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If you have any questions about the following programs please contact our Health Educator at 905-873-3000 ext. 226 or by email at



Please note that the following programs are available at no cost to our rostered patients only.

Active Parenting of Teens

This 6-week course provides parents of children aged 11 to 18 the guidance and support they need to turn the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities for growth. You will learn:

  • Methods of respectful discipline
  • Skills for clear, honest communication
  • Concrete strategies to prevent risky behavior
  • How to be an encouraging parent
  • … and much more

This program is facilitated by the Mental Health Team.

Anxiety/Stress Management

This 8-week introductory level program is available to people who are struggling with anxiety and/or stress.

Based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy principles, this highly effective approach employs three types of intervention:

  1. Relaxation Intervention
  2. Cognitive Intervention
  3. Mindfulness Intervention

The group also aims to foster communication with others in similar situations because social connection is an important part of overall health.

This program is facilitated by the Mental Health Team.

Building a Hero

This 6-week program is for children aged 10 to 12 who have been diagnosed with ADHD or are experiencing issues with anger management or impulsivity issues. This group program will teach children skills in communication, anger management, problem solving, and dealing with emotions using interactive, hands-on activities. Parents will also have the opportunity to learn strategies to support their child in applying these skills as well as learn from our special guest speakers including our Pharmacist and Registered Dietitian.

This program is facilitated by the Mental Health Team.

Building Your Hero (Parenting Group)

The Building Your Hero group is an 8-week educational and experiential-learning group. The focus of the group is to teach parents basic and advanced skills in communicating with their children in such a way that their children feel valued and worthy. The group content helps facilitate communication and support parents in raising confident and happy children. Parents will be shown new strategies and encouraged to develop even more on their own.

This program is facilitated by the Mental Health Team.

Making Connections

TThe Making Connections group is ongoing throughout the year. The group is offered to those 18 years of age and older who are struggling with isolation and/or depression, chronic conditions, anxiety, and self-esteem concerns.

The group aims to:

  1. Foster greater social connectedness between socially isolated and withdrawn individuals; and
  2. Provide a venue for patients to better learn about how to manage their conditions (which could include symptom reduction, as well as facilitation of connection with community providers).

This program is facilitated by the Mental Health Team and the Health Educator.


This 8-week introductory level program is available only to adults 18 years of age and over.

Mindfulness is about being fully aware of whatever is happening in the present moment, and consists of cultivating awareness of the mind and body and living in the here and now. Strategies employed in this program are based on mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga in order to help manage stress, enhance balance of body and mind, and promote improved well-being and healing.

This program is facilitated by the Mental Health Team.

Taking Control…Finding Your Way Out of Depression

This 8-week group program is for people diagnosed with depression, who want to work on strategies to assist in managing their symptoms. This group will teach the skills and techniques that help in managing depression in everyday life. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, participants will learn how thoughts and behaviours are connected with mood. Through group collaboration, behavioural exercises and action planning, participants will learn how to lessen their depression.

This program is facilitated by the Mental Health Team.

Craving ChangeTM Workshop

Many people want to take control of their eating but feel they lack the willpower to change. Craving Change™ is a workshop designed to help you understand WHY you eat the way you do and to help you do something positive about it. Using fun activities and self reflection in a group setting, the Craving Change™ program you will learn how to:

  • Understand your cravings
  • Forever change your eating responses
  • Set yourself up for lifelong success in your food choices

This program is facilitated by the Registered Dietitian and a Mental Health Worker.

Healthy You

This 8-week group program concentrates on developing a healthier lifestyle and focuses on a non-diet approach to weight management using lifestyle and behavioural modifications. Each weekly session focuses on a different topic such as: factors that affect eating patterns and behaviours, nutrition, active living, goal setting, food triggers and self-image, managing roadblocks and strategies for dining out and special occasions.

The goal of the program is to help patients make permanent lifestyle changes and reach and maintain a healthier weight.

This program is facilitated by the Registered Dietitian and Health Educator.

Risk Factor Management

Available to patients identified as having any of the following:

  • Abnormal cholesterol
  • Prediabetes
  • High blood pressure

You will learn about risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. Lifestyle strategies to reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease will be reviewed, including: healthy eating, physical activity, stress management and smoking cessation. You will have the opportunity to set goals to help get started on lifestyle changes. You will have the opportunity to follow up in with the dietitian and/or health educator to assist with developing further goals.

This class is facilitated by the Registered Dietitian and Health Educator.