Danielle's Place, Ontario, Burlington

Programs & Services

Danielle’s Place offers both in-person and virtual groups please take a look at the program information below.

Expressive Arts

offered both in-person and virtually

Yoga

offered both in-person and virtually

Confident Me

offered both in-person and virtually

Free Being Me

in-person

Virtual Parent Support Group

Program via Zoom
VIRTUAL

Embrace and Empower

offered both in-person and virtually

Authentically Me

offered both in-person and virtually

SibShop

in-person only

Eating Empowered

in-person only
Danielle's Place, Ontario, Burlington

Expressive Arts

Danielle’s Place offers free Expressive Arts programs both virtually and in person on an ongoing basis. For registration information or future group dates please send us an email.

Yoga

Danielle’s Place offers yoga on an ongoing basis both in-person and virtually. All of our yoga programs are facilitated by Certified Yoga Instructors and focus heavily on restorative and meditative practices.

Confident Me

In order to ensure that this program will meet your current needs and intake is required. Please call ROCK’s central intake line at 289-266-0036 to schedule an appointment.

The Confident Me program is for female-identifying and non-binary youth ages 12-14 who are interested in building their body image and body acceptance. This is an 8-week group that, runs both in-person & virtually and explores the following topics;

  • Week 1: Body Image; What is it? How is it impacted?
  • Week 2: Appearance Ideals; what are they? How have they changed throughout history?
  • Week 3: Media Literacy; The importance of being media literate, how media affects the way we see ourselves
  • Week 4: Comparisons; Why do we compare? The impact of comparison and how to stop comparing yourself to others.
  • Week 5: Body Talk; What is body talk? How does it affect the way we see ourselves? How can we resist the urge to engage in body talk?
  • Week 6: Body Acceptance; learning to appreciate our bodies for what they do, not how they appear
  • Week 7: All Bodies Are Good Bodies; becoming an advocate for change, how can we change the future?
  • Week 8: Celebration! Coming together to celebrate all of your incredible work

Free Being Me

In order to ensure that this program will meet your current needs and intake is required. Please call ROCK’s central intake line at 289-266-0036 to schedule an appointment.

This group is for female-identifying youth ages 8-11 and introduces the idea that society promotes a narrow and unrealistic definition of beauty. Free Being Me will use positive and affirming activities to nurture body confidence and self-esteem. Girls will be encouraged to express their own identities and connect with the world around them. Please note that this is not a therapy group and is not intended for individuals experiencing behavioral challenges, need one-to-one support in a group setting or need more intensive one-to-one therapy. The group is facilitated by trained staff and students.

Virtual Parent Support Group

To register for this group please email us at daniellesplace@rockonline.ca.

A monthly support group for parents/carers who have a child/youth affected by an eating disorder or have adolescents transitioning to adult care.

This group meets bi-monthly and operates in a drop-in format. The group is facilitated by Peer Support Workers who have supported their own children through an eating disorder. The group also hosts monthly guest speakers to equip parents/carers with tools to successfully support their children and themselves.

The goal of this group is to supply hope, inspiration and strength for parents/carers.

Embrace and Empower

In order to ensure that this program will meet your current needs and intake is required. Please call ROCK’s central intake line at 289-266-0036 to schedule an appointment.

The Embrace & Empower program focuses on the historical and social influences that can impact Queer and/or Trans youth ages 13-17, their body image, body perception, identity and relationship with food. The Embrace and Empower program utilizes group-oriented peer-to-peer discussion and strategy-building activities to encourage body acceptance. Throughout the Embrace & Empower program, participants will explore identity, ancestry & Queerness, Queer and Trans representation in new and old media, discuss Queer and Trans bodies around the world and unpack how food & body can be empowering & connecting as well as nourishing.

Authentically Me

In order to ensure that this program will meet your current needs and intake is required. Please call ROCK’s central intake line at 289-266-0036 to schedule an appointment.

The Confident Me program is for female-identifying and non-binary youth ages 15-17 who are interested in building their body image and body acceptance. This is a 4-week program that incorporates both group & individual sessions and requires the completion of weekly activities and reflections. This group explores the following topics;

  • Week 1 Group – Appearance Ideals
  • Week 2 Group – Talking Back to Appearance Ideals
  • Week 3 Group – Resisting Ideals
  • Week 4 Group – Navigating Future Pressures

SibShop

To register for this program please click HERE

This SibShop program will provide siblings of children/youth affected by eating disorders and the opportunity to meet other sibs who share a similar experience in a relaxed, recreational and fun environment to discuss their common joys and concerns.

This program will also provide siblings with a toolbox of strategies that will support them in their journey as a sib and will provide an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about their sib’s diagnosis.

Sibshops at Danielle’s Place will run monthly on the third Thursday of the month starting June 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. SibShops are available for children and youth between the ages of 8-17 and will be split up into developmentally appropriate groups upon arrival.

Eating Empowered

To register for this program please click HERE

Eating Empowered provides youth with the opportunity to learn new life skills related to cooking and nutrition and focuses heavily on the importance of honouring your hunger. This is a drop-in style program, where participants will learn a new recipe, unpack the way society moralizes food and emphasizes the importance of “all foods fit”, the group will end by sharing a meal together. This program runs out of the Halton Hills Youth Centre’s in Acton & Georgetown.

Danielle's Place, Ontario, Burlington

Testimonials

"I'm very non-confrontational so I find standing up to things hard but I was definitely given more skills to help me :)"

"It was an eye-opening experience, before this group I didn't think I'd be able to shift my focus, sort of like this group taught me too."

"What I liked most about the group was getting to connect with those with similar experiences to mine and being met with nothing but positivity, compassion and understanding."

"I felt heard and valued in the group like I'm not alone."

"This is a very good group and I'm happy I did it, I will definitely be advocating for change."

All In-Person Groups Suspended

All in-person groups have been suspended until further notice. Danielle’s Place continues to operate virtually please take a look at the virtual offerings listed above.

Danielle's Place, Ontario, Burlington

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If you are new to Danielle’s Place at ROCK a referral is required prior to registration.
Please contact ROCK’s central intake line at 289-266-0036 to schedule your intake call.

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Danielle's Place, Ontario, Burlington