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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.


The information provided in this newsletter is for reference only. It is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of organizations, news sources, policies or political parties, or as a comprehensive resource list. Past newsletters and COVID-19 specific tipsheets can be accessed here


Holland Bloorview Resources and Supports


The following is a list of organizations who are offering in-person programming (NOTE: Please visit their websites for details about classes and COVID-19 protocols).

Future Planning

Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN)

Partners for Planning - P4P

Fall 2021 webcast schedule Free online webcasts include workshops on RDSPs and creating financial security for your loved one.

Plan Institute for Caring Citizenship

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) WebinarsLearn all you need to know about this Canada-wide matched savings plan specifically for people with disabilities.

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

Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Geneva Centre for Autism

Empowering Your Sex -Esteem (Nov 4) Join us and learn why we should all take the time to respect and learn everyone’s name and pronouns, celebrate self-expression and the importance of gender identity.

Across Boundaries

Provides a range of inclusive and compassionate mental health and addiction services for racialized communities

Rainbow Health Ontario

LGBT2SQ Health and Social Service Provider Directory

Mental Health and Wellness

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Drawing Our Breath Together - Mindful Art Online for Developmental Services This workshop will be a way of creating something together - with our breath; a mindful work of art you create in your own home over the computer. It's an innovative self-care tool using both art and mindfulness that's been developed with autistic adults in the CAMH Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Centre’s mindfulness research groups for autistic adults.

7pm Evening Workshop Tuesday Oct 26 Register here 

1pm Afternoon Workshop October 29 Register here

The Ontario Caregiver Association

The SCALE Program(Supporting Caregiver Awareness, Learning and Empowerment) offers weekly psychoeducational webinars focused on various topics such as stress, anxiety, mindfulness etc., strategies and tools to better cope with difficult caregiving emotions and free online and/or individual counselling.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Mindfulness with Sue Hutton (Nov 5,12,19,26, Dec 3, 10) Group for Caregivers of adults with Developmental Disability and Mental Health Needs, to learn ways to cope with stress

Community Living Toronto & Relationship Group

Virtual Support Group for Moms


As more places in Ontario re-open, proof of vaccination and a valid ID card will be required. If you or your loved one do not have a driver’s license or passport, an Ontario photo card is also accepted.

Service Ontario

Toronto Police Services

Vulnerable Person Registry: share information with police before an emergency or police call takes place.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Students in special circumstances If you’re a student with specific needs, you may be eligible for additional funds – from OSAP or other sources - to help pay for your postsecondary education.  If you have a permanent disability, you could be eligible for full-time OSAP funding if you’re studying at 40% or more of a full course load. To be considered for this benefit, you must self-identify as having a permanent disability when applying for OSAP.

You can get additional aid to help pay for disability-related educational services and equipment. Through one application, you can be considered for the:

Developmental Services Ontario

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


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