Support and Activity Groups



Group Who it’s for Date and Time How to Join
B Side
The B Side is a 10-week group for people who are exploring their attraction to more than one gender. The group will provide respect for the diverse possibilities of identity and the wide range of life experiences; opportunities for self-reflection, personal sharing, connecting with others and learning new skills and information; a supportive environment for exploring one’s own unique relationship to bisexuality.
Anyone on the bisexual spectrum (bisexual, pansexual, questioning, queer) 6:30-9 pm Wednesdays, September 21 to November 23, 2016, SPRING (Tentative – TBC): April 26 to June 28, 2017 Registration required. Email the facilitators at bside.shc@gmail.com or call Elisa at 416-324-4100 ext. 5096
Community Kitchen
Learn to cook easy meals that are healthy and low cost. Meet new people, talk about food and health and have fun! It’s free!
All Sherbourne Clients Every Other Friday Sign up requested. Contact Christine at 416-324-4100 ext. 5250.
Diabetes Support Group
Share experiences with peers living with diabetes, increase your diabetes management knowledge and skills, and build confidence to make lasting changes. Facilitated by Diabetes Education Dietitian, Nicole and Diabetes Nurse, Yadira.
All Sherbourne Clients Last Thursday of each month Drop in, or sign up by contacting Nicole at: 416-324-4100 ext. 5243
Gender Journeys
A free 11-week group offering information and community for anyone with gender changes across the spectrum. Community speakers, health care providers, artists and activists support discussions about various experiences of gender transition, embodying changes, coming out, health and hormones, dealing with discrimination, trans and genderqueer community-building and negotiating relationships.
Anyone experiencing or questioning changes on the gender spectrum (trans, genderqueer, questioning) Mondays, 6-9 pm, October 3 to December 19, 2016 *Three sessions are run per year.  One per year includes ASL interpretation. Registration required.
Contact Kusha at ydadui@sherbourne.on.ca or call 416-324-5078.
NADA Group: Detox and de-stress with ear acupuncture
National Acupuncture Detoxification Acupuncture (NADA) is an ear protocol that may help you: deal with withdrawal from pain medications, alcohol, tobacco and other substances; cut down or reduce substance use; detoxify your body; cope with trauma; live with anxiety and depression; promote overall balancing and grounding.
All Sherbourne Clients Thursdays 6-7 pm Drop-in. Contact LGBT Reception for more info: 416-324-4103
Mature Trans Sisters
A social drop-in group for mature trans women to get together, talk and learn, share resources and enjoy a hot meal.  The group is collectively run by participants, supported by facilitators. There is a different activity each week.
Women of all types of trans experiences who are 45+. Thursdays 6-8:30 pm, year round. Drop-in, but please contact King first: 416-324-4100 ext. 5083, or Ander at mts@sherbourne.on.ca
Mindfulness based Support Group
Learn practices that support awareness, acceptance, and the steadying and calming of mind/body. Mindfulness meditation can help you develop skills to be with difficult feelings and distressing thoughts, cope with depression and anxiety, deal with stressful situations more effectively, see more clearly the habit patterns creating distress in your life, and be present in the here and now. Facilitated by Billee Laskin, MSW, RSW.
All Sherbourne Clients Fridays, 10am-12pm

FALL 2016: September 30 to December 9, 2016; Orientation: September 23 @ 10-11 am; Extended Retreat Day: November 18 @ 10 am-3 pm

WINTER 2017: Orientation Session: Friday, January 6 @ 10-11 am;
Group Dates: Fridays, January 13 – March 3 @ 10 am-12 pm;
Retreat Day: February 24 @ 10 am-3 pm

SPRING 2017: 
Orientation Session: Friday, April 21 @ 10-11 am;
Group Dates: Fridays, April 28-June 23 @ 10 am-12 pm;
Retreat Day: June 9 @ 10 am-3 pm

Registration required. Contact mindfulness@sherbourne.on.ca or 416-324-4100 ext 5096. Or talk to an SHC provider.

Note: All new interested participants will have priority acceptance for the next group cycle.

Mind Your Mind
A 12-week group that uses CBT techniques to help with experiences of anxiety and depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can help people understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviours.
LGBTQ People. Priority given to Sherbourne clients. Tuesdays, 10-12 pm, September 27 to November 15, 2016 Registration required. Contact Hajni at hfiszter@sherbourne.on.ca or call 416-324-4100 ext 5241
SOY Monday Night Drop-In
A fun weekly ‘queer’ space where adult mentors and youth create community together. There’s socializing, relaxing and sharing a home cooked meal. We have movie nights, arts and recreational activities and special workshops and events.
Youth 14-29 years of age, identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning. Mondays 5:30 p.m. – 8 pm Drop In. No appointment is needed.
Trans Men & AFAB* Surgical Support: Lower Post-Operative Group 
Through peer-to-peer support, the meetings aim to help trans men successfully navigate their surgery(ies), healing processes, and transition options. By sharing their lived experiences, members will access resources, provide emotional support, and meet people with whom they can identify.
Trans men and AFAB people who have undergone lower transition-related surgery. First Tuesday of the month, 6 pm Pre-registration is required.
Contact Tobias for more information:
shc.transsurgerygroups@gmail.com
Trans Men & AFAB* Surgical Support: Lower Surgical (“pre-op”) Discussion Group 
Through peer-to-peer support, the meetings aim to provide information about surgery options, surgical processes, navigating Ontario healthcare systems, trans resources, mental health, and sexuality. The discussion aims to help participants create a lasting support network of trans people from a range of social locations and experiences.
Trans men and AFAB people who are considering bottom surgery, or are soon to undergo bottom surgery. Second Tuesday of the month, 6 pm Pre-registration is not required.
Contact Tobias for more information:
shc.transsurgerygroups@gmail.com
Trans Men & AFAB* Surgical Support: Top Surgical (“pre-op”) & Post-Operative Discussion Group
Through peer-to-peer support, the meetings aim to provide information about surgery options, surgical processes, navigating Ontario healthcare systems, trans resources, mental health, and sexuality. The discussion aims to help participants create a lasting support network of trans people from a range of social locations and experiences.
Trans men and AFAB people who are considering top surgery, and to those who have undergone top surgery. Last Tuesday of the month, 6 pm Pre-registration is not required.
Contact Tobias for more information:
shc.transsurgerygroups@gmail.com
Trans Partner Network
An eight week workshop series for partners or significant others of Trans, gender-queer and gender-variant people seeking help, support and information regarding their and/or their partner’s transition. Meet other partners to share, explore, and reflect in a structured, supportive and creative environment.
Trans, gender-queer and gender-variant people and their partners Mondays, 6-8:30pm, November 7 to December 19, 2016 Registration required. Contact info@transpartnernetwork.com
Trans Women’s TRS Support
A group for trans women who are waiting for, healing from, or have completed surgery.
All trans women who have started the surgical process *On hiatus indefinitely*

Check back for more information.

Registration required. Contact Elisa at edavies@sherbourne.on.ca
WINK – Women in Need ‘Klinik’
Come for a nutritious breakfast, social activities and if you need, on-the-spot care from a nurse or doctor in a friendly space.
All street-involved self-identified women Wednesdays 9 am – 11:30 am Drop In
No appointment is needed.