Our organization gives you the opportunity to meet people who have also been through the experience and are ready to develop their new lives. You can share your experiences. You will gain new confidence when you discover others who have established a new way of life. You will make new friends that you will have for life.

There are many great activities for both you and your family.   Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, our family activities are subsidized for the children of members. Both you and your children will benefit. “A happy parent creates a happy family”

Our Mission

The Toronto Area One Parent Families Association (OPFA) is a chapter of a national Canadian charity. Our mission is to support single parents and their kids by providing opportunities to reduce social isolation.

Our Story

Our Association was established as a Non-Profit group in 1973 and we obtained National Charity status in 1981.   We have a Charter, a Constitution, a Board of Directors, and Bylaws. 

Since then, a lot has changed in society — and so have we!!!   Our basic mission — to provide support to one parent families of every kind — has not.  We are run by members who volunteer their time to bring you and your kids fun ways to connect with others.

Meet the Team

These amazing people have stepped up by taking on a role as the Board of Directors of the Toronto Area Chapter. Reach out and ask us how you can get involved!

Sandra Eamor


After running a single parents group on Meetup for 4 years, Sandra agreed to lead the Toronto Area Chapter of the OPFA and bring it back to life after several years of inactivity. She works full time in IT and also helps small businesses and other charities implement better systems and technologies so they can work smarter.

Monica Dolejsi


Monica has more than 15 years of experience creating memorable and compelling stories in lifestyle, documentary, reality programming and more.  As our Treasurer, she ensures we stick to our budget and can operate efficiently.

Ramona DSouza

Family Activities Director

Ramona has over 15 years of experience in IT Systems Integration, including API Management, middleware and ESB. As our Family Activities Director, she ensure we have lots of fun events to keep single parent families connected.

Simone Theeboom

Membership Director

A driven and passionate leader with more than 16 years experience across a dynamic field of digital product management and product marketing, both locally and abroad. Simone brings her passion to the team and is responsible for our overall membership.

Join us…

Join us at an upcoming event! We have online events as well as in-person events.