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Upcoming Support Programs

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free peer support and recovery programs to people living with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. We also offer support for family members.

Check out our free programs across Ontario listed in our online calendar below. Off to the left, you’ll see a monthly calendar. To get a weekly, monthly view or annual view of programs in your region, just click on the calendar.

See a list of our support programs by city.


Sarnia Peer Support Group - Mood Disorders Association of Lambton County - Depression Anxiety Support Group

Peer support/drop-in for people over 16 years old who have used or are using the mental health system

Primary Contact:  Peter Shelswell - Tel: 519-344-5602 or email

March 27, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Southwestern Ontario

Toronto Drop-In: Depression and Anxiety

This group is for individuals living with both depression and anxiety.

Meetings occur on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8:50 p.m., and on the third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m.

Please use the access entrance, to enter the building after 4pm. Pressing the button will unlock the door.

April 17, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Registered Program: Laughing Like Crazy -Winter 2018

A 16 week program where individuals learn to to write, practice and perform stand-up comedy.

Location: Toronto Reference Libary, 787 Yonge Street, Toronto

When: Weekly January 16 to April 26th, 1:30 tro 4:30 pm

March 27, 2018 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Hamilton Peer Support: Mood Menders Support Services

Meetings for both individuals with a mood disorder and their supporters are held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month.  Sharing coping skills, providing support and networking with others facing similar challenges.  See the attached brochure for details.



This is a group for people who have either depression or bipolar disorder

Voice Mail: (905) 521-0090 ext. 234

HARRRP Meeting

Third Tuesday of the month at St/. Peter's HARRRP community Centre, 705 Main St. East, Hamilton ON  L8M 1K8

April 17, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Niagara / Hamilton Area

Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training - REGISTRATION CLOSED

MAST is a four week group that teaches emotion regulation skills through psychoeducation and mindfulness practice. This group is for individuals who experience anxiety or depression and want to learn about how mindfulness can help them cope with their symptoms.

MAST will meet Tuesdays in March.

Where: 36 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite 602 (Sun Room @ MDAO)
When: March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 3–4:30 p.m.

March 27, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Guelph Peer Support Group: Mood Disorders Support Group of Guelph

Self-help and support group offering education and discussions for people dealing with depression, bi-polar, and anxiety disorders.This group works towards reducing stigma within the group as well as in the community.

March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Central Ontario

Toronto Drop-In: Depression and Bipolar Disorder Peer Support

A peer support group for people living with depression or bipolar disorder.

Please use the access entrance, to enter the building after 4pm. Pressing the button will unlock the door.


March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:50pm

Ottawa Peer Support: Mood Disorders Ottawa (MDO) Mutual Support Group

Monthly Information Meetings

Contact:  Voicemail:  (613) 526-5406



April 17, 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Eastern Ontario

One-on-One Peer Support

Peer Support is for people coping with the isolating effects of mental health issues and stigma. One-on-One Peer Support is for anyone who wishes to connect with another individual with lived experience in a wellness-based environment. The program's aim is to provide support through people who understand what it's like to live with mental health issues.

March 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Leamington Mood Disorders Self Help Group


Our meetings start on March 5, 2014 and will be held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

From 7-9pm at Leamington Hospital. 

Leamington District Memorial Hospital
194 Talbot West
Leamington, Ontario
N8H 1N9

Contact info: Nancy Kilroy Olah
Phone: (519) 971-4050

March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Southern Ontario