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Support Groups & Sessions

We are here for you. Support when you need it the most.

Interested in our virtual support groups or drop-in sessions?

See a list of our upcoming groups and sessions below.

About our Support Groups & Drop-In Sessions

We provide group support for individuals and their families, to help guide our clients through challenging and difficult circumstances. Our support groups are offered online through ZOOM. They are run by professionals who provide support and guidance free of charge to individuals dealing with grief, facing abuse or feeling depressed. We are also there to guide family caregivers through the challenges of caring for their loved one.

6- Week Virtual Family Caregiver Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one 55+? You’re not alone! Join us for our 6-week Virtual Family Caregiver Support Group, which will be held via ZOOM. Connect with others and get mutual support, discover resources available to you, learn coping and self-care strategies and discuss common issues and feelings. This group is now closed; please, feel free to register for the next session in the New Year. You will be contacted once new dates are confirmed. If you’re interested, please register for the group.

5- Week Virtual Stress Management Support Group

For persons 55+ this five-week support group is designed to educate and elaborate on stress. We begin on understanding what stress is and how it impacts the body and mental state. We build on stress management techniques to learn new coping mechanisms to best address participants’ unique situations. Conversation topics are structured and cater towards common interests between participants. Topics include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), relaxation/breathing techniques and conflict resolution. There is no cost to attend, and this group will be held over ZOOM. If you’re interested, please register for the next session; you will be contacted once new dates are confirmed: register for the group. 

8-Week Virtual Bereavement Support Group for Young Adults (25-40 years old)

The grief journey uniquely affects our physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being. It becomes more manageable and meaningful when shared with others who understand its challenge.

This program provides group support in a safe and nurturing environment. Group members may share feelings of loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping, and begin to integrate this change into their lives in order to move forward. While participating in a virtual support group via ZOOM will lack the intimacy of sitting together, research suggests that people adjust to the format quite quickly. If you’re interested, please contact Charlotte for more information and to register for an upcoming session: 416-635-2900 ext. 271 or ckoven@circleofcare.com.

Early Days Grief Group (4 sessions)

The first few months after the death of a loved one often feels unreal. For those whose loss is under three months this 4-week group will offer an opportunity to acknowledge the death, normalize the common characteristics of grief, and support your early adjustment to the challenging road ahead within a compassionate, judgement–free environment. If you’re interested, please contact Charlotte for more information and to register for an upcoming session: 416-635-2900 ext. 271 or ckoven@circleofcare.com.

8-Week Virtual Bereavement Support Group

The grief journey uniquely affects our physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being. It becomes more manageable and meaningful when shared with others who understand its challenge.

This program provides group support in a safe and nurturing environment. Group members may share feelings of loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping, and begin to integrate this change into their lives in order to move forward. Starting October 12, taking place every Wednesday. If you’re interested, please register for the group.

Caring Café

If you have experienced a bereavement in the past year, whether through the death of a family member, adult child, or friend, and would find comfort in joining with others in similar circumstances, please join us for our once a month drop-in. We will meet the first Tuesday of each month via ZOOM from 1:30-3:00pm. If you’re interested, please register for the group.

Upcoming Groups and Sessions

Highlights

  • Caring and practical support
  • Connect with others
  • Learn about resources available to you
  • Learn coping strategies
  • Discuss common issues and feelings

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Education and knowledge are the key in battling any situation and the support group was very helpful in doing just that. I think this is a wonderful program that will continue to benefit others in the future.”

-Client

 
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Claims Conference
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Government of Canada
City of Toronto
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
Accreditation Canada