Two barbells, a pair of sneakers, an apple and a stethoscope START HERE is a free comprehensive wellness program designed to provide adults with peer support, community engagement, access to speciality classes, and opportunities for learning and recovery. A variety of events, workshops and programs are available for your needs and interests (space permitted). Approved applicants will be given a START HERE Pass* that must be presented at every visit.

    *Please note that your START HERE Pass does not grant full access to the fitness facility.

    EAP members do not need a referral.

    Note: Some classes have limited capacity, therefore, admittance is not guaranteed. 

     Program Onboarding Process:

    1) Submit an application form* with agency referral to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    2) Registration approval (processing may take up to 10 days)

    3) Receive welcome email/call from the program manager (may take up to 5 business days)

    4) Meet and Greet -- Access and implement individualized wellness plans & enroll in activities/workshops

    5) Check-ins -- Monitor progress and adjust plans if necessary 

    Current weekly wellness classes available for START HERE program member (space limited): 

    Sunday

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    N/A

    9:15 - 10:15 am
    Tai Chi

    2:30 - 3:30 pm
    Diabetes Fitness

    12:30 - 1:30 pm
    Gentle Fit

    10:30 - 11:30 am
    Strength &
    Endurance for 55+

    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Yoga & Pilates

    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Walking Group

    2:30 - 3:30 pm
    Qigong

    10:30 - 11:30 am
    Strength &
    Endurance for 55+

    12:00 - 12:45 pm
    Mindfulness
    Meditation

    N/A

    N/A

    *For application:  Wendy Moss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (416) 924-6211 x231. Drop off or mail your completed forms to 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 2J2.

    In order to enroll in the START HERE program, you must be referred by a community agency, caseworker or physician and complete an application form along with the “Get Active Questionnaire” which will help determine your physical readiness and customized wellness plan. After receiving your submission, one of our staff members will contact you. Processing may take up to 10 business days.

    For information specific to programs: Jooli Park This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (416) 924-6211 x574. 

    June 26 - August 30, 2019
    Wednesday and Friday mornings

    Are you noticing changes in your memory/thinking skills? Researchers at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute are conducting a research study to determine whether a specific cognitive intervention can help maintain a healthy brain in aging and independence in everyday function. Open to adults ages 60-85. Some compensation will be provided. Spaces are limited. Presented in partnership with Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute.

    Workshop Facilitator: Alana Bernick, OT Reg. (Ont.)

    For more information, and to find out whether you may be eligible, please contact Naomi Davids-Brumer: (416) 785-2500 x3377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001