Attention Deficit and Related Disorders Program:
(through The Hospital for Sick Children)
555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario: Tel: (416) 813-8636

Big Brothers of York:
Tel: (905) 727-1251

Big Sisters of York:
Tel: (905) 727-4897

Blue Hills Child and Family Services:
Tel: (905) 773-4323 (Aurora)
(905) 764-9722 (Vaughan)

Breakaway Youth & Family Services:
2 Dunbloor Road, Suite 302, Etobicoke, Ontario
Tel: (416) 234-1942 (It is a counselling agency that helps youth 13 to 25 and their families who are concerned about the use of drugs or alcohol).

Canadian Centre for Bereavement Education
and Grief Counselling:
49 Gloucester St., Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (416) 926-0905 (Provides individual, couple, family and group counselling and bereavement support).

City of York Child and Family Centre:
2700 Eglinton Avenue West, City of York, Ontario
Tel: (416) 394-2424 (The City of York Child and Family Centre is a mental health centre serving children and youth to 18 years of age who have significant emotional or behavioural problems).

Eli Bay’s Relaxation Response Institute:
2221 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario: Tel: (416) 932-2784

Dorothy Madgett Relaxation Clinic:
123 Edward St., Toronto, Ontario: Tel: (416) 340-7070

Dynamic Anger Management Counselling:
Tel: (416) 537-8654
Anger Counselling combined with dynamic physical release.
For more information contact:
Kathryn Jennings, B.A., B.S.S., M.A., Ph.D. (cand.)

Families In Transition:
2 Carlton St., Suite 917, Tel: 416-585-9151 (Counselling services for families coping with separation, divorce and remarriage;
primary focus is on child adjustment).

Family Service Association:
The David Kelley Lesbian and Gay Community and Counselling Program: 355 Church St., Toronto, Ontario: Tel: (416) 595-9230 (They provide professional, short-term individual, couple and family counselling to lesbians, gay men and related communities).

Humewood House:
40 Humewood Dr., Toronto, Ontario: Tel: (416) 651-5657 (Humewood House offers residential, counselling and community services which help young women and their families).

25 Imperial St., Toronto, Ontario : Tel: (416) 486-8055 (Integra is dedicated to serving children and adolescents with Learning Disabilities).

Jewish Family and Child Services
4600 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario: Tel: (416)638-7800
(They offer programs such as Bereaved Jewish Families of Ontario (ext. 202), programs for parents and children experiencing separation and divorce (ext. 215), programs for families experiencing woman abuse and others).

Kids Help Phone National Office and Toronto Chapter:
300-439 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Y8
Tel: (416) 586-5437
Fax: (416) 586-0651

Markham Stoufville Family Life Centre:
Tel: (905) 294-2590 (Youth In Transition)

The Medical Clinic for Person-Centered Psychotherapy:
200 Sheppard Ave. East, North York, Ontario Tel: (416) 229-2399

(North American Chronic Pain Association of Canada):
150 Central Park Drive, Unit 105, Brampton, Ontario
Tel: (905) 793-5230 (

New Realities: Eating Disorders Recovery Centre:
62 Charles St. East, Suite 103, Toronto, Ontario:
Tel: (416) 921-9670 Thornhill Location: 18 Colleen St. Thornhill, Ontario: Tel: (905) 763-0660 (

Parents for Youth:
Tel: (416) 921-8092 (
(Parents for Youth has acquired and developed an effective method for dealing with children with severe behaviour problems. It will help you regain lost authority in your home).

Parent Help Line / 1-888-603-9100:
(Parent Help Line is a national, bilingual telephone and Internet service that gives parents a place to turn to for any parenting concerns, 24 hours a day).

Parents Matter:
FRP Canada has developed this site for parents and for those working with parents.

Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic at the teaching clinic of The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine:
1255 Sheppard Avenue East (at Leslie Street)
(Senior interns offer individualized, holistic care under the supervision of registered naturopathic doctors. Ask about the Well Child Clinic for alternatives to dealing with ADD and your child).

Scarborough General Hospital:
Child and Family Clinic, ADHD Clinic

(Dr. Attila Turgay, Psychiatrist)
123 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario
Tel: (416) 431-8140, Ext. 6410

Sheena’s Place:
Sheena’s Place is a non-profit, community-based support centre for people affected by eating disorders and related issues. **Support Groups Available.

