PACE Programs

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

Current programs/sessions available

  1. ABI day programs - Spring session
  2. Huntington Drop-in sessions
  3. Huntington Caregivers Support Group
  4. Massage Therapy Clinics

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Day programs

All programs are free to Clients. 


The Paula Cassin Learning Centre

300 New Toronto Street, Unit 1

Toronto, ON M8V 2E8

To register or for more information:  contact Jackie Wilson at 416.789.7806 ext. 314 or

What you need to know:

  • Space is limited
  • There are no fees for any of the programs

Spring Session -  ABI Day Programs - Tuesday April 2 - Saturday June 29, 2019

Now open for registration.  Click here to see and print program details.

Here is a printable calendar of all of our spring programs for your reference.



Cooking – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will enhance your existing cooking skills and enable independence in meal preparation. You will work on reading and understanding the recipe, preparing ingredients, using correct tools and maintaining a clean and safe kitchen.

My Computer and I - 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will work on your individual goals around learning to use the computer. You will have access to your own computer during the program time and will have your own binder dedicated to information relevant to your learning

Healthy Living -1:30 – 3:00 pm

Learn about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topics covered include: healthy diet, regular exercise, keeping stress down and more.

Mindfulness – 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Through practice and discussion, as well as sharing thoughts and emotions, you will learn how mindfulness practice can lead to reduced anxiety, increased life satisfaction and more effective social relationships.



Train Your Brain – 10:00 – 11:30 am

You will have the chance to practice a range of attention, memory and problem solving skills using games and puzzles such as Nine Man Morris, matchstick puzzles and the card game ‘99’.

Exercise – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will be working different parts of your body while participating in stretching, building muscle, improving reflexes and cardio exercises.  In addition there will be group physical activities to promote team work, attention/concentration and relationship building.

Movie Time – 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a movie and refreshments with your peers!  The group will pick the movie.  Once a month you will enjoy a movie at the Cineplex Odeon Queensway theatre. Admission is covered; you just have to pay for your refreshments.

Cards Club – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy playing a variety of card games each week.  You are encouraged to bring your own card games or choose from our collection.  By participating in the cards club sessions you will be able to practice your memory skills, strategizing and following directions.



Drop – In – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open for you to watch movies, work on the computer, play games.  Staff will also be available to assist with anything that you may need help with ie. bills, emails, booking appointments etc.

Let’s Talk – 10:00 am– 12:00 pm

This program will focus on providing practical information that you can use - on a variety of topics, from personal hygiene to health, safety and wellness.

Arts and Crafts – 1:00 – 2:30 pm

This program will give you the opportunity to work on a variety of arts and craft projects.  The projects will be pre-planned and all materials are provided. If you prefer to work on independent projects, you are welcome to do so.



Board Games – 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This program gives you the opportunity to socialize with others while participating in a variety of board games.  Feel free to make suggestions or bring in your favourite game to play with the group.

Bowling – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will socialize and enjoy bowling weekly at Rexdale Bowlerama. 



Baking Club – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will enhance your baking skills, as well as, learn new skills in the kitchen. The focus is on making pastries and desserts. You will enjoy the goodies together afterwards and take any leftovers home.

Total Recall – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This program is designed to improve your communication, memory and attention skills through word-based games and activities of various difficulty levels.

Exercise – 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Due to the popularity of this program, this is the same program that is offered on Wednesdays.

Group Trivia – 1:30 – 3:00 pm

This group is designed for you to play a variety of trivia games that allow you to have fun, as well as, strengthen your memory with the group as well as individually.


Huntington’s Drop-in Sessions

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’s community.

  • Lunch is provided
  • All ages welcome
  • No space restrictions
  • All sessions are 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • April 1
  • May 6
  • June 10
  • Sept 30
  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2


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:

Liz Quinn at 416.789.7806 ext 304 or


Huntington Caregivers Support Group

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

When:   from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

  • April 1, 2019
  • May 6
  • June 10
  • Sept 30
  • Nov 4
  • Dec 2

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



(FREE) Massage Therapy Clinics

All PACE Clients are welcome to participate in massage therapy clinics from students in Humber College’s Massage Therapy Program.  All treatments are supervised by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), who is also a member of the Humber Massage Therapy faculty.

Time:                           12:30-1:30 P.M. OR 2:00-3:00 P.M.

Where:                       PACE Head Office – Boardroom

     970 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 210

     M6A 3B6

Contact:                   Sharon Colwell - for more information or to register at 416.789.7806 ext. 249 or email

When:                       Fridays - beginning January 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019   - no sessions on February 22 and April 1

     Sessions at 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  or 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Please note - you can register for multiple sessions.





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