Mindfulness Workshop Series

Mindfulness Workshop Series offered along with Planned Parenthood as part of CMCP’s Caregiver Drop-in program. 

To register for our virtual programs and receive our Zoom log-in: https://www.cognitoforms.com/CollegeMontroseChildrensPlace/RegistrationForm

To register for the Mindfulness Workshop Series email: mbernstein@cmcp.ca

St. Alban’s EarlyON Program Schedule

Mondays thru Fridays

  • 9:30 -10:10 am  |  Infant/Toddler Circle Time | Zoom link
  • 10:30 -11:10 am  |  Preschool Circle Time  | Zoom link
  • 11:30 – 12:10 pm  | Special Activities – see schedule | Zoom link
  • 12:30 – 1:10 pm | Special Resources – see schedule

Saturdays

  • 10:00 – 10:40 am  |  Infant/Toddler Circle Time |  Zoom link
  • 11:00 – 11:40 am  |  Preschool Circle Time  |  Zoom link

Special dates

Friday April 16th at 10:30am | Join Laura Novog | Librarian Assistant from Palmerston Library for Reading and Song Circle! Zoom link | Meeting ID: 612 780 8327 | Passcode: 3HfKVp

General Coping & Mental Health Supports for Frontline Workers

The City recognizes that essential frontline workers may be experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety as they continue to provide critical services and supports to Torontonians during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the City has partnered with select organizations to provide additional supports.

Ontario Psychological Association  If you are a frontline worker or are aware of a frontline worker struggling to cope during these very challenging times, the Ontario Psychological Association is making it easier than ever for Ontarians to connect with a psychologist. The COVID-19 Disaster Response Network has mobilized 325 psychologists who are offering psychological services at no cost to those with no or limited mental health coverage. Psychologists in Ontario will provide care at no cost to frontline workers without or with limited coverage and their families during COVID-19.

To access this support

  • Call 211, state you are a frontline service provider in need of mental health supports and you will be connected to a Psychologist

Canadian Psychological Association

The Canadian Psychological Association provides a contact list of licensed therapists who have volunteered to provide pro bono support during COVID-19. If you are a frontline health service provider, and would like to contact a psychologist, please refer to the contact list

For the Frontlines   Fast, free, text-based crisis counseling available 24/7 for health care professionals and essential workers.

If you need support to deal with the feelings of anxiety, stress, fear, isolation, or other difficult emotions you are experiencing during COVID-19, access support by texting FRONTLINES to 741741.

CAMH   CAMH provides a resource page for healthcare workers who have been impacted by COVID-19, as well as a self referral form for support. It also runs virtual sessions, ECHO Coping with COVID, which are designed for Healthcare Providers and Health Professions Students responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Are you worried?

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged everyone’s ability to cope with stress. Managing stress is more difficult when we are taken out of our regular routines, dealing with a constantly changing situation and distanced from our usual supports. COVID-19 has created new life stressors and made existing ones even more intense.

General Coping

More Information

Specific Stressors

Resources and Programs

Animate Your Life

Animate Your Life is an online animation intensive for young parents and caregivers, 16-29. Video experience is not necessary. Materials, equipment and a $350 honorarium provided. Program runs Tuesdays, March 2-April 27, 12:30-2:30pm.   Apply by Feb 19, 2021 Registration link: https://forms.gle/KBSiFtd4QRMuZ1gN7 

Animate your Life

This project is offered in partnership with SKETCH, Planned Parenthood Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital and College-Montrose Children’s Place, alongside the Toronto Animated Image Society. Email rose@sketch.ca for info.

All young parents and caregivers are welcome to apply, this program prioritizes QTBIPOC folks.

YPNFA Resource Fair For Families

This is an online Resource Fair for young Parents and families that will run over the course of 3 days – Feb. 23-25, 2021. The fair will include Live panel Discussions, Yoga and mindfulness sessions, 2SLGBTQIA family programming, educational presentations related to parenting and pregnancy, and more. Anyone who identifies as a young parent is welcome to attend, all events are at no cost. Children are encouraged to participate too!

Events will held on ZOOM with one link and multiple events. Participants can register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ypnfa-young-families-resource-fair-tickets-138784382825 and are welcome to attend as many events as they would like.

Virtual Resource Fair

Participants who attend at least 2 workshops over the course of 3 days will receive a gift bag including gifts cards and other items. (maximum 25 gift bags available).

**CMCP will present on Feb 25th 1:15pm-1:45pm as part of the Resource Fair and host a live Circle Time as well as giveaway a PC Gift Card to one participant who is present!

Mythbusters Misinformation and Nutrition Workshop

Nutritional workshop for parents & caregivers of children 0-6yrs old.  February 24th, 1-2pm.

Social Media became a big part of our lives, but not all the information on your news feed can be trusted. We will look at some common myths about nutrition and your healthand give you the facts about maintaining good health through your diet, and how to tell the “Fake News” from reliable sources of information. To register please email dkhambati@cmcp.ca or call 416-845-7223.

Myth Busters Misinformation and Nutrition