For information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation, contact the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) at (416) 340-4156 or
87 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2T1
Tel: (416) 927-8900

Shoniker Clinic:
Specializes in Children with ADD/ADHD

2877A Ellesmere Rd., Scarborough, Ontario M1E 4C1
Tel: (416) 281-7301

Tel: (416) 961-1928 Fax: (416) 961-3721
Wellspring, The Coach House
81 Wellesley St. E.,Toronto, Ont., M4Y 1H6
(A support centre for people and their families living with cancer).

Youth Clinical Services:
800 Oakdale Rd., Toronto, Ontario: Tel: (416) 742-2514 (They offer a Substance Abuse Programme which provides individual, group and family counselling to young people in the North York area who have difficulties in the area of substance use or abuse).

Developmental Pediatricians:

Dr. Elaine Blacklock
(905) 471-3060

Dr. Till Davy
(416) 488-4508

Dr. Munn
(416) 225-1512
Interest in speech and language

Dr. Norm Saunders
(416) 489-3272
Specialty- ADD/Ritalin

Dr. Ruth Wingrin and Dr. Martin Wolfish
Teen Clinic North York General Hospital
(416) 756-6750

Art Therapy:

Dr. Ruth Epstein
(905) 764-8052
Children with family loss due to death/divorce/separation; learning disabilities; aggression; withdrawal/depression; sexual abuse; eating disorder; phobias

Support Groups:

Panic & Anxiety

Freedom From Fear Foundation:
Tel: (416) 761-6006

Recovery Inc:
Tel: (416) 494-6412

Family Service Association of Metropolitan Toronto:
22 Wellesley St. E., Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1G3,
Tel: (416) 922-8217

Learning Disabilities

Toronto Learning Challenges Association:
Contact: Sandy McCulloch at (416) 269-6905
(Meets the first Monday of every month between September and June at 7:30 p.m.. The group serves parents of children with a wide variety of learning disorders).

Other Learning Disabilities Association Meetings:
Contact The LDAO (416) 929-4311


Ontario Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Network:
Contact: Harold Schwartz (416) 410-4722
(Support group meets the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The group runs from September until June).

Central Toronto Support Group:
Contact: Mary Catherine (416) 485-4929
Hamilton Chapter, Contact: Cheryl McCarney (905) 305-9762
(Meets the third Tuesday of every month from September to June at 7:30 p.m. Group consists of Tourettes adults and parents of children with Tourettes).

Social Skills Programs:

Behaviour Matters:
Contact: Cheri Boros 416-270-6610
Karen Connort 416-418-6610
Social skills/self-esteem and anger management groups for children ages 6-12 years.

The Merle Levine Academy:
Contact: Robyn Weddepohl (416) 661-4141
4630 Dufferin St., Ste. 318
$400.00/per 15 week session
$750.00/per year session
One to one Social Skills Program available

Jewish Family & Child Service:
Contact: Pat Lieberman (416) 638-7800
PALS- an interactive group for children aged 7-12 and their parents (a socialization group for children who are shy, have trouble making friends and have difficulty in social situations).

$140 (for a ten week program, incl. 4 sessions for parents). Adolescent Program for youth aged 13-18 (a program which assists adolescents to build confidence and self esteem, deal with problems, identify and express feelings etc…).

Fees: $140 for a nine week program without parents.

Taking Back Control:
Contact: Dr. Gerard Klein (905) 886-8527
66 Centre St., Thornhill
Eight weekly group sessions for children of different ages to help develop strategies for anger management

Friendship Village:
Contact: Sheila Ostrassor (416) 756-6672
North York General Hospital

Learning Disabilities Association of North York:
Contact: Dena Tenenhouse (416) 229-1680
121 Willowdale Ave.
Social skills program for children and adolescents with learning disabilities (ages 6-19)
(905) 884-7933 (York Region)

Markham-Stouffville Family Life Centre:
Contact number: (905) 415-9719
Provides social skills groups for children, anger management for teens, parenting groups and groups for children who have gone through a divorce.

Also don’t forget to visit the Family Support online store for downloads and other helpful material- including Family Support Network’s own Stress & Anger management package.

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