Integrated Forensic Program family peer support

Family peer support offered by The Royal’s Integrated Forensic Program is for family members who are supporting loved ones who are, have been, or are at risk of being part of the Integrated Forensic Program at The Royal, in both Ottawa and Brockville.  

The Integrated Forensic Program at The Royal is specialized mental health care for individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system or who are at risk of doing so.*

Family, for the purposes of peer support, refers to trusted others whom our loved ones can count on to turn to for help and support. It can be a parent, spouse or partner, sibling, other relative, or friend. Ultimately, family is someone who supports recovery. 

*If you are supporting a loved one who is not part of the Forensic Program, please let us know and we will send you information about other family peer support groups.

Click here to view a poster with information about the benefits of peer support, as well as the value of dedicated family peer support. 

Register for the Integrated Forensic Program family peer support group  

An online family peer support group for the forensic program takes place in English on Zoom on Monday evenings from 7:00 –9:00 p.m., EDT. 

Please send an email to and we will send you registration information.  

One-on-one family peer support 

Note that we also offer one-on-one peer support sessions in person, by Zoom or by telephone.  

For the Ottawa site, please contact Christine at 613-805-5013.

For the Brockville site, please contact Ann-Marie at 613-805-5160.

Should you require any additional information, please email or contact Christine at 613-805-5013.