Women’s Groups:

Understanding Abuse Group (10 sessions)

The Understanding Abuse group will provide participants with information about the different types of abuse and how they may manifest in relationships. We will discuss the impacts of abuse and the importance of self-compassion.

Participants will also learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries with partners, family and friends. Assertiveness training is incorporated into this program in order to help participants achieve a healthy and balanced life.

Date: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec 3rd, 10th
Days: Friday
Time: From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $25

Women’s Self-Management of Anger (6 sessions):

This group is about learning how to manage anger through assertive communication, emotional regulation, and relaxation techniques. Clients will learn how to notice and identify their emotional landscape to be better able to cope with overwhelming feelings.

Date: Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: (12:30) 1:00-3:00 (3:30)
Days: Monday
Cost: FREE

Connections (10 sessions):

A psycho-educational shame resilience curriculum, designed by Brene Brown and facilitated by Ann Davis Transition Society.

Connections is a multifaceted approach, developed to address issues relating to shame, and to facilitate the development of shame resilience.

The program is ideal for those struggling with self-esteem, love and belonging, authenticity, the development of empathy, connection, power, and the ability to cultivate a resilient spirit.

Evening: Sept 27, Oct4, (no oct 11), 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6
Days: Mondays
Time: {5:30} 6:00pm to 8:00PM {8:30}
Cost: $25

Days: Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $25

Men’s Groups:

Men’s Self-Management of Anger (7 sessions)

The Self-Management of Anger class is all about learning how to take responsibility for managing your own self and your feelings, primarily the feeling of anger. You will learn where your anger comes from and how to identify it before it becomes a problem.

In fact, the goal is to be able to learn how to channel anger and use it effectively.

This course focuses mainly on anger in relationships and how to improve those relationships. Those relationships could be with a spouse, a child, a boss or co-worker, a friend or a neighbour.

Date: Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4
Day: Thursday
Time: (5:30) 6:00-8:00pm (8:30)
Cost: FREE

Men’s Insight Group

The Men’s Insight Group is a group of 10 to 12 men who gather weekly in the evening at the Ann Davis Transition Society Administration office to share and discuss matters and issues that affect their daily lives in a confidential setting. The goal is to promote and raise insight of men in their relationships in their families, at their workplaces, and in the community.

Topics include:

  • healthy relationships,
  • use of effective interpersonal communication skills,
  • taking ownership,
  • building self-esteem,
  • violence and abuse in any environment,
  • the building of solid and effective intrapersonal communication skills,
  • recognizing negativity and use of constructive and anger free ways to resolve conflicts.

Men come and share their daily experiences in every aspect of their lives, the facilitator provides the psycho educational guidance for the meeting.

Dates: Tuesdays Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Child, Youth and Parenting Groups:

CIB (Children In Between)

Children In Between is a program designed to teach parents and children the impact of children witnessing relationship conflicts between their parents. The program will teach parents how to support and assist their children as they adapt to changing family relations, and help children learn how to articulate their needs and feelings to their parent(s).

The program also teaches the child ways to tell the parents that they are being put in-between, as well as to identify areas where this commonly occurs. Research shows that over 60% of children who experience their parents’ separation or divorce have adjustment difficulties and may feel unhappy, angry, dissatisfied with life, depressed, and deeply lonely, but most of the damage is caused not by the divorce itself, but the on-going conflict between the parents. The goal of this program is to empower parents and their children to adopt healthier communication and conflict resolution practices based on mutual respect and understanding. Please note there is a mandatory parent component preceding the children’s portion.

Date: September 28 and 29
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Cost: FREE

CHILD PORTION (age 8 and 9):
Date: October 5 and 6
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: FREE * one parent MUST attend parent portion.

YOUTH PORTION (age 10-13):
Date: October 12 and 13
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: FREE * one parent MUST attend parent portion.

PEACE Group (Formerly CWWA)

P.E.A.C.E. stands for: Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, and Empowerment

This group provides children and youth, who have experienced domestic violence, a safe place to process emotions, gain coping skills and information about the dynamics of domestic violence and what healthy relationships look like.

Date: November 16 and 17
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Date: November 23 and 24
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Connect Parent Group

Connect Parent Group is a 10-week program designed to support parents of pre-teens, aged 8-12. Each session provides parents with a new perspective on parent-child relationships and pre-adolescent development.

The program recognizes that each parent-child relationship is different, so rather than teach one specific way to parent we help parents see choices that support healthy relationships while setting limits and helping their child grow.

Group 1

Date: TBA
Duration: 10 weeks
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

Group 2

Date: TBA
Duration: 10 weeks
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

STAR Summer Youth Program

The STAR (Summer Training and Recreation) Program is an opportunity for youth aged 13-17, that will introduce them to the work-skills and life-skills necessary to successfully obtain and keep employment.

The program offers the following: job skills, relationship skills, new friends, references, resume and cover letter from the socially-distanced comfort of your own home.

Please call our administration office for more information at 604-792-2760.

See below for the information flyer and application.

Information Flyer


Date: TBA

Duration: 4 hours a day for 5 days

Cost: FREE