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Planned Parenthood Toronto – Support for Young Parents

Group Name: Planned Parenthood Toronto – Time Out

Description: Planned Parenthood Toronto is a community-based, pro-choice agency committed to the principles of equity and to providing accessible and inclusive services which promote healthy sexuality and informed decision-making to the people of the City of Toronto. Our vision is a future of sexual and reproductive choice, freedom and possibilities.

Being a young parent isn’t easy. That’s why our programming for young parents puts you first, and validates your choice to parent. Whether you’re a young parent or parent-to-be (aged 29 and under), we can help connect you with the resources and tools you need to make healthy, informed decisions for yourself and your family. Spend time, learn and have fun with other young parents at our weekly drop-in program, Time Out. Dinner, childcare and TTC tokens are provided.

Where: 36B Prince Arthur Avenue | Toronto, ON M5R 1A9

When: Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Four Villages Community Health Centre, Dundas site, 3446 Dundas Street West.

Contact: 416-961-0113 Ext. 154 | |

The Gatehouse – Young Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Group Name: The Gatehouse – Young Adult Support Program

Description: The Gatehouse provides a range of both formal and informal support and outreach. Strategies include providing information, referrals and linkages, resource support and groups that address vulnerable target populations, a child friendly environment and integration of outreach strategies that will effectively communicate our vision, mission, objectives and services.

Young Adult Support Group Program
The Young Adult program is an eight week support group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse between the ages of 18-24 years of age. This 8 week curriculum offers psycho – education and information around the effects that abuse and trauma can have on an individual. By connecting with other young adults who have had similar experiences allows for the feelings of isolation to dissipate and encourages a sense of community and inclusion. ***Separate Groups for Men and Women. An initial group readiness interview is required prior to joining the group.

Where: 3101 Lakeshore Blvd. West | Toronto, ON M8V 3W8

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: Paula Cordeiro 416-255-5900 Ext. 228 | |

Sheena’s Place – Young Adult

Group Name: Sheena’s Place – Young Adult (Ages 17 – 30)

Description: At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.
Support groups are for those affected by eating disorders, including groups for individuals who are affected themselves as well as family members, partners or friends of loved ones who have eating disorders. There are no fees, groups run for 8 – 10 weeks at a time 4 times a year. Participants must register during one of our registration periods. For more details on groups and how to register please visit our website. ** You must be 17 years of age or older to attend groups at Sheena’s Place.

Young Adult (Ages 17 – 30)
This group provides support for young adults who are struggling with their eating and/or body image issues. There is a particular focus on issues specific to this age group, such as living independently, choosing careers, coping with academic pressures, relationship concerns, etc. This is an ongoing group meaning that groups are available to register/join at any time during the entire year.

Where: 87 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2T1

When: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (Victoria) and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (Deb)

Contact: Victoria Freeman and Deb Berlin-Romalis 416-927-8900 |

WoodGreen Community Services – Sisters in Action Youth Program

Group Name: WoodGreen Community Services – Sisters in Action Youth Program

Description: Celebrating 75 years of success in 2012, WoodGreen Community Services is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto. A founding United Way of Toronto member agency, WoodGreen has grown to span 32 locations and serves 37,000 people each year. WoodGreen helps people find safe, affordable housing, seniors live independently, internationally-trained professionals enter the job market, parents access childcare, children and youth access after-school programs, newcomers settle in to Canadian life, homeless and marginalized people get off the streets and youth find meaningful employment and training.

Sisters in Action holds a Homework Help after school on Wednesday’s from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Wilkinson Public School for students in Grade 1-6. The Homework Help program is pleased to accept young women from the community (between the ages of 13-24 years) who would like to volunteer with the students. Please contact Fazila Vaid if you are interested in this program. Program components provide support to young Muslim women to integrate into Canadian Society, build leadership skills and build physical and social recreation skills. Mentorship pogram for volunteer development. This program is restricted to females only giving access and equity for young Muslim women.

Where: 815 Danforth Avenue, First floor | Toronto, ON M4J 1L2

When: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Fazila Vaid 416-645-6000 Ext. 1326, 2100 | |

Positive Youth Outreach (PYO) – Youth living with HIV

Group Name: Positive Youth Outreach (PYO) – Youth living with HIV

Description: Since 1983 ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves. ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.

Peer support for young people age 29 and under living with HIV. Drop-in is held from 2 – 5 pm, and discussion groups 6 – 8 pm every Thursday. Monthly workshops! To find out more, call us.

