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Applegrove Community Complex – Teen Program

Group Name: Applegrove Community Complex – Teen Program

Description: Applegrove Community Complex is a multi-service community organization in southeast Riverdale in Toronto. Our catchment area runs from Jones to Woodbine Avenues and from Lake Ontario north to the Railway tracks. Services cover the age range with programs for infants, children, teens, adults and seniors.

Always looking to attract new faces, the Teen Drop-In program is committed to keeping things fresh and exciting. The program will be filled with fun activities such as cooking, arts & crafts, video games, informative interactive workshops, off-site trips, and will see the continuation of the open gym, and girls’ nights on Tuesdays. Participants are encouraged to form new friendships, build leadership and team skills.

Where: 60 Woodfield Road | Toronto, ON M4L 2W6

When: October to May, Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. All teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to drop by and check it out.

Contact: 416-461-8143 | applegrove@applegrovecc.ca | www.applegrovecc.ca

Brain Injury Society of Toronto

Group Name: Brain Injury Society of Toronto – Social Drop-In Program

Description: The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) supports ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) survivors and their family members. Our members are children, parents, teens, spouses, and grandparents. Membership is open to anyone in the community with an interest in the challenges that come with living with the effects of brain injury. Different areas of the brain are responsible for specific functions. Damage to the brain can result in different types and severity of deficits from one individual to another. The behaviours that emerge after an ABI are unique to each individual.

BIST is starting up a NEW monthly social drop-in program this winter that will allow members to have a place to meet up to socialize, play games, work on projects together. This program is open to members who are interested and are held on a drop in basis.

Where: Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. | Toronto, ON M4R 1B9

When: Second Tuesday of each month, from 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-830-1485 | info@bist.ca | www.bist.ca

The Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Centre

Group Name: The Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Centre

Description: The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines.

On the second Tuesday of each month we hold 2 separate group sessions, one for patients and one for family members and friends. The 2 groups run at the same time. The sessions are led by a nurse, social worker, occupational therapist or other experienced professional member of the brain tumour team. We occasionally invite guest speakers to discuss special topics, as requested by group members.The Pencer Centre is dedicated to managing tumours of the brain and spinal cord. At the Pencer Centre, cancer experts on your team work closely with you to ensure you get the best care possible. *** You do not need to register for the Brain Tumour Support Groups. Just drop in.

Where: Princess Margaret Hospital | 610 University Ave. | Toronto, ON M5G 2M9

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-946-2240 | Maureen.Daniels@uhn.on.ca | www.uhn.ca

Schizophrenia Relatives and Friends

Group Name: Schizophrenia Relatives and Friends

Description: A support group to educate and support families and friends of mentally ill patients. To help them make sense of this complex illness and cope with it effectively. To facilitate links among members and other resources in the community.

Where: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Clarke Site | 250 College Street Rm. 845 | Toronto, ON M5T 1R8

When: Meetings are held every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. in Room 845, CAMH at the above address. There is no membership fee and groups are for friends and relatives of mentally ill patients.

Contact: Drop in only.

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

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