Alternatives is a community-based mental health agency located in the East End of Toronto.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is grounded in the belief that every individual has self-worth and potential. Everyone is entitled to live with dignity and self-determination. We recognize and consider the context of an individual’s life within the parameters of their psychological, economic, spiritual and physical realities.

We work with individuals to enhance their strengths and support each person to develop to their fullest potential. We are committed to providing services which promote wellness and recovery.


Alternatives provides community-based client centred resources that support and inspire our diverse community to maintain and improve their mental well-being. We do this by working with our clients and partners to address challenges, facilitate informed choices and advocate for positive change.


An inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity to lead healthy and empowered lives.


Social Justice: We believe in the dignity and self-worth of all people and understand that we have a responsibility to address the conditions that impact negatively on the health and well-being of the clients that we serve.
Client Informed Choice: We believe that clients have the right to be heard, informed and supported in achieving their goals.
Equitable Access: we believe that everyone should have equitable access to the resources that they need to reach their potential, and are committed to removing barriers that restrict access for clients.

Board of Directors

  • Glenn Davis – Chair

  • Samantha Seabrook – Vice Chair

  • Amandeep Sohi – Treasurer

  • Daniel Hsieh

  • Maureen Hyland

  • Matthew J. Ayearst

  • Andres Rodriguez

  • Pat Fiorino

Our Staff

  • Michelle Azubuike – Executive Director

  • Aisling D’Arcy – Program Manager

  • Natalia Hall – Community Development Recreational Coordinator

  • Litty George – Mental Health Case Manager

  • Amy Connolly – Mental Health Case Manager

  • Susan Green – Mental Health Case Manager

  • Samantha Zapreff – Mental Health Case Manager

  • Shirley Hutchison – Mental Health Case Manager


We are a registered charity and we welcome your donations. Donations over $10.00 will be issued a tax receipt. All donations go directly to benefiting client programming.