Information About Our Virtual Workshops
Designed to promote personal well-being in a safe environment.

There is no requirement to see a counsellor before taking a workshop. However, a counsellor may recommend a series of workshops based on an assessment of your individual personal situation.

If you are interested in any of our virtual workshops, please email
Or call our Office at 613- 523- 5143 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 2:00pm)

Fee for Workshops
Serenity Renewal for Families’ fee for a workshop is $140. Receipts will be issued for extended health care or private insurance.

No one is excluded from services for financial reasons. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Serenity Renewal for Families will continue to offer a sliding fee scale, a minimum payment request of $10 and 100% subsidies.

Emotional Regulation and Others
Tuesday, May 24 to Friday, May 27 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Jessica Pershick
Has mistrust held you back in relationships? Sometimes our emotions can prevent us from fully connecting with others. Learn how to transform emotional reactions into intuitive responding, better navigate conflict and restore bonds. Explore how to communicate your feelings, set boundaries and create connections that go beyond words. Together let’s see how embracing our emotions can guide us to a greater sense of belonging.

Healthy Boundaries: Letting Go of Fear, Anxiety, Resentment and the Despair of Addictions and Codependency
Monday, June 6 to Thursday, June 8 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Facilitator: Wally Clare
Why is an understanding of boundaries so important for addictions and codependency? How are healthy and unhealthy boundaries formed? How are feelings and boundaries connected in recovery? How do we let go of our destructive feeling patterns and the destructive behaviours they drive? Why does the recovery and healing pathway seem harder for some people, easier for others? 

Acceptance: A Choice for Self-Care in Addictions and Codependency 
Monday, April 4 to Thursday, April 7 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Wally Clare
Why are the experiences of our family of origin so important? Is denial something more complex than just telling lies? What is bottom? Is storytelling an essential part of healing and recovery? Why is acceptance important when seeking choices for better self-care? What are the specific changes that need to be made in regard to control, perfectionism, people pleasing, denial and avoidance?

Emotional Regulation and the Self
Tuesday, April 26 to Friday, April 29 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Jessica Pershick
Do your emotions hold you hostage? Learn how to take back control by discovering the you beneath it all. Let go of shame and come home to your true self. Discover your emotional needs and learn how to compassionately love yourself beyond conditions. Move forward cultivating the life you want to live, not fearing that which you want to avoid. Together let’s transform surviving into thriving. 

Family of Origin
Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Jennifer O’Connor
Family of Origin experiences have a profound influence on our thinking and beliefs. These shape the choices and feelings we experience in our relationships and in parenting our children.

Self-Esteem and Self Awareness
Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Facilitator: Marie Binelli
How do we acquire and grow our self-esteem? We will explore the importance of healthy boundaries and learn how to communicate feelings and ideas vital to our self-image.