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Dealing with Holiday Blues

The winter holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, is typically a fun and happy time for most, filled with parties, social gatherings and get-togethers with friends and family. However, for some, this time of the year is filled with sadness, self-reflection, stress, loneliness, and anxiety. “Holiday Blues” can affect those already living with […]

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A new way to get informed about CFSSC’s Walk-In Counselling clinics

CFSSC has partnered with ConnexOntario You can now get connected with Walk-In Counselling services through ConnexOntario- Health Services Information. About ConnexOntario: ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. ConnexOntario operates three helplines that provide […]

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Managing Conflict Well: Listening Before Reacting

Today’s blog was written by one of our in-house clinicians: Ricky Giesbrecht, MA, RP, CCC. Conflict can be messy, especially if emotions are spiked and the issues are personal. It can be especially difficult to respond to anger, volatility, and reactivity. Very few of us could be considered master communicators, who can calmly navigate a treacherous conversation. […]

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How Exercise Can Help with Homework

Today’s blog is courtesy of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka School is back in full swing and that means homework! Many students and parents adopt a similar philosophy for success – clear your schedule, buckle down and focus. Although the intention is great, prioritizing school tasks is not always the right answer. By focusing solely on […]

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Feel Bad for the Bully

Feel Bad for the Bully – Why? Bullies usually bully to compensate for deeply-seated insecurities. A gaping hole in themselves, they seek to momentarily fill by exerting power over someone else. That doesn’t excuse what they do. If you’ve ever been bullied, you know how painful it can be. The fear it instills, and the […]

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CFSSC Sets the Stage for a Strong Future

By Michelle Bergin – Executive Director, CFSSC Michelle Bergin, current executive director at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County reflects on the progress made in the past year and talks about what they have been working on in 2017. CFSSC’s Growth Agenda Continues 2016 was another growth year for CFSSC.  Five years ago, CFSSC had a staff […]

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Our Outgoing Board President Looks Back

A message from outgoing CFSSC Board President – Maureen Shave (2011-2017) Over the past six years, my fellow Directors witnessed much growth and change within our organization. This included the move to a new Barrie location, and the opening of our first clinic outside Simcoe County. We also: Deepened our local engagement At our annual […]

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9 Reasons Why Communication Fails

When an argument arises between someone and their significant other, child or another family members, often failed communication hinders the situation from improving. They love and care for one another and probably don’t want to be in this dispute, yet they repeat the same cycle of conflict, over and over again. The following infographic shows […]

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