InfoPeel and Service Pathways specializes in information on child care, early years, special needs services (SNIP), and community services. InfoPeel can also provide information on Kids Pathways Peel and Peel Respite Services.
InfoPeel embraces diversity and values accessibility, which is why we have multiple platforms for communication available for you to contact us. Our phones and chat are monitored by a Resource Specialist from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. InfoPeel is proud to support individuals of all ages within Peel Region. With our translation line, we can support community members in up to 200 languages.
Website and Online Chat: https://www.infopeel.ca
If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can learn more by contacting your primary care physician and requesting a Developmental Assessment. A Developmental Assessment will look at your child’s social, cognitive, communication and/or motor skills.
If you require further support with accessing an assessment for your child, please contact InfoPeel where an Information Resource Specialist will help you find a location in your area.
Website and Online Chat: https://www.infopeel.ca
Service Coordination is a support offered to families through the Kids Pathways Peel (KPP) partnership. KPP is not an organization, but rather a network of community partners that provides Service Coordination supports in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Families who require assistance with the coordinating or navigating of supports and/or services can connect to KPP for Service Coordination. Service Coordination is a framework of services in which support varies in intensity based on the child’s and family’s strengths, needs and circumstances. Families and Service Coordinators work together to set goals that assist families to achieve and maintain a quality of life consistent with their values, priorities, strengths and preferences.
Families with children or youth with special needs who are under the age of 18 can be referred or can self-refer to KPP. CDRCP acts as the front door to Service Coordination within the Region of Peel and provides families with information and recommendations about services and/or supports. To determine eligibility, learn more about the process or to complete an intake please connect via:
Website and Online Chat: www.kidspathwayspeel.com
Special Needs Information Peel (SNIP) is an Information and Resource Service for individuals within the Region of Peel who identify with having a disability or barrier that impacts their day-to-day functioning.
Some of the information and referral services you can receive include, but not limited to:
Peel Respite Services empowers individuals with differing abilities and their families to lead active and rewarding lives. Through hosting a free database for caregivers, families can make their respite needs known and network with respite providers within their community to find a successful match. You can also connect with the Respite Coordinator to attend information sessions, virtual meet and greets with providers, support groups and/or to receive assistance with matching to providers based on your family’s needs.
To register, please go to https://www.respiteservices.com/Peel.
For support on how to register, please watch this tutorial: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/955848746174349315
Assistance for children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD):
The purpose of Assistance with Children with Severe Disabilities program is to provide financial assistance to parents with ongoing extraordinary costs arising from the child’s disability. Eligibility for this funding is income based. To learn more, you can visit: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/disabilities.aspx or connect with InfoPeel.
Special Services at Home (SSAH): Special Services at home helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability. This program helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home to help the child learn new skills and abilities, such as improving their communication skills and becoming more independent – or to provide respite support to the family. To learn more, you can visit: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/specialneeds/specialservices.aspx or connect with InfoPeel.
Disability Tax Credit (DTC): The DTC is a non-refundable tax credit that helps those with disabilities and their supporting families reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. The purpose of the DTC is to provide for greater tax equity by allowing some relief for disability costs, since these are unavoidable additional expenses that other taxpayers don’t have to face. To learn more, and determine eligibility, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html or call 1-800-959-8281
Helplines assist with emotional supports, crisis intervention and suicide prevention. If you are in need of support, please connect with one of these service providers:
A person may be experiencing a mental health crisis when their thoughts and/or behaviours put themselves or others at risk. It may not always be noticeable when someone is in crisis. Some people may become more withdrawn and disengaged while others may display frequent agitation and even aggressive behaviours towards themselves or others.
If you know or suspect someone is in crisis, call 911. The police will provide a wellness check and determine if the individual needs to go to the hospital to be assessed by a professional.
Some additional contact information:
For a list of resources pertaining to substance use, individuals can visit www.infopeel.ca and click on “Community Services Directory”. Once there, input key words such as “substance use” into the search engine. From there, you will find a list of providers within the Region of Peel and GTA.
Within the Region of Peel EveryMind offers a variety of counselling services through their partners. For mental health counselling supports, visit:
For immediate access to counselling services, please visits the following:
Child Care Fee Subsidy assists with covering the cost of licensed child care for your children ages 12 and under. You can apply online at https://www.peelregion.ca/childcare-subsidy/apply.asp or over the phone at 905-793-9200.
To find a licensed child care centre, you can visit the Child Care Directory at https://infopeel.ca/search-for-child-care/ for matches near you. Matches contain relevant details, including contact information to speak to the Child Care Centre of your interest directly.
InfoPeel is unable to refer you directly to a licensed child care centre. InfoPeel can provide information on a child care such as which centres are near you, as well as a Parent/Caregiver Information Guide. To access this guide or for more information please visit https://infopeel.ca/search-for-child-care/ or call InfoPeel at 905-890-9432 to speak to a Community Information & Resource Specialist.