Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and gender-diverse people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed.

We have been serving the Toronto community for over 40 years, validating the experiences of women and gender-diverse people, no matter where they are at in their journey.

Sistering’s serves women and gender-diverse people across Toronto who experience firsthand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They may be without homes, living in shelters, or living precariously and at-risk of becoming homeless. We provide around-the-clock support for individuals aged 16 to 80+, who may have experience with substance use; mental health challenges; sex work; interactions with the criminal justice system; trauma and violence; immigration, refugee or undocumented status; and health issues or disabilities.



Our Vision

A world where all women and gender-diverse people are safe, respected, valued, and treated with dignity. 


Our Mission

Sistering creates a safe, welcoming space for women and gender-diverse people, offering practical and emotional support to those facing social isolation, homelessness, trauma, abuse, discrimination, substance use, or mental health challenges. 


Our Beliefs

Guided by feminism, anti-racism, and anti-oppression, our programs empower individuals to take control of their lives and work to improve social conditions.

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Who We Serve

Our community members come from a range of intersectional and diverse backgrounds and are experiencing, or have experienced:

  • Homelessness & precarious housing
  • Substance use and mental health issues
  • Physical disability & chronic illness
  • Trauma and violence
  • Immigration, refugee, and undocumented status

Our Values


Sistering’s programs are user-informed and designed to meet the needs of our diverse community.


Sistering is agile and capable of responding to create a positive impact for the community.


Our services meet our users where they are, offering a range of immediate needs and longer-term support.


We offer safe spaces for women and gender-diverse people to access the services they need with care and compassion.

Read our Anti-Oppression & Diversity Policy