AboutFace International: AboutFace is an educational program designed to help children talk about their facial differences, share their feelings, and change attitudes regarding these differences within their school community.
Advocacy for All Special Needs Children: Parents Advocacy in the school is an educational program for parents of special needs children. Through this program, the Parents Advocacy in the school works to educate parents of special needs children, as well as their community of educators and school personnel, by sharing valuable information and resources so they’re able to work together more cohesively for the children.
Caledon Institute of Social Policy: The Caledon Institute of Social Policy is a charity that works to gain and foster public opinion on poverty and social policy. Through their continuous research, they seek to inform the public on these matters and develops practical proposals to help shape social programs.
Canadian Clinic For Adopted Children: The Canadian Clinic For Adopted Children offers medical and developmental consultation services to individuals and families involved in domestic and international adoption.
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children: The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children is a network of Canadian Organizations and individuals who continuosly work for the right of the children. Their website provides education materials and information, as well as works with government officials regarding child rights issues.
Canadian Council on Social Development: The Canadian Council on Social Development is concentrated on improving the daily life of all Canadians. This council was created to take problems members of society face, and come up with solutions so that each member of society can reach their full potential.
CanChild: CanChild is a research centre based out of McMaster University that concentrates on children and youth with disabilities, as well as their families that support them. their website is a great source for information and links to shop where you can purchase products that help with development, education, and more for children with diabilities.
Dufferin Peel Educational Resource Workers’ Association: The Dufferin Peel Educational Resource Workers’ Association is an independent union that consists of school board employees, resource workers, early childhood educators, and supply workers.
Immigration Peel Portal: A resource for Newcomers and Employers
Social and Enterprise Development Innovations: Non-profit organization that assists people who are stuggling economically. We motivate them to aim higher and develop the tools they need to achieve their goals, in partnership with community groups across Canada.
The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD): The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development works to improve the knowledge of the social and emotional development of young children.
Vanier Institute of the Family: The Vanier Institute of the Family is a charitable organization that works to understand how Canadian families interact with, affected by, and impact social, economic, environmental and cultural events.
Voices for Children: Voices for Children’smission is to work with organizations and individuals through leadership and education to strengthen public commitment to the healthy development of children and youth.
Canadian Clinic For Adopted Children: The Canadian Clinic for Adopted Children offers medical and developmental consultation services to individual and families involved in domestic and international adoption.
Canadian Institute of Child Health: TheCICH profile evaluates and summarizes data on the health and well being of Canadian children and youth. Their online profile is a great online information database as well as educational resource related to both child health and data collection and analysis.
Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology: The Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology indentifies psychologists who meet basic criteria for the provision of health services.
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development: The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development is dedicated to finding, evaluating and summarizing only the very best research on subjects pertinent to healthy child development and child and youth mental health.
Health Nexus: Health Nexus is a non-profit organization that focus on health promotion and prevention activities across the province. They offer free how-to guides, best practices lists, tip sheets and videos, as well as broad range of resources on health topics.
Mental Kids Mental Health: Kids Mental Health is an educational resource for parents, as well as advocates for kids mental health. They help parents and professionals understand mental illness through educational links and guides, and they work to destigmatize mental illness by creating a space where people can talk freely about it.
Halton Region Acti-Van Accessible Transit
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Wheel Trans (Toronto Transit Commission)
Specialized Paratransit Service: Wheel-Trans provides door to door accessible transit service 7 days a week, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and weekends and holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. within the City of Toronto at 416-393-4222. Regular TTC fares apply.
Community Networks of Specialized Care: The Community Networks of Specialized Care offers specialized services that support people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. They link different professionals, services and people together through centralized Networks with one common goal of improving coordination, access, and quality services to people in need.
Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals Inc.: The Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Inc. (CARP) is a national non-profit association representing over 2000 members across Canada who specialize in a wide range of rehabilitation services such as assessment, affective/adjustment counselling, vocational counselling, case management, disability management, vocational evaluation, work adjustment, job placement and expert testimony.
Gary Direfeld Your Social Worker: Gary Direfeld (MSW, RSW) is a certified social worker and expert on matters of family life. He works in private practice (Interaction Consultants), provides workshops, author, and is the developer of the “I Promise Program” – teen safe driving initiative. His website has links to his Parenting and Separation/Divorce Articles.
The Centre for the Grief Journey: The Centre for the Grief Journey offers resources to people with grief. Run by Dr. Bill Webster, The Centre for the Grief Journey provides multiple different outlets for people to help people understand their grief and deal with it in a healthy manner. The Centre provides articles, books, videos, and lets you talk to others through a facebook forum.
Punjabi Community Health Services: The Punjabi Community Health Services is a health and social service organization serving the communities in the GTA. Their general objectives include developing programs to address the needs of children, youth, and families; create programs catered to the needs of people with mental health, creating education awareness, and much more.
S.W.A.T. Social Worker Action Team: S.W.A.T. Information Circulation Service is one of the many free support services for social service practitioners, students and schools. They offer a summary of upcoming workshops, and community events, as well as links to social service employment market overview.
Tetra Society of North America: Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization that uses skilled volunteers to design and build customized assistance devices for people with disabilities. Their focus is to help find solutions that will help people overcome environmental barriers faced by people with disabilities.
The Canadian Council on Social Development CCSD: The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is one of Canada’s key authoritative voices thar promotes better social and economic security for all Canadians. As a national, self-supporting, membership-based organization, their main product is information and its main activity is research, focusing on issues such a child and family well-being, social and economic security, crime prevention, disability, poverty and more.