Groups and Workshops

The Centre offers many different types of workshops and group counselling.  You will be asked to consult with us so that we can share what the group or workshop is about and how you might fit in with a group setting.  We offer psycho-educational groups and workshops, therapeutic groups, and expressive arts groups.  Please fill in a Request For Service Form to begin this process.

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Upcoming Workshops


SEED (Support, Education, Empowerment, & Developing Strategies) is a psycho-educational series on healing from sexual violence. In a supportive environment, we explore how the brain responds to trauma, discuss trauma related symptoms and identify positive strategies for coping and self-care.
Participants will not be asked to share details of their trauma history.

For Men – Begins this spring 2019 

WINGS (Wisdom in Grounding Self) is a 4-week therapeutic practice group for survivors of sexual violence, female-identified or non-binary, focused on mindfulness, grounding and self-compassion.
Participants will not be asked to share details of their trauma history.



Purls of Wisdom is a weekly multi-generational knitting circle that involves older women who have been trained by the Centre to provide mentorship, leadership and wisdom to young people who have experienced trauma. This intergenerational knitting circle will offer valuable skills and strategies that can assist young people with managing stress and anxiety.

When: Tuesdays-weekly
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Library, Fleming College Sutherland Campus
Registration: Free and open to anyone. No knitting experience required. All material provided. Drop-in or weekly attendance are welcome.


Weaving Our Voices expressive arts group for survivors of sexual violence, is an 8-week series for women inspiring healing through art and sharing. We join together to break our isolation, connect with support services, and to share wisdom and information. Please call the Centre for upcoming dates at 705-748-5901 or email

Begins Thursday, April 18  , 2019 – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (9 weeks)

Mood Walks is a therapeutic walking group for survivors of sexual violence. Promoting physical wellness, mindfulness and supported by our Peer Facilitators. * Please be advised, this group will require physical endurance such as walking up to an hour at a steady pace.


Please contact the Centre to register 705-748-5901. Must be able to walk 60 to 90 mins.

Building Internal Resilience Through Horses  (2 Groups running starting in March and April 2019)
For youth who identify as female, ages 12 – 18yrs, who have experienced harm in their home environment. As part of a research project B.I.R.T.H combines expressive arts, psychoeducation and working with Horses that promotes, coping skills, emotional awareness, healthy self-esteem and personal resilience.
Tuesdays – Beginning March 26, 4:00pm to 6:00pm (10 weeks)
Thursdays – Beginning April 11, 4:00pm to 6:00pm (10 weeks)

Expressive Arts Drop-in at KSAC ~ Fridays – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
This is a Peer led arts based drop-in for female-identified or non-binary individuals who enjoy arts, or would like to use arts to assist in grounding, coping and building strategies around managing stress and anxiety.