Family Support Groups

Extend-A-Family facilitates a number of support groups across Toronto independently or in partnership with other agencies.  Support groups provide an opportunity for individuals to share, support one another, connect and gather information.  Please view the list of groups below and communicate directly with the relevant contact person as pre-registration is required for all groups.

West Toronto Parents Support Group @ Humber Valley Village Junior Middle School
We invite you to join us at a gathering for Parents/Guardians, who have children of any age who have a disability. This informal time is designed for people to share, be together, connect and support one another.
Monthly meetings of this family support group will resume on September 28, 2017. Please click here for more information.
If you require additional information or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Marissa Wolicki
Phone: 647.292.5357
Email: mw@extendafamily.ca

Youth Sibling Support Group

  • Are you between 14-17 years old?
  • Do you have a brother or sister who has a disability?
  • Come be a part of a Sibling Group!!
  • This informal time is designed for people to share, be together, connect, support one another, and have FUN!
  • Activities are held on a regular basis from Fall through Winter through Spring.

Monthly meetings of this family support group will resume on November 8, 2017. Please click here for more information.

If you require additional information or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Jumoke Famutimi
Phone: 647.824.4252
Email: jf@extendafamily.ca
or
Contact: Jessica Van Wyk
Phone: 416.239.7161
Email: jvw@extendafamily.ca

East Toronto Evening Parent Group @ Birkdale Community Centre
You are invited to join our gathering of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. Our time together is an opportunity to connect with others, gain perspectives and to share while considering the many unanswered questions parenting a child with a disability brings.
Monthly meetings of this family support group will resume on September 27, 2017.  Please click here for more information.
If you require additional information or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Kim Southern-Paulsen
Phone:416.757.2780
Email: ksp@extendafamily.ca

Dads’ Group Central Toronto
We invite you to join us at a gathering for Dads, who have children of any age who have a disability. This informal time is designed for people to share, be together, connect and support one another.
Monthly meetings of this family support group will resume on September 26, 2017.  Please click here for more information.
If you require additional information or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Salvatore Rocchese
Phone:416.530.0272
Email: sr@extendafamily.ca

Adult Sibling Support Group 
Extend-A-Family hosts an Adult Sibling Group for people 18 and older who want to get together with other adults who have a sibling with special needs. Come together to connect, share, explore, support each other and meet new people!
Monthly meetings of this family support group will resume on October 12, 2017. Please click here for more information.
if you require additional information or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Jessica Van Wyk
Phone:416.239.7161
Email: jvw@extendafamily.ca

Safe & Secure Futures Networks
Meetings are held monthly in the evening.

CENTRAL WEST
Click here for details.
For further information:
Contact: Jessica Van Wyk
Phone: 416.239.7161
Email: ssfnw@extendafamily.ca

or

CENTRAL EAST
Click here for details.
For further information:
Contact: Kristen Carhart
Phone: 647.292.5175
Email: ssfne@extendafamily.ca

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