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Family ConnectionsTM Groups in the Greater Toronto Area

All groups are currently offered online via Zoom.

Upcoming groups:

Groups begin every January, June and September and run one evening per week for 12 weeks. Groups are typically filled from the waitlist.

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Apply for a future group:

To be added to our waitlist for a future group, add your name to the Announcement List below. (Disregard the dates as they are subject to change.) See our registration FAQ for more information.

We will contact you by email when we are able to offer you a space in an upcoming group.

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ABOUT Family ConnectionsTM

Family Connections is an evidence-based program providing education, skills, and support for people in a relationship with someone who has emotion dysregulation, BPD, or BPD traits. It is a peer program led by trained group facilitators who are family members and who have taken the course themselves. Family Connections provides: current information and research on BPD, emotion dysregulation and family functioning; individual coping skills based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); family skills; and group support that builds an ongoing network for family members. 

Family ConnectionsTM is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who has a loved one with mental health issues. 


The Family Connections program is provided in Canada free of charge by The Sashbear Foundation. The Family Connections program was developed by practicing clinicians/researchers (Drs. Fruzzetti and Hoffman) and modified in consultation with family members. It is coordinated internationally by NEABPD.

    • June 01, 2022

    Toronto and GTA (including Durham, Halton, Peel and York Regions)

    Announcement list for future Groups
    Sponsored by: The Sashbear Foundation

    This is not a registration or guarantee of a spot.

    Groups may be held in person or online, depending on the public health situation.

    If you are interested in Family Connections in the GTA and surrounding regions in Summer 2022, please add your information here.

    You will receive details and an opportunity to register when dates are finalized.

Yours in Skills and Hope

Avec vous dans l'espoir et les compétences

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