People who think deeply about disability and parenting share their stories at BLOOM speaker nights. For more information, call Louise Kinross at 416-424-3866.
Family Advisory Committee (FAC) events
Our Family Advisory Committee hosts fun events like movie nights for the whole family. For more information, call Jean Hammond at 416-425-6220, ext. 3319.
Family education workshops
Family education workshops provide information and support to parents of children with disabilities. Topics include parenting, education, recreation, respite and how to access funding. All workshops are held at Holland Bloorview. Please see the postings below for topics and details on the workshops available this year.
For more information, call Melissa Ngo at 416-425-6220, ext. 6348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To be added to our newsletter email list which lets you know of our upcoming workshops and events, please send an email to: email@example.com.
All workshops are also posted on our events calendar.
Parents are a great source of ideas and support. That’s why we run parent talk groups.
- Inpatient Parent Talks: Our inpatient parents meet Wednesday mornings in the Family Resource Centre from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to share information, tips and stories. A family support specialist and family mentor are able to provide information and lead discussion. Our inpatient parents also have the opportunity to meet other parents every other Monday night with an inpatient social worker from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the inpatient units.
- ASD Parent Talks: A group for parents of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities runs the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- CP Parent Talks: A group for parents of children with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities runs the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
All groups meet at Holland Bloorview. Specific room locations will be posted in the lobby on the day of the event.
Triple P: Positive Parenting Program Seminar Series
Triple P is an evidence-based series that teaches positive parenting skills that promote child development. You will learn ways to manage your child’s behaviour in a constructive, caring way. The three 90-minute presentations are for parents of Holland Bloorview clients aged two to 12 years old with mild to moderate behaviour challenges. Positive parenting can help increase the confidence, resilience and social skills of children with disabilities.
Please note: we unfortunately will not be offering Triple P during this year of Family Events. If you are interested in taking this course in the future, please send an email to Melissa Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org