Centre for Innovation in Peer Support

Social Connections

Our free, drop-in, virtual social connection opportunities are open to anyone aged 16 and older. Join us whenever you’d like. No registration or commitment required.

New to virtual supports? Please take a look at our participant guide before accessing groups.

Sometimes tech challenges happen! For the best experience, update your Zoom client regularly.  To update, visit the Zoom Download Centre.

Community Resource and Wellness Series.  This wellness-based peer-led webinar series is about creating and supporting meaningful engagement and connection with peers within the Halton Region and throughout Ontario through our virtual peer group programing.  Our Community Resource and Wellness Series offers an opportunity to learn about resources available in the community.  Stay tuned for information about our next CRWS presentation.


Call: 1-833-845-WELL (9355) ext. 390
or email: [email protected]

Weekly Social Connections Groups:

Exploring Creativity

Please note there will be no groups on Monday April 10th due to the Easter Weekend holiday

( Bi-weekly rotation of LitGrit/Creative Writing)  Dive into our relationship with reading and writing as we review an assortment of literature and explore writing with provided prompts.  Materials needed: paper and something with which to write.

Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84990978463
Meeting ID: 849 9097 8463

The Sharing Circle

Make connections in your community as we engage in a variety of activities and discussions. Whether its art & culture; intriguing group conversations on topics like outer space or sustainable living; or a lively chat with fellow participants in our Centre Cafe, The Sharing Circle has something for everyone!

Some sessions may need materials in advance, please see our session planner for what to bring.

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm 

Zoom link:  us02web.zoom.us/j/87851391579
Meeting ID: 878 5139 1579

Our Hour

Weekly rotating discussion group. Enjoy virtual café style conversation through topics such as Pop Culture; Mindful Moments practices; Improv activities that exercise our quick thinking skills, and revisiting trends and events “Through the Decades”.  Check out the Our Hour Session Planner for this week’s theme.

Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84694334807
Meeting ID: 846 9433 4807

The Games Room

Please note that the Games Room will not run on Friday March 24th due to a mandatory staff team training, and Friday April 7th due to the Good Friday holiday.

Pull up a virtual chair in the Games Room and explore fun, interactive team-building games in a virtual setting. Games currently offered include: Lost At Sea, Online trivia (Music, TV Shows, History, Science), Virtual Bingo.

Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Zoom link:us02web.zoom.us/j/83213391757
Meeting ID:  832 1339 1757

Monthly Community Connections

You asked, we heard!

The intention of this space is for peers to come together and share their contact information if they choose to.  During this group please uphold our Group Values.

Community Connections is a pilot group which occurs the second Wednesday of each month
from 4:00 – 4:30 PM, from January to June 2023

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88948903805
Meeting ID:  889 4890 3805

Our Virtual Waiting Room

Our virtual waiting room opens 15 minutes before the session begins, and our groups will start on time. Please be aware that our Social Connections programs may not necessarily run exactly to the moment. The group may wrap up a little early, or run a little later depending on the needs of the group each session.

Telephone Access

Technology does not have to be a barrier. Our groups are accessible by telephone! Dial the number closest to you, when prompted enter the meeting ID listed on this page.

In Ontario:

Outside of Ontario:
Alberta:  698-328-1099
BC:  778-907-2071
Quebec:  438-809-7799

Local long-distance rates may apply