the bagel club
The Bagel Club is a weekly socialization and support group for adults with mental health issues. The Club provides a place for social work and peer support and is a venue for isolated individuals to learn social skills and to feel a part of the community in a respectful and safe environment. Bagel Club members have struggled with many life challenges. Nonetheless, an intrepid group comes to this program weekly as it represents a crucial connection.Each week the group reads the newspaper together and discusses current events, engaging in Toronto’s political and social life. Occasionally we invite guests to speak to the group about a specific topic, including a top news story, wellness and nutrition, and mental health. On various holidays, the group has a small celebration together, so that they do not feel alone.
The Bagel Club occurs once a week at two of JF&CS's branches:
4600 Bathurst Street (Bathurst and Sheppard)
35 Madison Avenue (Bloor and Spadina)
To find out more, please call JF&CS Intake at 416.638.7800