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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 | | 


Rufus May

Group Name: Rufus May

Description: online resources for people that hear voices.



Hearing Voices Network (HVN)

Group Name: Hearing Voices Network (HVN)

Description: online resources for people that hear voices.

If you hear voices HVN can help – we are committed to helping people who hear voices. Our reputation is growing as the limitations of a solely medical approach to voices become better known. Psychiatry traditionally refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma.

We offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

Contact: | | 0114 271 8210

The Icarus Project

Group Name: The Icarus Project

Description: online resources for people that hear voices


Recovery Network Toronto – WRAP® for people who hear voices

Group Name: Recovery Network Toronto – WRAP® for people who hear voices

Description: This program offers you an opportunity to begin to

  • take more control of your life
  • learn how you can use WRAP®to help you focus on wellness and to manage the ups and downs of living
  • make sense of your own experiences and how they affect your health
  • figure out what works for you, and do more of it; and what doesn’t work for you – and do less of that

Learning to focus on wellness can leave you with energy enough to live with the voices  and maybe even give you confidence to one day learn more about them and begin working with them.You may even learn how the voices you hear can help you stay well.

This is a unique opportunity to experience WRAP® in a small group of people who also hear voices too – including the facilitator.

This program will combine a hearing voices group with a WRAP program. Conversations will not be limited to voices – the point is to help you move towards learning to live in wellness and to a place where you can live more easily with whatever you experience.

Open  to adults who hear voices and who want to learn how they can make their life easier and share that with others doing the same.

Cost– the program is free but there will be a charge to recover the cost of materials /binder / workbook materials – [maximum] $40.

Where: Located at the main office of Family Outreach and Response –2mins walk from Dundas West TTC station.

When: If you are interested in joining this group please contact Kevin Healey by email

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Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group

Group Name: Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group
Description: We are a group of people who have managed to live with Fibromyalgia and are interested in supporting other individuals who are learning how to deal with their Fibromyalgia symptoms. Our approach is to support people with Fibromyalgia in a friendly setting as they discover how to manage their symptoms.

To date Fibromyalgia is perhaps one of the most challenging chronic pain conditions actively under investigation in the world pain community. The most recent findings provide hope for better symptom control. The cause or causes of Fibromyalgia are still not known. Most research supports the hypothesis that Fibromyalgia is the result of changes in the central nervous system (Spinal Cord and Brain).

Where: Bayview Village Loblaws, 2877 Bayview Village 2nd floor, (Sheppard Ave. and Bayview subway stop). FREE parking!

When: Our meetings are 1-3 pm the 1st Wednesday of each month from September-July.

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:

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


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