Community Groups & Drop-Ins

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 ClientsWednesdays
*Sessions run three weeks long, in weekly 2-hour sessions.
Registration 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 ClientsLast Thursday of each monthDrop 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, 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)Tuesdays. Sessions run twice per year in the fall and spring.Registration 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 useOctober 2019 – April 2020:
Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm
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 ClientsWinter/Spring 2020
– January 17, 2-4 pm
– February 13, 10 am-12 pm
– March 27,
2-4 pm
– April 23,
10 am-12 pm
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 ClientsThursdays 6-7 pmDrop-in. Contact LGBT Reception for more info: 416-324-4103.
Mature Trans Sisters (MTS)
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 roundDrop-in, but please contact Ashley 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 drugsFridays 9:30-11:30 amDrop-In. No registration required.
SOY Groups & Drop-Ins
SOY runs many different groups for LGBTQ youth who identify in certain ways and/or who share a specific interest. All SOY groups are designed as welcoming places of respect, connection and fun. Participants engage in a variety of activities like art, discussion, games and field trips. Groups are places where youth can make friends, connect to community and get support and resources.
Check out the lineup of SOY groups and drop-ins.
Youth 14-29 years of age, identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning.Times vary; usually run on a weekly basisClick here for details about each SOY group or drop-in.
Transition-Related Surgery Support Programs
Sherbourne is currently in the process of developing new supports for trans folks of all gender identities before, during and after transition-related surgeries. These include educational workshops, group programs and online resources. We hope to start launching these new programs in Winter and Spring 2020.
Please check back for more updates.
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 amDrop In.
No appointment is needed.