416 Community Support for Women to Integrate with LOFT Community Services


November 25, 2016

Announcement to all of our partners, collaborators and supporters…

416 Community Support for Women to Integrate with LOFT Community Services

Dear Valued Stakeholder/Partner,

We would like to inform you of an important and exciting change aimed at improving our services to those most in need. Over the coming months, 416 and LOFT, with support from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, will be undergoing a planning process for an integration of 416’s programs, services and staff into LOFT Community Services. The integration is targeted for April 1st, 2017.

416 is a long-standing and much-respected provider of addiction and mental health support services for women. LOFT Community Services is also a well-respected provider of addiction and mental health services to a wide range of youth, adults and seniors with complex challenges.  By building on our aligned values, our goal is to improve and expand programs and services for all of our clients. Our aim is to be able to sustain and grow what 416 has been so successful in building and integrate its work within a broader range of services serving at risk people in our community.

We are working closely together to ensure a smooth transition. Throughout the merger process, we do not anticipate any disruption to current programs and services. 416 will continue in terms of name, identity, client services and our staff team. We will become a program of LOFT more broadly and share in their common value of unwavering care for our clients.


LOFT stands for “Leap of Faith Together”. On behalf of both organizations, including our Boards of Directors and staff, we are looking forward to taking this leap of faith together and hope we can include you in the excitement of this potential.


We will provide updates on our progress. Please do not hesitate to contact Alex Branston at 416 (416-928-3334 (ext 224); alex.b@416community.com) or Heather McDonald at LOFT (416-259- 5995; hmcdonald@loftcs.org) if you have any comments or questions. Thanks for your support!



Rhona Zitney, Chair, 416 Board of Directors James Anok, Chair, LOFT Board of Directors


  1. 416 Board of Directors, LOFT Board of Directors, Toronto Central LHIN