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.
Living through a pandemic is stressful enough, being pregnant during this time can add an extra element of concern. The Stonegate CHC Family Programs Facebook page has a wonderful recourse for all expecting parents, Everything Baby Discussion Videos. In these videos Barbara Targosinska, Pre and Post Natal Nurse, and Larissa Samborsky, Early Childhood Educator, along with other professions discuss and present on various pre and post natal topics. Videos can be found at the Everything Baby Playlist, which is located under the Stonegate CHC Family Programs Facebook page video tab.
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.
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.
Please be sure to check out our Early Years calendar to see what is happening.
To be added to our monthly Family Programs Email Blast email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to hear from you.
Food Fit is a 12-week healthy lifestyle program for people 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 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 taken Food Fit online and offer the program through Zoom. There is also a private 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.
If you are interested in joining Food Fit, add your name to the waitlist by calling 416-231-7070 ext. 231 and check the calendar for the next Food Fit program. If you are a Food Fit Alumni and want to join the Facebook group, contact the Food Fit Facilitator & Registered Dietitian Stephanie Cullen-Conroy at 416-231-7070.
Healthy eating requires frequent cooking. Frequent cooking requires inspiration and excitement. To bring excitement back when it comes to cooking, Registered Dietitian Kasia Tupta offers online Cooking Club sessions twice a month that feature inspiring recipes with seasonal ingredients. In this program you will also have an opportunity to ask Kasia nutrition related questions, pick up tips on eating to maintain or improve your health and to share your wisdom and experience with other participants. This is a drop-in program. Registration is required, to register call 416-231-7070 ext. 231.
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:
- Mindful Colouring 1:30-2:30pm - This is an online group for adults where it will have guided meditation at the beginning and end, with mindful body scans to ensure that they are continuing to keep themselves in the present moment. (May 2-May 30)
- Evening meditation: 7:00-8:00pm - This is an online group for adults to wrap up the day, and begin the week in a more grounded manner. Focus on breath, body scanning and meditations focused on building compassion. There may be some walking meditation done at the beginning part of the session. (May 2-June 27)
- Daytime meditation: 10:00-11:00am - This is an online group for adults to start the day in a mindful way. This will focus on the practice of mindfulness meditation through breath, body scanning, walking meditation, building compassion for self and others. (May 3-June 28)
- Let’s Be Mindful and A.C.T. on IT! Mindfulness & Acceptance Group 1:30-3:00pm - This is an online group for adults that will explore exercises from Acceptance Commitment Therapy and practice Mindfulness Meditation to allow for participants to reflect and express in a small group. This is a closed group with limited registration. (May 12-June 30).
“Mindfulness is what arises when you pay attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, “ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Gentle Fitness For Seniors on Zoom – Fridays at 10:30am
This is a gentle exercise program for Seniors and Older adults (55+) . A certified fitness instructor leads participants through low impact cardio, resistance and flexibility training in a safe, effective and enjoyable manner. Offered at Stonegate CHC in partnership with ESS Support Services; For more information about the program please call 416.231.7070 ext. 239 or see poster.
Chair Yoga for Seniors & Older Adults 55+ on ZOOM Mondays at 10:30 am
Join Stephanie from the Yoga Outreach Project for this 45 minutes of 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! Please see poster.
Group Grupo de Senoras de Habla Hispana - Spanish Women’s Group
Las participantes en este grupo tienen la oportunidad de conectarse, compartir, aprender y participar en diversas actividades tales como sesiones de relajación, charlas informativas y motivacionales, demostraciones y recetas de cocina, manualidades, ejercicios y muchos más. Todo en un ambiente hispano. El grupo se reune todos los Miercoles a las 10:00am Para mas información y/o para registrate llama al 416-231-7070 Ext 239 o envia un mensaje a Sonia. Poster in link.
*Participants of the Spanish Women’s group have the opportunity to connect on Zoom to share, learn and enjoy a variety of activities such as informative and motivational chats, relaxation sessions, cooking demos, arts & crafts, and much more all activities in a Spanish speaking environment. Group meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am for more information and registration please call 416-231-7070 Ext. 239 or send an email to Sonia*
- Zumba on Zoom with Anny via on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact: email@example.com for details.
- A session by Leila, who facilitated 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