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Yoga Group- Working with Stress and Anxiety – Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) and Family Outreach and Response (FOR)

Group Name:  Yoga, Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) and Family Outreach and Response (FOR)

Description:  Yoga- Working with Stress and Anxiety is a 5 week introduction to yoga course.  The course aims at assisting participants cope with stress and anxiety.  All abilities are welcome.  Yoga mats and light refreshments will be provided.  

Where:  Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS), main group room, 65 Wellesley Street East Unit # 300.

When:  January 21rst to February 18th, 2016, Thursdays from 1:45pm to 2:45pm.

Contact:  Gillian Gray at the email address:


Stella’s Place and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre – Fitness and Wellness Program.

Group Name:  On Track – Stella’s Place in partnership with Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC)
Description:  ONTrack is a FREE, peer-supported fitness, recreational, wellness and physical literacy program, for young adults 16-24 (If you fall outside of these age ranges please contact us and we can direct you to additional resources) with mild to moderate mood or mental health challenges.
Where:  Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto Ontario M5S 2J2
When:  The program will Start Feb 8, 2016 and will run for 8 weeks until the end of March 2016.
Contact:  Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre Phone: (416) 924-6211, E-mail:

Peter & Melanie Munk Patient and Family Learning Centre and Library

Group Name: Peter & Melanie Munk Patient and Family Learning Centre and Library

Description: In the library, you can:

  • Find free pamphlets about healthy lifestyle choices, diseases, conditions, treatments and tests
  • Learn about health-related events and resources in your community
  • Read or borrow a book, video or CD from our consumer health library collection
  • Use our computers or iPad to access health information or stay in touch with friends and family members while you or your family member are in the hospital.

In addition to the materials we have in the library, we also provide tailored, health information packages. These searches are done just for you by our qualified consumer health librarians and information specialists. Anyone is welcome to borrow our books, videos or CDs. The first time you borrow, you will need to fill out a registration form and show valid identification, such as a Driver’s License or Hospital Card. Once you register with us, you may borrow from any of the UHN Patient & Family Libraries.

Where: 200 Elizabeth Street, Level 1 of the Norman Urquhart (NU) Building | Toronto, ON M5G 2C4

When: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Contact: 416 340 4800 Ext. 5951 | |

Etobicoke Brighter Future Coalition – Home Visiting

Group Name: Etobicoke Brighter Future Coalition – Home Visiting (South Etobicoke)

Description: The Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition (EBFC) is a collaborative group of community partners that work together to plan, develop and deliver services and programs that will improve the health and well-being of vulnerable young children within the context of their families and their communities. Our vision is to work toward the creation of a seamless network of integrated services for all young children and their families.

Parent Support Workers visit families in their home to discuss issues and share resources related to raising healthy children. Families receive referrals and information about other community programs and services and assistance in accessing these services. Parent Support Workers can provide some escort service to appointments when necessary. This program is intended to provide support for parents with children age 0-6 who are in crisis, are living in conditions that put the child(ren) at risk for unhealthy development, and/or are experiencing stress. Newcomer parents, teen/youth parents and women who are expecting will also benefit from this program.

*** Interested parents or families living south of Bloor Street and between the Humber River and Etobicoke Creek are eligible for this program.

Where: Services and supports are offered through visits to clients’ homes or at mutually agreed up locations in the community.

Contact: Debbie Bridge 416-252-6471 Ext.285 |

Stonegate Community Health Centre – Wednesday Women’s Group

Group Name: Stonegate Community Health Centre – Wednesday Women’s Group

Description: Stonegate CHC has been providing primary health care, health promotion and a wide variety of community programs to the Stonegate-Parklawn Community since it was created by community members in 1992. Drop in program for women who want to share experiences/health concerns with other women.

Stonegate CHC’s Women’s Program is designed to reach out to women of all ages in the community. The Program offers women focused services and activities, and especially welcomes women who feel disadvantaged or isolated. Our team provides individual counselling and advocacy, and facilitates group workshops and activities on topics of special interest for women. *** Registration required and TTC tokens provided for those who need it.

