Network Coordinator - Vicki McCallumThe Community Oak Park is a family network whose purpose is to support families with adult children with a developmental disability to be engaged, valued and at home in their community. We envision a community where all people are included. We offer bi-monthly meetings, workshops, and a large variety of programs for the whole community. We support a model for community living where people have choice about where they live, with whom they live, their roles in community and who will support them.
ABLE Coordinator - Diane EngelstadABLE is parents, family members and allies in the Fenelon Falls area working together to remove the barriers to a good life for our loved ones, and to build a more inclusive community for all. We connect in order to learn about one another’s hopes and challenges, educate ourselves, hear about “best practices” and successful initiatives in other communities, develop practical strategies to meet local needs, and support one another on this challenging but inspirational journey.
SCFN Coordinator - Pamela LibralessoThe Simcoe County Family Network was created by families, for families.SCFN connects families in Simcoe County who are caring for individuals with disabilities, providing support, resources and the opportunity to share and learn from each other.
Network Contact: Susan PopperAn independent family network providing support through mentoring and information to families with children and adults with developmental disability to help them empower their loved ones.
Network Contact: Linda M Thomas-OuelletteParents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (P.A.D.D.) is a grass roots group created to support and advocate for parents who have adult children who are developmentally disabled.
Family Network Contact: Janis Jaffe-WhiteThe Toronto Family Network provides support and information to families navigating the education system and other sectors involving their family member with a disability. The Toronto Family Network is invited to speak at conferences and deliver workshops, shares resources, participates in public consultations, is published in the news, and attends a variety of meetings and public events to give families a voice.
Betty DaleyThe Leeds and Grenville Family Network is a small group of families whose sons and daughters have intellectual disabilities. We operate out of a family's home and have very little financial resources. We are in the process of doing research about what a family network could look like.
Network Contact: Tracey MacFarlaneA support network that provides mentorship by all, information for families of children and adults with developmental differences and focuses largely on the building of Community Inclusion.