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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group at Black Creek Community Health Centre

Group Name:  Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group at Black Creek Community Health Centre

Description:  The Black Creek Community Health Centre is starting a 6 week program to support persons with early stage dementia/memory loss and to their caregivers, family members or partners.

Program will be facilitated by BCCHC Social worker Tatjana, CHW Cyril, Nursing placement students and Kari Public education coordinator at Alzheimer Society of Canada.

In this group, you will encounter a confidential and safe place to express feelings and concerns. You will gain an understanding of Alzheimer’s & memory loss, and tools for daily living strategies & learning skills.

The weekly activities may include: ♦ Board and puzzle games to exercise the brain ♦ Tips and physical activity demonstrations ♦ Food demonstration for healthy eating ♦ Relaxation and stress tools

Where: Black Creek Community Health Centre Sheridan Mall –beside Walmart Jane and Wilson (2202 Jane street)

When: Every Fridays for 6 weeks, February 19—March 25,  10:00am—12:00pm

Contact: 416-249-8000 ext 2260

Visit the following link for more information: Flyer alzheimers support group 2016


Schizophrenia Services Family Support – CAMH

Group Name: Schizophrenia Services Family Support  – CAMH

Description: Schizophrenia Services Family Support and Education Group for family and friends of someone dealing with schizophrenia. Providing:

• 8-week group sessions, where participants can meet others for support and discussion of ways to better help and understand family members and friends with severe mental illness.
• topics covered include: the nature of schizophrenia; relapse prevention; dealing with a crisis; caring for the caregiver; medications and treatments, communication strategies, the medical and legal systems; community resources.

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

TAPP-C: The Arson Prevention Program for Children – CAMH

Group Name: TAPP-C: The Arson Prevention Program for Children – CAMH

Description: Providing fire-specific Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for youth, training for parents and some joint family sessions. For fire-involved youth (ages 2 – 18)

• Services provided to TAPP-C clients after assessment

Referrals can come from community agencies, doctors, teachers etc.

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Mood & Anxiety Clinic for youth – CAMH

Group: Mood & Anxiety Clinic – CAMH

Description: For families of registered CAMH clients of the Child, Youth and Family Program only. For children (ages 4 to 17) with depression, anxiety/other mood disorders and their caregivers. Providing as part of an individualized treatment plan after assessment, this service involves:

• brief supportive therapy and psychoeducation
• wait time for initial assessment is approximately 6 to 8 months

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service – Family Addiction Service

Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service – Family Addiction Service

Description: Family Addiction Service for parents/caregivers of substance-using youth (aged 14 to 24). Providing: Support for parents including:

• Psychoeducation groups (4-6 sessions)
• 2-hour educational workshops for parents of youth with substance use problems (monthly sessions)

Contact: 416 535-8501, ACCESS CAMH (press 2)

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

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Head Start

Group Name: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre – Head Start

Description: Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre is a charitable, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, social and capacity-building programs to area residents. For over 40 years, Eastview has played a vital role in the lives of community’s members of all ages. Their centre incorporates Eastview Toronto Boys & Girls Club, as well as a wide variety of programs and services for children 0 – 6, adults, seniors and newcomers.

A School Readiness Program that through play, social interaction, arts & crafts, music, develops skills in children that will enrich and enhance their ability to learn and prepare them for school.

Where: 86 Blake Street | Toronto, ON M4J 3C9

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Three 12 week sessions offered: January to March, April to June and September to November.

Contact: Ursula 416-392-1750 Ext. 304 | |

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Peer Nutrition

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Chinese Peer Nutrition

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.

The Chinese Peer Nutrition Program is a joint project with Toronto Public Health to provide free nutrition education for Chinese speaking parents and caregivers of children 6 months to 6 years of age living in the South Riverdale area. Participants will receive information and tips about healthy eating, cooking and parenting support with our guest speakers that may include dietitians, nurse practitioners and social workers. Childcare and snacks may be provided. ***Program Eligibility:
Mother or caregiver of children up to 6 years old and Toronto Public Health referral or nutrition program. Registration is required for this program.

Where: 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

When: Mandarin group: 1st Wednesday of every month: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cantonese group: 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

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

Community Parent Outreach Program

Group Name: West Neighbourhood House- Community Parent Outreach Program

Description: West Neighbourhood House will work in partnership with the community to promote personal and social change in order to achieve a safe, health and accepting society for all. To this end, we will work with our resources and the strengths of the community. West Neighbourhood House enables less advantaged individuals, families and groups in the community to gain greater control over their lives and within their community.

The central purpose of the Community Parent Outreach Program is to reduce the social isolation of parents from diverse cultures with children 0-6 years old an increase social independence. Languages spoken relating to this group are Tamil, Singhalese, English, Mandarin, Tibetan, and Vietnamese. Participation in the program will:

  • Enable you to build new friendships
  • Enhance your parenting skills
  • Help you adjust to Canadian culture
  • Provide opportunities for you to become active on issues you care about
  • Increase your understanding of diverse cultures
  • Provide accompaniments to community Services
  • Provide information about Parkdale community resources

Where: West Neighbourhood House 1497 Queen Street W – Unit 103 | Toronto, ON M6J 3A2

When: Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-536-1234 Exts. 407, 409, 410 | |

Extend-a-Family – East Evening Parent Group

Group Name: Extend-a-Family – East Evening Parent Group

Description: Extend-A-Family is a Toronto-wide community organization that seeks to ensure that children and youth with developmental disabilities develop meaningful relationships and participate fully in the community. Extend-A-Family is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, founded in 1976, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of parents of children with disabilities, and self advocates and community members.

You are invited to join our gathering of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. Our time together is an opportunity to connect with others, gain perspectives and to share while considering the many unanswered questions parenting a child with a disability brings.*** No childcare available.

Where: Corvette Junior Public School | 30 Corvette Ave | Scarborough, ON M1K 3G2

When: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6, 2015. Time: 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Kim Southern-Paulsen 416-757-2780 | |

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