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Pape Adolescent Resource Centre

Group Name: Pape Adolescent Resource Centre

Description: The Pape Adolescent Resource Centre, (PARC) is a preparation for independence program serving youth in care and former youth in care of a child welfare agency, between the ages of 15-28 years. PARC works with youth to help themselves and each other through their transition to self-sufficiency, with acknowledgement and recognition of their own power.

PARC assists young people by providing access to practical resource which are necessary for a successful transition to independence. Support is offered to young people in the areas of employment, education, housing, identity, sexuality, emotional/mental health, substance abuse, life skills.

Where: 469 Pape Avenue | Toronto, ON M4K 3P9

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-462-1010 | | |

Ostomy Toronto

Group Name: Ostomy Toronto

Description: Ostomy Toronto is a not-for-profit registered charity and a chapter of the Ostomy Canada Society. OCS, a volunteer-run health organization dedicated to assisting people who have or will have intestinal or urinary tract diversions. They provide emotional support, educational services and support to the family unit.

Their services include informative monthly meetings, a resource centre filled with information and up-to-date news for people living with ostomies, their families, caregivers and friends living in the Greater Toronto area, and excellent publications.

In addition, Ostomy Toronto offers patients a visiting service. Trained and certified visitors are available upon request of the attending physicians, Enterostomal Therapists, nurses, family members, friends, or the patient. Pre- and post-operative visits are available. *** Ostomy Toronto offers a $40 annual membership. All new members receive first year reduced rate of $20. All members under the age of 18 are free.

Where: 344 Bloor St West, Suite 501 | Toronto, ON M5S 3A7

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month. Location is announced monthly and it runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. You are welcome to come at 6:30 p.m. to mingle and enjoy some refreshments. The session will start at 7 p.m.

Contact: 416-596-7718 | 1-866-285-5948 | | RSVP |

Osteoporosis Canada

Group Name: Osteoporosis Canada

Description: Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is a national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Canada provides medically accurate information to patients, health care professionals and the public. Services to individuals with osteoporosis and the public include free publications, a bilingual toll-free information line, educational programs and referrals to self-help groups and community resources, as well as this web site.

Where: 1090 Don Mills Road, Suite 301 | Toronto,ON M3C 3R6

When: Call for more information on the Mississauga meeting times and days. Visit the Osteoporosis Canada website to find other meetings within Ontario.

Contact: Bev Nickle & Elizabeth St. Onge 416-696-2663 Ext. 2400 | (English): 1-800-463-6842 | (French): 1-800-977-1778 | |

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

Group Name: Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

Description: The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy (OFCP) is a non profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting people with cerebral palsy (CP) in Ontario. We are an organization committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy. The OFCP does this by providing and initiating a wide range of services, resources and programs for people with CP and their families as well as professional organizations. These services can range from education and recreation to housing and life planning.

Where: 104-1630 Lawrence Ave. W. | Toronto, ON M6L 1C5

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-244-9686 | 1-877-244-9686 (Ontario only) | TTY 1-866-246-9122

Newcomer Women Services Toronto

Group Name: Newcomer Women Services Toronto – Network with Newcomer Women

Description: Newcomer Women Services Toronto is a non-profit, charitable organization serving immigrant and refugee women in Toronto. Our mission is to provide these women and their families with the guidance, encouragement and tools they need to settle in Canada.

Every Saturday morning approximately 50 women meet for English conversation sessions as part of the Newcomer Women’s Network. The program includes arts and crafts sessions, field trips, healthy cooking classes and storytelling. In addition to the social and emotional benefits of this program, there are workshops that provide valuable information about education, employment, health awareness and parenting, among other things. This program gives women the opportunity to share their experiences with one another and escape the stress and pressure of settlement for a few hours each week.

Our clients are involved in the development and design of the Saturday programs. Thus, they engage fully in the activities and develop both their language skills and self-confidence in the process. Through these activities, our clients become more connected to the wider community. The women learn more about themselves, one other, and the diverse communities that are represented.

As part of the Saturday program, we offer on-site child minding facilities.

Where: 401-745 Danforth Avenue | Toronto, ON M4J 1L4

When: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Contact: Charmalee Harris 416-469-0196 | |

Native Women’s Resource Centre of Greater Toronto

Group Name: Native Women’s Resource Centre of Greater Toronto

Description: The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRC) continues to honour the vision of our founders by providing a welcoming atmosphere for all Aboriginal women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. As a registered charity, they offer life-enhancing resources, cultural ceremonies and teachings, skill development, and programs to build our collective capacity and celebrate our cultures. Their programs fall under five broad categories: Housing and Advocacy, Youth, Parenting, Employment & Education and Culture & Spirit.

Where: 191 Gerrard Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2E5

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-963-9963 | |

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Group Name: National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Description: Their objective is to provide accurate, up-to-date information on eating disorders and to provide appropriate treatment referrals. Our Centre supports and helps those suffering from anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia nervosa to normalize their eating, gain a further understanding of how the eating disorder is developed and perpetuated, and to encourage them to seek treatment if they are not currently seeing a professional. They also provide written information on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation; Canada-wide listing of treatment services and resources; lectures and workshops for schools, community groups, professionals etc.; sponsor of national Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW); and training in volunteer work and support services.

Where: 200 Elizabeth Street | Room 7ES-421 | Toronto, ON M5G 2C4

When: Those interested should call the centre for additional resources. There is a $15.00 fee for individuals and $20.00 for organizations to become members of the Centre, which provides a newsletter five times a year.

Contact: 416-340-4156 | 1-866-633-4220 | |

Mental Health Helpline

Group Name: Mental Health Helpline

Description: The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7. Our service is free, confidential and anonymous.

We can:

  • provide information about counselling services and supports in your community
  • listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • provide basic education about mental illness

Contact: 519-439-0174 Ext. 222 | 1-866-531-2600 | |

Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit

Group Name: Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit

Description: The Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit (MHIU), at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada has worked on providing care and diagnostic testing to Malignant Hyperthermia patients. The Perioperative Interactive Education (PIE) group is a team of medical artists and researchers dedicated to creating visually-based aids for medical teaching.

Their mission is:

  • To advise and provide resources to increase knowledge of MH among Canadian health practitioners and patients,
  • Act as a referral center to assess “at risk individuals” and provide them with genetic counseling, genetic testing, and CHCT testing,
  • To create and maintain an MH registry of the Canadian MH population,
  • And to perform scientific research on MH.

Where: Toronto General Hospital | 200 Elizabeth St. Rm. ES3-323 | Toronto, ON M5G 2C4

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-340-3128 |

Hospice Association of Ontario – End of Life Information Service

Group Name: Hospice Association of Ontario – End of Life Information Service

Description: The Hospice Association of Ontario – End of Life Information Service provides information on services and resources for hospice palliative care in Ontario including hospice palliative care units and programs, hospice palliative programs, community services, pain and symptom management, bereavement support services and education. Information is provided primarily on a one to one basis in a manner that respects caller dignity and confidentiality. Services accessed by phone, fax, e-mail, website or by visiting the centre. Information is available to everyone including individuals with a life threatening illness, family, friends, caregivers and volunteers, service providers, students and the general public.

Where: 707-2 Carlton St. | Toronto, ON M5B 1J3

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-304-1477 Ext. 28 | 1-800-349-3111 | |

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