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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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CFSSC Dragon Boat Team Needs Your Help!

CFSSC team, The Holy Rowers, are set to compete in the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival August 26, 2017. Each team member has pledged to raise a minimum of $250.00 to contribute to the team pledge goal of raising $10,000.00 for mental health and counselling services CFSSC provides to the Simcoe County community. CFSSC has also […]

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CFSSC Stories – Sean – Family Counselling

Family Counselling for Youth Twelve year old Sean* was referred to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County by a children’s lawyer.  He was looking for support to be able to confront his father about having an affair, that ultimately caused his parent’s divorce. The family counsellor met with Sean’s mother to discuss how Sean had been involved in […]

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CFSSC Stories – Greg – Domestic Violence

Counselling for Domestic Violence Greg* was referred to CFSSC for anger management due to his abusive relationship with his partner Donna.  His involvement in counselling, for the most part, unremarkable and the therapist was surprised when Donna called to refer their son and his girlfriend for couples counselling. Donna shared how much Greg had changed his behaviour […]

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Seniors Outreach Project in Simcoe County

 New Parish Outreach to Seniors Project The definition of isolation is broad, and the program is designed to provide social companionship to those people identifying or being identified as lacking social and emotional support.  Volunteers connect with seniors in many different capacities; those living alone, those in retirement communities, those who wish to meet at […]

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