All posts in “education”

York North Lyme Support Group

Group Name:  York North Lyme Support Group

Group Description:  The York North Lyme Disease Support Group meets monthly and is open to Lyme patients and their caregivers, as well as anyone else who wants to learn about Lyme. Some group members have environmental allergies so please refrain from wearing fragrances such as scented lotions.

Where:  Richmond Hill Police Station, Community Room (171 Major MacKenzie Avenue – south west corner of Yonge/Major Mackenzie).   Please park on Hopkins Street.

When:  A monthly gathering, please contact the information below for this months meeting.

Contact:  For more information email or visit the York North Lyme Group  Facebook page.

Gay Canada

Group Name: Gay Canada

Description: Founded in 1994, the Canadian Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Resource Directory (CGLBRD) is an organization dedicated to the collection, compilation and distribution of information important to or of relevance to the GLB communities across Canada. The CGLBRD is a group of hard working people dedicated to bringing information about gay and gay-friendly resources, organizations and businesses to all Canadians as well as visitors to our country. GayCanada is the Internet side of the CGLBRD. It functions as both a primary method for displaying information that the CGLBRD has collected as well as an information gathering tool for the organization.

All information found at GayCanada is available free of charge. We encourage our readers to use and pass on the information which we have collected. There are groups of interest for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans and queer including a coming out peer support. Visit the online directory and search for all groups in Toronto.

Where: 971 Corydon Avenue, Suite 296 | Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3S7

When: Find support in Toronto through their online directory

Contact: 1-800-245-2734 |

The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Polish Diabetes Education Support

Group Name: The Four Villages Community Health Centre – Polish Diabetes Education Support

Description: The Four Villages Community Health Centre is a non-profit, primary health care facility. Since 1991, we have been providing many needed services to the individuals and families living in our service area. We provide primary health care services and programs that include treatment, prevention of illness, health promotion, and capacity building. Our interdisciplinary team works to provide coordinated services and programs for all ages, with a focus on seniors, families with young children (in particular newcomers) and youth. The services and programs are delivered at the individual, group and community levels.

Polish Chapter Of The Canadian Diabetes Association: Diabetes education in a supportive environment for
people who live with diabetes. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. Cost: free and it is offered in Polish language.

Where: 1700 Bloor Street West | Toronto, ON M6P 4C3

When: Third Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Krystyna 416-604-0640 Ext. 1058 |

Success Beyond Limits – Support for Youth in West Toronto

Group Name: Success Beyond Limits – Support for Youth in West Toronto

Description: Success Beyond Limits is a collaborative, youth-led, community based movement that provides youth with holistic supports to complete their education and experience success in their lives. Our mission is to improve educational outcomes, expand possibilities, and support youth in Jane and Finch along their individual paths to success.

Our focus is to reduce the impact of external factors that negatively affect the educational success of youth in Jane-Finch. We operate a 6-week summer program that offers credits, mentorship, youth employment, enrichment, nutrition, engagement, graduation, and relationship building.
We continue our support through our presence within Westview Centennial Secondary School, where we operate a youth space. Through this space, our staff support youth during the school day, run an after-school program, and connect youth to an array of diverse opportunities.

Where: Room 217, Westview Centennial Secondary School | 755 Oakdale Road | Toronto, ON M3N 1W7

When: Please call for more information on programs and times.

Contact: 416-395-3320 Ext. 20215 |

The Family Council – Support for families of People in Addictions & Mental Health

Group Name: The Family Council- Support for families of People in Addictions & Mental Health

Description: The Family Council: Empowerment for Families in Addictions and Mental Health is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). We are a member-run organization, guided by a volunteer Board of Directors of members, who are elected by the Family Council general membership. Our vision is that families are accepted and valued partners in a responsive community and health care system that honours the experience of people with mental health and addiction issues.

The Family Resource Centre provides support and information for families facing addiction and mental health issues. It is staffed by volunteers who have experienced the impact of mental health and addiction issues within their own circle of family and friends. Based on these experiences, we offer:

  • emotional support
  • understanding
  • education and information guides
  • coping strategies, and
  • opportunities to meet with other family members.

We serve families, friends, consumers/clients, students, and the general public.

