The Teresa Group

The Teresa Group The Teresa Group is Canada’s oldest community-based chari­table organization specifically serving children affected by HIV and AIDS and their families.
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Hearing the Voices of Children

The Teresa Group is Canada’s oldest charitable organization specifically serving children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS.

Hearing the Voices of Children

The Teresa Group is Canada’s oldest charitable organization specifically serving children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS.

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The Teresa Group is looking for new Board Members as we approach our AGM. Join the team and help children and their fami...
03/30/2021

The Teresa Group is looking for new Board Members as we approach our AGM. Join the team and help children and their families affected by HIV. Details and how to apply are available on our webpage www.teresagroup.ca

We particularly welcome applications from people openly living with HIV, former clients of the Teresa Group, and members of the diverse communities we serve.
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#HIV #Toronto #PLWHIV #BoardofDirectors #volunteer

To run a summer camp, you need a campsite! For TTG, we have been so lucky to work with @moorlandskids and their incredib...
03/17/2021

To run a summer camp, you need a campsite! For TTG, we have been so lucky to work with @moorlandskids and their incredible site near Dorset, ON.
Yesterday, we talked about the critical role of counsellors, today, we say thank you to the Moorlands staff! They keep the camp running, feed us, keep campers safe in the lake, lead high ropes, climbing, hiking, swimming, archery... too many activities to list.
We are so grateful for this partnership, and can't wait to get back to Moorlands once the pandemic allows.
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#30daysofTTG #camp #summercamp #dorset #Children #HIV #peersupport #friendship #summerfun #community

Summer Camp Counsellors are made up entirely of volunteers. They donate a week of their lives, often taking time off fro...
03/16/2021

Summer Camp Counsellors are made up entirely of volunteers. They donate a week of their lives, often taking time off from work to be there for every camper. 24/7 counsellors are there to listen, to be a friend and cheerleader. Let's not forget though, they are also responsible for the safety and well-being of every kid under their care. It is a huge responsibility and we are so incredibly grateful for every volunteer who has ever given their time to make camp a memory that will never be forgotten. THANK YOU!
#SummerCamp #30daysofTTG #camp #couselors #volunteers #heros #HIV #peersupport

It's #30daysofTTG Camp Week! In 2013 TTG started running a week long overnight summer camp. It has become one of our mos...
03/15/2021

It's #30daysofTTG Camp Week!
In 2013 TTG started running a week long overnight summer camp. It has become one of our most beloved programs and we are taking the week to honour the incredible friendships, learning experiences and all of the fun that everyone who attends camp comes away with.

#30daysofTTG #Camp #HIV #kids #peersupport #friendship

The Frontline Team are a group of 4. Since April 1st, 2020 that small but mighty team has had 2893 service sessions with...
03/12/2021

The Frontline Team are a group of 4. Since April 1st, 2020 that small but mighty team has had 2893 service sessions with families. This number does not even take into account support groups and informal interactions, and of course because of Covid, all most all of these interactions have been remote.
Their hard work and commitment are a marvel to witness. Today, we say thank you to the Frontline teams of past and present.

#30daysofTTG #socialwork #socialworkers #Thankyou #HIV #Support #nonprofit #mentalhealth

Seriously. From day 1, volunteers have played a huge role at The Teresa Group. As COVID has restricted the kind of work ...
03/11/2021

Seriously. From day 1, volunteers have played a huge role at The Teresa Group. As COVID has restricted the kind of work volunteers can do right now, it brings home just how valuable and essential volunteers are to the organization.
Over the years volunteers have been drivers, event staff, board members, tutors, toy drives, admin help, food and clothing sorting, fundraising, group leaders, camp counsellors and a friend to staff and family. The list could go on and on.
Thank you to everyone who has ever given a their time and energy to The Teresa Group. It doesn't work without you.
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#30daysofTTG #volunteer #volunteerism #nonprofit #charity #Toronto #HIV #care #kindness

Finding positives in a hard time. The move to virtual services has made it easier for some to connect with support at Th...
03/10/2021

Finding positives in a hard time. The move to virtual services has made it easier for some to connect with support at The Teresa Group.
Thought we all miss those precious face to face interactions, it has been a pleasure to be there virtually when needed.

