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.  This family support group has recessed for the summer and will resume monthly meetings in Fall 2017.
For further information, please contact:
Marissa Wolicki
Phone: 647.292.5357
Email: mw@extendafamily.ca

Youth Sibling Support Group

  • Are you between 10-15 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.

For further information:
Contact: Jessica Van Wyk
Phone: 416.239.7161
Email: jvw@extendafamily.ca
or
Contact: Salvatore Rocchese
Phone: 416.530.0272
Email: sr@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.  This family support group has recessed for the summer and will resume monthly meetings in Fall 2017.
For further information:
Contact: Kim Southern-Paulsen
Phone:416.757.2780
Email: ksp@extendafamily.ca

Dads’ Group @ Extend-A-Family Main Office
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.  This support group has recessed for the summer and will resume monthly meetings in Fall 2017.
For further information:
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!  This support group has recessed for the summer and will resume monthly meetings in Fall 2017.
For further information:
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
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For further information:
Contact: Jessica Van Wyk
Phone: 416.239.7161
Email: ssfnw@extendafamily.ca

or

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

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