Family Counselling and Groups at CCSYR

Programs for Parents, in Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, Vaughan, Aurora, Newmarket and Georgina.


The cost of these group programs is subsidized. Registration in advance is required. For more information or to Register by phone, call 905-770-7040, ext. 237. Toll-free 1-800-263-2075.

Parents and Grandparents*

Five weekly sessions, this  program open to all members of extended families. It recognizes the important role of grandparents in raising their grandchildren. Some of the topics covered are: transferring cultural values from generation to generation, reading to children in several languages and teaching family customs to children and grandchildren.

Parents of Teens*

Five weekly sessions geared to parents with children 11-17 years of age. It is focused on helping parents stay connected to their kids during the teenage years. Topics include: the role of parents in the teen's life, changing parenting styles, setting limits and having reasonable expectations.

Preparing New Parents*

Five weekly sessions for couples who are expecting a child, or whose youngest child is less than eighteen months of age. This is intended to help couples adjust to their changing roles from partners to parents, and adjust to changes in the couple relationship

Step-Family Workshops

Five weekly sessions for step-families who want to learn "what works" for building their family, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to keep it going. Research-based presentations, discussion, sharing ideas and an opportunity to enjoy being with others walking the same path. For adults and teens.

*Offered in Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Tamil as staffing permits.

Child minding is sometimes available for these programs. Call to enquire or check the Schedule.

Need confirmation of attendance?

CCSYR will provide a letter, for the client, showing all scheduled dates and attendance, and basic information. Letters do not include assessments or evaluations, and are not written to 3rd parties.
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