The Coffee House Series

The Coffee House Series
More great events scheduled!

Funded by the Ottawa Community Foundation, Families Matter Co-op Inc. invites you to join us for some tasty treats and a great conversation on a variety of topics as detailed below.  

The Coffee House series is designed for parents, siblings and caregivers of individuals living with a developmental disability to get together and share knowledge and experiences, build networks and access essential information on community services, programs and support systems.

Great events in August & September NOT TO BE MISSED:

  • On Monday, August 27th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Lisa Murray will lead a conversation on "Person Directed plans: A young couple’s guide to sharing their home with two young men with developmental disabilities".

Where: Britannia Park Trolley Station - located west of the Britannia Beach Parking Lot.

  • On Thursday, August 30th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Helen Ries, Vanessa Chang and Charlene Davidson will lead the conversation "The Sibling Journey: Supporting, Caring and Change".

Where: Britannia Park Trolley Station - located west of the Britannia Beach Parking Lot.

  • On Thursday, September 6th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, John Boyce will lead the conversation "A parent’s guide to exploring innovative housing options for an adult child with a developmental disability".

Where: Vincent Massey Park - located off Heron Rd near Riverside Drive.

  • On Thursday, September 13th, Lisa Murray and colleagues will present the DSW Cooperative.

Where:  Location to be determined.

  • On Tuesday, September 18th, Lisa Whittleton will lead the conversation on "Registered Disability Savings Plans".  Some of the discussion points will include (but not limited to) eligibility criteria, government grants and bonds, putting money in and taking it out, the “ten-year rule” and what happens upon death. Lisa is the owner of Equity Financial Services, a financial firm that specializes in helping families navigate and understand the complexities of financial planning for people with disabilities. 

Where:  Location to be determined.


• $15/person (free for members of Families Matter Co-Op. Inc.)

To register:
• Limited seating.  Registrations are first-come, first-served.
• E-mail Jeff at indicating the name(s) of intended attendees and date(s) of chosen event(s). 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Mon, Aug 27 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 30 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, Sep 6 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, Sep 13 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, Sep 18 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


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