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Unison Health and Community Services – Vietnamese Support Program

Group Name: Unison Health and Community Services – Vietnamese Support Program

Description: Unison Health and Community Services is a non-profit, community-based organization governed by a Board of Directors who are elected every year at our Annual General Meeting. At Unison we strive to:

  • Engage residents through high quality accessible health and community services.
  • Empower them to build on strength and inspire change.
  • Enhance the health of our communities.

Vietnamese Support Program
This group of adults and seniors from the Vietnamese community meets monthly to talk about issues related to health, education and community resources, and celebrate cultural festivals and cooking healthy food with a registered dietitian. *** Service area is for residents living between Bathurst to Humber river, south to Bloor only Runnymede and north to Eglinton Avenue West.

Where: 1651 Keele Street | Toronto, ON M6M 3W2

When: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. from 2 p.m.

Contact: Kim Nguyen 416-653-5400 Ext. 1265 | unisonhcs.org

Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario

Group Name: Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario

Description: Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario also known as SCAGO. It started on June 14th, 2005 as Seed of Life Philanthropic Organization in memory of a brave young man- Sunday Afolabi. It has significantly contributed to the health and well-being of many Canadians tirelessly educating the community about Sickle Cell Anemia and its subsequent poverty; focusing more on how the incidences of these ailments could be reduced within the At- Risk communities. Sickle Cell Anemia is a severe genetic blood disorder that affects the red blood cells.

The SCAGO Adult Peer Support Group is a continuous entry group (i.e., an open group). A continuous entry group may run for a specific number of months or be ongoing. Membership fluctuates as participants may join or leave the group at any time. Each session may feature a predetermined topic for discussion or sessions may be left open to address the individual needs of participants. Discussions flow easily and giving and receiving support is equally shared at each meeting; thus gaining insights and making suggestions more spontaneous. The peer support group works as a unit.

Where: 235-415 Oakdale Road | North York, ON M3N 1W7

When: Please contact for details on meetings.

Contact: Ms. Verna Lisi & Mr. Sherman Moore 647-351-1099 | sicklecellanemia.ca | secretary@sicklecellanemia.ca

Mad Students Society

Group Name: Mad Students Society

Description: MSS is an organization run by and for students. MSS was created to provide peer support, advocay and self-empowerment for students experiencing mental health issues in post-secondary institutions and other centres of education.

Students meet monthly and communicate through an email listserv to support each other, discover tools for self-advocacy, and connect with our history and broader social movements.

  • monthly meetings currently hosted in downtown Toronto, North York, and Hamilton at confidential locations (for Hamilton meetings visit www.hamiltonmadstudents.ca)
  • additional informal meetings, social events, and gatherings organized by members on the listserv wherever they live
  • also moderate an active, private, email discussion listserv open to members living anywhere in the world
  • for meeting location details or to join the listserv, email outreach@madstudentsociety.com

Eligibility: Ages: 16 year(s) and up. Members must be students who are attending (or on leave/taking a break) or planning to attend post-secondary or adult education institutions and have personal past/present experiences with psychiatric/mental health systems * no formal screening, wait list, or documentation is required.

Where: Online listserv welcomes members living anywhere in the world — many members live in Southern Ontario

When: Peer support meetings are free and held on the second Saturday of each month from 3:30-5:30 pm. Please contact for any more details.

Contact: outreach@madstudentsociety.com | www.madstudentsociety.com

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Justice and Mental Health Program

Group Name: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Justice and Mental Health Program (JAMH)

Description: The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario makes a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. We envision a world without schizophrenia. For this to happen society must recognize schizophrenia as a serious brain disease, excellence in service and treatment must become the norm, stigma must be eliminated, and a cure must be found.

The Justice and Mental Health Program provides emotional and navigational support for families with a loved one who has a mental illness and has come in to contact with the criminal justice system. Their objective is to support families of people with mental illness who have come in contact with the law while promoting change in mental health and justice.

Where: 302-130 Spadina Ave. | Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

Contact: 1-800-449-6367 | www.schizophrenia.on.ca

Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre – Getting In Touch

Group Name: Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre (JFCFC) – Getting In Touch

Description: Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation, and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration. Their objective is to have a social and recreational mental-health program that helps meet the needs of men and women who are highly stressed or have been hospitalized because of psychiatric problems.

This is a community mental health social/recreational drop-in program for adults. A safe environment is provided to enable learning and to provide support in times of crisis, change, loneliness and isolation.

Group activities include a weekly community kitchen, monthly celebrity cook visits, physical exercises, cultural sharing, games, educational workshops, life skills, bingo, crafts, outings and more. All group activities are planned with and by the participants at monthly business meetings and respond to the interests and requests of the members. The program space is accessible and the program provides TTC fare, childcare and light refreshments.

Where: 4400 Jane Street, #108 | Toronto, ON M3N 2K4

When: Monday to Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Jackie 416-663-2733 Ext. 292 | www.janefinchcentre.org

Concerned Parents of Toronto Inc.

Group Name: Concerned Parents of Toronto Inc.

Description: As an association of concerned parents and friends, they are specifically concerned with adolescents and adults who have both an intellectual disability, and mental health needs. Their role has been to lobby government for specialized services, and to inform and support parents and friends of these adults. We have published a directory of resources for adults with dual diagnosis.

Where: Mitchell Field Community Centre 89 Church Avenue | North York, ON M2N 6C9

When: Every second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-492-1468 | thejohnstons1@sympatico.ca

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