About Us

Welcome to Dixon Hall

Dixon Hall began as a soup kitchen in 1929, and since then has been steadily increasing and strengthening a diverse range of integrated services for residents of Downtown East Toronto.
Dixon Hall is a multi-service agency, and serves more than 10,000 people annually, impacting the lives of the most vulnerable and the most at-risk members of our community. We work with at-risk youth, seniors, adults with physical and health disabilities, people who need housing, individuals searching for employment, those with mental health issues, and newly immigrated individuals and their families.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Dixon Hall’s programs and offices sit on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Tkaronto, now known as Toronto, is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

Ancestral Acknowledgement

We all share our connection to the treaties that shape our nation, whether we arrived as settlers, immigrants, or newcomers in this current generation or in generations long past. It’s important to recognize that some among us have ancestral roots tied to the involuntary migration of the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade. Therefore, we also extend our respect and recognition to the ancestors of African Origin and Descent, honouring their enduring legacy.

Our History

Our Mission

We create lasting solutions to end poverty, social injustices, and isolation in Toronto

Our Vision

A city where everyone thrives

Our Values

  • Respect – We believe that everyone has qualities and value worthy of admiration
  • Diversity – We believe in an inclusive culture of diverse thought, experience, and background
  • Integrity –Commitments we make will be commitments kept
  • Care and Compassion – We live out our commitment for social justice through thoughtful action
  • Accountability – We are responsible for our actions, and inaction

Multi-Sector Services Accountability Agreement

The Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 requires that the LHIN and the HSP enter into a service accountability agreement (“SM”). The SM enables the LHIN to provide funding to the HSP for the provision of services. It supports a collaborative relationship between the LHIN and the HSP to improve the health of Ontarians through better access to high-quality health services, to coordinate health care in local health systems and to manage the health system at the local level effectively and efficiently.

View the agreement here.