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For workshops dedicated to seniors experiencing abuse, please go to Seniors and Caregivers Support Program

Challenge of Anger Workshop
Healing with Music
I Dream to Be....
Mask Making Workshop

Challenge of Anger Workshop

Family Service Toronto’s Violence Against Women Program (Family Violence and Community Support Unit), is offering a Seven Session Education Workshop for all women interested in learning more about anger and its impact on family relationships. Sessions will explore a range of ways ANGER is experienced, stored and expressed: PLUS investigate assertive, non-violent ways to process and release it.

Date: Wednesdays, April 23rd to June 4th, 2014
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Scarborough

For more information and registration please call Service Access Unit at 416.595.9618.
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Healing with Music 

Moving on in our lives; Expressing movement through sound. A Group for Women of all ages

  • Express yourself in a supportive environment.
  • Learn how to improvise with rhythm and melody.
  • Develop skills that allow your voice to emerge.
  • Find the musical expression that fits you best.

Choose from a variety of drums and shakers or bring your own instruments.

Date: Last Thursday of each month.
Ongoing Sessions:
2:00-4:00pm (with the exception of the Oct. 31 session which runs from 1 to 3 pm)

No fee.

Pre-Registration required
Please call Family Service Toronto’s Service Access Unit at 416-595-9618

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I Dream to....

Family Service Toronto Violence Against Women Program is offering a self-care group for women who are survivors of trauma.

In this free 10-week group, women will use arts, crafts and learn wellness tips and techniques that they can use at home. Art supplies will be provided. No previous art experience necessary.

When: Tuesdays, Sep. 23 – Nov. 25, 2014
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Scarborough office Pre-Registration required.

Please call Family Service Toronto’s Service Access Unit at 416-595-9618 to register. There will be a pre-group meeting with the facilitators.

The location is wheelchair accessible.
Refreshments will be provided. Child Care subsidy and TTC tokens available if needed.
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Women's Stories: Behind Our Masks
Mask Making Workshop

Free event offered by Violence Against Women program in recognition of Family Service Toronto's Centennial

Come to share through art how abuse has impacted you. Listen to music, connect with other women, create your own mask as a symbol of your healing and celebrate your
journey away from abuse.

Mask Making:
Date: April 3, 2014 . Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Women Voices Celebration:
Date: April 10, 2014 . Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: 355 Church Street. Location is wheelchair accessible.
Snacks, art supplies, and TTC tokens will be provided.
VAW counsellors will help you with the art process and provide general support.

After the work is showcased, you will be able to take your work home if you choose so.

Stay tuned for more details. If you have any questions, please speak with your Counsellor.

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