Community Groups & Drop-Ins

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GroupWho it’s forDate and TimeHow to Join
Craving Change
This how-to workshop offers support around: understanding why you eat the way you do, comforting yourself without food, changing your thinking and changing your eating.
All Sherbourne ClientsNext session: March 3, 10 and 17Registration required. Contact Nikki at 416-324-4100 ext 3252.
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 a Diabetes Education Dietitian and Diabetes Nurse.
All Sherbourne Clientscontact for latest infoDrop in, or sign up by contacting Daniella at 416-324-4100 ext 3248.
Gender Journeys
A free 10-week group offering information and community for anyone with gender changes across the spectrum. Community speakers, health care providers support discussions about various experiences of gender transition, embodying changes, coming out, and negotiating relationships.
Anyone experiencing or questioning changes on the gender spectrum (trans, genderqueer, questioning)Spring session runs April-June, Fall session runs October- December. Spring 2022 session is full, but pre-registration for fall session is available.Registration required. Contact transprograms@sherbourne.on.ca
Gender Joy
a quasi-monthly media presentation featuring celebrations of trans identity and gender diversity; followed by group discussion. Presentations may be video, text, audio or visual art.
Upcoming dates include: January 12 and March 16
Registration not required, must contact transprograms@sherbourne.on.ca for Zoom link

Trans and non-binary adults. Best fit for folks who have completed the Gender Journeys program, but open to all trans &/ non-binary clients and service usersWednesdays 6-8 p.m., May 18, June 22, August 10, September 21, November 16, December 14 2022Registration required. Contact transprograms@sherbourne.on.ca
Getting Started
A group open to people who have identified that alcohol or drug use has become a problem at least some of the time in their lives and are wanting to make self-determined changes. The group is designed to support clients around substance use and relapse prevention skills.
Anyone who wants to make a change related to substance useProgram on pause, check back for upcoming dates. Contact rthawer@sherbourne.on.ca to schedule an intake appointment.
Learning Kitchen
Join our monthly interactive and inclusive community program, which offers the chance to learn about a different nutrition topic each month, practice different food skills in our kitchen, and meet others who are passionate about nutrition, including Sherbourne Health’s registered dietitians.
All Sherbourne ClientsProgram on pause, check back for upcoming dates.Sign up requested.
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 ClientsProgram on pause, check back for upcoming dates.Drop-in. Contact LGBT Reception for more info: 416-324-4103.
Mature Trans Sisters (MTS)
Mature Trans Sisters is a social group for trans women and femme-identified non-binary folks that runs online. 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+Monday 6-8:30 p.m. year roundDrop-in, but please contact Laura first: 416-324-4100 ext. 3296, or transprograms@sherbourne.on.ca
Mind Your Mind
A 12-week group that uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques to help with experiences of anxiety and depression. CBT can help people understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviours.
LGBTQ People. Priority given to Sherbourne clients.*Not currently running – check back for future dates.*Registration required. Contact Hajni at hfiszter@sherbourne.on.ca or call 416-324-4100 ext. 3276.
STASH
A welcoming drop in for people who use drugs. STASH provides supplies (a variety of kits & Naloxone), testing for Hep C, access & referrals to services, support from people with lived experience, and a harm reduction focused space to enjoy snacks and coffee.
People who use drugsMonday-Friday 9:30 a.m- 4:30 p.m.Drop-In. No registration required. Please note our room capacity of two guests at a time.
SOY Groups & Drop-Ins
SOY community groups are a place for LGBT2SQ youth to develop new skills, connect with peers, to dream fun and feel held through the toughest times. Our groups are held virtually until further notice.
Our drop-in groups focus on supporting Black Queer and Trans youth, LGBT2SQ newcomers and Trans, non-binary and gender questioning youth. We also have drop-in educational workshop series, registration only programs and other opportunities for youth to build community with one another.  Check out the lineup at soytoronto.com or on the SOY virtual bulletin board.
Youth 14-29 years of age, identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning.Early evenings, times vary.How to Join:

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Contact: Patrick Salvani psalvani@sherbourne.on.ca or at 416-550-1583 (Call/Text)

Transition-Related Info Sessions
Hormones & Health: a presentation about HRT for feminizations and masculinization.
Transition-Related Surgeries: presents an overview of feminizing and masculinizing surgeries (top and bottom) covered by OHIP.
Both sessions run in May and NovemberContact transprograms@sherbourne.on.ca

to register or inquire about additional dates.

Vocal Exploration Series
In partnership with vocal coach, Renee Yoxon, we are offering a 6-week program, “Vocal Exploration for Trans Femmes.” This program will guide participants through theory and practice of voice modification. The program runs Tuesday evening online, 6:00-8:30pm beginning February 1st and running weekly until March 8. For more information, please contact transprograms@sherbourne.on.ca
Open to trans women and non-binary trans femmesTuesday evening online, 6:00-8:30 p.m. beginning February 1, 2022 and running weekly until March 8.Registration required. Contact transprograms@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 self-identified street-involved womenWednesdays 9-11 a.m.Drop In.
No appointment is needed.