Please note: Each person that attends a registered program is asked to complete our New Client Registration Form. By having a record of your attendance in programs we can demonstrate the need and benefit to our funders that the health promotion programs implemented in the CHC have a positive impact on individuals and the community. The purpose of collecting the demographics contained in the registration form also help us to better understand who attends our programs and their unique needs. If you do not want to complete the demographic aspects of the registration please select the option of checking - do not want to answer.
These are very challenging times for children and families. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the life of every child and family, children might not understand the reasons for school closures, not being able to attend play group and why they cannot hug or spend time with a friend or grandparent.
They may also sense the anxiety that parents are feeling, and be concerned about their health and that of others. We understand the challenges that many families are facing balancing working from home, financial stressors and importance of self care during this time.
The Stonegate CHC continues to be committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of all children and families through this crisis. To stay connected with you we have created a Family Programs Facebook Page and YouTube Channel - Stonegate CHC Family Programs.
For the month of March, Anna and Larissa will be Livestreaming Stonegate Live - Song Circle on Friday mornings (March 5 &12) at 10:00 am on the YouTube Channel – Stonegate CHC Family Programs. This interactive livestreamed song circle is focused on children 0 to 6 years of age and their caregiver.
Living through a pandemic is stressful enough, being pregnant during this time can add an extra element of concern. Barbara (Pre and Post Natal Nurse) and Larissa (Early Childhood Educator) bring support to expecting families through Everything Baby Discussion on Facebook Live. This program takes place on Wednesdays afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on the Stonegate CHC Family Programs Facebook page
Make sure you LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to the Stonegate CHC Family Programs Facebook page and Stonegate CHC – Family Programs YouTube channel; so that you get notified when there are new posts and when new videos are posted.
Please click on the links below for more details about registered Zoom programs:
- Active Monday
- Discovery Kids!
- Baby Food Making Workshop
- Family Fun Night
- Baby and Me
- Self Care 101
- COVID -19 Information Session
We are exploring ways to stay in touch and reach out to families and children of all ages. If you have ideas of activities we can facilitate to support you and your family email us at Health.Promotion@stonegatechc.org we would love to hear from you.
Child & Youth
During this time of change, it is extremely important to create new routines and find creative ways to stay connected with family members, friends and social communities.
To stay connected we have created a Child and Youth programs Facebook page . Our hope is that this page will provide an opportunity to connect with children and youth by posting fun activities, resources for both children and parents.
Check out the Stonegate CHC Child and Youth Virtual YouTube channel for a variety of pre recorded activity videos.
Make sure you LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to the Stonegate CHC Child and Youth Facebook page and Stonegate CHC Child and Youth Virtual YouTube channel; so that you get notified when there are new posts and when new videos are posted.
We are exploring ways to stay in touch and reach out to families and children of all ages. If you have ideas of activities we can facilitate to support you and your family email us at email@example.com we would love to hear from you.
Many Stonegate community members are alumni or participants of the Food Fit Program; a 12-week healthy lifestyle program for people living on low incomes who experience barriers around healthy eating and physical activity but who are motivated to make lasting changes to their health.
We are especially aware of the increasingly complex food environment during the corona virus pandemic. Barriers to healthy eating are bigger and more challenging as our lives have been disrupted in a magnitude of ways.
Food Fit’s approach is to meet people where they’re at. We recognize and strive to meet the needs of community members in ways that are relevant to their circumstances. This continues to be our focus during this time of social distancing and isolation. In response, we have created a Food Fit Facebook page for alumni and participants. This private group allows for members to receive support from our facilitator through online connection, sharing recipes, food pictures, shopping and grocery tips, exercise videos, budgeting, and motivation tips. We are live streaming a cooking demo every Thursday in replace of the in-classroom program.
If you are a Food Fit Alumni and want to join the Facebook group please contact the Food Fit Facilitator and Registered Dietitian Stephanie Cullen-Conroy at (416) 231-7070. If you are interested in joining Food Fit, you can add your name to the waitlist by calling (416) 231-7070 ext. 231. Please see details of our next Food Fit session here.
