About us

Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services (JANS), founded in 1999, is a multi-service community based registered charitable organization for newcomers, seniors, youth and women. JANS has been successfully providing high-quality services for more than 20 years in the Rockcliffe-Smythe neighbourhood and surrounding areas. Located in one of Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods, JANS serves clients from diverse backgrounds in a non-discriminatory approach.

JANS operates with a focus and priority of promoting quality of life and social services, social justice, accessibility and community development of the underserved communities in Mt. Dennis area of Toronto and beyond.
JANS offers effective programs and services to the community. This is reflected in a friendly and safe environment, where newcomers and neighbours support each other, learn from each other and act together, as responsible citizens for a more compassionate society. In addition, we offer these services without discrimination based on gender, cultural background, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or place of origin – as enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and required by the Ontario Human Rights Act.

Since its inception, JANS has been implementing programs and services in various areas to meet the needs of seniors, women, youth, immigrants and refugees. In 2011 JANS was registered as a charitable organization under Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) laws and regulations to use all its potential and capacity to serve the community more effectively and efficiently. JANS assists more than 7000 clients on a yearly basis.

JANS is currently in the process of designing and developing new programs/partnerships and collaboration with local and international organizations to expand JANS activities beyond its traditional catchment areas. JANS is committed to substantially involving communities in needs assessment, choice of target, implementation and evaluation of its programs. The organization is governed by the Board of Directors and operated under the supervision of the Executive Director and its management team.


To enhance the social and economic development of disadvantaged groups through community empowerment.


People living in an equitable environment, promoting their living standards and participating to the community and economic development.