#30daysofTTG #COVID #pandemic #nonprofit #HIV #Toronto #Ontario #peersupport #supportgroups #reachout

#30daysofTTG in getting interactive with 3 unique events. Register for one or all of these events at https://teresagroup...
03/08/2021

#30daysofTTG in getting interactive with 3 unique events.
Register for one or all of these events at https://teresagroup.ca/index.php/events/
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#events #nonprofit #fundraiser #trivia #HIV #livingwithHIV

Deciding to disclose your HIV status is a daunting prospect for many. The pervasive stigma that still surrounds HIV and ...
03/05/2021

Deciding to disclose your HIV status is a daunting prospect for many. The pervasive stigma that still surrounds HIV and the challenges of explaining an illness to still developing children makes disclosure a scary prospect for many families. How do you tell your child that you are HIV positive, or that they are?
The Teresa Group has been helping families answer this question for many years, our first "How do I tell my kids?" booklet was printed in 1999. There is no one right answer for everyone, but everyone benefits from a support system when it comes to disclosure.
TTG's "How do I tell my kids?" booklet is available for download in French and English on our website. www.teresagroup.ca
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#HIV #disclosure #support #community #resources #family #children #30daysofTTG #toronto #nonprofit

The first support group that would come to be known as "Leading the Way" was held in 1996!LTW uses arts-based programmin...
03/04/2021

The first support group that would come to be known as "Leading the Way" was held in 1996!
LTW uses arts-based programming to address social isolation, develop peer support networks and build confidence.
The activities of LTW have changed over the years, but it continues to be a safe space for kids and teens affected by HIV.
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#30daysofTTG #arttherapy #HIV #Toronto #Teens #peersupport #nonprofit #mentalhealth #endstigma

For 30 years, The Teresa Group has worked to be there for kids when support is needed. We all need to continue to fight ...
03/03/2021

For 30 years, The Teresa Group has worked to be there for kids when support is needed. We all need to continue to fight against the stigma and discrimination faced by everyone living with or affected by HIV.
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Source: @UNAIDS
#30daysofTTG #HIV #Toronto #family #foundfamily #children #nonprofit #community

It's day 1 of 30 Days of TTG, and in honour of International Woman's Day we are taking it back to the start to recognize...
03/02/2021

It's day 1 of 30 Days of TTG, and in honour of International Woman's Day we are taking it back to the start to recognize the incredible woman who founded The Teresa Group.
Penelope Holeton (1941-2015), saw the need to recognize and support the unique challenges and heartbreak faced by families living with HIV and AIDS. From her basement, The Teresa Group was started. Developing relationships early on with the team at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Penelope made sure that families did not have to face HIV alone.
Today we say THANK YOU to Penelope and all of the amazing woman who have been a part of The Teresa Group for the past 30 years.
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#30daysofTTG #internationalwomansday #woman #children #HIV #nonprofit #sickkidshospital

Every day this March we will be sharing stories and facts across our social platforms as we honour our past and celebrat...
03/01/2021

Every day this March we will be sharing stories and facts across our social platforms as we honour our past and celebrate the future with 30 Days of TTG.
We can't wait to share the exciting events we will be having this month featuring TTG alumnus, special friends and a little bit of fun!
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#30daysofTTG #nonprofit #anniversary #HIV #LivingwithHIV #community #philanthropy
#Toronto
*stock photograph

Happy Lunar New Year#yearoftheox
02/12/2021

Happy Lunar New Year
#yearoftheox

02/10/2021
What is 28 Moments of Black Canadian History ?

Unilearnal created an incredible series - 28 Moments of Black Canadian History - last year. We are going to share some of these videos throughout #BHM and beyond.
Let's start at the beginning with "What is 28 Moments of Black Canadian History?"
#BlackHistoryMonth
https://youtu.be/b5n-4XSpl60

When it comes to Black Canadian History, what do you know? Perhaps you only recently heard of Viola Desmond, the incredible Black woman who refused to move ...

