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Family ConnectionsTM Groups in Ontario outside GTA

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.

Si vous préférez un groupe Connexions familiales en français, cliquez ici: https://sashbear.org/fr/connexions-familiales-fr

Apply for a future group:

To be added to our waitlist for a future group, add your name to the Announcement List for your region 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.

Be sure to get our emails! Add these email addresses to your safe senders list.

  • fcprogram@sashbear.org
  • sashbear@wildapricot.org

Frequently Asked Questions about registration and attendance

Additional Resources for families supporting a loved one with emotion dysregulation

QUESTIONS?

Contact us at fcprogram@sashbear.org

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

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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.

    • January 01, 2022
    • Location and Dates TBD
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    Wellington and Guelph, ON - Announcement list 
    Sponsored by YWHO - The Grove Hubs

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    You will receive details and an opportunity to register once the next sessions are scheduled and we can offer you a spot. Please watch your email in-box for information from us.

    If demand exceeds our capacity, priority may be given to those supporting youth, and those who have been waiting the longest to attend. We thank you for your understanding.


    • January 01, 2022
    • Location and Dates TBD
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    Kingston, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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



    • January 01, 2022
    • Location and Dates TBD
    Register

    Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    London, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Sarnia, Ontario - Announcement list

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

    Once scheduled, this course will run four full days, over two weekends. You will receive details and an opportunity to register when dates are finalized.

    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    North Bay, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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

    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Barrie, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Peterborough, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Sudbury, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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

    • January 01, 2022
    • Location and Dates TBD
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    Chatham, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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

    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Ottawa, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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



    • January 01, 2022
    • DATES TBD
    Register

    Province of Quebec, English Groups

    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 reside in Quebec and are interested in Family Connections in English, please add your information here.

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


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Cornwall, Ontario - Announcement list 

    Including Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Akwesasne & Prescott-Russell 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

    You will receive details and an opportunity to register as dates are finalized and space becomes available.


    • January 01, 2022
    • Location and Dates TBD
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    Hamilton, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    Dates and location are not yet determined. 

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


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    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 Fall 2020, please add your information here.

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


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Haliburton County, Ontario - Announcement list 

    Including Haliburton, Minden and surrounding region

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    All groups are offered online until further notice. This places you on the waitlist but does not guarantee you a spot in a particular session.

    You will receive details and an opportunity to register as groups are scheduled and space becomes available.


    • January 01, 2022
    • LOCATION AND DATES TBD
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    Kenora and region, Ontario - Announcement list 

    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    All groups are offered online until further notice. This places you on the waitlist but does not guarantee you a spot in a particular session.

    You will receive details and an opportunity to register as groups are scheduled and space becomes available.


Yours in Skills and Hope

Avec vous dans l'espoir et les compétences


General queries:
info@sashbear.org

Queries about Family Connections:
fcprogram@sashbear.org

Contactez-nous en français:
info@sashbear.org


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