Where: 150 Berry Road | Etobicoke, ON M8Y 1W3

When: Wednesdays – 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Stonegate CHC. Call for more information and to register.

Contact: Jill MacDonald 416-231-7070 Ext. 282 | |

Turner Syndrome Society of Canada

Group Name: Turner Syndrome Society of Canada

Description: The Turner Syndrome Society of Canada, a non-profit charitable organization, was founded in 1981 by an individual with TS who wanted to share experiences and information. It provides support services for individuals with TS and their families and disseminates up-to-date medical information to families, physicians and the general public.

Their mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by Turner Syndrome. This is accomplished through the provision of public and professional awareness about the needs and concerns of individuals with Turner Syndrome and their families.

Where: 323 Chapel Street | Ottawa, ON K1N 7Z2

When: Membership is open to anyone who is interested. There is a small membership fee. Meeting frequency is determined by each chapter’s needs. Call for information on the group in your area.

Contact: 613-321-2267 | 1-800-465-6744 | |

Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada

Group Name: Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada (Toronto Group)

Description: Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada, founded in 1994, is a national not-for-profit organization that provides free support and information to anyone affected by breast cancer. At Willow, we endeavour to ensure that no one, from the individual diagnosed to their family and caregivers, needs to face breast cancer or hereditary cancer alone. Because everyone at Willow has been personally touched by cancer, we can speak from experience. We understand the importance of timely access to unbiased and practical information, as well as considerate assistance and sensible encouragement.

BRCA Chat Toronto
An informal meet-up for women who are at risk for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer or have a BRCA gene mutation.
Scarborough Breast Cancer Support Group
Support group for women with breast cancer.

Where: 30 St. Patrick St. 4th Floor | Toronto, ON M5T 3A3

When: Aroma Café in the Yonge/Eglinton Centre on the last Tuesday of every month, 7 until 9 p.m. (BCRA Chat Toronto)
McCowan Retirement Residence, 2881 Eglinton Ave East, Scarborough on the last Wednesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (Scarborough Breast Cancer Support)

Contact: 1-888-778-3100 | | Marilyn 416-284-9984 (Scarborough) | Peggy 416-269-7575 (Scarborough) |

Wellspring: A Lifeline to Cancer Support

Group Name: Wellspring Cancer Support Centres

Description: Wellspring is a growing network of community-based cancer support centres that collectively offer over 50 different programs. Wellspring provides support, coping skills, and education at no charge and without need of medical referral to individuals, family members and professional caregivers living with cancer.

Wellspring programs are open to individuals and caregivers who are coping with any type of cancer, at any stage. Programs include individual and group support, coping skills, expressive therapies, educational workshops and presentations, and cancer rehab programs. Programs are delivered within warm, welcoming Wellspring centres.

Where: Odette House and Coach House | 81 Wellesley Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1H6

When: Visit the programs to see what the Wellspring Downtown Toronto offers and when.

Contact: 416-961-1928 | |

Tuberous Sclerosis Canada

Group Name: Tuberous Sclerosis Canada (TSC)

Description: TSC Canada ST is a voluntary, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the principles of raising public awareness of tuberous sclerosis complex, encouraging mutual support between individuals with TSC and their families, and promoting research and education.

The purpose of this group is to provide a better quality of life to those afflicted with Tuberous Sclerosis through research and education. Objectives are:

  • To provide individual/family support to those afflicted with Tuberous Sclerosis.
  • To educate the medical/public via awareness programs.

Where: 92 Caplan Ave., Suite 125 | Barrie, ON L4N 0Z7

When: Call for information.

Contact: 1-800-347-0252 English | 1-866-558-7278 French | |

Toronto Osteoporosis Group

Group Name: Toronto Osteoporosis Group

Description: To help women cope with their osteoporosis on a day to day basis.

Where: Toronto, ON

When: Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday afternoon of every month from 1:30-4:00 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave.(Yonge & St. Clair)September to June.
No membership fee, but a $5.00 cost per meeting is encouraged.

Contact: 905-833-0473 |

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