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 Recovery Programs: Registration Required: Managing Your Depression and Anxiety Group

MDAO is offering an educational recovery group focused on developing an understanding of, and tools to manage, depression and anxiety.  The group will run for eight sessions.  Each two and a half hour session will involve information presentation, dialogue and activities. 

Through participation in this group you will:

October 15, 2015 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

Sarnia Peer Support Group: Mood Disorders Support Group of Lambton County - Men's Peer Support Group

Peer support /drop-in group for men 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.ocm



October 15, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Southwestern Ontario

Toronto Drop-In: Women's Peer Support Group

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

October 15, 2015 - 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.

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


October 13, 2015 - 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/

October 15, 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Southwestern Ontario

Toronto Recovery Programs: Registration Required: Laughing Like Crazy Fall 2015 Program

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

No previous comedy experience necessary!

Participants will learn how to:

October 15, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Toronto Recovery Programs: Registration Required: Reclaiming My Power With WRAP

Fall WRAP®

WRAP® - Wellness Recovery Action Plan - is a simple system that many people round the world find useful for helping them manage their own wellness. WRAP is values-based, strengths-based, non-medical and can work with whatever therapies and practices work for you.

You do not need any diagnosis or “condition” to find something useful in WRAP, nor to attend these workshops, you simply need to be interested in ways you can live in wellness.

October 15, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Toronto Recovery Program: Registration Required -Laughing Like Crazi-er Fall 2015 Program

Registered Program for grads of the laughing Like Crazy Program

A great opportunity to continue your Laughing Like Crazy experience!

Group Dates:

Thursday evening, 6:30 to (:00 pm, September 17th to the SHOWCASE on December 3rd, 2015.


October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm - 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-alliance.ca

October 15, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Ontario

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

A group for individuals over 16 years old seeking support for bipolar disorder.

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





October 9, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Southwestern Ontario