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Start early strategies to promote employment inclusion

Family Workshop

Start early strategies to promote employment inclusion

Details

Free workshop for parents & caregivers of youth with disabilities

Facilitated by Holland Bloorview & Ontario Disability Employment Network

Did you know that your expectations and your child’s participation in community activities can affect their future employment opportunities? Join us to explore:

  • Having high expectations – why does it matter?
  • How responsibilities at home and extra-curricular activities can build skills and attitudes for future work
  • Myth-busting (Yes – many youth with disabilities work! Employers value diverse workforces.)
  • Programs and services that promote participation

When and Where:

Parents of youth under 12

  • Wednesday May 27, 2020
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

Parents of youth 13+ who are still in high school

  • Wednesday June 3, 2020
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where:

All sessions take place over Zoom (link will be sent to registrants)

Facilitators:

  • Payal Khazanchi, parent & Family as Faculty with Holland Bloorview
  • Ingrid Muschta P.Eng, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Ontario Disability Employment Network
  • Laura Howson-Strong or Carolyn McDougall, Occupational Therapists, Transitions Strategy, Holland Bloorview

To register and questions:

Laura Howson-Strong, OT lhowsonstrong@hollandbloorview.ca


Holland Bloorview is a member of the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN). This workshop was developed in collaboration with ODEN and parents. It is offered as part of Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy.

Start early strategies to promote employment inclusion

Family Workshop

Start early strategies to promote employment inclusion

Details

Free workshop for parents & caregivers of youth with disabilities

Facilitated by Holland Bloorview & Ontario Disability Employment Network

Did you know that your expectations and your child’s participation in community activities can affect their future employment opportunities? Join us to explore:

  • Having high expectations – why does it matter?
  • How responsibilities at home and extra-curricular activities can build skills and attitudes for future work
  • Myth-busting (Yes – many youth with disabilities work! Employers value diverse workforces.)
  • Programs and services that promote participation

When and Where:

Parents of youth under 12

  • Wednesday May 27, 2020
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

Parents of youth 13+ who are still in high school

  • Wednesday June 3, 2020
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where:

All sessions take place over Zoom (link will be sent to registrants)

Facilitators:

  • Payal Khazanchi, parent & Family as Faculty with Holland Bloorview
  • Ingrid Muschta P.Eng, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Ontario Disability Employment Network
  • Laura Howson-Strong or Carolyn McDougall, Occupational Therapists, Transitions Strategy, Holland Bloorview

To register and questions:

Laura Howson-Strong, OT lhowsonstrong@hollandbloorview.ca


Holland Bloorview is a member of the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN). This workshop was developed in collaboration with ODEN and parents. It is offered as part of Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy.

Virtual Town Hall: Changes to Family Support Fund

Family Event

Virtual Town Hall: Changes to Family Support Fund

Learn about the new Family Support Fund:

The Family Support Fund is a financial assistance program available to all Holland Bloorview clients and families. The fund covers items and services that help to keep our clients safe, while at the hospital and at home:

  • Medications (not covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan)
  • Equipment
  • Respite and recreation
  • Food, shelter, clothing and hygienic products

In response to the financial stress caused by COVID-19, Holland Bloorview has doubled funding available through the Family Support Fund. Tune in to this virtual Town Hall to learn about the new funding available to you and your loved one.

To qualify for the Family Support Fund:

  1. Clients must be 18 years old or younger
  2. Clients must have had a clinical appointment at the hospital within two years of submitting an application
  3. A short application form must be completed in full and submitted

If you have questions or comments, please contact abudin@hollandbloorview.ca

Note: This town hall is virtual over Zoom.

Virtual Interactive Music Session

Family Event

Virtual Interactive Music Session

Virtual Interactive Music Session Pop-up

Enjoy a free virtual interactive music session with other Holland Bloorview clients, staff, youth from the LIFE Program, and Music Therapist Dan Beven-Baker on Zoom. Participate in a way that works for you! The virtual event is offered with both audio-only or video options. Listen, sing, dance, or jam with an instrument!

Have fun, be with others, and try something new from home! Get to know March of Dimes LIFE Program for free.

Register by Wed, April 29, 2020 by contacting:
Laura Thompson, OT Reg. (Ont.)
416-425-6220, ext. 3686     
lthompson@hollandbloorview.ca

Brought to you in partnership with Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy and March of Dimes LIFE ProgramToronto.

 

Family workshop: Storytelling for Impact

Family Workshop

Family workshop: Storytelling for Impact

Join us for a workshop with Canadian author and healthcare advocate, Sue Robins, about harnessing the power of your own story for healing, communication and to influence change. 

Facilitators
Sue Robins and Beth Dangerfield

This workshop will include:

  • Tips and resources on how to use your story to advocate at a personal, community and system level
  • Readings from Sue's new book, 'Bird's Eye View: Stories of a life lived in healthcare'
  • Discussion and networking with other caregivers of children and youth with disabilities and complex needs


Refreshments will be provided. 

Please register by January 31 by contacting Beth Dangerfield at bdangerfield@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220, ext. 6302.

Pathways to Employment with Radha MacCulloch

Parent Talks

Pathways to Employment with Radha MacCulloch

This event will provide a space for families to hear about available pathways to employment for youth/young adults with disabilities. The event will provide parents and caregivers with information on how to aid their youth/young adult in finding a summer job opportunity. All parents and caregivers are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration closes Tues. March 3rd 

Infographics Workshop

Family Workshop

Infographics Workshop

At this workshop, you will work with Holland Bloorview staff and Family Leaders to create an infographic, using pictures and key messages to share important information. This can include information about your child’s strengths and areas of need, likes and dislikes, and other important information that will help teachers, care providers, family members and others know how best to care for your child. If you do not have access to a laptop to bring to the event please email Jean Hammond, Family Partnerships Specialist at jhammond@hollandbloorview.ca

This workshop will be facilitated by the Evidence to Care Team, Client and Family Integrated Care Team and Family Leaders

Registration closes Fri. February 14th

Autism Research Update with Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

Parent Talks

Autism Research Update with Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

This event will provide a space for parents and caregivers to hear current updates about what is happening in autism research from an internationally renowned expert. There will be opportunities for discussion at this event. All parents and caregivers are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration closes Tues. February 4th

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Caregivers’ Information Workshop

Family Workshop

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Caregivers’ Information Workshop

This workshop will provide family caregivers with information on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and help them determine if this is right for them. CBT is a therapy proven to make positive changes by teaching practical skills and strategies to help manage mental health. CBT is centered around thoughts, emotions and behaviors and participants work to develop coping tools and enhance resiliency.

This workshop will be facilitated by clinicians from the Centre for Addiction for Mental Health (CAMH).

Registration closes Thurs. January 30th