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.


Toronto Shyness and Social Anxiety Support Group

A support group for those who experience anxiety or discomfort around other people, whether in large gatherings, small groups, or one-on-one. 

Every Sunday 3:00-4:30 pm, 519 Church Street, Room 201.  There are no meetings in August 2018.  Meetings resume Sunday September 2nd.

December 23, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Holiday Hours


HOPE & ME, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Toronto office will alter hours of operation for the upcoming holidays. We are closed on December 25th, December 26th and January 1st. The office is open from 9AM to 5PM the week of December 24th and December 31st. All evening groups and services are cancelled those 2 weeks. We encourage you to consider the following alternative programs and services:

December 24, 2018 (All day) - January 4, 2019 (All day)

Toronto Drop-in: Drop-in One-on-one Peer Support - Holiday Hours

About the Service
In support of the One on One Peer Support
December 24, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:30pm

Sarnia Peer Support Group: Mood Disorders Support Group of Lambton County - Ladies Peer Support

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

Primary Contact: Peter Shelswell - Tel: 519-344-5602 or email petercsal@outlook.com

December 24, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Southwestern Ontario

Toronto Drop-In: The Monday Mood Drop-In Group

A drop in peer support group for people with Depression, Bipolar and Anxiety.

Meets every Monday.


December 24, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Midland Peer Support Group: DMD Group of Midland/Penetang

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

The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

For more information: call (705) 359-0363 or email: paulsmoods@gmail.com.

December 25, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Central Ontario

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

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, between 7:15 pm - 9:15pm at CMHA, 1355 Bank Street, fourth floor, Ottawa

Voicemail: (613) 526-5406

Website: mooddisordersottawa.ca

Email: mdogrp@gmail.com

December 25, 2018 - 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Eastern Ontario

Orillia Peer Support Group: Orillia DAMD Self-Help Group

A self-help group offering group support to share ideas, information and experiences. Group support for family and friends, support to help alleviate the feeling of being alone, resources and information regarding treatment options both traditional and alternative and ongoing emotional support.  The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

Contact: (705) 325-2201 ext. 3992

Crisis: (705) 728-5044

December 25, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Central Ontario

Georgetown Peer Support: Equilibrium Georgetown

Equilibrium Georgetown meets the fouth Wednesday of every month (Sept to June), and often features a guest speaker followed by group discussion

Vist the website for more details

January 23rd - Kim Wenger, Occupational Therapist with North halton Mental Health will speak about the Bio-Psychosocial model of Recovery.


December 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Central Ontario

Peterborough Peer Support Group: Peterborough Mood Disorder Support Group

We offer support and our knowledge and experience to people who have a Mood Disorder. We get together to discuss various topics that might help our recovery. We invite speakers, have potluck suppers and other activities. We are “NOT” experts but we do have experience with Mood Disorders. We offer a safe place to talk and get advice, opinions and we are totally confidential!

Meets last Monday, 6:30 to 8:00 pm 

December 31, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Eastern Ontario