Welcome to Sound Times. The members and staff make a space that respects people as autonomous individuals and members of our community. We believe that the best support is the result of natural relationships that flourish between peers. Joining a community of your peers helps you to learn ways to build supports for yourself.
Sound Times is a member based organization. Participant Committee members are chosen from the membership. They hold meetings and report back to the membership through "all member meetings". The co-chairs also sit on the Board of Sound Times. They organize and advocate for members:
The Community Service Internship Project is for people who have experienced mental health and/or addiction issues. They get the opportunity for paid employment at Sound Times to acquire the skills, education and understanding necessary to seek employment with organizations affirming the value of lived experience for social service work.
SMART© is a self-empowering addiction program based in the latest recovery research and powered by a world-wide mutual-help community. Participants acquire practical, evidence-based tools to direct their own recovery from substance use problems. This program is in its second year of implementation.
Come for the warm space and welcomes. Relaxed and safe members and staff create opportunities for learning, advocacy and fun. Sound Times is different than other drop-ins because members choose the activities, from food to fun. The Participant Committee organizes and executes many events in addition to the ongoing activities below.
We have a breakfast from 9:00-11:00. You can meet other members and get a simple breakfast of cereal and yogurt and coffee. Members also decided to have a toast and coffee program at times during the day. These are all free and available to all members.
You can use the computers to access the internet and create and edit multimedia projects. You can work on resumes, job search and high school equivalency (GED).
Watch movies and Netflix on the large TV. We have movie passes. Share the jokes.
Pick-up a guitar, sing a tune or dance your cares away!
Radar Films - Films by members about their ideas of consumer/survivors, mental health, ODSP, shelters, and more...