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Group Programs

Group Programs

Healthy Wallets Wealthy Minds

Healthy Wallets Wealthy Minds

Jan 26-Mar 2 on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am

A workshop to help find financial and emotional balance. A great space to get answers about budgeting, debt and making new financial habits.

How to register: Email financialwellness@carizon.ca or call 519-743-4453 x 2383

Let's Play!

Let's Play!

Starting Jan 13, 2022 on Thursdays at 1:30-2:30pm

The Let’s Play! parenting group is an 8-week virtual, parent support group. Join us for an 8-week adventure into fun, imaginative play. Learn how to play with your child and how to teach your child to play on their own. Families that complete the program will receive a grocery gift card!

How to register: Call 519-743-6333 x2383 or email capc@carizon.ca

Growing Healthy Two-gether

Growing Healthy Two-gether

Starting Jan 11, 2022 on Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am

Virtually, join our Program Coordinator, Registered Dietitian, other pregnant individuals, and their support people, to talk about your healthy pregnancy! We offer prenatal vitamins, vitamin D drops, grocery gift cards and much more!

How to register: Please contact 519-743-6333 x2383 or capc@carizon.ca

First Time Parents Group

First Time Parents Group

Starting Jan 12, 2022, on Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30am

The First Time Parents Group is a 10-week, parenting support and educational program for first time parents and caregivers. Come together and build a community! Join us to talk about breastfeeding, introduction to solids, infant safety, sleep, and much more!

How to register: Please contact 519-743-6333 x2383 or capc@carizon.ca

Super Dads Super Kids

Super Dads Super Kids

Starting Jan 13th , 2022 or Jan 15th, 2022, on Thursdays at 7:30-8:30pm or Saturdays at 9:30-10:30am

The Super Dads Super Kids is a parenting support group for dads with children ages 0-6 and dads-to-be! Participate in fun activities with your child(ren), learn ways to connect with your child(ren), and join us to talk about what you think it means to be a dad. Grocery gift card provided to dads who complete the group.

How to register: Please contact 519-743-6333 x2383 or capc@carizon.ca

Busy Babies...Nobody's Perfect

Busy Babies...Nobody's Perfect

Starting Jan 13, 2022 on Thursdays at 9:45-10:45am

The Busy Babies… Nobody’s Perfect parenting group is an 8-week, virtual, parent support group for parents with children aged 0-6 years. Families that complete the program will receive a grocery gift card!

How to register: Please contact 519-743-6333 x2383 or capc@carizon.ca

Busy Babies...Nobody's Perfect (Arabic)

Busy Babies...Nobody's Perfect (Arabic)

Starting Jan 13, 2022 on Thursdays at 11am-12:30pm

The Busy Babies… Nobody’s Perfect parenting group is an 8-week virtual, parent support group for Arabic speaking parents and caregivers with children ages 0-6 years. Families that complete the program will receive a grocery gift card! Note: This program will be facilitated in English and translated by an Arabic speaking interpreter

How to register: Please contact 519-743-6333 x2383 or capc@carizon.ca

Chronic Pain Monthly Support Group

Chronic Pain Monthly Support Group

Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21 from 1:30-3:00pm

This group is focused on discussing chronic pain coping strategies and how you can apply them in your life. Short mindfulness exercises will be included. Led by a facilitator who has experience with chronic pain. Open group: participants can register at any time. Online.

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Understanding Me

Understanding Me

Morning Group: Jan 18-Mar 22 on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am | Evening Group: Jan 19-Mar 23 on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm

Provides education and support for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse within their intimate relationships.

*Evening group is a closed group and is held onsite at 400 Queen St. S. Morning group is online and is an open group (participants can join at any time).

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Moving Towards Healthy Relationships

Moving Towards Healthy Relationships

Jan 19 - Mar 9 on Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30am

A group for women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse, focusing on safety, building self-esteem, ending the cycle of violence, and learning how to be healthy in relationships.

Assessment required; completion of “Understanding Me” is a prerequisite. Closed group. Onsite at 400 Queen St. S.

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Taming our Anger

Taming our Anger

Afternoon Group: Jan 18-Mar 8 on Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm | Evening Group: Jan 20-Mar 10 on Thursdays at 7:00-8:30pm

A learning opportunity for adults who have difficulty expressing and/or managing angry and aggressive feelings. Closed group after second session. Online.

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

From Fear to Freedom: Overcoming Anxiety

From Fear to Freedom: Overcoming Anxiety

Jan 12 - Mar 9 on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00am

An engaging, interactive, skills-based group for adults struggling with anxiety. Group members will learn how certain behaviours reinforce anxiety, develop tools to better tolerate and accept uncomfortable emotions, and practice new ways to move towards the things that matter in their lives. Closed group after second session. Online.

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Building Better Boundaries

Building Better Boundaries

Jan 20 - Mar 24 on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am

Provides education and support for women who have experienced any form of abuse and are working towards setting better boundaries in their lives. Group sessions include opportunities for discussion, reflection, and making personal connections. Closed group after second session. Online.

