CLEO’s Steps to Justice

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) is excited to announce the launch of Steps to Justice, a new website that gives reliable, step-by-step information on common legal problems in family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Steps to Justice:

  • equips people to work through their legal problems through easy-to-understand steps
  • includes practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides
  • gives referral information for legal and social services across Ontario
  • has live chat and email-based support for users with additional questions
  • allows community organizations to embed its content on their own websites for free so your clients can access legal information without leaving your website. You’ll be able to pick the content you want to share – anything from a single question and answer to a full area of law.

In partnership with the City of Toronto, additional CLEO resources are now available in Arabic:

–        Need welfare? How to apply to Ontario Works and

–        Disability benefits in Ontario: Who can get them and how to apply

CLEO will be offering training on Steps to Justice for community workers so please get in touch with Rebecca Stulberg at Rebecca.stulberg@cleo.on.ca if you are interested in this opportunity.

For additional questions or information, please contact Michelle Cader, Community Outreach Manager via e-mail at michelle.cader@cleo.on.ca or by calling 416-408-4420 ext.826

Snack ‘N’ Chat Mother’s Group – Strengths and Challenges in Raising a Family

Group Name: Snack ‘N’ Chat Mother’s Group – Strengths and Challenges in Raising a Family

Description: Every second Tuesday of the month, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. “A Walk In Drop In” – Heather McDonald, MA. Reg Psychotherapist

  • Run by the George Hull Centre for Children and Families
  • Come and enjoy food
  • A lot of donations available – clothing and household items
  • Talk about your strengths and challenges in raising a family with other mothers
  • Tokens Available

Where:  RAY Program space at Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre, 500 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON  M9B 2C4

WhenParticipate in the following one hour workshops held monthly:

  • February 14th – How to Talk and Connect to your teen and pre-teen Part 1
  • March 7th –  How to Talk and Connect to your teen and pre-teen part 2 (1st Tuesday of the month,, because the following week is March Break
  • April 11th Come and Learn Mindfulness and other stress reduction techniques
  • May 9th Share and Learn more about your health as a woman
  • June 13th Spend time laughing and playing at year end summer celebration

Contact: Rae Masche| 416-622-8833 ext. 252 | Email | Website

Ontario Brain Injury Society – Peer Support Program

Group Name: Ontario Brain Injury Society – Peer Support Program

Description: OBIA’s Provincial Peer Support Program connects persons with lived experience (the Mentor) with an individual who is living with the effects of acquired brain injury who requires the support (the Partner). The program is available to survivors, family members and/or unpaid caregivers. Mentor/Partner matches are time specific and are made based on similar experiences, needs and personal interests. The program is coordinated through the local brain injury associations across Ontario, making it possible for people to be ‘matched’ province wide.

**This is a free service offered by the Ontario Brain Injury Society**

Where: Toronto Location: Brain Injury Society of Toronto | 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 205, Toronto, ON M4T 1M9

When: Please call or email for more information

Contact:  Carla Thoms, OBIA Provincial Peer Support Coordinator | 1800-263-5404 ext. 227 | peersupport@obia.on.ca | http://obia.ca/peer-support2/ 

 

Family Services Toronto – Walk In Counselling

Group Name:  Family Services Toronto – Walk In Counselling

Description:  We offer a FREE single session counselling session with a trained Counsellor or Psychotherapist. The counselling session is usually about 50 minutes and is open to all persons 18 years of age and older.  Single Session Counselling can provide you with the emotional support, feedback and ideas on how to make positive changes in your life. Each counselling session is treated like a distinct counselling session with no expectation that you come back for a subsequent session.  Please call the Service Access Unit at 416-595-9618 to inquire about the times when service is offered in languages other than English.

Where:   128A Sterling Road, second floor, suite 202, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2B7

When:  Wednesdays from 3:30-7:30 p.m.   Registration begins at 3 p.m. and last appointment starts 6:15pm.

Contact:   Service is on a first come, first served basis for the first 2 sessions.  No appointment is required and no pre-registration.  General phone line:  416-595-9230, to request counselling at all locations call 416-595-9618.

Miles Nadal JCC – Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME)

Group Name:  Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME).