Where: 250 College St., Room G21, | Toronto, ON M5T 1R8

Contact: 416-535-8501 Ext. 36490 | |

Let’s Talk About Teenage Mental Health

Let’s Talk About Teenage Mental Health is the first in a series of Families First – Parent Education Workshop created at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. It is scheduled for Thursday, February 26th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Our parent education workshops generally take place at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Please note that registration is required. Childcare is also available and should be requested at time of registration. This workshop is FREE.
Our schedule can also be accessed via our website,, enter site, click on quick links or what’s new, then Community Program for Families.

Where: 1645 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto.

When: Thursday, February 26th, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 416-924-1164 Ext. 2167

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Cancer Support

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Cancer Support

Description: The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a community-based organization that offers primary health care services and health promotion programs to a diverse community. We strive to respond to local issues and provide services in active partnership with our clients, patients, neighbours, community groups and professional organizations. SRCHC is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

An educational program that offers guidance and mutual support to Chinese cancer patients and their families. The group is led by a Chinese-speaking outreach worker. Health professionals such as doctors, cancer nurses, pharmacists, radiation therapists, dietitians and social workers are invited to make presentations and answer questions. Participants learn about:

  • eating well
  • managing pain and nausea
  • how to ask for help
  • community resources
  • treatment and alternatives
  • peer support

*** Eligibility: Chinese-speaking (Cantonese and Mardarin) adults with cancer, caregivers and family members.
Where: 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

When: Usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday afternoon of every month. Call ahead for the time.

Contact: Grace Ho 416-461-1925 Ext. 248 |

Casey House – Harm Reduction

Group Name: Casey House – Harm Reduction

Description: Casey House is a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital with community programming including home care and outreach programs. Founded in 1988, we were the first freestanding HIV/AIDS facility in Canada. Our commitment is to provide compassionate health care to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. We provide services wherever they are needed, whether in our clients’ homes, at clinics, or on board the mobile health bus.

Harm Reduction at Casey House is an approach used to address health and wellness for people living with HIV/AIDS. A Harm Reduction approach not only recognizes that it is not realistic to keep people from engaging in certain activities, but also values people’s right to make choices for themselves. The core principle of harm reduction is that it is beneficial to prevent and reduce the harm that can be associated with drug use. Casey House’s approach to Harm Reduction will utilize a range of practical strategies. They include but are not limited to:

  • Matching care and interventions to your desired goals for health
  • Counselling
  • Condom Distribution
  • Methadone maintenance
  • Education to maximize safety for clients, staff and the environment

Where: 9 Huntley Street | Toronto, ON M4Y 2K8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-962-7600 | |

Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Senior’s Recreational Program

Group Name: Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Senior’s Recreational Program

Description: Northwood Neighbourhood Services is a versatile organization that has been serving multicultural communities in North Toronto since 1982. We provide programs and services within the community that will empower individuals, families and groups to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of physical, mental and social well-being.

The Seniors Recreational Programs operate within the framework of engagement and empowerment so that seniors can function as active members of their communities.

The programs provide seniors with an opportunity to socialize with one another in a safe and secure environment while receiving a hot, freshly made meal. Some of the recreational activities seniors participate in include playing games, dancing, attending health and wellness workshops, celebrating holidays and birthdays as well as ethno-cultural events. Additionally, seniors receive information about their rights and the resources available for their needs. Our seniors wish to be contributing citizens. To this effect, they are mentored to take on volunteer and leadership roles within their communities.

Mindful of the ethno-cultural diversity of the population in the community, the programs serve Albanian, African and Caribbean, Vietnamese and Chinese, Latin American as well as other ethno-cultural groups.

Where: 1860 Wilson Avenue, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON M9M 3A7

When: Please call for locations and times.

Contact: 416-748-0788 | |

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Group Name: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services – West Toronto Diabetes Education Program

Description: Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. Our vision is to see Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

The West Toronto Diabetes Education Program (WTDEP), funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, has been a partner with Access Alliance since the start of this program in 2002. The main goal of WTDEP is to help improve the quality of life of adults living with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Registered nurses and dietitians facilitate individual and group counseling that provide information, resources and tools to help individuals self-manage their diabetes. Topics covered include: understanding diabetes, medications, self monitoring blood sugars, healthy eating, reading labels, physical activity, stress management, sick day management and emotional eating. **** Interpreters and tokens are available free of charge for individual and group counseling.

Where: 340 College Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5T 3A9

When: Physician and self-referrals accepted. Please call for more information on times and location.

Contact: 416-252-1928 | 416-324-8677 | | |

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