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What is Mindfulness?

Should you be doing it? Is it actually worth squeezing into your already busy schedule? In the simplest sense, mindfulness is about being present and accepting your thoughts and feelings. Stress has a way of taking up too much space in our heads, lingering after a bad commute and building…

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Workshops

The intent of the OFIFC’s ICCT is for organizations to contribute to the development of necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that support the development of meaningful and informed relationships with the Indigenous community. Throughout the training, participants will build practical skills that can have a meaningful impact on organizational…

Are You Struggling with Someone Else’s Substance Abuse?

Substance Abuse is a common problem that will affect many of us at some point in our lives, whether it’s our own use or someone in our lives that we care about. That being said, it does not mean it is easy to deal with! It is often very difficult…

ASYR Modified Holiday Hours

Please be advised of ASYR’s modified schedule for the Holiday Season: Friday, December 22, 2017 | OPEN  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday, December 25, 2017 | CLOSED Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | CLOSED Wednesday, December 27, 2017 | OPEN  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday, December 28, 2017 | OPEN  9:00…

What is Binge Drinking?

Researchers define binge drinking as having many drinks on one occasion: five or more drinks for a male, or four or more drinks for a female. A standard drink is defined as: Young people who binge drink are especially at risk. This is because they are less familiar with the…

One Stop Shop Directory for York Region

Community agency partners in York Region have put together a “One Stop Shop Directory” for mental health, addictions and housing services. Mental Health and Addictions Services listings: to learn about mental health and addiction agency services near you  Housing with Supports listings: to learn about housing and available support services…

Services Available During Extreme Cold Weather

During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, the attention of service providers focuses on helping homeless people get off the street and into shelter or street respite. It is dangerous for anyone to remain outdoors when the temperature plummets. Outreach workers, drop in centres, and emergency shelters work together to make sure…

Ways to Simplify Your Life

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” — Bruce Lee Our lives can get hectic. Lots of commitments, lots of things we want to do and lots to keep up with. It’s no wonder many of us become overwhelmed. Simplifying our lives can help…

How to Reduce Family Stress

Work deadlines are looming. The kids have soccer practice — at the same time, but in different places. They have homework and projects due. Your parents asked you to come over to help with yard work…it goes on and on. If you’re like most families, you face stress every day….