Trinity Square Cafe

Type of Service


Program Description

Trinity Square Cafe provides a work orientation and training program so that people living with mental health issues can maintain or develop employability skills within a small business, cafe environment. We believe in the potential of people in recovery to contribute productively to their communities. We enable active social participation and concrete skills development in a transitional work environment.

Access Information

Intake is continuous. Workers should contact the program to discuss suitability of clients. Clients then have an in-person interview with Trinity staff to further assess for suitability. If mutually agreeable, clients complete an intake form and an assessment/goal setting form where they plan concrete goals for the next year. Clients also discuss when they can be scheduled (one shift a week is 4 hours in either the morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday). Clients then begin their program by doing a shift under the supervision of staff. A mandatory Health and Safety workshop is given by staff once a month and all clients must take this course. Ongoing assessment of client progress is done by staff through daily interaction and weekly review meetings. Eligibility: Clients must be living with mental illness. They must have a formal diagnosis of a mental illness, but must be able to function in a public business. Punctuality, hygiene, appearance, manner, behaviour, mood and so on and so forth must be stable enough to work in a busy environment. Clients must also be willing to discuss their recovery with staff and other clients. Clients must be from within the GTA and they must be over 18 years of age. English is the language of the program, thus fluency is required.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-598-2010

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Toronto)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note No smoking in the café.




Main Hours

Monday 0900-1630
Tuesday 0900-1630
Wednesday 0900-1630
Thursday 0900-1630
Friday 0900-1630