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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, www.hincksdellcrest.org, 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

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 | www.srchc.ca

Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services – Crisis & Support

Group Name: Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services – Crisis & Support

Description: Margaret’s provides a continuum of housing and support services for women with mental illness through innovative programming, advocacy and education, which empowers them to build and reclaim their lives. Our programs encompass crisis, interim and long-term solutions for women 18 years and over, and their families. Margaret’s services include helping clients obtain and maintain permanent and affordable housing, Mental Health and Justice, Community Crisis support and Individualized Senior Support. Together they provide clients with a stable living environment, community tenure, care and identity. Our support services are holistic, client directed, and recovery based. They help to identify and reignite the inner strength and resiliency of each client that we support.

Crisis and Support Eligibility
Women, 18-65+ with serious and persistent mental illness, who identify themselves as experiencing a “crisis” and are able to direct their care can receive these support services at Margaret’s: Advocacy, Information and referral, Accompaniment, Counselling and Problem Solving.

Crisis and Support services include: Psychiatric Assessment, Crisis/Safe Bed, 24 Hr. information & referral line, Food/clothing/shoe bank, Respite Beds, and Community crisis support.

Where: 301 Broadview Avenue | Toronto, ON M4M 2G8

Contact: 416-463-1481 | info@margarets.ca | margarets.ca

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – Child & Youth Program

Group Name: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – Child & Youth Program

Description: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter (EWS) was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence. Since that time, Ernestine’s has assisted many families with critical immediate care services. Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, an organization run by women, provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence. Ernestine’s assists women and children in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services, while acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse. Ernestine’s adapts its services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual.

The Child and Youth Program is dedicated to supporting children and youth between the ages of zero to eighteen, including male youth up to 18 years old, pregnant women and mothers. EWS believes that children have the right to be separate and distinct from their parents and as a result this program is designed to meet the children’s individual needs. The program is designed and facilitated with age appropriate activities to enhance development in the following areas:

  • Healthy Emotional Expression
  • Impact of Violence – creating a safe place for children to discuss and share their own experiences of violence
  • Early Prevention – informing children of their rights and advocacy. The program provides individual and group counselling.

Where: P.O. Box 141, Stn. B | Etobicoke, ON M9W 5K9

When: Please call for more information on location and times.

Contact: 416-746-3701 press O (Crisis Line) | 416-743-1733 (Main Line) | sharlene@ernestines.ca | ernestines.ca

Ethiopian Association in the GTA – Seniors’ Program

Group Name: Ethiopian Association in the GTA – Seniors’ Program

Description: Ethiopian Association in the Greater Toronto Area and Surrounding Regions is non-political, non-profit, independent, community-based organization that provides settlement and social services to people of Ethiopian origin and others since November 1980. The Association’s programs and services are provided without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnic origin, creed, political affiliation, religion, physical or mental disability.

The Seniors’ Program at the Ethiopian Association in the GTA offers: Social reintegration (picnic programs, monthly/biweekly meetings/discussions between and among seniors on their own issues, handcraft activities, organizing get-together events), Psychosocial support (meal program, individual and group counseling, personal support and nursing care), Organizing workshops and training, Cultural promotion (involve seniors’ as an ambassador of Ethiopian culture, social values and norms, build socio-cultural bridge between Ethiopian seniors and youth), and service referral (referral to various service providing agencies), and Advocacy.

Where: 1950 Danforth Avenue | Toronto, ON M4C 1J4

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 416-694-1522 | ethiocommun.org

Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Senior’s Recreational Program

Group Name: Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Senior’s Recreational Program

Description: Northwood Neighbourhood Services is a versatile organization that has been serving multicultural communities in North Toronto since 1982. We provide programs and services within the community that will empower individuals, families and groups to achieve, maintain and enhance a state of physical, mental and social well-being.

The Seniors Recreational Programs operate within the framework of engagement and empowerment so that seniors can function as active members of their communities.

The programs provide seniors with an opportunity to socialize with one another in a safe and secure environment while receiving a hot, freshly made meal. Some of the recreational activities seniors participate in include playing games, dancing, attending health and wellness workshops, celebrating holidays and birthdays as well as ethno-cultural events. Additionally, seniors receive information about their rights and the resources available for their needs. Our seniors wish to be contributing citizens. To this effect, they are mentored to take on volunteer and leadership roles within their communities.

