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Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Mental Health Services

Group Name: Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Mental Health Services

Description: Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) is a vision of the late Elder, Joe Sylvester. Initial efforts began with a diabetes research project, which realized that a more comprehensive approach to health care was needed by the Aboriginal community. As a fully accredited community health centre, AHT offers access to health care practitioners from many disciplines including Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People. Ancient ceremonies and traditions, intrinsic to our health care model are available.

Our service model integrates Traditional and Western approaches to assess, diagnose and treat mental health issues across the life cycle. Our multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals goes beyond treating symptoms by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of trauma (i.e. the residual effects of colonialism and the Residential School System). Our services are for all people with concerns about their emotional, psychological, behavioural and/or cognitive health. Priority groups for this program include seniors, people who are homeless, people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), people experiencing a mental health crisis, and people with concerns about their substance use or problem gambling. ** Adult Anger Management Class held weekly and registration is required.

Where: 179 Gerrard Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2E5

When: December 17th, 2014 and resuming on January 21, 2015 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. every Wednesday for the Adult Anger Management classes. Please call main line for information on the Mental Health Services provided.

Contact: Nicole Penak or Faith Chaput 416-920-2605 (Anger Management) | 416-891-8606 (24/7 Crisis) | 416-360-0486 (Main) | aht.ca

Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Diabetes Education & Management

Group Name: Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Diabetes Education & Management

Description: Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) is a vision of the late Elder, Joe Sylvester. Initial efforts began with a diabetes research project, which realized that a more comprehensive approach to health care was needed by the Aboriginal community. As a fully accredited community health centre, AHT offers access to health care practitioners from many disciplines including Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People. Ancient ceremonies and traditions, intrinsic to our health care model are available.

Our multi-disciplinary team of Dieticians, Diabetic Nurse Educators, Social Workers and a Chiropodist provides individual, family, and caregiver support for diabetes. Our culturally-based program integrates Traditional and Western approaches to provide health education and help prevent complications of diabetes. In addition to providing education and support, our services include: oral medication, disease management, insulin monitoring and management, nutritional counselling, foot care, and lifestyle management.

Where: 225 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 1S4

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-360-0486 | 416-891-8606 (24/7 Crisis) | aht.ca

Native Child & Family Services of Toronto – Youth and Parents

Group Name: Native Child & Family Services of Toronto – Youth and Parents (YAP)

Description: Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) was founded in 1986 by concerned members of Toronto’s Native community. The founders were concerned about the high number of children in the care of Children’s Aid Societies and by the issues, such as poverty, addictions, family violence, and homelessness, confronting Native families in the city. The founders were further concerned that while the Native family had many issues before it, few services within the mainstream sector were available to meet the needs of an increasingly voiceless and marginalized community.

Youth and Parents (YAP)
This 12-week program is for parents and youth aged 13 to 17. It is designed to help parents and their teens communicate with each other and lean strategies to create and maintain a positive family atmosphere. The program incorporates traditional culture and spirituality.

Where: 30 College Street | Toronto, ON M5G 1K2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-969-8510 | info@nativechild.org | www.nativechild.org

Native Child & Family Services of Toronto – SNAP Program

Group Name: Native Child & Family Services of Toronto – SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) for Parents and Children

Description: Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) was founded in 1986 by concerned members of Toronto’s Native community. The founders were concerned about the high number of children in the care of Children’s Aid Societies and by the issues, such as poverty, addictions, family violence, and homelessness, confronting Native families in the city. The founders were further concerned that while the Native family had many issues before it, few services within the mainstream sector were available to meet the needs of an increasingly voiceless and marginalized community.

SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) for Parents and Children
This 12-week program to help children and their caregivers learn self-control and problem solving skills using SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) within the framework of the medicine wheel and traditional Native teachings. (Concurrent separate groups are held for parents/caregivers and children.)

A telephone interview will be conducted with parents/caregivers prior to acceptance into the group. The SNAP Program is used under license from and adapted with permission from Child Development Institute.

