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Snack ‘N’ Chat Mother’s Group – Strengths and Challenges in Raising a Family

Group Name: Snack ‘N’ Chat Mother’s Group – Strengths and Challenges in Raising a Family

Description: Every second Tuesday of the month, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. “A Walk In Drop In” – Heather McDonald, MA. Reg Psychotherapist

  • Run by the George Hull Centre for Children and Families
  • Come and enjoy food
  • A lot of donations available – clothing and household items
  • Talk about your strengths and challenges in raising a family with other mothers
  • Tokens Available

Where:  RAY Program space at Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre, 500 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON  M9B 2C4

WhenParticipate in the following one hour workshops held monthly:

  • February 14th – How to Talk and Connect to your teen and pre-teen Part 1
  • March 7th –  How to Talk and Connect to your teen and pre-teen part 2 (1st Tuesday of the month,, because the following week is March Break
  • April 11th Come and Learn Mindfulness and other stress reduction techniques
  • May 9th Share and Learn more about your health as a woman
  • June 13th Spend time laughing and playing at year end summer celebration

Contact: Rae Masche| 416-622-8833 ext. 252 | Email | Website

You know that you’re in a good group when…

  1. You feel safe to open up and talk
  2. You feel supported
  3. You can learn, give, and receive
  4. You can laugh and share in laughter
  5. You can make friends
  6. You can be a leader too (i.e. you can take on responsibilities in the group)
  7. You feel safe to address feelings of tension or conflict as they arise
  8. You can leave the group or rejoin when you want (i.e. you know that the group will be sensitive to any health/life challenges that might make it difficult to attend each and every group)*
  9. You and other members are supported to grow and graduate from the group (i.e. the  group creates formal and informal opportunities to celebrate your growth)
  10. You notice that the group allows its members to continually evaluate and make changes to the group, as its members change and/or develop
  11. You know that it feels right for YOU


To find out more about peer support groups please contact the Self-Help Resource Centre.


*Note: This is in reference to open groups (i.e. open to the public) and not closed groups (i.e. private by invitation only).


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