Mindful of the ethno-cultural diversity of the population in the community, the programs serve Albanian, African and Caribbean, Vietnamese and Chinese, Latin American as well as other ethno-cultural groups.

Where: 1860 Wilson Avenue, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON M9M 3A7

When: Please call for locations and times.

Contact: 416-748-0788 | info@northw.ca | www.northw.ca

Midaynta Community Services – Senior Services

Group Name: Midaynta Community Services – Senior Services

Description: Midaynta Community Services is a registered Canadian charity organization that provides settlement services and other programs that advances education by providing courses, seminars, meetings, counseling and other support services for refugees & immigrant in need. Midaynta Community Services is a social and settlement services agency, working to improve the quality of life of newcomers in Toronto and vicinity.

Senior Services
Midaynta joined the Breaking Down the Barriers to Seniors Services project under the Multi Agency Partnership Project (MAPP) in 2003. The program was funded by the United Way of Greater Toronto.
The seniors’ services program was consequently developed over the following 3 years and is run at Weston and Lawrence area. It has become quite popular among the Somali senior population. Through the program, seniors have access to recreational and educational programs, congregate dining, various health-related services, meals on wheels, transportation and escort, home help/homemaking, respite care, adult day programs and seniors’ case management (information and referral, crisis intervention and assistance).

Where: 1992 Yonge Street, Suite 203 | Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-544-1992 | info@midyanta.com | www.midaynta.com

Midaynta Community Services – Gambling and Addictions

Group Name: Midaynta Community Services – Gambling and Addictions

Description: Midaynta Community Services is a registered Canadian charity organization that provides settlement services and other programs that advances education by providing courses, seminars, meetings, counseling and other support services for refugees & immigrant in need. Midaynta Community Services is a social and settlement services agency, working to improve the quality of life of newcomers in Toronto and vicinity.

Gambling and Addictions
Midaynta has been invited to conduct a comprehensive research project on Gambling and Problem Gambling within the Toronto Somali community. This study was completed in February 2003 and its findings are now available on-line. Based on the findings of this study, we are currently working with COSTI and CAMH to provide culturally appropriate preventive, educational, intervention, and treatment programs for problem gamblers in the community. We provide services in the areas of:

  • Individual counselling
  • Group/family counselling
  • Referral to professional services
  • Prevention, education, and treatment of problem gambling

Where: 1992 Yonge Street, Suite 203 | Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-544-1992 | info@midyanta.com | www.midaynta.com

CultureLink – Seniors Services

Group Name: CultureLink – Seniors Services

Description: CultureLink is a settlement organization that is both old and new. We have over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering settlement services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Passionate about providing innovative services to newcomers, we adapt to changes and create new programs that best respond to and address our clients’ specific needs. Our team of 50 staff members, speaking more than 30 languages, is dedicated, knowledgeable, and multicultural.
Our services connect cultures to build welcoming communities. We assist newcomers looking for employment, help families navigate the school system, and provide newcomer youth with the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. We support refugees and bring together new and established Canadians. In everything we do, we are committed to embracing differences and linking the new with the old.

The Newcomer Seniors Centre (NSC) provides services and activities to all newcomer seniors with a special focus on Chinese, Polish, and Spanish speaking seniors. The activities are for all immigrant seniors, primarily driven by seniors. The seniors and NSC staff organize educational workshops and social events for the immigrant seniors to mingle and learn more about their communities and their rights in Canada. We are constantly exploring different ways to engage immigrant seniors and facilitate their integration and contribution to Canadian society. Services include:

  • General information and referrals
  • Educational workshops related to ageing such as health and safety, financial issues, etc.
  • Internet literacy classes
  • Fitness program
  • Cultural outings and field trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Global Roots Gardening
  • Variety of social events

Where: 2340 Dundas St. West, Suite 301 | Toronto, ON M6P 4A9

When: Please call for program times and locations.

Contact: 416-588-6288 | reception@culturelink.ca | www.culturelink.ca

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 | mail@accessalliance.ca | www.lampchc.org/diabetes | accessalliance.ca

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