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Group Programs

Group Programs

Growing Stronger Trauma Group

Growing Stronger Trauma Group

Apr 14-Jun 30 on Thursdays from 3:00-5:00pm

A supportive space for members with similar experiences to identify what triggers their trauma reactions and practice the skills necessary to cope and feel grounded. For Adults 18+ who currently have refugee or protected person status. Location at Carizon, Sehl Room (400 Queen St. S., Kitchener).

How to register: Please contact promise@carizon.ca or call (519) 743-6333 ext 2383

Youth in Diverse Cultures

Youth in Diverse Cultures

May 3-Jun 21 on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm

YDC is a group for Male Newcomer Youth 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. Who: Male Youth (15 to 20 years old) who are refugees or persons with protected status. Where: Kingsdale Community Center 72 Wilson Ave, Kitchener.

How to register: Please contact promise@carizon.ca or call (519) 743-6333 ext 2383

Parent's Talk it Through

Parent's Talk it Through

May 4-Jun 22 on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30pm (Virtual)

A group for newcomer parents that provides participants with opportunities to share wisdom, learn new tools for promoting positive mental health in their families, and support each other on their parenting journey in their new country. Who: Parents with refugee or protected person status

How to register: Please contact promise@carizon.ca or call (519) 743-6333 ext 2383

Empowering Youth on Anti-Racism (Virtual)

Empowering Youth on Anti-Racism (Virtual)

May 5-Jun 25 on Thursdays from 3:45-5:00pm

This group will be an opportunity for youth to discuss the impact of racism, recognize manifestations of racism, examine assumptions and beliefs about racism, and receive the support and encouragement to begin the healing process. The group will explore resilience strategies with a focus on Mental Health and Well-being.

How to register: Please contact promise@carizon.ca or call (519) 743-6333 ext 2383

Fabulous Kids!

Fabulous Kids!

May 5 - Jun 23 on Thursdays at 4:00-5:00pm

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. Where: The Victoria Hills Community Centre at 10 Chopin Dr, Kitchener, ON.

How to register: Please contact promise@carizon.ca or call (519) 743-6333 ext 2383

Tea & Talk Women's Group

Tea & Talk Women's Group

May 6-Jun 24 on Fridays from 10:00-11:30am

This free women’s group 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 in a relaxing environment. Who: Newcomer women of all ages who currently have refugee or protected person status. Where: Forest Heights Community Centre, 1700 Queen’s Blvd Kitchener.

How to register: Please contact promise@carizon.ca or call (519) 743-6333 ext 2383

Growing Healthy Two-gether

Growing Healthy Two-gether

Starting May 17, 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 May 18, 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

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

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

Starting April 7, 2022 on Thursdays at 1:00-2:00pm

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 (Virtual, Arabic)

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

Starting April 7, 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

Apr 21, May 19, Jun 16 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

Moving Towards Healthy Relationships

Moving Towards Healthy Relationships

Apr 25-Jun 13 on Mondays 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

Understanding Me

Understanding Me

Afternoon Group: Apr 28-Jun 30 on Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm | Evening Group: Apr 26-Jun 28 on Tuesdays 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

Taming our Anger

Taming our Anger

May 4-Jun 22 on Wednesdays 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

May 5-Jun 30 on Thursdays 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

Day Group: May 5-Jun 23 on Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm | Evening Group: May 3-Jun 28 on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm

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

Connecting Through Play - Online

Connecting Through Play - Online

Wednesdays, May 4-Jun 22 at 4:00-5:00pm

Family focused, 8-week virtual group – children 5 to 7 years old and their caregivers. 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. 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 your lives. Join us for an 8-week group that will include arts & crafts, active games & activities. A kit will be provided to allow your family to explore and experience new ways to play and engage with each other.

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

Just Breathe - I Have the Power

Just Breathe - I Have the Power

Wednesdays, May 4-Jun 22 at 5:30-6:30pm

Family focused, 8-week virtual group – children 9 to 11 years old and their caregivers. Join us to increase your understanding of worry/anxiety and learn strategies to help manage the challenging thoughts and feelings often associated with them. Caregivers and children will learn how to use mindfulness-based tools to manage stress, develop emotional regulation skills, and build self-awareness in this activity-based group. Register for this 8-week group that will include hands-on activities, conversations, and stories. A kit will be provided to allow your family to explore and experience new ways to play and engage with each other.

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

Hocus Pocus Focus - Mindfulness Group

Hocus Pocus Focus - Mindfulness Group

Thursdays, May 5-Jun 23 at 5:00-6:00pm

Child focused, 8-week in-person group – children 6 to 8 years old. Carizon presents an in-person, 1-hour group, where children will have an opportunity to develop their mindfulness skills. With practice, children will learn to focus on the present moment and calm their bodies when stressed. Participants will be encouraged to practice the transferable skills and activities at home and in-community to continue building their skills. Caregivers are asked to attend the last 15 minutes of each session (prior to pick-up) for a recap of the day’s learning.

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