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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 | | 


Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada – Toronto Chapter

Group Name: Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada – Toronto Chapter

Description: The Toronto Chapter was formed by a volunteer group of patients, families and caregivers in the Fall of 2008. Patients found each other through a pulmonary hypertension group on Facebook and got together at a local coffee shop. They shared and exchanged stories of how PH has affected their lives and how they deal with it. It was amazing to see how each person had a different story yet they could still relate to how each other felt. Strong bonds were immediately formed.

The Toronto Chapter is devoted to helping improve the lives of those living in the GTA who are affected by Pulmonary Hypertension. We meet on a regular basis to share our experiences and support each other. *** These are personal numbers so please do not call before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto, ON

When: The Support Group meets once a month (usually the first Saturday afternoon of the month). Their meetings are open to everyone, whether you are a patient, caregiver, family/friend or just someone who is interested to learn more about PH. Call for more information.

Contact: Jeannie 416-499-1321 | Ruth 905-775-3686 | | |

Caregiver Support Group – Sunnybrook

Group Name: Caregiver Support Group – Sunnybrook

Description: The Community Psychiatric Services for the Elderly offers a once-monthly Family Support Group to caregivers of persons with dementia. The group is open to the families of in-patients, residents of long-term care and outpatients in our community.  It is a continuing, open discussion group facilitated by a social worker where participants can gain support, exchange ideas, learn more about cognitive impairment and ways to manage the symptoms, and receive help to cope with their own emotions. Guest speakers from the Hospital Community provide additional educational input. Pre-registration/referral is required.

Where: Sunnybrook Campus. Exact location will be given once registration process has been completed.

When: Fourth Thursday of each month, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Please call Elise Greto at 416-480-4215 or the CPSE office at 416-480-4663 if you are interested in attending.

Community Care East York

Group Name: Community Care East York

Description: Community Care East York (CCEY) provides a continuum of supportive services for older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers in East York which enhances their independence, good health and well being. Prograns include caregiver Education and Support Groups (5 part series offered 2 times a year), Caregiver Support Groups (Once a month during the day), Bereavement Support Services (6 part series offered twice a year), Home Support Services, Client Intervention and Assistance, Wellness Programs, Community Care Senior Centre, O’Connor House, Senior Adult Day Program.

Where: 840 Coxwell Avenue, Suite 303 | Toronto, ON M4C 5T2

When: For information.

Contact: 416-422-2026 |

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Adult Day Program

Group Name: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care – Adult Day Program

Description: Yee Hong is a caring community where seniors and others enjoy the highest quality of life. We raise the standard in long-term care and effect a positive impact on the global health care system by seeking to be the model of excellence in culturally appropriate geriatric care. We take pride in being a provider of choice and an employer of choice.

The Adult Day Program aims to provide structured and supervised activities for post-stroke and dementia patients and frail seniors in order to prevent social isolation and encourage independent living in the community. To offer social, recreational, physical and educational activities in order to maintain the optimal level of functioning and delay institutionalization, and to provide respite, support and information services for caregivers. Program includes:

  • Educational, physical, recreational and social activities
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Individual/group supportive counselling
  • Snacks and hot lunch
  • Foot care service
  • Caregiver support program

Referrals are welcome from medical professionals, social workers, family members, friends or clients themselves. Personal interview is required to determine eligibility. Application for the Mississauga Day Program should go through the Community Care Access Centres.

Where: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care | 2311 McNicoll Avenue | Scarborough, ON M1V 5L3

When: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.**$22 per day for the Scarborough Day Programs. $20 per day for the Mississauga Day Programs. Additional charges for transportation, outings, special events and extended care.

Contact: 416-321-6333 | |

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