Wellness Programs

Do you feel stressed, anxious, or have difficulty coping? We’re here to support you.

If you are experiencing stress, know that you are not alone. We invite newcomers from Ukraine to join our FREE Wellness Program.

Our Wellness Program is designed to help you build a support system; create a safe space to learn how to cope with your stress; and learn how to help your children deal with their emotions.

  • Learn practical skills to help you deal with stress and anxiety
  • Give your life meaning, purpose, and energy
  • Identify the signs of distress in your child
  • Learn how to support a child who has gone through a traumatic experience

Support Programs

5k Youth Running Group
5k Youth Running Group: Ages 14-18

Our Youth Running Group for newcomers builds community and friendships while offering a safe space for participants to engage in healthy coping habits. Through elements of goal setting, self-monitoring, and mindfulness; youth will learn more about themselves and gain confidence, all while having fun with their peers. These sessions will end with refreshments and a debrief with one of our mental health professionals. All levels of runners are welcome!

Date: TBD – expecting to come this Fall
Location: UNF Building – 145 Evans Avenue, Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 5X8
Contact: [email protected]
Price: FREE – for newcomers who arrived on the CUAET visa

Interested in joining?

Join Our Parent and Child Awareness and Support sessions

Parent – Child Wellness Session

  • Educational support about stress and emotions, and their effects on the body/mind.
  • Develop awareness about what you are experiencing
  • Develop grounding strategies to deal with difficult emotions/stresses
  • Strengths and resilience based approach to activities
Sessions for parents and children (6-11yrs) will be in separate rooms, facilitated at the same time.

Date: TBD – expecting to come this Fall
Location: UNF Building – 145 Evans Ave, Etobicoke ON, M8Z 5X8

Contact info: [email protected]
Price: FREE – for newcomers who arrived on the CUAET visa

Additional sessions for other age groups to be announced soon

Interested in joining?

Join Our Wellness Support Sessions

Stress management workshops for adults

  • Learn new habits and basic skills to cope with stress
  • Based on World Health Organization (WHO) – Doing What Matters in Times of Stress

Date/Time/Location: TBD and part of other programming
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: FREE – for newcomers who arrived on the CUAET visa

Interested in joining?

Join Our Wellness Support Sessions

Stress management workshops for parents – how to help your child

  • learn new habits and basic coping skills to help your child deal with distress

Date/Time/Location: TBD and part of other programming
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: FREE – for newcomers who arrived on the CUAET visa

Interested in joining?

Canadian Culture and Values

Information about what might be different in Canada

  • handout outlining some aspects of Canadian culture, habits, values, and practices
  • to raise awareness of what to expect and help you acclimatize to things that may be different

Date/Time/Location: Upon Request and part of other programming
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: FREE – for newcomers who arrived on the CUAET visa

Interested in joining?

Training Programs

Extended Training in Psychological First Aid (PFA)

In-person WHO PFA + Ukrainian Sensitivity Training

  • 5 hour in-person interactive training session
  • for anybody with frequent and prolonged interactions with displaced individuals – e.g. counselors, activity coordinators
  • based on World Health Organization (WHO) materials – Psychological First Aid (PFA)
  • PFA involves social and practical support interventions that respect dignities, culture and abilities 
Date/Time/Location: Upon Request

Contact info: [email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested in joining?

Condensed Training in Psychological First Aid (PFA) – Ukrainian Community

Virtual or In-person WHO PFA + Ukrainian Sensitivity Training

  • 2 hour virtual training session
  • to raise awareness of specific situational considerations that may be faced by the Ukrainian Canadian community – volunteers working with displaced individuals
  • based on World Health Organization (WHO) materials – Psychological First Aid (PFA)
  • PFA involves social and practical support interventions that respect dignities, culture and abilities

Date/Time/Location: Virtual- Biweekly; In-person – Upon Request
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested in joining?

Condensed Training in Psychological First Aid (PFA) – Canadian Community

Virtual or In-person WHO PFA + Ukrainian Sensitivity Training

  • 2 hour virtual training session
  • to raise awareness of specific situational considerations that may be faced by the general community – workplace, schools, hosts, or anybody working with displaced individuals, etc
  • PFA involves social and practical support interventions that respect dignities, culture and abilities

Date/Time/Location: Virtual or In-person – Upon Request
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested in joining?

Condensed Training – Mental Health and Primary Care Professionals

Virtual or In-person Trauma Awareness Refresher + Ukrainian Sensitivity Training

  • 1 hour virtual training session
  • to raise awareness of specific situational considerations that may be faced by Mental Health Professionals and Primary Care Providers

Date/Time/Location: Virtual or In-person – Upon Request
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested in joining?

Ukrainian Cultural Sensitivity

Cultural Sensitivity Information

  • handout for Mental Health Professionals and Primary Care Providers
  • to raise awareness of specific situational and cultural sensitivity considerations

Date/Time/Location: Upon Request
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested in joining?

Your donation is needed to help support Ukrainian families newly arrived in Canada

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