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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 | twpfl@uhn.on.ca | www.uhnpatienteducation.ca

Voice for Hearing Impaired Children

Group Name: Voice for Hearing Impaired Children

Description: Support group for parents of hearing impaired children who offer each other emotional support and share tips on how to develop language, listening and oral skills in their children. Organizing adult education programs for parents of hearing impaired children, educators, and other interested persons.

Invited speakers provide practical information related to the deaf child’s future. Topics include education, career development, health issues, emotional and social adjustment. Conferences, workshops and other meetings are offered to help parents acquire the practical skills and personal strength to cope with their children.

Where: 161 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 701 | Toronto, ON M4P 1J5

When: Chapters meet regularly. Call for information on the chapter nearest you.

Contact: Katia Berdichevsky or Kara 416-487-7719 | katiaberdi@hotmail.com | kamstago@gmail.com | www.voicefordeafkids.com

Victims of Violence/Canadian Centre for Missing Children

Group Name: Victims of Violence/Canadian Centre for Missing Children

Description: An international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the situation of victims of violent crime. Referrals are made to the closest office or to volunteers in their community and also to other agencies.

Inform and work towards an improved system that would allow crime victims better participation in their necessary dealings with the law; crime prevention programs; public education. Full time staff (plus volunteers) provide services and information to violent crime victims throughout Canada.

Where: 340 – 117 Centrepointe Drive | Ottawa, ON K2G 5X3

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 613-233-0052 | 1-888-606-0000 | vofv@victimsofviolence.on.ca | www.victimsofviolence.on.ca

Sisters In Solidarity

Group Name: Sisters In Solidarity

Description: Sisters in Solidary (SiS) is a not for profit and non funded support group for battered and abused women. Barbara has over 25 years experience on speaking out publicly and advocating for change within the judicial system. She is located in Toronto, Canada. Their website has been developed to assist victims and their supporters by providing insight into the dynamic’s and complexities of intimate partner violence.

Contact: barbaramills@sympatico.ca | sisters-in-solidarity.com

Sickle Cell Association of Ontario

Group Name: Sickle Cell Association of Ontario

Description: They are a volunteer based non-profit charitable organization run by volunteers since 1981. They provide support, counseling and education workshops, seminars and annual conferences to increase public awareness. Their main goal is to help and work with individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease, to enhance the quality of life of patients. We are fully funded by the generosity of donors, and always welcome volunteers who want to help us further our mission.

Whilst they do not have formal support group meetings, they are able to put families in touch with each other for mutual support.

Where: 3199 Bathurst Street, Suite 214 | Toronto, ON M6A 2B2

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-789-2855 | sicklecell@look.ca | www.sicklecellontario.ca

Toronto Western Hospital Patient & Family Library

Group Name: Toronto Western Hospital Patient & Family Library

Description: Provides multi-lingual consumer health information to patients and their family.

  • You can borrow books, DVDs, CDs.
  • Free pamhlets and brochures on various health topics.
  • Tailered made health information search.
  • Organize monthly health talks for the public.
  • Outreach to the community to deliver health talks on Ontario health care system.
  • Collaborate with agencies to organize health fairs.

Where: 399 Bathurst Street, 1st floor, West Wing | Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

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

Contact: 416-603-6277 | twpfl@uhn.on.ca | www.uhnpatienteducation.ca

Dying With Dignity

Group Name: Dying With Dignity

Description: Dying With Dignity is a registered charitable society whose mission is to improve the quality of dying for all Canadians in accordance with their own wishes, values and beliefs.
To accomplish this they:

  • Educate Canadians about their rights to determine and choose health care options at the end of life.
  • Provide client support and advocacy services to those who request them.
  • Build public support for legal change to permit voluntary, physician-assisted dying.
  • Provide Living Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and other advance health care directives to the public and work toward their legal recognition throughout Canada.

There are no support groups offered. Personal support enquiries can be sent to Anya.

Where: 802-55 Eglinton Avenue East | Toronto, ON M4P 1G8

Contact: 416-486-3998 | 1-800-495-6156 | info@dyingwithdignity.ca | anya@dyingwithdignity.ca | www.dyingwithdignity.ca

Centre for Immigration and Community Services – South Asian Women Club

Group Name: Centre for Immigration and Community Services (CICS) – South Asian Women Club

Description: The 46-year momentum fuelled by the dedication, compassion and hard work of volunteers and staff places CICS at the forefront of serving immigrants. CICS is funded by three levels of government and United Way to provide a wide range of settlement programs and services in Toronto and York Region. Our staff speak 20 languages collectively and we serve immigrants of all age groups. CICS is committed to providing their clients with equal access to services that meet their individual needs.

South Asian Women Club
We provide various services to women in different languages such as English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Urdu. Settling in an unfamiliar environment can be both exciting and challenging. If you have an opportunity to share your feelings and concerns with others who are in the same boat, you will be able to get some support and grow out of your feeling of isolation. Just give us a call or make an appointment with our staff to learn more about our programs while you are coping with challenges relating to issues of settlement, relationships, parenting, health/emotion, or career choices. This group meets at our Markham South Welcome Centre in York Region for topical discussions, yoga practice and mutual support. This is an open group and we always welcome new participants who speak Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati or Urdu. No pre-registration is necessary. Simply call for details.

Where: 7220 Kennedy Road | Markham, ON L3R 7P2

When: Every Monday evening from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 905-479-7926 | info@cicscanada.com | www.cicscanada.com

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