Our Special interest group enables people and the local community the opportunity to come together, create change and positively impact society.
We create a platform for people to release some of their struggles through open communication, but to also hear about how others use strategies to overcome similar experiences and difficulties while also providing advice and assistance when needed.
Waka2cure special interest group includes:
- Stroke Support Group (SSG)
- Arthritis Support Group (ASG)
- Pain Support Group (PSG)
- Men’s Support Group “Erectile Dysfunction / Prostrate” (MSG)
- Women’s Support Group (WSG)
- Disability Support Group (DSG)
- Addiction Interest Group (AIG)
- PTSD Support Group
- Diabetes Support Group (DSG)
- Wellness Interest Group (WIG)
- Cancer Support Group (CSG)
- Elder (senior)Support Group (ESG)
Recovering from a stroke can be a physically and mentally exhausting process for any individual. Our SIG offers members, careers, families, and friends the support they need to address the lingering effects of stroke, such as mobility limitations and speech difficulties.
A platform to learn more about stroke, and self-care and to build confidence as survivors rebuild their lives after stroke. The support group does not only offer the chance to socialize, it encourages wellness by helping survivors work through everyday difficulties. It is also a place to occasionally meet with experts or exchange with helpful information, such as how to connect to local stroke resources.
A support group that provides support and renders services for people living with Arthritis. This support community provides the patient, families, and friends with support, understanding, information, and expertise so that they can cope with the impact of the condition and get the most out of life. The newly diagnosed are also welcome and encouraged on how to navigate the disease. It also entails coming together to discuss, share and learn about the disease.
This platform provides meaningful connections, empathetic ears, and real ideas for living well. The patients don’t only interact with themselves but are also privileged with rehabilitative medical care with allied health professionals and a rehabilitation team.
A support group with the goal of providing emotional support, friendship, and possibly education about pain conditions, treatments, and management strategies. Pain can be isolating and depressing but a support group offers love, compassion, and understanding. ‘’People in pain are constantly judged by those who do not have pain. People think you are fine because pain is invisible but in a support group, you are with others who know this is not true and how you truly feel’’.
The support group is one of the most effective ways for an individual to cope with pain, in this group participants share their experiences, learn techniques such as meditation, and mindfulness training, and draw comfort simply from being with others in a similar situation.
At WASIG, we provide an opportunity for members to network, exchange best practices and discuss topics facing men. A platform that promote wellbeing, healthy lifestyle choices, increases willingness to access healthcare, and supports men in reducing risks taken with their health.
The group provides men the opportunities to share, support, and explore their personal challenges confidentially in a non-judgmental way, encouraging men to be themselves and lose the barrier of sharing with others, putting down the foundations to become better men.
Some topics include (but not limited to) Erectile dysfunction, prostrate issues, depression, loneliness, relationship break-up, divorce, financial loss, death of a loved one, or job loss etc.
The women's support group is committed to improving the quality, efficiency, effectiveness, outcomes of care, and health status of women of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. The support group seeks to build a dynamic community among those who share common goals in understanding women-specific issues that affect their health services delivery, access, cost, and quality.
We help women to connect and build supportive relationships with each other while discussing common experiences and learning coping mechanisms. Some topics include (but not limited to) fertility health, mental health, osteoporosis, arthritis, breast health, pelvic health, depression, loneliness, relationship break-up, divorce, financial loss, death of a loved one, or job loss, etc.
A platform that offers people with special health needs a way to connect with others who have been through similar situations. The group provides support in terms of care and medical attention to people living with a disability or one medical challenge and takes them through a recovery process that ensures there is no reoccurrence of the condition.
A community that offers a comprehensive range of neurological and physical supports tailored to help you achieve your goals. These supports include clinical management, therapy, comprehensive assistive technology, home modifications, supported employment, supported accommodation, and day programs designed to help you build your skills base.
Join us as we support and discuss relevant topics which include diagnosis, research, community support, caring for the caregiver, and peer-to-peer connections.
A recovery group that aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with addiction, substance use, or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options, and their related outcomes.
A community that gives people in recovery a safe place to build encouraging relationships, share experiences, be accountable, instill hope, debunk excuses, cope with challenges and introduce constructive change into their lives. Additionally, most groups are anonymous, which allows members to speak openly while retaining their privacy. Many addiction treatment programs make attendance at one of these support groups mandatory.
Are you struggling with any traumatic event in your life that's causing PTSD symptoms? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop when an individual experiences a life-threatening, shocking, or dangerous event. PTSD can result in persistent or recurring symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, anger, anxiety, and substance abuse.
PTSD makes it hard for any individual to continue with the daily lives they lived before due to physical changes in the body and the brain. Sometimes the symptoms come and go but people experience trauma in different ways: developmental trauma such as illness as a young child, interpersonal trauma such as emotional neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, natural disaster, automobile accident, and more.
People struggling with PTSD and its related symptoms can benefit from support and guidance toward recovery and this platform will provide you or your loved one with valuable information and resources, including guidance on available treatment programs for PTSD.
A diabetes support group is a group of people with diabetes, who regularly get together to improve their diabetes management and share information, experiences, and knowledge.
It can be overwhelming when you, someone you love, or a family member has been diagnosed with any form of diabetes. It’s hard to manage diabetes on your own but attending a diabetes support group is a proactive way to find support, help, tips, and tools and can be part of an integrated approach to diabetes management.
Support can come from family members, friends, support groups, and even online communities who care about you. A community-based or online where people living with the condition can share information, find understanding and tap into their support for encouragement, understanding, and assistance.
A platform that supports, trains, and encourages people in the pursuit of well-being in all dimensions of a person’s life including social, physical, emotional, occupational, intellectual, and environmental. Individuals are encouraged to adopt and maintain positive lifestyles through a variety of awareness, educational and motivational strategies.
We provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to connect deeply with yourself and others who have similar life concerns and interests.
We also support people living with a range of diseases including obesity and provide support that involves altering long-term habits, typically of eating or physical activity and maintaining the new behaviour for months or years.
Being diagnosed with any form of cancer can be overwhelming for individuals, families, and family caregivers. Cancer isn’t necessarily a chronic condition, since it’s possible to recover from it or go into remission. Our support groups encourage members to share their concerns, fears, and feelings and we help people with cancer to cope with anxiety and depression.
Still, people going through treatment often experience a flood of emotions, frustrations, and challenges. We provide a unique opportunity for you to connect with others and learn more about treatment options for your specific cancer type.
Elderly (senior) support groups are made up of individuals who share a common interest or health concern. Everybody needs a little extra support and assistance now and then. Fantastic ways for the elderly to socialize, get out of the house, and be around like-minded individuals.
While you may be able to fill this role to some extent as your aging loved one’s caregiver, it can also be helpful for your loved one to connect with other individuals going through similar experiences.
Senior support groups are made up of individuals who share a common interest or health concern. Most of these socialization groups focus on a specific condition or situation and are