Forensic Family Support Groups

In-person events and family groups at The Royal are temporarily cancelled. 

Contact us about our online family support groups.
Please note:  The online family support groups are open to Ontario residents. Participants must create their own Zoom account and provide their residential address. For more information, contact Juliet Haynes, Family Engagement and Experience Coordinator, by email at or by telephone at +1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7573.

Here is an opportunity for caregivers of individuals involved in the forensic mental health system to make meaningful connections with other families while receiving professional support and education in a warm and empathetic environment.

Sessions are free and pre-registration is not required. Please note these sessions are offered in English only.

Date and Time

Every second Wednesday of the month, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Please note new hours in 2020


The Royal, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Forensic Boardroom, second floor, room 2568B


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Please note that our Family Education Series will be offered March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, during which time we will not be holding the Monthly Family Support Group. If you would like to learn more about the Education Series, please contact Sarah Telford or Richard Robins 

May 13, 2020
July 10, 2020
September 9, 2020
November 11, 2020
June 10, 2020
No group in August
October 14, 2020
December 9, 2020

For more information

Sarah Telford, MSW, RSW
Social Worker
Richard Robins, MSW, RSW
Social Worker