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Family ConnectionsTM in Ontario 

ABOUT Family ConnectionsTM

Family Connections is a 24-hour 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 Connections 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.

TORONTO and GTA
We offer Family Connections courses over 12 weeks, one evening per week, in multiple locations throughout the GTA.

For summer 2019, we hope to run courses in the following locations, beginning in early June (subject to change):

  • Toronto (Danforth & Chester) - Mondays
  • Scarborough (Kingston Rd. & Midland) - Mondays
  • Mississauga (Burnhamthorpe and Hurontario) - Tuesdays
  • Toronto (Davenport-Perth) - Thursdays
  • Toronto Skylark (Yonge & Eglinton) - Thursdays
  • Whitby - Thursdays
To receive an email when these courses open for registration, please sign up for the Toronto-Announcement List below.

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

WEEKEND INTENSIVES

The FC Weekend Intensive is delivered over four-days, consisting of both Saturday and Sunday on two weekends, a few weeks apart.

In 2019, we plan to offer Family Connections Weekend Intensives in:

  • Guelph
  • Kingston
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • North Bay
  • Owen Sound
  • Sarnia
  • Sudbury
  • Toronto.

Once dates and location are confirmed, the scheduled course will be listed below, and is open for registration.

You will receive a confirmation email after you have successfully registered. Spaces are limited and you may be placed on a waitlist if demand is high.

DATES TBD
Many of our courses are in the planning stages but dates have not been confirmed. You may apply for those classes and you will receive updated information as it is available. Once the class is scheduled, you will be asked to confirm your registration and your commitment to attending all sessions. (Please disregard the dates in small print for these events - these are placeholders only). 

OTHER ONTARIO REGIONS

For cities that are not on our list of planned locations, please register your interest into the Future Locations event below, and tell us where you would like to see the course offered. Our expansion depends upon the availability of volunteer facilitators and sponsorships. We monitor demand and do our best to expand into areas of greatest need.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us with any other questions at fcprogram@sashbear.org

    • March 23, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • April 28, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Parkwood Mental Health Care – 550 Wellington Road, London, ON N6C 0A7
    • 1
    Join waitlist


    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  


    London ON Double-Weekend, Spring 2019
    Sponsored by
    St. Joseph’s Health Care London – Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care

    This course is currently FULL. You may add your name to the WAITLIST.

    4 Full Days (2 Weekends): Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24
    AND Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 2019

    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections course, 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 four days 

    Parking: On-site parking in Lot 3 is $4.00 upon entry, please have loonies and toonies available.

    Meals: A light breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided. Please note any food restrictions in your registration.

    • April 27, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • May 26, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • ACCESS Open Minds, 140 King St. West, Chatham ON
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  


    Chatham ON Double-Weekend, Spring 2019
    Sponsored byACCESS Open Minds

    This course is currently FULL. You may add your name to the WAITLIST.

    4 Full Days (2 Weekends): Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28
    AND Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26, 2019

    This course is for caregivers, siblings, partners, or friends of someone who is struggling with emotion dysregulation. For more information about the Family Connections course, 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 four days 

    Meals: A light breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided. Please note any food restrictions in your registration.

    • May 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    Register


    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM  

    North Bay ON - interest in future classes
    DATES AND LOCATIONS NOT YET DETERMINED

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

    Please record your information and you will be informed as classes are scheduled in North Bay

    We expect to run our two-weekend (four-day) Family Connections course in North Bay in late spring/early summer, 2019. By adding your name to this list, you will receive further information when the course is open for registration.

    Putting your name on this list does not guarantee you a spot.

    Registration is done on a first-come first-serve basis when registration opens and requires that you do a complete registration at that time.


    For: Caregivers, siblings, partners, friends, 18+

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    Each participant must register separately
    You must be 18 years of age or older
    You must be able to attend ALL sessions 

    • June 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • To Be Finalized
    Register


    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Toronto and GTA - Interest in Summer 2019
    This is not a registration. You are indicating your interest only.

    The following locations in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough and Whitby are planned for June-August, but are still subject to change:

    • Toronto (Danforth & Chester) - Mondays
    • Scarborough (Kingston Rd. & Midland) - Mondays
    • Mississauga (Burnhamthorpe and Hurontario) - Tuesdays
    • Toronto Davenport-Perth - Thursdays
    • Toronto Skylark (Yonge & Eglinton) - Thursdays
    • Whitby - Thursdays

    Please record your information and you will be informed as classes are finalized. You will be able to register at that time.

    Putting your name on this list does not guarantee you a spot.

    Registration is done on a first-come first-serve basis when it opens.

    • July 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 12
    Register

    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.

    • August 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 41
    Register

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Guelph, 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.

    • August 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 50
    Register

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Owen Sound, 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.

    • October 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 45
    Register

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Kitchener, 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.

    • October 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 44
    Register

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Sarnia, 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.

    • October 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Locations and Dates TBD
    • 35
    Register

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Ontario - Future Locations
    Sponsored by: The Sashbear Foundation

    Please note your city for possible program expansion. 


    • November 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 41
    Register

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Kingston, 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.

    • December 01, 2019
    • (EST)
    • Location and Dates TBD
    • 48
    Register

    Sashbear Family ConnectionsTM

    Sudbury, 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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