Save the Date – Annual AGM

July 22, 2022

Our Community Needs Your Support

Every little bit helps. You may not think you make much of a difference, but in the words of those who use LAMP CHC’s services:

"Everyday we come to LAMP CHC, life gets a little easier to get back on track. We would have just given up if it wasn’t for them."

Programs & Services

LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth St
Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5