Brought to you by Citizen Advocacy’s Lifetime Networks Program
& Families Matter Co-operative Inc.

Monthly dances on Saturdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Planning for Life After High School

Dovercourt Recreation Centre WAVE Program and Families Matter Cooperative are excited to invite you to a unique networking and knowledge exchange event called Planning for Life After High School.

This interactive workshop is designed to offer parents, siblings, caregivers and persons with developmental disabilities with the essential information when planning for life after high school.

Workshop details:

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Where: Van Lang Field House in Westboro (29 Van Lang Private)

Summertime Bash & BBQ
Music - Bake Sale - Prizes - Fun!

The Families Matter Cooperative team is excited to invite you and your loved ones to our 2nd annual family-friendly Summertime Bash & BBQ fundraising event.

Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2019 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Location:  Dovercourt Community Centre
                 (In the event of rain, event will be moved indoors.)

Entrance Fee:  By donation only.  Please register your intent to participate at the earliest by signing-up for the event below.


logo_-_taggart_parkes_foundation_2_0.pngThe Taggart Parkes Foundation is thrilled to present Families Matter Cooperative's first Donate for Talent online auction featuring unique items, services and experiences from individuals and local businesses.  It is now open and ready to receive your bids. 

Walking In My Shoes Parent Group
(Coordinated by Citizen Advocacy and the Lifetime Networks)

The next Walking In My Shoes (WIMS) Parent Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 21st from 7:00-9:00pm.

The topic of discussion will be on Anxiety and Disabilities with Jennifer Jarvis, M.ASD, BCAB, Behaviour Analyst with CHEO Behaviour Services and consultant to families and staff teams who support children, youth, and adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities.


logo_-_taggart_parkes_foundation_2_0.pngThe Taggart Parkes Foundation is thrilled to present Families Matter Cooperative's first Donate for Talent event, an original auctioning fundraiser which will feature unique auction items, services and experiences from individuals and local businesses.

Family Matters Cooperative Inc.

FMC's Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre on April 3rd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Our AGM is a time for members/families to get re-acquainted and to learn about FMC's plans for the coming year.    

Guest Speaker: Lisa Whittleton

Lisa Whittleton is a financial adviser with True Life Insurance and Estate Solutions, a financial firm that specializes in helping families navigate and understand the complexities of financial planning for people with disabilities.

Navigation du système légal et du SOPDI

La présentation du matin se déroulera sur les testaments, les successions et les fiducies par ‘Henson’ suivie d’une discussion de groupes. L’après-midi sera assurée par une présentation sur la SOPDI et la navigation des services. Veuillez-vous joindre à nous pour apprendre et explorer les ressources vous permettant de planifier une bonne vie pour votre être cher.

Qui devrait être présent:
Les parents, les dispensateurs de soins, les frères et soeurs, les professionnels et les personnes vivant avec une déficience intellectuelle.

System Navigation with DSO and ODSP

Confused about ODSP Employment supports? Want more information about the DSO assessment and how to understand their packages? Join us for a catered day-long event with presentations and group discussions to answer questions about important resources and tools for your loved ones living with a disability.

Who should attend
Parents, caregivers, siblings, self advocates and professionals.

Presentations by:
Leanne Chevrier & Douglas Poirier:  March of Dimes; &
Karla Hough:  Developmental Services Ontario, Eastern Region

Cost: $15.00 (includes Lunch).  Respite subsidy available.

The Coffee House Series

Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the Coffee House series is a fun way to network and access information on a variety of important topics.

Two more great events scheduled in February and March 2019.

Relationships:  Navigating friendships, love and sexuality
When:  Thursday, February 28th from 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: NeoLore Room, Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

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