Wellness Programs

We are currently hosting group support sessions for volunteers.
To register for these sessions and to view our film on volunteer burnout, please follow this link.

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

Support Group for Ukrainian Newcomer Teenagers
Meeting new people and making new friends is already stressful enough for teenagers. This can especially be difficult for those who are fleeing the war and weren’t planning on leaving everyone they know and love behind. We invite you to join our events to find this sense of belongingness and make new connections.

Description: Make this first step to meeting new people by joining our community of like-minded individuals. We will present you with interesting topics for discussion and hands-on activities.

Audience: Ukrainian Teens – ages 13-17

Contact: [email protected]

Cost: FREE – for newcomers on a CUAET visa

Date Time Activity Location Registration
April 20, 2024 15:00-17:30 Unleash your full potentials: how to use your brain to the maximum 145 Evans Avenue, Toronto, ON Register
Support for Women
Moving to a new country can be stressful for most people, especially against the background of war in their native country. We lose past connections but gain new ones. A person going through the same thing as you, can best understand and support you. When we find like-minded people and friends, adapting becomes much easier. We invite you to our community for communication and acquaintance.
Description: Acquaintance and pleasant conversation over a cup of coffee or tea with other newcomers from Ukraine. An interesting topic for discussion and exchange of experience. Information on various services and activities for newcomers.

Audience: Ukrainian Women

Contact: [email protected]

Cost: FREE – for newcomers on a CUAET visa

Date Time Activity Location Registration
June 29, 2024 10:30 – 12:30 Art for Wellness 145 Evans Avenue, Toronto, ON REGISTER
Parent and Child Wellness Session

Moving to a new country can be stressful for most people, especially against the background of war in their native country. We lose past connections but gain new ones. A person going through the same thing as you, can best understand and support you. When we find like-minded people and friends, adapting becomes much easier. We invite you to our community for communication and acquaintance.

Description
Acquaintance and pleasant conversation over a cup of coffee or tea with other newcomers from Ukraine. An interesting topic for discussion and exchange of experience. Information on various services and activities for newcomers.

Audience
Ukrainian Women

Contact
[email protected]

Cost
FREE – for newcomers on a CUAET visa

Date Time Activity Location Registration
Informative meeting aimed at consulting parents on adaptation in high school 145 Evans Avenue, Toronto, ON Register
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?

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

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