C/S Timebank Toronto


We are happy to support and to help the world learn about Consumer Survivor Timebank Toronto.


Here is ther notice about information sessions you can attend to find out more. Space is limited, see how to register for the info events below.


CS TimebankToronto
Introducing The Consumer/Survivor Timebank of Toronto

  • Do you have a skill or talent you would like to share?
  • Are you looking for a creative and free way to get support and learn new things without having to access social services?
  • Have you ever had experience with mental health services/the mental health system?
  • Do you identify as mad, consumer, psychiatric survivor, as a person with a mental illness?

 If yes, then The Consumer/Survivor Timebank of Toronto(CSTB) is looking for you.

We are establishing an alternative currency system.

How it works

Members list the things they would like to do, and the things they need help with.

People earn time dollars by helping each other out, and can spend them by “purchasing” help from the timebank.

No goods or money is exchanged.

Everyone is equal.

Timebanks have been shown to reduce isolation and improve quality of life.

C/S Timebank Information Sessions

We will be holding information sessions on the following dates:

  • Jan 19th    1pm -3pm
  • Jan 22nd                           7pm-9pm
  • Jan 26th     1pm -3pm
  • Jan 29 th  1pm -3pm

Registration for these events is REQUIRED due to limited space. The location will be accessible. Refreshments will be provided by The Raging Spoon. We ask that you refrain from using scented products.

To register, please email us at:

c.s.timebanking@gmail.com

Funding for this project is provided by the Reva Gerstein Legacy Fund.

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5 Responses to C/S Timebank Toronto

  1. Jamie Sarner says:

    where does this idea come from? and is it something ongoing or new? because I haven´t heard of anything like it. and what goes on in this sessions?

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    • Hi Jamie
      I’m pretty confident that the idea behind a timebank – if not always called by that name is one used round the world.
      I know there was a pretty healthy one in and around the City of Bath, England 20plus years ago, where there wwas a pretty strong “alternative”community.

      as for what goes on in the info sessions, folks turn up, hear about how it works and how they can join in….

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  2. Catherine Bennett says:

    I enjoyed meeting you @ the meeting on Saturday!

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  3. Wendy Dixon says:

    Fantastic idea. The email link didn’t work though. So do people need to offer services or expertise in person. Or is there opportunities for the virtual world here.

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