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Families in Separate Homes

Families in Separate Homes

Feb 28 - Mar 28 on Mondays at 4:00-5:00pm

FISH is a group for children aged 9 – 11, designed to help cope with separation and divorce,
utilizing Play Therapy. The purpose of the group is to provide children with a safe space to
explore their worries, concerns, and other big feelings they might be experiencing during this time. *Onsite at 400 Queen St. S. Consent by both parents MANDATORY.

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Cool, Calm, and Connected

Cool, Calm, and Connected

Jan 18 – Mar 8 on Tuesdays at 4:30-6:00pm

An 8-week group for female-identified teens aged 13 to 15 years old that focuses on increasing self-esteem, improving mood, and developing healthy relationships. Through a combination of art, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, girls will build on their strengths, reduce isolation, and learn healthy ways to cope with anxious or low feelings. Closed Group. *Onsite at 400 Queen St. S

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Cool Kids

Cool Kids

Jan 10 - Mar 7 on Mondays at 5:30-6:30pm

A play-based CBT group for children (7 – 10 years) with anxiety and their caregivers. This 8-week program will begin and end with a parent session to help caregivers learn how to recognize symptoms of anxiety and strategies to help their children stay calm. Session 2 – 7 will work with children to help them learn alternate patterns of thinking, how to face fears and strategies to stay calm. *Onsite at 400 Queen St. S. No group on Feb 21.

How to register: Call Intake at 519-743-6333 or email intaketeam@carizon.ca

Fabulous Kids!

Fabulous Kids!

Mondays, Jan 17 to Mar 7 at 3:30-4:30pm

Looking for a place to meet new friends and have fun? Come join our Fabulous Kids group where we will play games, create together, learn coping skills to feel better when we may not be feeling our best and connect with other kids. This group is open to children, 7-10 years old who are Refugees or Protected Persons. UPDATE: This group will now be held ONLINE.

How to register: Email promise@carizon.ca or phone 519.743.6333 ext 2383

Parent's Talk it Through

Parent's Talk it Through

Tuesdays, Jan 18 to Mar 8 at 1:00-2:30 pm

Do you find parenting in a new culture stressful? Does the pandemic cause challenges for your family and for you as a parent? Are you looking for ways to connect with your child? Carizon’s Newcomer Mental Health and Well-being Program invites you to come Talk it Through with parents just like you where you can learn and share strategies. Open to Parent’s of children of all ages who currently have refugee or protected person status.

How to register: Email promise@carizon.ca or phone 519.743.6333 ext 2383

Tea & Talk Women's Group

Tea & Talk Women's Group

Fridays, Jan 21 to Mar 11 at 12:00-1:30 pm

Looking for a way to connect? Come join our Newcomer Mental Health and Well-being programs free women’s group that supports and promotes holistic well-being and belonging in the community. Participants will learn and discuss topics that impact participants lives, learn about resources and activities in the community, and have an opportunity to connect with other women over a cup of tea in a relaxing environment. Open to women of all ages who currently have refugee or protected person status.

How to register: Email promise@carizon.ca or phone 519.743.6333 ext 2383

Youth in Diverse Cultures

Youth in Diverse Cultures

Tuesdays, Jan 18 to March 8 at 3:30-4:30pm

YDC is a group for Male Newcomer Youth aged 15-20 years old and is designed to promote well-being and sense of belonging in the community. The group will explore a wide range of issues that impact daily living. Recreational activities will be added to each group to promote total well-being. UPDATE: This group will now be held ONLINE.

How to register: Email promise@carizon.ca or phone 519.743.6333 ext 2383

Building Parenting Capacity Book Club - Online

Building Parenting Capacity Book Club - Online

Wednesdays, Jan 19-Mar 9 at 12:00-1:00pm

Parents will explore and discuss the book “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” during an 8-week virtual book club! Members will focus on one chapter per week, reading and completing exercises between online gatherings. Each session will provide an opportunity to discuss the readings, talk about ideas shared, explore exercises, role play and practice those they would like further assistance with to improve their relationships & parenting/caregiver skills with their children. Group for Parents of children in grades K-8.

How to register: Email crpgroups@carizon.ca or phone 519-743-6333 x2383

Connecting Through Play - Online

Connecting Through Play - Online

Wednesdays, Jan 19-Mar 9 at 4:00-5:00pm

Children learn through play. Play isn’t just fun; it’s how children learn about their world. Adults engaging and being present in play is a ‘hands-on’ way to establish a deep connection and strengthen a healthy relationship with your child(ren). You can build a connection through play by giving your child your full attention in our weekly group sessions and then transferring those play opportunities to other parts of their and your lives. Join us for an 8-week group that will focus on arts & crafts, active games & activities with kits provided to allow the family to explore and experience new ways to play and engaged with each other. Family Focused Group for 5–7-year-olds and their Parent(s)/Caregiver.

How to register: Email crpgroups@carizon.ca or phone 519-743-6333 x2383