Group Description:  TIME™ is a group exercise program originally designed by Toronto Rehab-UHN physiotherapists and led by fitness instructors at local community centres across Canada. The program was developed for adults who have challenges with balance and mobility.

This program is for you if you want to:

  • Get fit and increase your energy
  • Be more confident in your balance
  • Feel stronger and more active
  • Enjoy the many benefits of exercise
  • Move with more ease in your home and community

Join TIME™ in a local community centre for a program that provides safe and beneficial exercise to meet these goals. Classes are one hour long, 1-2 times per week, usually 10-12 weeks.

Participants must be able to walk independently for 10 m (30 feet) with or without a cane or walker. Many of the participants in the class have difficulties with balance or moving around in their home or community due to conditions such as stroke or MS. Registration fees for the TIME program vary. Please inquire at the specific site in your area. Subsidies may be available from the community centre

Where:  Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, M5S 2J2

When:  Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Contact: Colin Blayney Phone 416-924-6211 Ext. 526 | Email: colinb@mcjcc.org

Simcoe/York Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Peer Support Group

Group Name:  Simcoe/York Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Peer Support Group

Description:  The Simcoe/York Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Peer Support group provides peer support, information and resources for the Simcoe County and York Region areas for persons living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, their caregivers and families.

Where:  Superior Home Health Care, 56 Churchill Drive, Unit 1-3, Barrie ON, L4N 8Z5

When:  Second Saturday of each month from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in the community room.

Contact:  Tammy Stadt | Phone: 705-725-5849

 

What Next! Peer Support Program- Canadian Mental Health Association

Group Name: What Next!  Peer Support Program at the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Description:  What Next Drop- in Centre is one of many programs run by the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto- Branch (CMHA). We are a peer run initiative Drop-In Centre for adults living with a mental health and or addiction issue.  The support group is for individuals 19 years of age and older who live with mental health or mental health and addiction challenges.

Where:  3701 Chesswood Drive, Suite 208, North York, Ontario,  M3J 2P6, (west of the Allen, on the corner of Sheppard Ave & Chesswood Drive).

When:   What Next! is open:  Monday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm.  What Next! is closed on Wednesday.

Contact: To become a member, please call 416-449-4555 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to make an appointment for an orientation session or visit our website to learn more about What Next! and to get a copy of our monthly calendar of events: What Next!

York North Lyme Support Group

Group Name:  York North Lyme Support Group

Group Description:  The York North Lyme Disease Support Group meets monthly and is open to Lyme patients and their caregivers, as well as anyone else who wants to learn about Lyme. Some group members have environmental allergies so please refrain from wearing fragrances such as scented lotions.

Where:  Richmond Hill Police Station, Community Room (171 Major MacKenzie Avenue – south west corner of Yonge/Major Mackenzie).   Please park on Hopkins Street.

When:  A monthly gathering, please contact the information below for this months meeting.

Contact:  For more information email yorknorth.lymegroup@gmail.com or visit the York North Lyme Group  Facebook page.

Art Meetup For Peers 16-29 yrs.

Group Name:  Art Meetup For Peers

Description:  Stella’s Studio is an arts-based community by and for young adults with lived experience. Peers are welcome to join us to connect and create in a safe space where everyone’s art is celebrated.  The group is for youth aged 16 to 29 years of age.

Where:  Stella’s Place, 18 Camden Street, Toronto, ON

When:   The next Meetup dates are Wednesday March 9 and Wednesday March 23rd,  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Discovering Our Power at Bathurst and Finch- North York Women’s Centre

Group:  Discovering Our Power at Bathurst and Finch

Description:  This is the first part of the Women’s Empowerment Series.  In this group, participants will gain an understanding of difficult emotions and the effects they have on mental and physical well-being. They will identify personal strengths and coping strategies to draw upon during stressful situations and learn how to build self esteem and confidence. This program will be delivered in partnership with Unison Health and Community Services.

Where: Bathurst Finch Hub, 540 Finch Ave. West

When:  Every Friday for 9 weeks, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, starts February 12, 2016

Contact:  Please call us at 416-781-0479 for information or to arrange an intake interview.

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