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Family ConnectionsTM Courses in the Greater Toronto Area

ABOUT Family ConnectionsTM

Family ConnectionsTM is a 12-week course providing education, skills training, and support for people who are in a relationship with someone struggling with emotion dysregulation or mental health issues. It is a peer program led by trained group facilitators who are family members and who have taken the course themselves.

Family ConnectionsTM is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who has a loved one struggling with mental health issues. The course is not for those who are struggling, only for the family members supporting them.

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The Family Connections program is provided in Canada 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.

COURSE SCHEDULE 

We offer the Family ConnectionsTM course throughout the Greater Toronto (GTA) area in multiple locations. Typically, classes run three times each year:

  • January to April
  • June to August
  • September to December.


SUMMER 2019

Registration for summer 2019 weekly courses is now open, please register below. 

Registration for the Toronto weekend intensive in May and June, will open in mid April.

The 12-week course is also offered in Hamilton and Ottawa. Registrations for Hamilton and Ottawa are not handled through this site. For more information, please email fcprogram@sashbear.org


HOW TO REGISTER

Registration is only available for a short time frame, and typically opens 4-6 weeks before a course begins.

We only accept registrations when a course is confirmed, including dates and location. If the event listing says "Announcement List" or "TBD", you are not registering into a course. 

To register into a confirmed course:

  1. The course description will say: Open For Registration
  2. Click on the blue Register button and enter your email address.
  3. Fill the necessary information and click Next at the bottom of the page.
  4. Continue until you have the opportunity to click Confirm
  5. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration including all class details.
    If you do not receive this confirmation email, you have not registered for the class.

NOTE: Each registration applies to one person only. Every person wanting to attend the class must register separately.


JOINING A WAITLIST

Spaces are limited and fill quickly once classes open for registration.

If your preferred class is full, we encourage you to put your name on the waitlist. We often have last-minute openings and they are filled in order from the waitlist.


QUESTIONS?

Contact us with any questions at fcprogram@sashbear.org

    • June 03, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 26, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON
    • 0
    Join waitlist


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Danforth Summer 2019, Toronto, ON
    Sponsored by: Youth Wellness Hubs of Ontario (YWHO)

    Dates: Monday evenings, June 3-August 26, 2019
    (no classes July 1 or August 5)

    Time: 6:15 - 8:15pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON

    Nearest Intersection: Danforth and Jackman

    Nearest Subway: Chester Station


    NOTE: This class gives priority to parents of youth aged 12-25. You may still register into this class if your loved one is over 25, however Sashbear cannot guarantee your spot.

    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • June 03, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 26, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • St Paul's United Church, 200 McIntosh Street, Scarborough, ON
    • 2
    Register


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Scarborough Summer 2019, Toronto, ON
    Sponsored by: Youth Wellness Hubs of Ontario (YWHO)

    Dates: Monday evenings, June 3-August 26, 2019
    (no classes July 1 or August 5)

    Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: St Paul's United Church, 200 McIntosh Street, Scarborough, ON

    Nearest Intersection: Kingston Rd & Midland Ave


    NOTE: This class gives priority to parents of youth aged 12-25. You may still register into this class if your loved one is over 25, however Sashbear cannot guarantee your spot.

    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • June 04, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 20, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • FAME/Reconnect, 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Suite #300, Mississauga, ON
    • 7
    Register


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Mississauga Summer 2019
    Sponsored by: The Sashbear Foundation and Reconnect

    Dates: Tuesday evenings, June 4-August 20, 2019

    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: FAME/Reconnect, 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Suite #300, Mississauga, ON

    Nearest Intersection: Hurontario & Burnamthorpe (SW corner)


    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • June 05, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 21, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • “Taste of Columbia” Coffee Shop, 67 Bronte Road, Unit 2, Oakville, ON
    • 11
    Register


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Oakville, Summer 2019
    Sponsored by: The Sashbear Foundation
    Location provided by the Taste of Columbia Coffee Shop

    Dates: Wednesday evenings, June 5-August 21, 2019

    Time: 7-9pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: “Taste of Columbia” Coffee Shop, 67 Bronte Road, Unit 2, Oakville

    Nearest Intersection: East side of Bronte Rd at Marine Dr, just south of Lakeshore Rd W.

    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • June 06, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 22, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Skylark, 40 Orchard View Blvd, Unit 102 (lower level), Toronto, ON
    • 0
    Join waitlist


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Skylark Summer 2019, Toronto, ON
    Sponsored by: Youth Wellness Hubs of Ontario (YWHO)

    Dates: Thursday evenings, June 6-August 22, 2019

    Time: 6-8pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: 40 Orchard View Blvd (lower level), Toronto

    Nearest Intersection: Yonge & Eglinton


    NOTE: This class gives priority to parents of youth aged 12-25. You may still register into this class if your loved one is over 25, however Sashbear cannot guarantee your spot.

    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • June 06, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 22, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Davenport Perth Neighbourhood & Community Health Centre, 1900 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON
    • 0
    Join waitlist


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Davenport Perth Summer 2019, Toronto, ON
    Sponsored by: The Sashbear Foundation and DPNCHC

    Dates: Thursday evenings, June 6-August 22, 2019

    Time: 6:15 - 8:15 pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood & Community Health Centre, 1900 Davenport Rd, Toronto

    Nearest Intersection: Davenport & Symington

    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • June 06, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 22, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 700 Gordon Street, Whitby , ON
    • 0
    Join waitlist


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Whitby (Ontario Shores) Summer 2019
    Sponsored by: The Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

    Dates: Thursday evenings, June 6-August 22, 2019

    Time: 7-9pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, 700 Gordon Street, Whitby, ON


    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • June 11, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • August 20, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd, Brampton, ON
    • 6
    Register


      
    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    Brampton Summer 2019
    Sponsored by: The Sashbear Foundation
    Venue provided by North Bramalea United Church

    Dates: Tuesday evenings, June 11-August 20, 2019

    Time: 7-9pm

    Cost: Free - Registration is required

    Location: North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd, Brampton ON

    Nearest Intersection: Howden & Vooden (near Williams Pkwy & Dixie)


    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections program, please see: https://sashbear.org/en/family-connections

    NOTE: 
    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend all classes

    • July 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Toronto, Ontario - Dates TBD
    Sponsored by: The Sashbear Foundation

    Once scheduled, this course will run four full days, over two weekends. Dates and location are not yet determined. You will receive details and an opportunity to register when dates are finalized.

    For: Parents, caregivers, siblings, partners, friends.
    Participants must be 18+

    Please note: 
    Each participant must register separately.
    You must be able to attend all sessions.

Yours in Skills and Hope


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