Group Services

York Hills offers a variety of groups designed to meet the needs of children, youth and families.
This service supports by:
Facilitating learning and helping to increase knowledge and understanding of the mental health challenges that children, youth and families experience.
Building the capacity of parents to respond effectively to mental health challenges experienced by their child/youth.
Helping to increase the child/youth/parents understanding of themselves and others, and assists in developing skills and strategies to improve overall functioning.
Upcoming Groups

Triple P 0-12 Standard Group


The Triple P Positive Parenting Program Group is for parents of children 2—12 years of age. During this 6 week virtual parenting group you will:

  • Learn how to create a safe and positive learning environment for your child.
  • Learn why your child responds the way they do, and how to support them during challenging moments
  • Learn how to build your children’s self-esteem and sense of self–worth.
  • Learn how to teach children to become independent problem solvers.

  Tuesdays | April 23, 2024 – June 11, 2024

} 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Group Facilitators: Facilitated by Positive Parenting Association Ontario
Zoom Meeting

Take Action Group

This 9 week parent child group supports children (8- 14 years) in learning strategies and coping skills to manage anxiety in their lives.

The goal of this group is for children to create an ACTION plan for anxiety. ACTION stands for Aware, Calm, Think, Into action, Options and Never stop taking action. Participants will be provided with a workbook and will engage in play, art and creative activities.

Parents and caregivers will engage in their own learning through the use of a parent handbook, and group participation. Parents/caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet as a group to learn how to support their child(ren).


  Monday | April 15, 2024 – June 17, 2024

No sessions May 20, 2024

} 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Group Facilitators: Romina Vitaver (Child and Family Therapist) and Carla Barbe (Child and Family Therapist)
402 Bloomington Road, Aurora


“The Mindful Teen” program is designed to equip adolescents with the vital skill of  becoming attuned to their thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in the present moment. Over the course of this 6-week program, teens will harness their innate curiosity to enhance their capacity to notice and observe their reactions to stress. This invaluable self-awareness will empower them to manage their emotions effectively, cultivate compassion and empathy, bolster their relationships with peers and adults, and boost their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Our hope is to foster these benefits, enabling adolescents to lead happier, healthier lives by providing them with the tools to navigate everyday stressors and respond thoughtfully to life’s challenges.

  Wednesday | May 01, 2024 – June 05, 2024

} 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Group Facilitators: Terri Keay (Front Door Coordinator) and TBD
Zoom Meeting



“Family Transitions Triple P is a positive parenting program that helps you protect your child from the impact of divorce or separation.

Over five weeks, in small group sessions with a Family Transitions provider, you will explore everything from stress and anger management, to how to communicate better with your ex-partner.

Your Family Transitions Triple P provider will give you new ideas about managing the day-to-day struggles and ongoing trauma of your situation. It is not a mediation program, so you attend without your ex-partner”.

  Thursdays | May 09, 2024 – June 06, 2024

} 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Group Facilitators: Facilitated by Positive Parenting Association Ontario
Zoom Meeting

How do I access the service?

Our group programs listed above are offered to residents of York Region. To express your interest in a group program or if you have any questions, please call our Intake Department at 905-503-9560, prompt 3.
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