Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Care Project - Vaisnava Care Toronto

Vaishnavas C.A.R.E. (Counseling, Assistance, Resources, and Education for those in need and their families) is a support system for patients and loved ones facing medical or end-of-life situations. Our primary purpose is to improve the quality of life for patients and family members within the Vaishnava faith through providing personal, holistic care.  Aside from assisting those who are terminally ill, our goal is to also to care  for Vaishnavas when they need any kind of help, whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual.

Services Provided
  • Cooking/Delivering Prasadam (Sanctified Food)
  • Spiritual Care (Praying, Reading, Kirtan)
  • Developing “Life Reviews” 
  • Going for Walks
  • Housekeeping (Cleaning, Laundry, Gardening)
  • Driving or Running Small Errands
  • Childcare
  • Preparing for Final Rites & Funerals
  • Helping Families Through Grief
  • Knitting/Crocheting
  • Helping with Emails or Letters
  • Engaging in Personal Conversations and so much more!

Why is this Important?
Vaisnava culture believes that the human form of life provides a special opportunity to prepare one to return back to his/her original home with the Lord. However, we can often falsely feel at home in this material world. In a supportive environment, we must address the physical decline of the body and the  emotional upheaval that may arise from the impending separation of body and self. With a strong support system, an individual soul may  eventually reap the long awaited goal of going back to Krishna.  In addition, compassion is one of the most endearing qualities of a Vaishnava.  Toward  this end we aspire to serve devotees who are in need of any form of physical, spiritual or emotional care.

How You Can Help
  • Raise awareness of our services amongst your friends and family
  • Let us know if someone you know needs help
  • Volunteer by assisting those in need
  • Share your ideas about how we can help devotees
  • Donate to this worthy cause to help us reach more devotees
  • Become a member of the Toronto V-Care Team

For More Information and Updates

This Project is Dedicated to 
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Members of ISKCON Toronto's Vaisnava Care Team at their monthly meeting - July 2014