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.

Wellness Programs

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

Wellness Programs

Support Programs

Parent and 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: Saturdays, September 24th until November 5th 2022
Time: 2:00PM
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?

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: Wednesdays, September 21 until November 2nd 2022
Time: 7:00PM
Location: UNF Toronto West – 2397a Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P6
Contact: [email protected]
Price: FREE – for newcomers who arrived on the CUAET visa

Interested?

Weekly Wellness Sessions at UNF Canada Toronto
Wellness Support Sessions
  • Weekly drop-in sessions
  • Learn new habits and basic skills to help you and your family cope with stress

Date: Starting 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?

Training Programs

Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Based on World Health Organization (WHO) materials – Psychological First Aid (PFA) involves social and practical support interventions during times of stress that respect dignities, culture and abilities.
  • Extended – 5 hour in-person interactive training session for anybody with frequent and prolonged interactions with displaced individuals – (e.g. counselors, activity coordinators). The extended training is coupled with the Ukrainian Sensitivity Seminar. The objective is to raise awareness of specific situational considerations that may be faced by the Canadian community – volunteers working with displaced individuals
  • Condensed – 2 hour training session for community volunteers, workplace, schools, hosts, or anybody working with displaced individuals, etc.

Private training sessions for groups of 6-10 people are available upon request. For more information, please email [email protected]

Location: Virtual
Language: English (for Ukrainian, please contact us)
Contact info:
[email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested?

Ukrainian Sensitivity Seminar
Ukrainian Sensitivity Seminar

The Ukrainian Sensitivity Seminar shares field experiences from Ukraine; and raises awareness about potential situational considerations that members of the Canadian community may encounter when interacting with displaced individuals. The seminar (2 hrs) is appropriate for community volunteers, workplace, schools, hosts, or anybody working with displaced individuals, etc.

Private training sessions for groups of 6-10 people are available upon request. For more information, please email [email protected].

Location: Virtual
Language: English (for Ukrainian, please contact us)
Contact info:
[email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested?

Trauma Awareness Refresher for Mental Health and Primary Care Professionals
Trauma Awareness Refresher for Mental Health and Primary Care Professionals
The Trauma Awareness Refresher (2 hrs) is designed to raise awareness of specific situational considerations that may be faced by Mental Health Professionals and Primary Care Providers; and is coupled with our Ukrainian Sensitivity Seminar.
Date/Time/Location:Upon Request
Contact info: [email protected]
Price: Donations Welcome

Interested?

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