Welcome

We made this free program to help you and your family deal with the many stresses of having lived through the war and relocation to Canada.

We offer:

  • support groups,
  • dance/movement sessions
  • children’s activities
  • information sessions on job prospects
  • drop-in sessions for local resources
  • individual and group psychotherapy through McGill and RIVO partners
  • tai chi

For any questions about the program, please contact [email protected].

The initiative is generously funded by the UNF Foundation and the Joyce Foundation.

The last session of year 2022 will take place December 17th, and will return January 8th.

Montreal Ukrainian Wellness Programs - Support Groups

SUPPORT GROUPS

We understand that immigration to another country is not easy. And everyone needs support.

Date/time: Sundays, 12:30 – 1:45 pm  (ONLINE)

Date/time: Sundays, 2:00 – 3:15 pm (IN PERSON)

Here, you can talk to other people and a Ukrainian-speaking instructor who lived through the same experience about the stress of adjusting to life in Canada. Discussion topics will include:

  • how to adjust to life in Canada,
  • stress of finding a job,
  • how to deal with thoughts about the war,
  • and others.

All discussions in the group will be confidential.

These groups will be held at the 405 Fairmount avenue, Montreal, H2V 4B4, or online (link will be provided upon registration).

January 29 - 12:30PM

This activity is now full. Please select other dates/times or complete the form below to be added to the waiting list.

February 5 - 12:30PM

February 12 - 12:30PM

February 19 - 12:30PM

February 26 - 12:30PM

January 29 - 2:00PM

February 5 - 2:00PM

February 12 - 2:00PM (ONLINE)

February 19 - 2:00PM (ONLINE)

February 26 - 2:00PM

Waiting List

Montreal Ukrainian Wellness Programs - Dance Movement

DANCE-MOVEMENT SESSION

Dance helps release blocked emotions through movement. No choreography or rhythm needed!

Date/time: Sundays, 12:45 – 2:00 pm (ADULTS IN PERSON)

Led by a Ukrainian-speaking instructor, dance movement therapy is a session of unscripted movement where you move instead of talking to process emotion. Each session will involve moving to the sounds of music and performing simple movements to stretch the body and better manage stress and difficult emotions.

Our classes take place at the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, Montreal Branch located at 405 Avenue, Fairmount West, Montréal, Quebec.

January 29 - Adults

February 5 - Adults

February 26 - Adults

March 12 - Adults

March 19 - Adults

Waiting List

Montreal Ukrainian Wellness Programs - Children's Activities

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

Date/time: Sundays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm (IN PERSON)

We invite children of all ages to join creative activities at UNF. Come meet new friends, participate in arts-and-crafts, and have some fun.

In these sessions, children will learn to manage their emotions with the help of dancing, drawing, sculpting and developmental games, all under supervisions of qualified instructors. Classes are led in Ukrainian.

January 29
February 5

February 26

March 12

March 19

Waiting List

Montreal Ukrainian Wellness Programs - Resources
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

We partnered with the McGill Ukrainian Aid Initiative and RIVO to offer free psychotherapy in English, French, and Ukrainian to all newcomers.

You can read more about McGill Aid Initiative here:
https://www.mcgill.ca/psychology/clinic/ukrainian-aid-initiative/requesting-services-ukrainian-refugees

You can complete this form to request individual therapy here:
https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=cZYxzedSaEqvqfz4-J8J6kasSnaGXJVMhYR4f8D9vu5UM0hXWVpUVEJaSEdHT0c3SkJJWFdZUEo3US4u

Ask your family doctor to refer you to RIVO for specialized trauma therapy:
https://rivo-resilience.org/en/referer-une-personne/

Montreal Ukrainian Wellness Programs - Resources
INFORMATION SESSIONS ON JOB PROSPECTS

(COMING SOON)

For each session, we will invite a Ukrainian of a particular profession to discuss their journey of transitioning from their profession back in Ukraine to their profession in Canada. Coming soon. If you would like to participate, please provide your email and the profession you would like to see discussed. We will email you when the sessions become available.

Waiting List
Montreal Ukrainian Wellness Programs - Resources

DROP-IN SESSIONS FOR LOCAL RESOURCES

Date/time: Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm 

We will provide drop in sessions where you can come and ask questions about the various resources available to the newcomers regarding health, profession, and community.

February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
Waiting List
Montreal Ukrainian Wellness Programs - Resources

TAI CHI

Tai chi is an art embracing the mind, body and spirit.

Date/time: Sundays, 2 – 3 pm (IN PERSON)

Come slow down with a trained tai chi master. This is a traditional Chinese practice that uses smooth movements — forms that flow from one to another like a slow dance. Due to the meditative component, tai chi helps fight stress, reduces anxiety and improves mood. It can also improve the health of the heart and lungs and improve increase bone density!

January 29

February 5

February 26

Waiting List