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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital


  • Family Navigation Hub: Pop-up Housing Workshop (Aug 26) The topic is subsidized housing and housing supports for families in Toronto. The presenter will share information about MyAccesstoHousingTO.
  • ASD Coffee Chat - Sept 2 (Autism Ontario and Holland Bloorview social workers)
  • August 2021 BLOOM e-letter To subscribe to BLOOM’s monthly e-letter, go to the link and scroll down to the blue banner to input your e-mail.  Follow us on BLOOM Facebook to read the latest BLOOM stories about parenting children with disabilities and check out mainstream news stories on disability.
  • Creating Infographics to Advocate for Needs, Services and Care (recorded) Infographics use images and small amounts of text to share information in a way that is meaningful and easy to understand. Infographics can help you advocate for those needs and make it easier to explain what it is you or your child need.
  • Fall Swimming Lessons
    • Swimmers who have a disability & siblings - enter the lottery  by September 7th. Registration is in-person on Sunday, September 12th.
    • Swimmers who do not have a disability - registration opens online on Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 a.m.(for after-school/weekend classes) and 7:00 a.m. (for weekday, daytime classes).
    • Adult Swimming Lessons, Aquafitness and Teen Stroke Improvement - Information about these programs will be posted on our website by September 1st.

Questions? Please call 416-425-6220, ext. 3063 or

Holland Bloorview resources and supports

  • Sibling Support group.  For more information contact Victoria Rombos 
  • HB Alumni Network An alumni network for clients (13+), families and caregivers to connect, share experiences and help us improve care and services.
  • Parent Voices @ Holland Bloorview Facebook 
  • HB Info Line helps children, youth and families learn about and get connected to the many programs and services at Holland Bloorview.
  • The Harmony OnTrack Virtual Music Therapy Clinicoffers virtual music therapy services for parents and caregivers within the Holland Bloorview community at no cost. For more information, please email  
  • ASD-Engage weekly podcast For parents and families of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including those who are on the waitlist for an ASD assessment to those who have just received a diagnosis.
  • HB Podcasts  To support and connect with children, youth and families living with disabilities, Holland Bloorview is creating podcasts on a variety of themes and topics important to our community. 

Fall activities


For additional events for children, youth and young adults, as well as caregivers,  please consider checking Autism Ontario; Children’s Treatment Network;; Family Service Toronto; Kerry’s Place Autism Services; My Community Hub; Surrey Place - Wellness Services

Future planning

  • Fall 2021 webcast schedule  Free online webcasts include workshops on RDSPs and creating financial security for your loved one(Partners for Planning - P4P)
  • The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Webinars  Learn all you need to know about thisCanada-wide matched savings plan specifically for people with disabilities (Plan Institute for Caring Citizenship)
  • Webcasts and podcasts Covers topics such as Temporary wage increase for direct support workers, understanding the benefits of your Passport eCLAIM, Transitioning from youth to adult services and Understanding the Passport Program (Developmental Services Ontario)

Vaccine information

Anti-racist education

Mental health/wellness



Holland Bloorview’s Grocery Foundation Family Resource Centre is a place where you can find information and resources on childhood disability that are helpful to you and your family.  We have information on: respite, recreation, housing, funding, education, parenting and more.  All Holland Bloorview workshops and events are listed on Questions?  Please e-mail