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Miles Nadal JCC – Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME)

Group Name:  Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME).

Group Description:  TIME™ is a group exercise program originally designed by Toronto Rehab-UHN physiotherapists and led by fitness instructors at local community centres across Canada. The program was developed for adults who have challenges with balance and mobility.

This program is for you if you want to:

  • Get fit and increase your energy
  • Be more confident in your balance
  • Feel stronger and more active
  • Enjoy the many benefits of exercise
  • Move with more ease in your home and community

Join TIME™ in a local community centre for a program that provides safe and beneficial exercise to meet these goals. Classes are one hour long, 1-2 times per week, usually 10-12 weeks.

Participants must be able to walk independently for 10 m (30 feet) with or without a cane or walker. Many of the participants in the class have difficulties with balance or moving around in their home or community due to conditions such as stroke or MS. Registration fees for the TIME program vary. Please inquire at the specific site in your area. Subsidies may be available from the community centre

Where:  Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, M5S 2J2

When:  Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Contact: Colin Blayney Phone 416-924-6211 Ext. 526 | Email:

Simcoe/York Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Peer Support Group

Group Name:  Simcoe/York Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Peer Support Group

Description:  The Simcoe/York Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Peer Support group provides peer support, information and resources for the Simcoe County and York Region areas for persons living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, their caregivers and families.

Where:  Superior Home Health Care, 56 Churchill Drive, Unit 1-3, Barrie ON, L4N 8Z5

When:  Second Saturday of each month from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in the community room.

Contact:  Tammy Stadt | Phone: 705-725-5849


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.

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:

Moving Towards Fitness

At Gerstein Crisis Centre, we believe every person has the right to live a self-directed life and to pursue their greatest level of wellness and happiness. Gerstein Crisis Centre has actively supported consumer survivor initiatives by employing consumer survivor run businesses (e.g. Abel Enterprises, Fresh Start Cleaning & Maintenance, Raging Spoon and AWay Express) through all of our operations. We support artists with lived experience and are fortunate to have a beautiful collection of art in both our homes. We house the Consumer Survivor Archives and strongly support their efforts.

Moving Towards Fitness is a free program offered by the Gerstein Crisis Centre. Start to reclaim your health by exploring the connection between physical and emotional wellness. Incorporating physical fitness while sharing positive strategies for managing and finding balance in our day-to-day lives. Facilitated By: A trained fitness instructor/ yoga teacher and a community peer support worker. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate! This FREE program will include: A varied terrain walk, an introduction to circuit training workout and a wellness check in. Please bring: Water, athletic shoes and a towel or exercise mat.

Where: We will meet at the entrance on the corner of Bloor Street West and Keele Street

When: Starts Friday May 29th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine) Every Friday for 4 weeks

Contact: 416-929-0149 Ext. 259 or 232 |

Young Adult Cancer Canada

Group Name: Young Adult Cancer Canada

Description: Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) is a national not-for-profit organization based out of St-John’s, Newfoundland. Our focus is on building a supportive community with and for young adults who received a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 39, and are currently aged 18 to 39 years old. We do this through a number of in-person programs and online resources.

At YACC we have a program called Localife that operates in certain cities across the country, Toronto being one of them. Localife is an activity-based group where young adult cancer survivors enjoy fun activities and connect with their survivor peers. It aims to provide regular opportunities for young adult cancer survivors and supporters to come together to enjoy fun activities and the benefits of peer support. The program is open to anyone who received a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 39 and are currently aged 18 to 39. Survivors may also bring one supporter (aged 18-39) to each event. It is truly a great program! In addition to the activities, annual conferences are offered.

Where: 18 Argyle Street, Suite 201 | St. John’s, NL A1A 1V4

Contact: 709-579-7325 | 1-877-571-7325 | |

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 |

The Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network

Group Name: The Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network

Description: The Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization, formed by amyloidosis patients and family members of amyloidosis patients. Our Support Network refers to our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of patients and families.

We operate a toll free patient support line (our toll free number). On the internet, our website offers:

  • Patient education
  • Support group listings and registration
  • Information on awareness campaigns
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Medical and physician referrals
  • Research articles for the medical community
  • Patient and family stories
  • Links to other amyloidosis support resources around the world

The support network can help patients, caregivers and families stay informed about survivorship concerns and quality of life issues. All of our activities are operated entirely by unpaid volunteers. Our major source of income is from contributions made at our website, fundraisers and patient memorials. This money is used entirely to support our mission and goals including the telephone line and website.

Where: The Empire, 41 King William Street, Empire 202 | Hamilton, ON L8R 1A2

When: Meetings take place twice yearly usually in the spring and fall.

Contact: 1-877-303-4999 (Patient Support Line) | Marsha 647-351-0532 | | (En Francais) |

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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