Residential Program

The Jean Tweed Centre has made changes to some of our programs in the interest of the health and safety of our clients during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are currently closed to walk in clients, you must have an appointment before visiting. Please contact us before you visit our office.

This is an intensive, three-week program for women who live outside of the GTA. The Residential Program is sometimes made available to women who live locally, in specific situations.

While you take part in the program, you will stay in our Cumberland House residence in south Etobicoke. Just a short walk from Lake Ontario, the residence is located in a peaceful setting that is ideal for thoughtful walks and reflection.

The Jean Tweed Centre will arrange transportation to and from daily programming via taxi.

Key Details

Daily Programming: Monday to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: The program is free apart from a $33 contribution towards transportation and basic supplies

During the Day

You’ll join other women from across the province facing similar challenges to learn about the impacts of substance use and/or gambling on your life, your relationships, and your health, and build on making positive changes.

You can expect to participate in a variety of groups centered around building life skills and healthy habits, including:

  • Self esteem
  • Healthy relationships
  • Managing emotions
  • Effective communication
  • Wellness

In addition to group participation, you’ll have a dedicated individual counsellor to work through challenges one-on-one.

In the Evenings

In the evening, you will be transported back to Cumberland House, where you will be able to take part in additional therapeutic and recreational activities along with your fellow residents.

Staying in residence offers an added opportunity to experience shared living and learning. While sharing a space can be challenging, it also presents a valuable opportunity to learn from and bond with other women who understand the unique challenges you are facing.

Residents (who are able) are asked and encouraged to contribute to household chores.

Interested in Enrolling?

Visit our Getting Started page to learn more about where to begin, or speak with your counsellor if you’re already accessing some of our other services.