02/02/2021

The Teresa Group is proud to join the many organizations and individuals celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth this February. TTG is proud to work with and support the BIPOC community every day, and we strive to continue the spirit and critical work of Black History Month throughout the year.

This month, we hope to use our platform to be informative and uplifting as we look at the incredible Black Canadians who have been a part of Canada’s history and celebrate the everyday experiences of Black Canadians.

Do you know of a great event this month or a Black figure you would like to see highlighted? Reach out to our team ([email protected]) and we will do our best to share it!

Thank you for being a part of our community, we look forward to celebrating together.

It's #GivingTuesday! After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GT is an opportunity to give back to organizations and communi...
12/01/2020

It's #GivingTuesday! After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GT is an opportunity to give back to organizations and communities in need.
If it is in your capacity, please consider a donation to The Teresa Group today.
https://theteresagroup.kindful.com/?campaign=1049006

The Silent Auction is LIVE at https://www.32auctions.com/30yearsTTG New items added! Support TTG's Covid relief for fami...
11/16/2020

The Silent Auction is LIVE at https://www.32auctions.com/30yearsTTG
New items added!
Support TTG's Covid relief for families living with HIV.
#silentauction #toronto #HIV #fundraiser

We want to hear from you! As we celebrate 30 years, we want to hear from the people who have been a part of making The T...
11/04/2020

We want to hear from you! As we celebrate 30 years, we want to hear from the people who have been a part of making The Teresa Group what it is. Whether client, volunteer, partner or friend, share your memory and join us on November 19th as we celebrate.

Contact Kelly ([email protected]) to learn how to submit a video, audio or written memory.

Thank you!

Thank you to our friends at Spearhead Toronto for the support! Even though they are unable to run the annual Toys for To...
10/26/2020

Thank you to our friends at Spearhead Toronto for the support! Even though they are unable to run the annual Toys for Tots drive this year, they are still finding a way to help our families in need.

NOW AVAILABLE, “I AM LEATHER” Face Masks. Spearhead is raising funds for our Charities of Choice and you can help out by purchasing a Face Mask with the ‘I AM LEATHER’ logo. The proceeds from the sale of these masks will go to our Charities of Choice for this year. The cost per mask is $20.00 and includes all shipping and handling. BONUS, with each mask purchased you will receive an ‘I AM LEATHER’ lapel pin.
Complete the attached order form and return with your payment to [email protected]. Payment can be made by E-transfer, Credit Card, or cheque. For more information contact Ron at [email protected].

Ontario’s HIV sector stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter to resist anti-Black racism and anti-Black violence.Yo...
06/12/2020

Ontario’s HIV sector stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter to resist anti-Black racism and anti-Black violence.
You can find the full statement as a downloadable PDF on our website www.teresagroup.ca

Since the closure of our physical office on March 16, we have continued to provide emotional support services remotely a...
04/23/2020
The Teresa Group | Kindful

Since the closure of our physical office on March 16, we have continued to provide emotional support services remotely and have assisted families finding the resources they need wherever possible. As the closure of our office and many other critical services continue, family’s needs are increasing. Recognizing this, TTG is preparing to resume our practical support services for families. The current environment presents new challenges for dispersal, but we cannot wait any longer to get these critical supplies to families. Please, consider a donation today and help us continue these vital services. https://tinyurl.com/yd6mt3wk

To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, The Teresa Group offices are closing effective today. Please visit www.ter...
03/16/2020

To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, The Teresa Group offices are closing effective today. Please visit www.teresagroup.ca for full statement.
Stay safe!

Stop by the @cftoeatoncentre this week to support The Teresa Group and learn about @clarinscanada amazing new products.W...
03/03/2020

Stop by the @cftoeatoncentre this week to support The Teresa Group and learn about @clarinscanada amazing new products.

We feel so lucky to count Clarins as our friends! Clarins supports our scholarship program, giving kids affected by HIV a leg up as they head off to post secondary education.

Address

124 Merton Street, Suite 104
Toronto, ON
M4S2Z2

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:00

Telephone

416-596-7703

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