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 Drop-In: Women's Peer Support Group

This group is for women with mood disorders, including hormonal related mood disorders.

May 5, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Kitchener Waterloo Peer Support Group: Depression & Anxiety Support Group - Waterloo Region (dy)

A support group for people dealing with depression and anxiety.  The goal of this peer-led group is to talk and share experiences in an effort to provide support and useful information that promotes and maintains optimum health.

Contact: Tel: 519-570-4595     Web Address: www.self-help.ca

Go to the web address to view monthly calendars.


May 5, 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central Ontario

Ingersoll Peer Support: Ingersoll Mood Disorders Group

A peer support group for any mental health disorder.

Contact: Oxford Self Help

Tel: (519) 421-2980 or Toll Free 1-877-464-3571;Email: oshn@on.aibn.com; Website: www.ocl.net/projects/selfhelp/

May 5, 2016 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Southwestern Ontario

Toronto Recovery Programs: Registration Required: LGBTQ Laughing Like Crazy


For the first time ever the MDAO is partnering with the 519 and offering the Laughing Like Crazy class for those in the LGBTQ community

This FREE 16 week workshop combines peer support with a humorous approach to life’s challenges. Participants will learn how to write, practice, and perform their own original stand-up comedy routine. The program will culminate in a public showcase on June 2nd, 2016

No previous comedy experience necessary!

May 5, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kitchener-Waterloo Peer Support: Bipolar Disorder Support Group - Waterloo Region

The Bipolar Disorder Support Group is for individuals who experince bipolar disorder. The group provides a safe and comfortable environment where participants can discuss managing their mood disorder.

Contact:Tel: 519-570-4595     Web Address: www:self-help.ca

See the website for monthly calendars.

May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Ontario

Kitchener-Waterloo Peer Support: Supporting the Supporter - Waterloo Region

Supporting the Supporter: This group is designed to support family members and friends of individuals with a mood disorder. The group is facilitated by a family member who provides a safe and comfortable environment for participants to share and support each other.

Contact: Tel: 519-570-4595     Web Address: www.self-help.ca

Go to the website to view monthly calendars.


May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Ontario

Toronto Drop-In: Clearing the Clutter

A free peer support group for people living with hoarding tendencies. No registration required.

Meetings: 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays of each month from 7:00-9:00pm

May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Toronto Drop-in Group: Bipolar Peer Support Drop-in Group

This is a free peer support drop-in group for those living with Bipolar Disorder. Please join us and learn that you are not alone!
Every Friday, from 1-3 p.m.

May 6, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Toronto Recovery Group: Registration Required: Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)

WRAP is a non-medical approach which gives participants the knowledge and ability to:

  • reclaim their power
  • find and connect with community
  • create their own recovery journey
  • get well and live in wellness

WRAP Program
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
January 30 to March 19th
(registration at the Info Session on January 23 is required)

Facilitator: Yvonne Scholich

May 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

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.

Saturdays 5-6:30pm, 519 Church Street, Rooms 201 and 204

For more information please call Rama at (416) 886-7119



May 7, 2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm