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Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s Program

Group Name: Northwood Neighbourhood Services – Women’s 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.

Women’s Program
The Women’s Program provides a safe space for women to gather together and partake in a variety of activities aimed at fostering socialization and empowerment. They receive information on how to access information and services and learn about new ways of increasing self-confidence, building physical and mental strength, and reducing social isolation. The program revolves around the “Cook & Talk” model, which allows women to share cultural recipes and life experiences while socializing and forming friendships and supports.

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

When: Wednesdays 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

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

Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services – Violence Against Women

Group Name: Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services – Violence Against Women

Description: Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services (FNS) is committed to enhancing the overall quality of life for residents of Flemingdon Park and the City of Toronto. As a multi-service organization, we are dedicated to increasing access to information and community resources for our clients through advocacy, empowerment and education. We facilitate the achievement of personal goals, provide support, promote safety and foster harmony, vitality and community development. We celebrate diversity by promoting understanding, acceptance and respect for each other.

The Women’s Program raises awareness and connects with women in the community regarding issues related to domestic violence, women’s rights and options. We support women through the choices they make, whether they remain in their homes and increase their safety or choose to leave their abusive situation. Individualized support includes and isn’t limited to, providing an understanding, professional and confidential environment for women in abusive relationships, assisting women in crisis due to their abusive relationship, and assisting women who are preparing to leave or have left abusive relationships. Women’s support groups:

  • Groups enable women to build connections through peer support
  • We offer women’s support groups throughout the year
  • Here to Help is a support group for children who have witnessed abuse and their mothers

*** We provide these services primarily to women in Flemingdon Park and surrounding areas.

Where: 10 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 104 | Toronto, ON M3C 3A1

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-424-2900 Exts. 16, 17 | info@fnservices.org | www.fnservices.org

Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women – Reduse Abuse

Group Name: Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women – Reduse Abuse

Description: We seek to empower women, seniors and newcomers to achieve their full potential. We provide services focused on promoting healthy families, community relationships and economic self-sufficiency. We believe this work helps empower immigrant and newcomer women, seniors, and families to enjoy all rights and benefits of living in Canada.

The Reduce Abuse program supports women from all walks of life, but notably those of South Asian and Caribbean descent who have recently immigrated to Canada and reside in the Greater Toronto Area. The program is delivered in partnership with Toronto Police Division 31. We work to create a broader awareness of women’s rights in Canada within immigrant communities. This furthers our mission to reduce abuse among newcomers. Women who participate in the program experience a sense of self-realization. They often continue their association with the Centre as volunteers and mentors in their own capacity.

Where: 2350 Finch Avenue West, Unit D | Toronto, ON M9M 2C7

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-663-2978 | info@ehcw.ca | www.ehcw.ca

Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Group Name: Canadian Centre for Men and Families – One on One Therapy/Counselling

Description: The first facility of its kind, we are an open, inclusive and safe space dedicated to the health and well-being of boys, men, fathers and their families. We provides workshops, counseling, discussion groups and a variety of special events. Programs include trauma and abuse support, suicide prevention, fathering, tutoring, mentorship and legal aid. We run services, research, advocacy, outreach and public education on all aspects of men’s issues.

One on One Therapy/Counselling
A men’s health, men’s issues and gender issues discussion group for anyone interested in learning about Call ahead to make appointment: 45 minutes, no charge, and confidential. One on One counselling: individual, family issues, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, separation/divorce, social isolation, employment, low self-esteem.

Where: 152 Carlton Street, Unit 201 | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K1

When: The second and fourth Tuesday every month 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Contact: 647-479-9611 | 1-844-900-CCMF (2263) | info@menandfamilies.ca | www.menandfamilies.org

North York Women’s Centre – Women’s Empowerment

Group Name: North York Women’s Centre – Women’s Empowerment Series

Description: The North York Women’s Centre addresses the well-being of women in the former City of North York. We are a central source of information serving as a link between available resources and the women who need them. Ongoing programs include information and referral services, free legal clinics and a variety of support groups. Seasonal program brochures detail special events and educational workshops. The Centre is a non-threatening, informal and supportive place, accessible to women of all socio-economic and ethno-racial backgrounds. There are no program fees. A commitment to attend and participate is expected. NYWC strives to ensure women have access to our programs. Talk to us about any child-minding, accessibility or other needs you have during registration. Register as early as possible to secure your spot – and please cancel if you can’t attend. TTC tokens are provided when requested at registration.

Part 1: Discovering Our Power (Winter 2016)

Participants will gain an understanding of difficult emotions and the effects they have on mental and physical well-being. They will identify personal strengths and coping strategies to draw upon during stressful situations and learn how to build self esteem and confidence. Using group discussions and interactive activities, group members will gain strength and knowledge to move forward while making connections with other women in a supportive environment.

Where: 116 Industry Street (Weston Road and Eglinton area) | Toronto, ON M6M 4L8

When: Every Tuesday for 9 weeks, choose the morning. afternoon or evening group, starts March 1, 2016

Contact: 416-781-0479 | info@nywc.org | www.nywc.org

The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – Support for Teen Girls

Group Name: The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – WESAT Teen Girls

Description: At The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, we are dedicated to providing services to children, youth and their families who experience challenges related to mental health and autism. We believe in a collaborative approach to addressing the needs of children and youth, working with parents, caregivers, and the community to promote support for the individual child and awareness in​ the community. Our multidisciplinary team assists at every stage, providing prevention, early intervention, consultation, treatment, and transition support, according to each family’s unique needs.

