All posts in “Scarborough”

Scarborough Women’s Centre – Women with Disabilities

Group Name: Scarborough Women’s Centre – Women with Disabilities

Description: The Scarborough Women’s Centre provides information, education and support services to assist women in the transition to economic and emotional independence. They provide information, education and support services to Scarborough women who wish to build their economic and emotional independence skills.

Women with Diabilities
Conducted in partnership with Scarborough Women’s Centre, Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre and Springtide Resources (formerly Education Wife Assault). The Expanding the Reach: Women With Disabilities Project is a collaborative project of the Centre, which is designed to provide an opportunity for women with disabilities to come together and address issues related to freedom from abuse. This project aims to empower women with disabilities by exploring a range of diverse topics.

Where: 2100 Ellesmere Road, Suite 245 | Scarborough, ON M1H 3B7

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-439-7111 | www.scarboroughwomenscentre.ca

The Reading Partnership

Group Name: The Reading Partnership

Description: At the Reading Partnership, we raise the literacy levels of children by building the capacity of parents and establishing a local culture of reading and learning in communities. We believe that by establishing a community-based culture of learning we can encourage an exchange ideas, enrich family relationships, and bolster our children’s confidence and independent thinking.

This 12-week community based literacy program empowers parents/caregivers with the knowledge and resources to teach their children, aged 4–6, to read. The program actively engages both parent and child on a weekly basis, guiding them through the process of working together, and challenging parents to create positive reading and learning environments at home. If you are a parent/caregiver with a child aged 4-6 this program is for you!

Where: Scarborough East Ontario Early Year Centre | 4218 Lawrence Ave East, Unit 15 | Scarborough, ON M1E 4X9

When: April 8th to June 10th, 2015. There is an application for this program and the deadline is March 20, 2015

Contact: info@readingpartnership.com | readingpartnership.com

Community Resource Connections of Toronto – Mental Health Support

Group Name: Community Resource Connections of Toronto – Toronto North Support Services (Access 1)

Description: CRCT operates an active web site containing information about events, news and resources. The web site also has a searchable database of mental health services, supports and resources available in Toronto. We are working to provide a comprehensive source of information which meets the needs of consumer/survivors, family members and service providers.

Access 1 provides individuals and their family members with information and support in accessing mental health case management and assertive community treatment teams in North York and Scarborough. It is an up to date source of information on individual support services provided by 14 mental health service providers in North York and Scarborough. Model of service is coordinated access system.

Where: 2-132 Railside Road | North York, ON, M3A 1A3

Contact: 416-499-5969 | 416-482-4103 | crct@crct.org | rishikaw@tnss.ca

Community Resource Connections of Toronto – Tamil Peer Support

Group Name: Community Resource Connections of Toronto – Tamil Peer Support “Sangamam”

Description: CRCT operates an active web site containing information about events, news and resources. The web site also has a searchable database of mental health services, supports and resources available in Toronto. We are working to provide a comprehensive source of information which meets the needs of consumer/survivors, family members and service providers.

This is a Tamil social group. Come and learn more about healthy living. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by CRCT, Storefront and Across Boundaries.

Where: The Storefront 4040 Lawrence Ave. East | Scarborough, ON, M1E 2R5

When: Fridays 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-208-9889 | 416-482-4103 | crct@crct.org

Toronto Public Health – Postpartum Support

Group Name: Toronto Public Health – Postpartum Support

Description: Toronto Public Health offers the following free services for women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, having difficulty adjusting after having a baby and who have a baby less than 1 year of age. It is important that women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety get help from a doctor or nurse. If you have questions and/or concerns, call us at 416-338-7600 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Where: South Riverdale Community Health Centre | 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON M4M 3P3 *** You must live East of Yonge Street to Victoria Park Avenue. Call 416-469-7608 to register.

Where: TAIBU Community Health Centre | 27 Tapscott Road | Toronto, ON M1B 4Y7 *** You must live in Scarborough. To register: Call 416-338-7600 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Contact: 416-338-7600 | www1.toronto.ca

Scarborough Women’s Centre

Group Name: Scarborough Women’s Centre – Counselling

Description: The Scarborough Women’s Centre provides information, education and support services to assist women in the transition to economic and emotional independence. They provide information, education and support services to Scarborough women who wish to build their economic and emotional independence skills.

The Counsellor is focused on a woman’s goals, working with her to meet her immediate needs and helping her to discover, enhance and use her own strengths to accomplish her personal plans. By identifying a woman’s goals, the Counsellor can make a broad goal more manageable by identifying steps towards the goal. Please review the counselling brochure for additional information. Counselling is a free and confidential service that:

  • assists women to use internal and external resources in order to make long term changes in their lives;
  • develops the power of the individual by discovering and building upon the strengths of each woman; and
  • supports women to accomplish their goals for economic and emotional independence.

Women who are willing to change their situation or perspective are welcome to the Counselling Service by self-referral.

Where: 2100 Ellesmere Road, Suite 245 | Scarborough, ON M1H 3B7

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-439-7111 | counsellor@scarboroughwomenscentre.ca | www.scarboroughwomenscentre.ca

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support – East Toronto Group

Group Name: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support – East Toronto Group

Description: The mission of the ALS Canada is to fund research towards a cure for ALS and support provincial ALS Societies to provide quality care for those affected by ALS. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis– unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer.

ALS Canada peer support group meeting for those living with ALS to share experiences and support. Support services are available to people diagnosed with ALS, their caregivers, family and friends.

Where: The Hub – Caregiver Wellness Centre 2660 Eglinton Ave E. | Scarborough, ON, M1K 2S3

When: Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Contact: Kim Barry 905-248-2052 Ext. 224 | 1-800-267-4257 | www.als.ca | kb@als.ca

YWCA Teen Mothers’ Program

Group Name: YWCA Teen Mothers’ Program

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

The Teen Mothers’ Program is a free support program in south Scarborough for mothers 14 to 22 years of age. In the Teen Mothers’ program, we offer opportunities to build positive parenting skills and access to resources that support mothers on their parenting journey. This group offers a range of services for mothers, ages 14 to 22:

  • regular group meetings and check-ins with program worker and childcare staff
  • workshops on positive parenting, budgeting, nutrition
  • healthy meals and snacks
  • encouragement and ongoing support from staff and other mothers
  • child-centred activities for children that enhance development
  • activities for mother and child to interact
  • home visits, ongoing telephone and in-person counselling
  • career guidance
  • referrals to community resources
  • guest speakers

Where: Every Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m at 4139 Sheppard Ave E. and every Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 3090 at Kingston Rd. Suite 101

Contact: Amy Brooks 416-266-1232 Ext. 30 | www.ywcatoronto.org | abrooks@ywcatoronto.org

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