For Parents/Caregivers:
Parents will be taught effective parenting skills to assist them in raising children with challenging behavioural problems. They will also learn about the self-control and problem solving skills being taught to their children.

For Children Aged 7 to 12:
The children’s program uses a cognitive behaviour approach that helps children control compulsive behaviour, think about the consequences of their behaviour, and develop appropriate social skills.

Where: 30 College Street | Toronto, ON M5G 1K2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-969-8510 | info@nativechild.org | www.nativechild.org

Community Resource Connections of Toronto – Aboriginal Services

Group Name: Community Resource Connections of Toronto – Aboriginal Services at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)

Description: CRCT operates an active web site containing information about events, news and resources. The web site also has a searchable database of mental health services, supports and resources available in Toronto. We are working to provide a comprehensive source of information which meets the needs of consumer/survivors, family members and service providers.

In partnership with Native and non-Native agencies, Aboriginal Services provides individual and group counselling to Aboriginals experiencing homelessness, substance abuse and mental health issues. Other services include: telephone counselling, consultation and education. Model of service is concurrent disorders. Average length of stay is long-term. **** Languages: English, Cree, Ojibway.

Where: 393 King Street E | Toronto, ON, M5A 1L3

Contact: 416-209-7999 | 416-482-4103 | crct@crct.org | Bob_Crawford@camh.net

Super Dads Program

Group Name: Super Dads Program

Description: Super Kids . . . they come from Super Dads. Though it would be nice if children were able to grow on their own and develop into mature adults who contribute to this world, it takes a lot of sweat and effort for this to happen. Good kids don’t just happen . . . they are nurtured by caring, involved, and responsible adults. And for the 8 sessions of Super Dads Super Kids, the focus is on responsible fathers – men who make a conscious choice to be the solid role models kids are longing for and need today. There is no fee to attend and TTC tokens and snacks are provided. Only two sessions can be missed before being disqualified for the remainder of the program.

Where: Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre 439 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B1

When: This program runs for 8 weeks starting April 21st, 2015. On the 9th week there is a graduation ceremony. It will be on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Contact: Steven 416-360-4350 Ext. 229 | cdo@councilfire.ca | www.councilfire.ca

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Group Name: 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Description: 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations is a non-profit social services organization whose membership consists of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto. Due to the AIDS epidemic, the organization was prompted to have health, counseling and advocacy expertise.

The 2-Spirits organization’s programs and services includes:

  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Outreach
  • Prevention
  • support and counselling

Where: 145 Front Street East, Suite 105 | Toronto, ON M5A 1E3

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-944-9300 | info@2spirits.com | www.2spirits.com

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Group Name: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto – Aboriginal Circle of Life Services Program

Description: The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Native cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome.

Aboriginal Circle of Life Services Program
To keep the circle strong the ACOLS Program is committed to maintaining a supportive, healthy and holistic environment, where there are choices and opportunities to participate in life to the fullest. In this way, the clients are better able to interact with their own environment and regain the dignity that is inherent in the original people of this country. This program includes:

  • Seniors Congregate Dining
  • Talking Circles
  • Community Luncheons
  • Focus Groups
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Aboriginal Cancer Support
  • Support Group

Where: 16 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

When: Call for further details.

Contact: 416-964-9087 | Caroline.Francis@ncct.on.ca | www.ncct.on.ca

Native Women’s Resource Centre of Greater Toronto

Group Name: Native Women’s Resource Centre of Greater Toronto

Description: The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRC) continues to honour the vision of our founders by providing a welcoming atmosphere for all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. As a registered charity, they offer life-enhancing resources, cultural ceremonies and teachings, skill development, and programs to build our collective capacity and celebrate our cultures. Their programs fall under five broad categories: Housing and Advocacy, Youth, Parenting, Employment & Education and Culture & Spirit.

Where: 191 Gerrard Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2E5

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-963-9963 | info@nwrct.ca | www.nwrct.ca

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