The Community Connection

The Community Connection serves as a safe space for individuals, partners, and our community members to speak openly, check-in with each other, and share their own experiences about how they are impacted by the events in their communities and the world around them. With a strong emphasis on bridging and building healthy relationships, we are invested in supporting and amplifying lives and voices through the lens of community wellness and engagement. Our team of mental health professionals utilize best practices from a proactive, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and community health-driven lens – lending itself towards an intentionally impactful and connected experiential experience for individuals. In addition, participants will gain skills of empowerment and education that will foster the knowledge and confidence from within to enable them to manage life’s stressors, with a focus on learning the steps to effective advocacy for self and others, while highlighting the importance of individual and collective mentorship.

Moving towards a more specialized mode of support, the Community Connection is a peer-to-peer support resource for individuals and community members to get to know and support one another, learn from professionals how to navigate everyday challenges, and connect with long-term support resources. While this is not a therapy group, those with individual needs are encouraged to talk to the facilitator after the group.

We hear you. We see You. This space is for you.

The various specialized Community Connection groups run for 8 weeks (costs may apply). The only requirement is that you register for the support group you wish to attend. This allows us to ensure that there are no more than 20 people per community group, and that participants will have access to a safe, confidential service.

When do I need to register for a support group?

Spaces are first-come, first-served to maintain a maximum of 20 people per group.

Community Connection Group Dates:

Registration Dates

Please register 24 hours prior to your first session. Registration will remain open until maximum group size is obtained.

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What do I need for the Community Connection group?

A device with internet access is required to participate in the exchanges and discussions. Microphone and camera accessibility is encouraged, although use during group sessions is optional.

Need more information?

Email our Wellness and Learning Initiatives team at wellness@guard.meOpens a new window.

Do you need urgent help?

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse - help is available.

You're not alone; talk to someone you can trust. Click HEREOpens a new window for support available.

If you are in crisis please call your local Emergency Services or visit the closest Emergency Department.