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Group Programs

Our groups provide strategies to cope with problems as well as offering support to adults, children and families.

Please check our Calendar for upcoming group programs. Note: dates and times are subject to change.

Triple P 0-12

This Positive Parenting Program is evidence based proven effective in providing parents with tools to help children under 12 years of age with behavioural and emotional problems. You’ll learn about effective parenting strategies, how to promote your child’s development, self-esteem and manage common child behaviour problems using principles to help you deal with almost any situation that might arise. The group is structured for 6/7 group sessions, including a workbook and weekly homework tasks and 1 or 2 telephone follow up sessions.

If you are interested in this program, please call Janice Cook at 905-895-2371 ext. 108 for a pre-screening interview.

Triple P Teen

This Positive Parenting Program is evidence based proven effective in providing parents with tools to help tweens and teens with behavioural and emotional problems. You’ll learn about effective parenting strategies, how to promote your teen’s development, independence, manage common behaviour problems and principles to build respect and better communication. The group is structured for 6/7 group sessions, including a workbook and weekly homework tasks and 1 or 2 telephone follow up sessions.

If you are interested in this course, please call Janice Cook at 905-895-2371 ext. 108 for a pre-screening interview.

Triple P Family Transitions

This Positive Parenting Program is for separated or divorced parents to learn how to manage as single parents and co-parents. This 7 week course will address self-care and is designed to help members recover from the anger and resentment that often accompanies a relationship breakdown.

If you are interested in this course, please call Janice Cook at 905-895-2371 ext. 108 for a pre-screening interview.

Emotional and Interpersonal Skills Development for Youth (Ages 13 – 17)

This is an 8-week program for youth that focuses on skill development and experiential learning in the areas of emotion regulation and interpersonal relationships. This is an integrated and evidence informed program where children will learn and practice skills such as identifying feelings, regulating emotions, positive coping strategies, communication, assertiveness, self-compassion, understanding boundaries and increasing self-esteem.

To inquire about this course please fill out the Application for Service in our Get Started page. You will be contacted to set up a consultation with one of our therapists.

Emotional and Interpersonal Skills Development for Adults

An 8-week group for adults that focuses on skill development and experiential learning in the areas of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions.

Participants will learn skills such as identifying feelings, understand the what, why and how of emotions, gaining vocabulary to name feelings, expressing emotions in appropriate ways, regulating emotions in practical strategies and self-care practices that increase self-compassion.

To inquire about this group please fill out the Application for Service in our Get Started page. You will be contacted for a pre-group interview. For more information, please contact Liway Coniega at 905-895-2371 ext. 137.

Farsi Women’s Support Group

This 8 week program focuses on self-confidence, assertiveness, communication skills, parenting, healthy relationships, immigration and settlement issues, self-care, health & wellness and community Resources. This group will be delivered in Farsi.

To register for this course please contact Mahsa at 905-883-6572 ext. 112.

Outreach or Language Specific Groups

FSYR provides free Women’s support groups in a variety of languages such as Tamil, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

These weekly group sessions offer either Yoga, Zumba or relaxation/meditation exercises along with discussion topics that include:

  • Family Stress
  • Parenting
  • Stress Management/Relaxation
  • Immigrant and settlement issues
  • Legal and Employment information
  • health and nutrition as well learning about neighbourhood resources

Come make new friends! For more information, go to the Community Cultural Support page.

Transgender Support Group

A free group for anyone experiencing or questioning changes on the gender spectrum. Discussions include but are not limited to a variety of issues such as coming out, health and hormones, dealing with discrimination, negotiating relationships.

For more information and to sign up for the next meeting, please call 905-895-2371 ext. 151 or email [email protected].

If you are new to FSYR, please fill out the Application for Service/Get Started page.

Gender Galaxies

A free 8 week virtual group for youth 12 to 15 exploring their gender identity and gender expression. Learn about and discuss topics such as: self-care, self-advocacy, media, dysphoria, body image, coming out, gender affirming care and intersectionality.

For more information and to sign up for the next cycle, please call 905-895-2371 ext. 151 or email [email protected].

To register for the next scheduled cycle please call 905-895-2371 ext. 137 or fill out the Application for Service/Get Started page.

Free to Be

This is a virtual group for parents/caregivers of gender diverse children, regardless of age which meets once a month. Free to Be offers an opportunity to meet for support and education. The goal of this program is to destigmatize gender diversity.

For more information about the next meeting, please call 905-895-2371 ext. 151 or email [email protected].

If you are new to FSYR, please call 905-895-2371 ext. 137 or fill out the Application for Service/Get Started page.