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PFLS - Yoga

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Patient & Family Learning Space (PFLS)
Yoga for Wellness & Recovery (Trauma-Informed Yoga)


IN PERSON @ 1025 Queen St. West

Focusing on the relationship between mood management and the mind-body connection, sessions offer a combination of breathing, movement, postures and mindfulness. Participants will explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of a yoga practice.

Yoga can be a positive addition to an effective treatment plan for various conditions and disorders, such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction. Teachings are trauma-informed and adaptable for all levels.

Registration is limited to 15 participants per session.

Register here

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn: Crafting Circle

Come craft with us! TPL is hosting a once a month crafting circle where you can create and chat. Whether its crochet, knitting, embroidery or sewing; connect with fellow craftspeople as you work on your project. All skill levels are welcome.

Click here to learn more and register.


Toronto neurodiverse social


Fourth Thursday of the month!


353 Church Street Toronto

The Neurodiverse Social, hosted by Dana Daniels (@blueskylearningto) and Hard Feelings is an opportunity to engage in some facilitated socialization with members of our neurodiverse community.

Meet new people, play some games, and have conversations around mental health and neurodiversity.

The Neurodiverse social is open to everyone, whether you identify as neurodivergent, neurotypical, or questioning.

The Neurodiverse social is open to everyone, whether you identify as neurodivergent, neurotypical, or questioning.

Click here to learn more and register.


Gerstein Centre

Fresh Walk and Gerstein Centre present

Art Gallery of Ontario or Royal Ontario Museum Fridays 2:30pm - 4:30pm Admission, tokens and guided tour by a FRESH staff member are provided For details or to register for the museum visits, contact (647) 880-1336

High Park Walking Group Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:00pm Beginning and ending at High Park’s main entrance, take a long, leisurely walk with our friendly group. We don’t go fast, but we do go far. Michael can arrange for a FRESH staff to meet you and introduce you to the High Park group.

To learn more about other ongoing programs and activities, click here.

For details or to register contact Michael (647) 462-9601

Hotspot lending

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Toronto Public Library- Hotspot Lending (HSL) Program

Toronto Public Library plays an important role in supporting our city with access to technology and internet connectivity across our network of 100 branches. The TPL Hotspot lending (HSL) program helps to bridge the gap for vulnerable residents of the city who lack internet connectivity at home.

Who Can Apply?

  • Participants should have no internet access in their home. 
  • Participants must have a TPL library card with a full-service or access membership.
  • The service is aimed at customers who live in Toronto -- non-residents who do not work, go to school, or own property in Toronto are ineligible.
  • Participation is open to all ages. Children and teens may be eligible to participate in the program, but must receive consent from their parent/guardian. A parent/guardian must sign the loan agreement and pick up the hotspot.
  • Hotspots are limited to one unit per household.

What will participants receive as part of the program?

  • Participants selected for the program will receive the following:
  • Inseego MiFi Model 8000 Hotspot Unit with USB cable and charger
  • Unlimited data (5mb/s) for the duration of the loan
  • User Guide, with setup instructions

Participants will be required to complete a survey prior to receiving the hotspot.

  • Contact your preferred participating HSL branch to be placed on the branch’s Referral List. Branch staff will contact you to provide you with a pickup date. Participants must pick up their hotspot by October 31, 2023. For assistance, feel free to reach out to CLC staff at

Participating Branches TPL Branches

Parkdale Library has been designated as one of 30 branches across Toronto as Hotspot Lending (HSL) pickup locations. For a complete list of branches, please visit:

Virtual urgent mental health

Virtual urgent mental health services

Same-day VIRTUAL URGENT Mental Health Care

Convenient, condential, same-day virtual mental health advice wherever you are in the City of Toronto

  • Are you concerned about your mental health?
  • Are you able to wait until later today to speak with a mental health provider?
  • Are you 16 years of age or older?
  • Do you live in the City of Toronto?
  • Are you able to speak in a private space using a computer, smartphone or tablet?

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Evening appointments available soon

Book an appointment at

Academy of lions/lift up

Lift Up Program

Lift Up program is catered to recovering individuals looking to improve their lives through functional fitness and community. Lift Up is a safe, supportive & physically active environment for those who are recovering from addiction, alcoholism & anyone currently dealing with mental health issues.

Each week, individuals will go through a casual group check in followed by a WOD (work out of the day!). These WODs are scalable and geared to ANY & ALL fitness levels.

With regular attendance individuals can see physical & psychological benefits including:

  • In early sobriety, it’s a simply a healthy & positive place to turn to.
  • New friends & new habits.
  • Discipline & structure in your life.
  • To set and achieves goals.
  • Help cope with day to day struggles.
  • And above all, a community to help you get through it TOGETHER.

Wednesdays, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM at the Academy of Lions

(1083 Dundas St. W. Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1W9).

FREE for anyone at any stage in their recovery.

Learn more about the program- Addiction & mental health recovery — Academy of Lions

Sign up here-

BIPOC peer support

BIPOC peer support group

BIPOC Peer Support Group

The group is for anyone identifying as part of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Colour) community living with mental health challenges and looking for support from a group of empathetic peers.

This group runs on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Register here- Schedule Appointment with Hope+Me - Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (


Stride is committed to providing person centered support to empower people living with mental health and/or addiction challenges to gain and maintain meaningful employment.

Take advantage of Stride’s many employment readiness workshops. View upcoming workshops here- Calendar - STRIDE. You can work. We can help.