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Best Buddies Canada

Alternate Name Best Buddies International ; Vrais Copains
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Etobicoke Central
Address & Map
1243 Islington Ave, Suite 907
Toronto, ON M8X 1Y9
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Intersection Islington Ave and Bloor St W
Physical Access Program activities take place at various locations in the community -- call for accessibility details
Description and Services
Description (Service) Matches students with and without intellectual disabilities to create one-to-one friendships in participating high schools, universities and colleges * group activities in participating elementary schools * promotes social integration * works in conjunction with community agencies
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Students with and without intellectual disabilities who complete the screening process and meet matching criteria
Application Online application
Languages English ; French
Fees No fee to participate in program, but there may be nominal fees for certain activities
Service Categories Buddy Programs ~ Intellectual Disabilities
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-531-0003
Toll Free Phone 1-888-779-0061
Fax 416-531-0325
Primary Executive Vicki MacCrimmon, Executive Director; Email:

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