ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Adults with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, or Parents of Children with ADD/HD.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Adults with learning Disability or ADD/HD

 

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month (September to June)

 

Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities or ADD/HD Meets the first Thursday evening of each month (September to June)

 

For more information, contact: (905) 884-7933, ext. 21

ACTIVITIES:

§  Provides information on learning disabilities and ADD/HD

§  Promotes greater comprehension and acceptance

§  Provides support in a safe and caring environment

§  Social Skills groups for children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

§  Parenting course (10 week program) for parents of children with Learning Disabilities or ADD/HD

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Website:  www.ldayr.org

E-mail:  info@ldayr.org

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region

11181 Yonge Street, Unit 221

Richmond Hill, Ontario

L4S 1L2

 

Fax: (905) 770-9377


ATTENTION DEFICIT RESOURCE NETWORK

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Adults and children with Attention Deficit Disorder

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

For more information, contact:

 

The Attention Deficit Resource Network

(416) 208-3141

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Speakers, seminars and resources

§  Parent Support Group

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Website:  www.adrn.org

E-mail:  info@adrn.org

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Not available

 


ALZHEIMER SOCIETY YORK REGION

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s Disease

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Contact: (905) 895-1337 or Toll-Free 1-888-414-5550

 

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Family support

§  Community and Family Education

§  Resource Centre

§  Maintains a Wandering Person Registry in partnership with York Region Police

§  Social Worker Support Program

§  D.A.Y. Centre (Day Respite Programs)

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Website:  www.alzheimer-york.com

E-mail:  daycentre@alzheimer-york.com

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Alzheimer Society of York Region

800 Davis Drive, Unit 6

Newmarket, Ontario

L3Y 2R5

 

Fax: (905) 895-1736


ANOREXIA NERVOSA & BULIMIA SELF-HELP GROUP

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Anyone age 20+ who is suffering, or knows someone who is suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia and/or compulsive overeating

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

St. Mary’s Anglican Church

10030 Yonge Street (Entrance off Major MacKenzie)

Richmond Hill

Thursdays: 7:00pm-8:30pm

 

Contact:  Gail (905) 884-9237 or (905) 889-2665

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Self-help and mutual support, information, non-judgmental environment

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please call before attending meeting

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Self-Help Group

10023 Yonge Street

Richmond Hill, Ontario

L4C 1T7

 



EATING DISORDERS OF YORK REGION

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Individuals with Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating or Disordered eating.  Including families, friends and loved ones of the above.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Thursday evening 7:30-9:00pm

 

Contact: Robyn (905) 886-6632

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Self-help, mutual support and information in a non judgmental caring environment

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Website:  www.edoyr.com

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

180 Oakhurst Drive

Thornhill, Ontario

L4J 8H6

 


 


MARKHAM AREA MOOD DISORDER ASSOCIATION

(MAMDA)

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Anyone with a mood disorder, their family and friends, people with bioplar/unipolar depression, people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, people with anxiety disorder.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Meets every second Wednesday, alternating between Richmond Hill and Thornhill

 

Call for meeting location and time

 

Contact:      Paul (905) 889-4057 or

Teresa (905) 898-3116 or

Don (905) 895-2807

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Mutual self-help, education, advocacy and literature

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Affiliated with Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

MAMDA

c/o Paul Kohn

61 Winchester Lane

Richmond Hill, Ontario

L4C 6Y5

 

MIND, BODY, AND SOUL SELF HELP SUPPORT

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Mind, Body & Soul is a self-help support group in Richmond Hill offering assistance to those with anxiety, depression, bi-polar and other mental health related issues. It offers a wide variety of programs including guest speakers, seminars and social events.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Visit www.mindbodyandsoul.ca or call 905-764-1247 to register.

