Family Network Knowledge Share

GOOGLE FORM 101: An online webinar on Google forms (which is free) that can easily be used by anyone to build your capacity. The first of (we hope many) Family Network Knowledge Share Webinars!

Family Network Knowledge Share

GOOGLE FORM 101: An online webinar on Google forms (which is free) that can easily be used by anyone to build your capacity. The first of (we hope many) Family Network Knowledge Share Webinars!

Family Alliance Ontario

FAO Annual General Meeting 2020

Dear Members,

Re: Annual General Meeting on Saturday May 2, 2020

You are herewith cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday May 2, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. You are an official member of Family Alliance Ontario and qualify to vote at FAO’s AGM. Please find the following enclosed documents in this link:

  1. FAO’s Invitation to Attend the AGM
  2. The Official Notice of Annual Meeting of Members
  3. Agenda for the AGM
  4. Nomination Form
  5. A list of current Board members for your information.

Due to the coronavirus, we will be hosting our AGM this year via zoom. We ask that you register and complete our membership form prior to April 29, 2020 at which time we will forward you the zoom link to attend the AGM.

If you are unable to join us this year please assign your Proxy Vote by completing the form online HERE

Membership fees have been waived this year! Membership renewal can be completed by completing the form online HERE

You can RSVP to familyallianceont@gmail.com or contact Carla O’Neill at 705- 783-3012. We look forward to seeing you on May 2, 2020.

Sincerely,

Carla O’Neill President

Family Alliance Ontario

Standing Together – Connecting and Sharing Ideas

Family Alliance Ontario along with our affiliated family networks have stood with people with a disability, their family and friends for a quarter of a century. These last few days, we have been barraged by the news and social media about the Coronavirus. No one knows better than all of us that our vulnerable loved ones could face significant challenges from the Coronavirus known as COVID 19. THIS IS WHY AT THIS TIME, MORE THAN ANYTIME IN OUR HISTORY, WE NEED TO STAND TOGETHER.
FAO stands with our affiliated family networks and all people, families and friends. Let’s face the fear of this pandemic TOGETHER. We ask that you reach out by phone, face time and/or email to other families and people with disabilities.
This is what we stand for, freely given family to family support.
We will be hosting a gathering on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. for our affiliated family networks and members to connect and share ideas.
Please use the following link:
Meeting ID: 552 269 718
Password: 590137
Phone: 1-647-558-0588
Meeting ID: 552 269 718

The Power of Roles with Darcy Elks

Join Darcy Elks for a free, live, expert presentation on the power of valued social roles as a path towards the good things in life for people with intellectual disabilities. Kids with disabilities can have their whole identity defined by their diagnosis. They often experience rejection and poor treatment even from those who are supposed to help them. Social roles (like friend, student and team mate) can counteract some of these hurtful experiences and lead to a full, meaningful and inclusive life.


Darcy Elks

Darcy is an international educator, consultant, human service evaluator, and advocate on behalf of people who have a disability. Darcy is also a parent of 3 adult children one of whom has an intellectual disability.

Evolving Stories: A Conversation with Sue Robins about the Importance of Family Stories in Healthcare Advocacy

Join author and family storyteller Sue Robins for a special event sponsored by The Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH and the Miles Nadal JCC.

Sue will lead a conversation in partnership with a diverse family panel. This interactive session will include how to harness the power of stories for advocacy in health care, and giving space for our loved ones to tell their own stories. This event will include readings from Sue’s new book, Bird’s Eye View, about her travels from grief to celebration as the mother of a 16-year-old son with Down syndrome.

Access notes: venue is wheelchair accessible and accessible all gender washrooms are available. ASL available if requested two weeks in advance.

ARCH and CILT’s workshop on Attendant Services + Legal Clinic

ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) and the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) invite you to our workshop on Attendant Services + Legal Clinic

ARCH and CILT will provide 3 repeat workshops for consumers of attendant services about their legal rights and self-advocacy strategies.

After each workshop, ARCH’s lawyers will be available to give up to 30 minutes of legal advice and information to persons with disabilities on Attendant/PSW services issues. Please sign up for an appointment if you would like to take part in this free and confidential service.

Dates:
Thursday February 20, 2020
Tuesday March 17, 2020

Times:
Workshop: 11:00am – 1:00pm (Reception at 10:30 am)
Legal Clinic: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (30 minute sessions)

Place:
ARCH Disability Law Centre
15th Floor, 55 University Ave. (at King St. W.)

Please choose only one date as seating for each workshop is limited to 25 people.

Registration:
by Eventbrite: www.attendantservicelegalclinic.eventbrite.ca
or contact Robin at robin.simmons@cilt.ca or 416-599-2458 ext. 293

This FREE event is wheelchair accessible and promotes a scent-free environment. Please do not use products that have scents, fragrances or essential oils in them such as perfume, body sprays, lotions or other scented products including shampoo, conditioner, laundry products, etc.

Attendant services and light refreshments will be provided.

Reasonable reimbursement for transportation costs may be available. Please ask for this when making a reservation.

To request other accessibility accommodations and/or dietary restrictions, please inform Robin at CILT at least 1 week in advance of each workshop.

ARCH is primarily funded by Legal Aid Ontario, as well as other funding sources. CILT funding support provided by United Way Greater Toronto, City of Toronto, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and Independent Living Canada.

ARCH Webinars on Rights Regarding Attendant Services – Direct Funding and Other Services Direct Funding

ARCH, in partnership with Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO), is offering webinars on your rights regarding attendant services.

Direct Funding and Other Services

Direct Funding: Application process, contracts and how to appeal decisions; Other services: SSLUs, Homecare, Outreach, homemaking, etc.

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 7:30 PM
Where: online videoconferencing through Zoom
Registration: www.surveymonkey.com/r/QRZ7WLN

ARCH Webinars on Rights Regarding Attendant Services – Contracts and Quantity of Services

ARCH, in partnership with Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO), is offering webinars on your rights regarding attendant services.

Contracts and Quantity of Services

General provisions in contracts, reviewing and amending contracts and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board.

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 7:30 PM
Where: online videoconferencing through Zoom
Registration: www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQSFL9J

ARCH Webinars on Rights Regarding Attendant Services – Foundation to Legislation Framework

ARCH, in partnership with Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO), is offering webinars on your rights regarding attendant services.

Foundation to Legislation Framework

This introduction will cover the legislative framework, how to make complaints, individual advocacy strategies and tips.

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7:30 PM
Where: online videoconferencing through Zoom
Registration: www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQ8FN86

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