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.

Boundaries: How Do I Respect and Love Myself?
Monday, January 10 to Thursday, January 13 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Wally Clare
What is a boundary? How are they formed, shaped, damaged, or broken? How can we recognize healthy and unhealthy boundaries in ourselves and others? What do our relationship patterns and choices tell us about the health of our own boundaries? How does the setting of new boundaries help in the healing of our broken or empty relationship patterns?

Mindfulness for Mood
Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Facilitator: Sofie Charron
Find out how mindfulness skills can help improve the way you respond to difficult thoughts and emotions in everyday situations and in times of crisis. Learn about the many ways to practice mindfulness through walking, breathing, eating, and more.

Family of Origin
Monday, January 17 to Thursday, January 20 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 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.

Communication and Relationship Skills for Individuals and Couples
Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
(*this workshop may be taken by individuals or by couples)
Facilitator: Wally Clare
How do we communicate effectively? What are the essential ingredients for a healthy, intimate relationship? How do we create friendships? Learn how to identify and change unhealthy patterns. Communication and relationship skills can be learned and practiced.

Sexuality: An Essential Part of My Healing Journey
Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Facilitator: Gerard Vardy
What we experienced growing up profoundly shapes our thinking, beliefs, behaviours and choices for today, including our capacity for intimacy in our relationships with others. Our sexuality is a core dimension of who we are. The failure to fulfill this desire leaves us feeling incomplete, inadequate and alone. Making healthy relationships and sexual choices is essential for personal growth.

Emotional Regulation and The Self: Becoming Whole
Monday, February 14 to Thursday, February 17 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.


Codependency: Reclaim Your Identity
Tuesday, February 22 to Friday, February 25 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Facilitator: Marian Meade
Codependent behaviour is a learned coping style that includes hyper focusing on others while being unable to express one’s own needs. Learn to reclaim your identity and create authentic relationships.

Self Esteem and Self-Care
Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Facilitator: Sofie Charron
Learn about self-esteem, what it means and how to cultivate it. We will explore the use of mindful self-awareness and self-compassion to learn to heal our relationship with ourselves. In the second half of this workshop, we’ll apply this knowledge in exploring the concept of genuine self-care; understanding what that looks like and how to practice it to help you make the most of life.

Emotion Regulation and Others: Moving into Connection
Monday, March 21 to Thursday, March 24 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.

Isolation, Loneliness and Our Need for Connectedness
Monday, March 28 to Thursday, March 31 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Facilitator: Marie Binelli
Feelings of isolation, loneliness and despair only add to our general state of unhappiness. Fear, anger, resentment, self-pity and denial may also be a part of the pattern. We feel disconnected from other people. We struggle with our self-esteem. Learn how to reduce loneliness and connect with yourself and others.