Nutrition Based Workshops
Please see our online calendar for more dates and information about other nutrition based workshops or sesssions held at Stonegate CHC by our dietitians.
Besides offering telephone or OTN virtual appointments with our mental health counsellors, we are also offering mental health based groups.
Online Mindfulness based groups have a practice of mindful meditation included. Some groups will have an expressive component which may change the nature of the registration. In the comfort of your own home, through Zoom, you will be guided in a session of mindful meditation to focus in the present moment with yourself and for yourself. There will be moments to focus on your breath, body, and movement through walking meditation. In addition, meditations focused on building compassion with yourself and others may be included.
Please click on the links below for more details on the Online Mindful Meditation sessions:
• Online Mindful Meditation – Daytime
• Online Mindful Meditation – Evening
• Laugh Out Loud For You! Laughter Yoga is an opportunity that combines laughter and breathing exercises to bring you in the moment. Please see the poster for details on registration and dates.
• Let's be Mindful: Mindful Moments of Gratitude: a monthly open group which will include guided meditation on zoom.
“Mindfulness is what arises when you pay attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, “ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Virtual Seniors Group
Seniors and older adults are invited to join us for a variety of activities through your computer, tablet, or phone! During this time of physical distancing, we can all use more ways to make connections. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! Activities include informative and motivational chats, gentle exercise, cooking demos, virtual trips, self care, and more.
The Basics of Pencil Drawing Group for Seniors & 55+: Draw with local artist, illustrator and photographer Mark Cope and dive into drawing your own landscapes, building up shading and shadows and essential portrait tips. This 6-week workshop will get you back to basics with a simple pencil and paper! For more details, please see poster.
Chair Yoga: Join Stephanie from the Yoga Outreach Project for this 45 minute Chair Yoga Flow and experience the power of breath and gentle movement!Clear your mind, ground your body, and find your centre; stay connected with others as we move through this gentle yet impactful practice; all levels are welcome! Mondays 10:00 to 11:00am from May 3rd - June 14th, 2021. Please see poster.
Gentle Exercise: A Certified Fitness Instructor leads the group with exercises to improve balance, strength, posture and flexibility.
Participants need a strong and sturdy chair preferably no arms and an *elastic band for the strengthening exercises
*(connect with facilitator if you need one). Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am from April 12th - June 4th, 2021. Please see poster.
Spanish Group - Grupo Hispano
Participants of the Spanish group have the opportunity to connect virtually to share, learn and enjoy a variety of activities through Zoom. Group meets weekly and activities include relaxation sessions, cooking demos, recipes exchanges, arts & crafts, self care and much more all activities in a Spanish speaking environment.
- Zumba on Zoom with Anny via on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Qi Gong classes are offered online. If you are interested in participating, please contact email@example.com for details or view this poster. Please see the following links for past recorded classes: June 25, 2020 & Qi Gong Outdoors with Nataliya
- A session by Leila, who usually facilitates the 'Friday Yoga and Meditation' at Stonegate CHC can be found here
- Anny leads us through a dance workout on Youtube similar to her classes at Stonegate CHC
- Some simple chair-based exercises you can do to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic and to make the most of having to stay inside, while building healthy habits too. Please see video link as well as instructions.
- Foodfit exercise videos
Gardening Info Sessions & Workshops
- Eco-Gardening Information Session with Carolin Taron can be found at the following link to our YouTube channel
- Seasonal Cultivating Info Session with Carolin Taron on our YouTube channel
Choose Health is a Toronto Central regional initiative led by South Riverdale Community Health Centre. They offer programs for community members living with long term health concerns, their caregivers, as well as their health care providers. Stonegate CHC has worked in partnership with Choose Health to deliver Chronic Pain Management programs at our centre. Due to COVID-19 they have made their programs online for more information and to register for a program click the link on the following link. Programs include:
- Mindfulness focused Art Gallery of Ontario tours, offered weekly between 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, and Virtual Community Film Screenings, twice a week (Monday & Friday between 3:00 - 4:00 pm): open sessions to be found here