The WESAT Teen Girls Group is for girls aged 13-18 who are survivors of sexual abuse. The goals of the group are:

  • Learn to understand the impact of sexual abuse/ sexual assault on you
  • Learn to cope with the effects of sexual abuse/ sexual assault
  • Talk to other young women with similar experiences
  • Get emotional support

The group meets once per week (early evenings) at The Etobicoke Children’s Centre. The group is completely confidential and there are no fees for registering or participating. Light refreshments are served. Who should come: Teen aged girls (13-18) who are survivors of sexual abuse. ***All participants are asked to participate in evaluation of their experience of this service.

Where: 27 Madison Ave. | Toronto, ON M6R 2S2

When: Call for dates.

Contact: Shamsa 416-240-1111 Ext: 2274 | ecc@etobicokechildren.com | www.etobicokechildren.com

The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – SNAP Program

Group Name: The Etobicoke Children’s Centre – SNAP: Stop Now and Plan

Description: At The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, we are dedicated to providing services to children, youth and their families who experience challenges related to mental health and autism. We believe in a collaborative approach to addressing the needs of children and youth, working with parents, caregivers, and the community to promote support for the individual child and awareness in​ the community. Our multidisciplinary team assists at every stage, providing prevention, early intervention, consultation, treatment, and transition support, according to each family’s unique needs.

The SNAP: Stop Now and Plan Program is:

  • For children who are experiencing significant difficulties at home, school, in the community and with peers
  • For children who are engaging in antisocial behaviours (e.g. theft, vandalism, bullying) and have had contact or are at risk of having contact with police due to their behaviour
  • Parents and children will learn how to deal effectively with their anger and come up with a positive plan of action; a plan that makes their problems smaller, not bigger
  • Parents will also learn different strategies to help manage their child’s behaviour at home

  • Group for parents and children run at the same time. Includes a light supper and childcare for those children not in the group. Who should come: Parents and children. ***All participants are asked to participate in evaluation of their experience of this service.

    Where: 27 Madison Ave. | Toronto, ON M6R 2S2

    When: Call for dates.

    Contact: Tanoon 416-240-1111 Ext. 2238 | ecc@etobicokechildren.com | www.etobicokechildren.com

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- Connect

Description: Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. We believe in building the strength and resiliency of young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering.

This is an interactive 12-week counselling and peer support group for young women ages 14-17 who need help managing their emotions and want to learn how to build healthy relationships. Food & TTC tokens are provided.

When: Accepting referrals now for the next group: start date TBD.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Contact: Jessica 416-924-2100 Ext. 245 | Jessica.arruda@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- PATTS

Description: Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth. We believe in building the strength and resiliency of young people in ways that are engaging, respectful and empowering.

This program was developed to focus on youth learning appropriate expression of their emotions since a growing body of research is indicating that many aggressive youth are actually depressed and have trauma histories. The PATTS program adopts the perspective that many aggressive youth have exceptional leadership qualities that need to be redirected into more socially acceptable behavior. PATTS groups are designed to encourage peer support and reinforcement of positive behaviors. Learning is encouraged through brainstorming sessions, activities and role plays.

PATTS (Peaceful Alternatives to Tough Situations) is a 10-week counselling and peer support group for young men ages 14-17 who need help managing their anger and want to learn how to build healthy relationships. Food & TTC tokens are provided.

When: Now accepting referrals. Stay tuned to website for dates once there are enough participants.

Where: 65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7

Contact: Jessica 416-924-2100 Ext. 245 | Jessica.arruda@ctys.org | www.ctys.org

Women’s College Hospital – Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP)

Group Name: Women’s College Hospital – Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP)

Description: Women’s College Hospital is established in women’s health – our remarkable history goes back more than a century in Ontario. We have gone through many changes in the past several years – the most recent being regaining our independent governance on April 1, 2006. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives. Women’s College Hospital is a community dedicated to achieving leadership in women’s health in an ambulatory care setting.

The Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP) is an intensive group therapy program with accompanying individual therapy for women who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse and/or neglect in childhood (0-18 years old). WRAP is part of the Trauma Therapy Program. There is a phone intake process before entering the program. Women who are interested in the program may be asked about safety (e.g. living environment, relationships), previous therapy experience and self-care strategies. She will then meet with a member of the clinical team for an in-person psychosocial assessment to determine whether WRAP would be beneficial. WRAP is best suited to women who can benefit from a time-limited program and who are experiencing any of the following symptoms related to trauma:

  • Anxiety
  • Numbing
  • Problems with self-esteem
  • Difficulties with relationships
  • Flashbacks
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Dissociation
  • Feelings of isolation or alienation

Where: 76 Grenville Street, 9th Floor East | Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

When: Groups held Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. WRAP’s waitlist is currently CLOSED. It will reopen on Mondays during January (January 5, 12, 19 and 26) 2015, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for phone referrals. WRAP is covered by OHIP.

Contact: 416-323-6400 Ext. 4999 | wrap@wchospital.ca | www.womenscollegehospital.ca

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