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Centre for Independent Living in Toronto – Parenting Peer Support

Group Name: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) – Parenting Peer Support

Description: CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!)
CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT’s aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.

Parenting Peer Support
Peer support promotes consumer participation and allows people to obtain from, and provide, direct support to others. In the Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN), a peer is someone who has had direct or similar experiences as those shared by parents with disabilities. A peer understands and can relate to the feelings and barriers faced by people with disabilities raising families, and can share his or her personal experiences, stories, joys and frustrations. New participants welcome! This year the group has decided to remain open and invites moms, dads and prospective parents with a disability to join at any time. Meetings are held approximately every 6-8 weeks.

Where: 365 Bloor St. E., Suite 902 | Toronto, ON M4W 3L4

When: To register for the next meeting or for more details about this interactive group contact the PDN Coordinator.

Contact: 416-599-2458 Ext. 227 | TTY: 416-599-5077 | |

Alpha House Inc

Group Name: Alpha House Inc.

Description: Alpha House is an addiction recovery community addressing the needs of men of ages 18 and upwards. The residents of Alpha House support their recovery through the 12 step recovery program. While the 12 steps were originally a program of recovery fostered by Alcoholics Anonymous, they have been applied successfully to every form of addiction.

Like most 12-step programs, recovery is often found in the form of one alcoholic or addict helping another. In this sense, each resident of Alpha House benefits from the other and, in community, they help one another find a path to sobriety.

The Alpha House program offers a unique blend of guidance and support in areas of the greatest concern to their clients. These include upgrading of one’s education, job searching, life skills, one-on-one counselling, and living within a community and meeting one’s obligations to it. Their facility is staffed 24-hours a day by trained counselors and specialists. The staff facilitates regular meetings and groups through the week.

Alpha House also offers ongoing aftercare for all residents and previous residents. Their doors are always open to past residents in crisis. Alpha House goes beyond 12-step recovery by aiding its residents in fundamental living skills. The nature of the Alpha House Community inherently build skills in how to live in harmony with others, how to shoulder and meet one’s responsibilities, and how to maintain a discipline of recovery in the face of life’s ups and downs.

Where: 647 Broadview Avenue | Toronto ON M4K 2N9

When: Life Skills Group, General Addictions Group (2 mornings a week), Evening meetings (3 nights a week) – Call for more information.

Contact: 416-469-1700 | |

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