Programs/Events

PACE Programs

PACE programs are open to adults 18 years of age and over living with a disability.

Current programs/sessions available

  1. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) day programs - NEW VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING - Summer session
  2. Huntington Drop-in sessions - all HD Drop In sessions are cancelled until further notice.
  3. Huntington Caregivers Support Group - all HD Caregivers Support Group meetings are cancelled until further notice

All programs are free to Clients. 

Location:

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

To register for programs or for more information:  contact Nikki Vinci at 416.789.7806 ext. 315 or nvinci@pace-il.ca

Summer Session -  Virtual Programming - Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day Programs 

PACE is pleased to announce that we have altered some of our Paula Cassin Learning Centre (PCLC) programming to enable our clients to connect with staff, and each other, via telephone and video conferencing.  View a printable version of our Virtual program flyer here.

PLEASE NOTE -  the Paula Cassin Learning Centre remains closed to visitors and clients at this time.  

What you need to know:

  • No waiting lists for any programs

  • Program participation is FREE (unless indicated for certain activities)

  • You can register at any time - you don't have to attend the entire session 

  • No limit to the number of programs that you can register for and participate in

  • If you have never participated before and would like to check out our facility and programming - please call to arrange at 416.705.5196

MONDAYS

Let’s Talk on the Phone – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

You will receive practical information that you can use - on a variety of topics, including health, safety and wellness.  This program will happen over the phone as a group discussion.

(Virtual) Train Your Brain – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You will play different games and puzzles that will provide you with a chance to practice a range of attention, memory and problem solving skills.  To see and interact with others on the screen, you will need access to the internet via a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  Also an email account and a camera attached to your device.

TUESDAYS

(Virtual) Exercise – 11:00 am – 11:30 pm

You will be working different parts of your body while participating in stretching, building muscle, improving reflexes and cardio exercises.  To see and interact with others on the screen, you will need access to the internet via a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  Also an email account and a camera attached to your device.

WEDNESDAYS

Cooking and Baking – 9:45 am – 11:00 am 

In this virtual program you will watch the preparation of a meal or dessert.  A copy of the recipes and ingredients will be provided to you in advance to allow you to prepare the recipe with the coach or at a later time.   You will need access to the internet via a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  Also an email account and a camera attached to your device.

Book Club – 11:00 am – 11:45 am 

In this phone based program you will listen to a variety of fictional novels or short stories read out loud, with book choices that may include the Sherlock Holmes series, the Harry Potter series or novels by Stephen King.

THURSDAYS

Let's Talk Online – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will receive practical information that you can use - on a variety of topics, including health, safety and wellness.  To see and interact with others on the screen, you will need access to the internet via a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  Also an email account and a camera attached to your device.

Bingo – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You will get a chance to play one line, 2 line and full card games each week, while practicing your active listening and attention skills. You will be provided cards to play along in this virtual BINGO group. 

FRIDAYS

(Virtual) Exercise – 11:00 am – 11:30 pm

You will be working different parts of your body while participating in stretching, building muscle, improving reflexes and cardio exercises.  To see and interact with others on the screen, you will need access to the internet via a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  Also an email account and a camera attached to your device.

Book Club – 11:00 am – 11:45 am 

In this phone based program you will listen to a variety of fictional novels read out loud, with book choices that may include the Sherlock Holmes series, the Harry Potter series or novels by Stephen King.

(Virtual) Mindfulness– 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

You will be provided with tools and resources that could help manage emotions such as anxiety, sadness, and frustration.  It includes time for breathing exercises, as well as discussion.  To see and interact with others on the screen, you will need access to the internet via a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  Also an email account and a camera attached to your device.

 

Huntington Drop-in Sessions

Please note - ALL HD Drop In sessions are cancelled until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

This is a free monthly event for people living with Huntington disease and their family members to socialize and connect with other members of the Huntington community.

  • Lunch or Light refreshments will be provided
  • All ages welcome
  • No space restrictions
  • All sessions are 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • More details to follow

Sessions will be held on the following dates:

Sessions are held at (unless highlighted):

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

For further information or to register contact:

Nikki Vinci at 416.789.7806 ext 315 or nvinci@pace-il.ca

 

Huntington Caregivers Support Group

This group is for the spouse/partner or parent of someone diagnosed with Huntington Disease (HD).

 

Please note - ALL HD Caregiver support group sessions are cancelled until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Sessions are held at:

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

Hosted by PACE Independent Living and facilitated by the Huntington Society of Canada’s Social Worker (for Toronto and York Region), this session is an opportunity to meet and share with others experiencing life with a family member that has HD.  The intent of the afternoon is to offer a safe and confidential setting to break the isolation and stimulate shared learning for the “caregiver”.  This session is only open to spouses/partners and non-effected parents of an individual who has Huntington Disease or the HD gene.

To register contact:

Rozi Andrejas at:

905-787-1645 or 1-877-573-7011 or randrejas@huntingtonsociety.ca