Compassion, Creativity, Community
Join us at our Rooftop Garden Sundays and Wednesdays at 2 pm. Learn to seed, plant, water and harvest. Enjoy learning to meditate in nature, the self-healing nature of plants and how to cultivate plants to make healing teas, tinctures and self-care compounds. Location 348 Danforth Ave. (near chester station).
Sacred Silence (John Huot)
Having a personal practice of silence, stillness and simplicity is important to developing self knowledge. Every great spiritual tradition has taught this as the basis of wisdom. Meditation gives us access to deep silence, and to the infinite richness of the shared and compassionate reality which lives within and between us. We meet weekly Tuesdays after lunch for on hour to share both the practise of sacred silence and our reflections on it.
Computer Training (Shirley Berry)
One-on-one training. Schedule time to learn how to set up and use Email, Facebook, and Twitter accounts or prepare a résumé in Microsoft Word.
Community Meal (temporarily suspended)
On Monday through Thursday of each week, the community is invited to attend our meal on the Main Floor at 6 St. Joseph House. Share conversation, make new friends, and learn about community opportunities over a nutritious meal. Enjoy the fellowship
Double Recovery (Kathryn Eve and Chris Crumb)
A self-help meeting that supports people living with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Engages participants by sharing experiences and building relationships.
Meetings are based on the 12-step recovery model and facilitated by staff/peers who are in recovery themselves.
For more information: http://www.ontario.ca/welcome-ontario
At “Gratitude Hour” we gather together to express appreciation and thankfulness for all that is good in our lives.
Gratitude is an uplifting attitude. Grateful people are more tolerant, loving and giving. People are generally happier when they have gratitude in their hearts. We cannot be bitter, resentful, or mean-spirited when we are grateful. As we cultivate a grateful attitude, we are more likely to be happy and spiritually strong. Gratitude gives us a better life, attitude, health and energy.
Join us to share your stories and record them in our Book of Gratitude.
Guitar Orchestra, Private rehearsal
House meetings provide an opportunity to discuss any concerns, issues related to services provided by Seeds of Hope, or to offer suggestions. Open to anyone who visits or uses 6 St. Joseph House.
NADA Ear Acupuncture (Judy & Don)
NADA is a no-nonsense, non-verbal, no-drug, pharmaceutical free, and barrier-free approach to behavioral health. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster and emotional trauma. We work to improve access and effectiveness of care through promoting policies and practices which integrate NADA-style treatment with other Western behavioral health modalities.
For more information: http://www.acudetox.com
Native Spirituality (Danny Beaton)
Danny Beaton, Mohawk, leader, native environmentalist, photographer, film maker, flute player, and writer, shares his insight of more than 20 years studying with aboriginal elders throughout North America. Danny leads a Healing Circle in giving thanks, smudging, sharing, and music.
For more information: http://www.dannybeaton.ca
New Images of Wholeness (Andrew Owens)
Learn to think more holistically and creatively. We need this in cities right now to avoid creating problems, and increase opportunities for generations that follow.
Participants in this practical course will produce visual images that encourage seeing things as interconnected, unified, and vital. More imagery that resonates deeply and introduces us to understanding wholeness will help us return to balance and sustainability.
We will determine our muses' answers to some of life's toughest questions.
Open Music Rehearsal (Tom)
Orchestra rehearsal organized privately.
Prayer & Discussion Group (Ruth Anne)
The Prayer and Discussion Group is a nondenominational group that meets to talk about healing through prayer and discussion on a variety of relevant topics.
Recovery - AA Meeting (2nd Floor)
Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity.
Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. Group,ﾠ provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.
For more information: http://www.aa.org
Recovery - Marijuana Anonymous
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. There are no dues or fees for membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. MA is not affiliated with any religious or secular institution or organization and has no opinion on any outside controversies or causes. Our primary purpose is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom. We can do this by practicing our suggested twelve steps of recovery and by being guided as a group by our twelve traditions.
Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12 Step Recovery program works!
Story Telling-Lifestyle (Molly)
Learn how to present your stories to one or many! Topics include: the origins of storytelling, and how generations pass along their stories. Unleash your creativity – tell your story!
SWIFT (Michael Long)
Provides support, validation, improved self-image and counters depression. Engage in human interaction, restore good feelings!
For more information: http://www.swiftselfhelpgroups.org
The Artist Within (Dan Buckley and Karen)
Everything you hear about art as great therapy is very true! Folks walk in with all kinds of things on their minds and once they get involved in a sketch or painting, all worries and troubles tend to disappear for a while... and sometimes can even magically give us a better perspective. Art helps us shift our focus on creating, recreating, and expressing ourselves.
For beginners (who may believe they have no talent) to full-time artists, this group is for you if you would like to lose yourself in the good vibe of sketching, painting and conversation. Drop-ins are welcome. All materials are supplied, but feel free to bring your own.
A 12 Step Program for those who feel they are not currently achieving all that they are capable of in life.
Vocals with Lorrienne
Lorienne Swales is an Opera Singer and a Vocal Teacher. She is here to help you learn to improve your speaking or singing voice through a variety of vocal techniques.
Working Towards Wellness (Nancy)
Join Nancy for an “informal gathering of peers exploring and supporting each other as we seek to identify and overcome barriers that get in the way of thriving in our lives”.
Yellow Door Café (Open Mic)
A creative evening of live performances, with spoken word, music, storytelling, and the unexpected. Join us every 2nd Saturday of the month and offer your performance piece!
Seeds of Hope Foundation
Registered Charity Number
13929 8830 RR 0001
Seeds of Hope Foundation