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

http://www.mindbodyandsoulselfhelp.com

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

N/A

 


NEWMARKET OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER NETWORK

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Adult sufferers and their family members.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Contact:

Marianne (705) 684-9841between 9:00am-4:00pm

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Website, phone support

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Website:  www.gregsmall.com/nmktocd

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Not available

 


ONTARIO OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER NETWORK

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Anyone diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder or their friends and relatives.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Please call for meeting information:

Ontario O.C.D. Network office (416) 410-4772

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Self-help, education and information kits, bi-monthly newsletter

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Website:  www.ocdontario.org

E-mail:  info@ocdontario.org

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Ontario OCD Network

P.O. Box 151

Markham, Ontario

L3P 3J7

 


OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

For men and women affected by compulsive overeating.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Meetings in various locations in York Region, for meeting times and locations, contact:

 

Overeaters Anonymous General Information:

(416) 588-6134 (recorded message)

Toll free:  1-866-221-5061

 

Please leave your name and number and an Overeaters Anonymous volunteer will contact you.

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Mutual support and encouragement to help compulsive overeaters to stop eating compulsively using a 12 step recovery program

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Website:  www.overeatersanonymous.org

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Not available

 


SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY OF ONTARIO

YORK REGION CHAPTERS

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Anyone experiencing Schizophrenia (and related disorders), as well as friends and families and caregivers.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

York Chapter:

Old Town Hall

Botsford Street

Newmarket

First Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm

Toll Free: 1-800-449-6367

 

Markham Chapter:

York Region District 5 Police Association

McCowan and Carlton, (beside Markville Mall)

Markham

Call for meeting dates and times

Contact:  (905) 884-6930

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Self-help, mutual support, friendship, assistance, education and advocacy, family resource tool kit

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Membership fee of $25.00 per year for non members

 

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario:  1-800-449-6367

 

Website:  www.schizophrenia.on.ca

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

11181 Yonge Street, Suite 302

Richmond Hill, Ontario

L4S 1L2

 


SUPPORT FOR DEPRESSION

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

People experiencing or recovering from depression.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Support for Depression Group

Various meeting times and locations across the region

 

Contact: (905) 841-3977 or (416) 798-8500 for more info

 

Support for Supporters Group

For those in a supportive role for a loved one or a close friend who has depression or bi-polar disorder (manic depression)

 

Contact: (905) 841-3977 or (416) 798-8500 for group information

Toll-Free:  1-866-345-0183

 

ACTIVITIES:

Mutual support and assistance and education in a safe, non-judgmental environment.  (not a 12 step program)

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Program of the Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region

 

            Website:  www.cmha-yr.on.ca

            Email:  yorkregion@cmha-yr.on.ca

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region

15150 Yonge Street, Suite 3A

Aurora, Ontario

L4G 1M2

 

Fax: (905) 841-3125

 


SWIFT INC *P

(STRENGTH TO WALK IN FREEDOM TOGETHER)

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Adults with depression, anxiety/panic, experiencing spousal abuse, emotional problems, alcohol and drug issues.  Also helps people who have been institutionalized to reintegrate back into society.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Richvale Community Centre

100 Avenue Road

Richmond Hill, Ontario

Every Thursday evening from 7:00-9:00pm

 

Contact: (905) 707-5691

 

ACTIVITIES:

§  Peer Support

§  No cost to attend

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

§  Several social events throughout the year

§  Serves all of York Region

§  All groups are co-ed and professionally-led

 

            Website:  www.swiftselfhelpgroups.org

            E-mail: s.w.i.f.t.@rogers.com

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

S.W.I.F.T. Inc

51 Colleen Street

Thornhill, Ontario

L4J 5H1

 


YORK CONSUMER/SURVIVORS

 

POPULATION SERVED:           

Psychiatric Consumer/Survivors from York Region.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Call for meetings and information

(905) 780-0491  extension 17

Toll-Free 1-888-780-0724  extension 17

 

ACTIVITIES:

Works toward empowerment of Psychiatric Consumer/Survivors to bring about improvement to the mental health system through personal involvement, advocacy, education, exchange of information and mutual support.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Also acts as a resource to the community by providing volunteers to act as speakers, Board members for community mental health and social action committees; assists the consumer/survivor community to access programs both within and outside the mental health system; works to eliminate discrimination and the stigma of ‘mental illness’ as well as many other projects and goals.

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

York Consumer/Survivors

c/o Krasman Centre

10121 Yonge Street

Richmond Hill, Ontario

L4C 1T7