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changing family

(separation and divorce)

All programs are conducted by professional facilitators. Fees are available on a sliding scale.
We welcome all people regardless of cultural, religious and/or racial background or affiliation.

JF&CS strives for inclusivity in all its programs, serving community members of any income, family structure, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, level of observance, race, ethnicity, cultural identity and place of origin.

To inquire, please call 416.638.7800 x 6627 or email

Please make sure to include a phone number and email address where we can reach you.

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When you're about to separate - what to tell the kids

When You're About to Separate - What to Tell the Kids 

Please click 'Inquiry' to book a session.

Topics include:

- how and when to tell children about the upcoming separation

- factors impacting on positive adjustment of children

- how to deal with “moving out” day

-when to seek professional help.

1 session


high conflict divorce

High Conflict

Wednesday March 22 | 7-9 p.m. | ZOOM

Monday June 19 | 7-9 p.m. | ZOOM

Topics will include: 

- impact of conflict on children

- different interaction models for different levels of conflict

- how to avoid being triggered by ex-partner

- different parenting strategies for higher conflict families

1 session


successful step parenting

Step Parenting

Monday April 17 |  7-9 p.m. | ZOOM

Topics include:

- myths and realities of step families

- blending your parenting styles

- role of discipline in a blended family

- building and maintaining a strong couple relationship

4 sessions


mastering your separation

Mastering your 

Sunday April 23 |  9:30am-1:30 p.m | ZOOM

Topics will include:

- Understanding separation concerns

- Discovering your own emotional triggers

- Creating self worth and self awareness during the separation process

- Learning strategies for maintaining emotional control

- Becoming a better you

- Creating your own mindfulness toolbox

- Differentiating between the legal separation and the emotional separation

1 session


1 family 2 homes - children group

1 Family,2 Homes, Parents and Children

One parent required to be in attendance

Tuesday May 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Lipa Green Centre

This is a six week program, for children ages 5-13, experiencing separation and divorce.



- “Do other children going through divorce
   feel the same way I do?”
- “How do I make myself feel better?”
- "Problems I can and cannot solve"
-  The myths about divorce



Sessions for parents will include tips for keeping children out of the conflict; how to actively listen to your children; the impact of separation and divorce on children.

6 sessions


looking ahead: life after separation

Looking Ahead; Life After Separation

Thursday May 4 |  7:30-9 p.m. | ZOOM

Topics will include:

- coping with change

- feelings of anger or loss

- living alone and loneliness

- resources for a new lifestyle

6 sessions


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