Fun With Cartoons


Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Des Pères-Blancs Ave., Ottawa ON K1L 7L5

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Fun With Cartoons is an exciting and inclusive event for people with developmental disabilities and their families!  It's a cartoon trivia game that challenges teams of players to name their favourite cartoon characters from movies, television shows and even musicals in a fun, relaxed and party-like atmosphere.

This Ottawa cartoon trivia game is an event you don’t want to miss…register your team up to 8 players – for your family, your loved one, their support workers and community allies!

Come dressed up as your favourite cartoon character because there will be prizes for the best costume! read more »

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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

Caregiver Retreat:
Creating a New Reality

Connect with other caregivers, relax in luxury,
learn from amazing inspirational speakers.  

Join us for two days at the Brookstreet Hotel to recharge, make connections and learn about resources. The Retreat is designed to give you time to pause, reflect and reconnect with what is most important for you and your family. Dynamic family leaders, including Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack, will share stories and practical strategies to create a vision for your future. You will leave refreshed and connected to a strong network of families

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
9:00 am—5:00 pm

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

Walking in My Shoes (WIMS) is a monthly meeting for parents of children with special needs, of all ages to meet, greet and share experiences through facilitated discussions and guest speakers.

Tuesday January 15
Service Coordination: Adult and Children’s Case Management Services, Respite Services and Funding.

The Hot Stove and Collab

Dovercourt Recreation Centre WAVE Program and Families Matter Cooperative are excited to invite you to a unique networking and knowledge exchange event called The Hot Stove and Collab.

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