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Yoga Group- Working with Stress and Anxiety – Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) and Family Outreach and Response (FOR)

Group Name:  Yoga, Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) and Family Outreach and Response (FOR)

Description:  Yoga- Working with Stress and Anxiety is a 5 week introduction to yoga course.  The course aims at assisting participants cope with stress and anxiety.  All abilities are welcome.  Yoga mats and light refreshments will be provided.  

Where:  Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS), main group room, 65 Wellesley Street East Unit # 300.

When:  January 21rst to February 18th, 2016, Thursdays from 1:45pm to 2:45pm.

Contact:  Gillian Gray at the email address:


Family Outreach & Response Program

Families Count: Healing Together

Family members play a pivotal role in their loved ones recovery. All too often caregivers are not offered the guidance and support they need to effectively advocate and care for their relative, while minimizing the risk to their own well-being. This one-day conference is designed to offer information, tools and strategies to assist families in navigating the mental health system and in improving their own wellness.

Keynote Speaker: Jan Wong

When: Saturday April 25, 2015 at 545 King Street West

Workshops: A New Way of Living with Distress (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)
Taking Care of Ourselves (Yoga for Mental Health and Wellness)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Families
Navigating the Hospital System & Crisis Supports
What the System doesn’t Tell You – Helpful Tips on Navigating the System from Knowledgeable Family Caregivers

Registration Fee: $125.00. Reduced rates available upon request. Register online

Contact:Linda Amato – Family Outreach and Response Program | 2333 Dundas Street, Suite 501 | Toronto, ON, M6R 3A6 | 416-539-9449 Ext. 226 |

Evergreen Brick Works – Hatha Yoga

Group Name: Evergreen Brick Works – Hatha Yoga

Description: We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. The need has never been more urgent. To help create greener, more sustainable cities, we focus on four key areas: Greenspace, Children, Food and CityWorks.

Hatha Yoga
Develop awareness, strength and flexibility with hatha yoga classes taught by instructor Victoria Fodor. Classes are for all ages and abilities. Classes are 16+. Please bring a yoga mat and clothes you can move in. A few mats are available for use. Cost: Pay-What-You-Can. Suggested donation $5. *** Classes will be held in the BMO Atrium or the Blakes Room. Please check in at the Welcome Desk location.

Where: 550 Bayview Ave, | Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

When: All levels: Wednesdays from 12 noon until 1 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. New Beginner Classes: Mondays from 12 noon until 1 p.m.

Contact: Michelle Bourdon 416-594-1495 | |

Agincourt Community Services Association – Seniors Yoga

Group Name: Agincourt Community Services Association – Seniors Yoga

Description: Today, ACSA (Agincourt Community Services Association) addresses a variety of issues including systemic poverty, hunger, housing, homelessness, unemployment, accessibility and social isolation. Over the years ACSA has been funded by all levels of government, several foundations, schools, local faith communities, and The United Way of Greater Toronto. Its strength remains in the original concept: To act as a bridge between people who need help and those who can provide it.

This program is available to seniors every week. It is consists of mostly Tamil speaking seniors, but all are welcome to join. There is no fee required.

strong>Where: Dorset Park Community Hub, 1911 Kennedy Road, Suite 105 | Toronto, ON M1P 2L9

When: Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.

Contact: 416-321-6912 Ext. 316 | 416-292-6912 (Dorset Park) | |

Central Toronto Youth Services

Group Name: Central Toronto Youth Services- Chillout

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.

Chillout is a support group for LGBTQ youth where youth are able to learn strategies and tools for managing anxiety. This group includes yoga, discussion, and arts-based activities and the opportunity to
connect with other LGBTQ youth.

When: This group is resuming in spring 2015. Please call at that time for more details.

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

Contact: Kathleen 416-924-2100 Ext. 254 | |

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