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What We Do (legacy)

We Take Care Of Toronto

CUPE79 - Providing Public Service to Toronto

We take care of your kids

Thousands of our members work in delivering fun, safe programs for Toronto’s children. Local 79 members deliver a lot of the programs you’ll find in the Fun Guide. We also are the City’s child care providers who look after and educate your children while you work. You’ll find us at Thomas Berry Child Care Centre, Malvern Child Care Centre and over 55 others.
We’ll teach your child to swim in the aquatics programs and we’ll watch over them when they are in one of Toronto’s 230+ pools like Centennial, Olympium or North Toronto. We also ensure that the water quality is maintained and meets all health standards. You’ll see us watching the wading pool and checking the water, teaching the children and making sure they don’t run and slip.

We tend to the elderly

We tend to the elderly and the infirm and those who need a hand. You’ll find us at Bridgepoint Hospital and 10 long-term care homes including Bendale Acres and Castleview Wychwood Towers making sure that your parents, grandparents and all of those who are elderly and infirm are well looked after. Sometimes, they’ll need some help to get up and sometimes they’ll need tending to, medicine, fresh bedding or just comforting.
We’re more than caregivers, we are friends. Routine, a familiar face and trust are so important when caring for the elderly. We are proud to work with these people who have given so much to our city. We provide social services to people of all ages such as teens who are struggling or who are on the street, families who need a safe place to go and the mentally ill who need a voice and an advocate. We also help new Canadians find employment and transition into their careers and lives.

We keep you safe

We are the ones who inspect the restaurants to ensure they are clean. We monitor the water in our City, which has some of the best drinking water in the world. We inspect the grocery stores, apartment buildings and construction sites to make sure they are safe and clean. We are the people who ensure that the buildings are built to code and safety standards are met. We make sure that the City lands and places are used properly and for what they were intended. And if you have an emergency or need other assistance, we are the one who send you help.

We take care of your health

We are the ones who visit new moms and babies and make sure they are healthy and have what they need. We help rehabilitate the wounded and sick in ways that will enable them to get back to their lives, quickly and safely. We administer immunizations and protect the city from outbreaks that can severely affect the old and the young.

We keep things in order

We’re the ones who make sure your licensed best friend gets get home when he’s lost. We maintain the records for your home taxes and ensure taxis are safe and permitted. Parks need to be open for everyone to enjoy, so we make sure they are. We ensure your favorite neighborhood stores, barber shops, mom n’ pops and food markets are operational. We zone communities to make sure everything is in its place.