Upcoming Group Programming at CFSSC

Fall is going to be an exciting time at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County as we announce many new group programs! As an agency, we remain committed to building new programming to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve in Simcoe and Muskoka. As a result of that commitment, we are currently building a new group calendar which will include past groups we have run along with new and exciting groups for 2018/2019. These groups will be offered in multiple locations.

Below is a brief outline of each of the groups being offered. The full calendar including dates/times and registration information will be posted on the website soon!

Getting Ahead

Participants (called ‘Investigators’) will examine where they are now and where they want to be; including developing a plan for prosperity broken down into manageable and achievable steps for both themselves and their community.

DBT Skills Group

In DBT (Dialectical behavior therapy), participants will learn the four skills modules that are designed to assist individuals in better managing behavioral, emotional and cognitive challenges. The group is designed to help people with problems with anger or the expression of anger, depression, irritability or anxiety, challenges in relationships, impulsivity, and stress.

The Four Skill Modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness

Pathways Self Esteem

Pathways is a self-esteem group designed to assist women to improve their overall feelings of self-worth through skill development in the areas of interpersonal relationships, self-awareness, self-care, and assertiveness.

Mindful Self Care

This group will provide participants with an opportunity for self-assessment, in an effort to understand the stress and where it comes from. Participants will establish individual goals and explore a variety of options to experience self-care on multiple levels. This workshop also integrates mindfulness strategies as a means of coping with stress and practicing good self-care.

Power of Emotion

A 3 part workshop for women centered on understanding emotions and regaining control. The program is centered around self-reflection, understanding triggers and building coping strategies for effectively managing emotions.

CBT: Managing Stress & Anxiety

This Wellness Workshop aims to introduce practical skills to manage stress and anxiety. It serves as a space to be self-reflective, foster emotional growth, challenge old habits and implement new and healthy coping strategies. It will encourage and empower you to build on your current strengths and engage in change!


Stay tuned to the website and our social media channels for further details on these upcoming group programs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time.