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Family Support Groups 

Extend-A-Family facilitates a number of support groups across Toronto independently or in partnership with other agencies.  Support groups provide an opportunity for individuals to share, support one another, connect and gather
information.  Please view the list of groups below and communicate directly with the relevant contact person as pre-
registration is required for all groups.

East Toronto Evening Parent Group

You are invited to join our gathering of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. Our time together is an opportunity to connect with others, gain perspectives and to share while considering the many unanswered questions
parenting a child with a disability brings.


For meeting particulars or more information, please click here.
If you would like additional information, please contact:


Kim Southern-Paulsen
Phone: 416.757.2780
Email: ksp@extendafamily.ca

West Toronto Evening Parent Group

Our group is designed for parents and guardians whose children have been diagnosed with a developmental disability who uphold the beliefs of inclusion. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a welcoming presence, bring parents together, share resources, network, and offer a supportive, listening space.


For meeting particulars or more information, please click here.
If you would like additional information, please contact:


Marissa Wolicki
Phone: 647.292.5357
Email: mw@extendafamily.ca

Dads’ Group Central Toronto

We invite you to join us at a gathering for Dads, who have children of any age who have a disability. This informal time is designed for people to share, be together, connect and support one another.


For meeting particulars or more information, please click here.


If you would like additional information, please contact:
Sal Rocchese
Phone: 416.530.0272
Email: sr@extendafamily.ca

Adult Sibling Support Group

Extend-A-Family hosts an Adult Sibling Group for people 18 and older who want to get together with other adults who
have a sibling with special needs. Come together to connect, share, explore, support each other and meet new people!


For meeting particulars or more information, please click here.


If you would like additional information, please contact:
Michelle Pervin
Phone: 647.220.9412
Email: mp@extendafamily.ca