Where: 543 Yonge Street, 4th floor | Toronto ON M4Y 1Y5

Contact: PYO 416-340-8484 ext. 265 | |

Brain Injury Society of Toronto

Group Name: Brain Injury Society of Toronto – ABI Family Support Program

Description: The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) supports ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) survivors and their family members. Our members are children, parents, teens, spouses, and grandparents. Membership is open to anyone in the community with an interest in the challenges that come with living with the effects of brain injury. Different areas of the brain are responsible for specific functions. Damage to the brain can result in different types and severity of deficits from one individual to another. The behaviours that emerge after an ABI are unique to each individual.

Brain injury affects the whole family. Check out our NEW family support program for young adults between the ages of 18 – 26 years and their families. Brain injury support groups are a great way to network and get support from others. This program offers two support groups: Young Adult Group and Parental Support Group.

Where: 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 205 | Toronto, ON M4T 1M9

When: For more details about the program, please contact Kat Powell

Contact: Kat Powell 647-990-1485 | |

Young Carers Program

Group Name: Young Carers Program – Young Adult Carers Group

Description: The Young Carers Program is an inter-agency strategy developed to meet needs of young carers and their families by facilitating supportive programs throughout Toronto that focus on recreational, social, educational, and skill development activities. We strive to build resilience in young carers by creating opportunities for mutual support, fun, and optimal development, which will strengthen the resources within the youth as well as their families. What is a young carer? A child or youth 5-18 years old in a caregiving role for a parent, grandparent, sibling or any relative with a chronic or life threatening illness, disability, addiction, mental illness, or language barrier.

The Young Adult Carers Group: A place to for young adults aged 19-30, who help care for someone at home, to meet each other, be recognized for the important role they play in their family and brainstorm ways to care for oneself while caring for someone else. This monthly group will allow connection with others who know what it is like to have increased responsibility while navigating significant milestones associated with being a young adult. To join the Young Adult Carers Group you do not need to become a member.

Where: c/o Hospice Toronto | 2221 Yonge Street, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON, M4S 2B4

When: Programs are facilitated in different areas of Toronto, and hosted through other agencies and organizations in order to best meet the geographic locations of our families. Please contact for more information.

Contact: 416-859-9319 | |

The Remix Project – Youth Media Arts

Group Name: The Remix Project – Youth Media Arts

Description: The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities. Our programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education. The Remix Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities. Our mission is to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms.

The Remix Project is a 9-month arts incubator and training program that is divided into four academies: Recording Arts, Business, Creative Arts, and The City Life Film Project (Film & TV). Each academy is led by a Dean. he program is tailored to each individual’s goal. Upon being accepted into Remix, youth select a “major” and “minor” which become their areas of focus for the duration of the program. In order to graduate, participants must engage in at least 10 hours a week of programming. During the semester, youth engage in the following activities under the guidance of their Dean.

Who: The Remix Project is open to youth who meet the following criteria:

  • Between the ages of 15-24
  • Reside in the Greater Toronto or Chicagoland Areas. (GTA)
  • Can spend a minimum 10 hours per week at Remix

Where: 2 Pardee Avenue, Suite 201 | Toronto, ON, M6K 3H5

Contact: 416-583-2120 Ext 1 | |

Egale YouthOUTreach

Group Name: Egale YouthOUTreach

Description: A youth housing support and crisis intervention centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and Two Spirit(LGBTQ2S) youth (16+) in the Greater Toronto Area. Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is a national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans human rights through research, education and community engagement.

We provide Crisis Intervention and other services:

  • Same-day crisis response and counselling (Tuesday – Saturday)
  • Suicide prevention, intervention and postvention care
  • Ongoing counselling for individuals and families
  • Addiction and mental health supports
  • Medical, dental and legal aid referrals
  • Exploration of educational and learning opportunities, including high school, post-secondary and trades programs
  • Support with gender affirmation and community acceptance (e.g. transition planning and trans literacy seminars)
  • Group discussion, group counselling and interactive learning activities

Where: 183 Carlton Street, Side Entrance | Toronto, ON, M5A 2K7

Contact: 416-964-7887 | |

Delisle Youth Services

Group Name: Delisle Youth Services

Description: Delisle Youth Services supports and encourages youth to navigate safely through the teen years, often a turbulent time in a young person’s life, and grow into confident, productive adults.

Are you looking for help or advice or maybe just a safe place for you and your friends to hang out? Maybe you’re not sure, or maybe you’re curious about what we do here at Delisle. No matter what brought you here, you are welcome! If you’ve got something on your mind, you’ve come to the right place, so take a look around. We’ve got programs that can help with all kinds of stuff youth need. A few of the things we can help with are: depression, anxiety, finding you a place to live, substance use, and questions about sexuality.

Where: 40 Orchard View Blvd, Suite 255 | Toronto, ON, M4R 1B9

Contact: 416-482-0081 | |

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