list your group with us
SHRC maintains a database of self-help/mutual aid group in the Greater Toronto Area only. Complete the following form if you would like to list your Toronto group with us.
You can also print out this form and return it to:
The Self-Help Resource Centre
40 Orchard View Blvd. Suite 219
Toronto ON M4R 1B9
Phone: (416) 487-4355
Fax: (416) 487-0344
Self-Help/Mutual Aid is a process of sharing common experience, situations or problems. Self-help is participatory in nature and involves getting help, giving help and learning to help yourself as well as sharing knowledge and experience. There is no charge to participate, although a nominal donation to cover expenses is sometimes requested. Self-help initiatives are run by and for participants, meet on an ongoing basis, are voluntary in nature and are open to new members. The primary focus of self-help is emotional support, practical support and information exchange.
DEFINITIONS OF SELF-HELP INITIATIVES
Self-Help Groups may be traditional face-to-face groups (open or closed to new members), transitioning groups (moving from a professionally led support group model to a self-help model) as well as internet/on-line groups.
Self-Help Organizations are those that have a significant proportion of their services dedicated to self-help initiatives.
Self-Help On-Line initiatives are any self-help "groups", offering peer support and sharing of information over the Internet.
Professionally Facilitated Groups. These groups are facilitated by a trained individual who may not share in the presenting problem experienced by the members of the groups. They are defined as time limited and there may be a charge to participate. These groups may be mandatory, open or closed to members.
Resources are organizations that provide valuable information on various social service issues related to our mandate.
If your group needs to develop leaflets and/or guidelines or needs other functional assistance, please contact The Self-Help Resource Centre.
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