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AboutFace International: An AboutFace education program designed to help children talk about differences, share their feelings, and change attitudes in the school community.

Advocacy for All Special Needs Children: Parent Advocacy Workshops, Resources on Special Education , Legal and much more.

Caledon Institute of Social Policy: The Caledon Institute of Social Policy does rigorous, high-quality research and analysis; seeks to inform and influence public opinion and to foster public discussion on poverty and social policy; and develops and promotes concrete, practicable proposals for the reform of social programs at all levels of government and of social benefits provided by employers and the voluntary sector.

Canadian Clinic For Adopted Children: The Canadian Clinic For Adopted Children offers medical and developmental consultation services to individuals and families involved in domestic and international adoption.

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children: for the promotion and protection of children rights in Canada and abroad.

Canadian Council on Social Development: promoting better social and economic security for all Canadians.

CanChild: concentrate on children & youth with disabilities & their families within the context of the comminities in which they live.

Dufferin Peel ERW Association: Dufferin Peel Educational Resource Workers' Association

Immigration Peel Portal: A resource for Newcomers and Employers

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations: Non-profit organization that assists people who are stuggling economically. We motivate them to aim higher and develop the tools they need to achieve their goals, in partnership with community groups across Canada.

The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD): The Mission of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) is to improve our knowledge of the social and emotional development of young children. Example of Bulletin focusing entirely on the effects of alcohol and tobacco on the fetus.

Vanier Institute of the Family: advocates on behalf of Canada's 7.8 million families from the point of view that families are the key building block of society and that every Canadian is included in their context.

Voices for Children: Its mission is to work with organizations and individuals through leadership and education to strengthen public commitment to the healthy development of children and youth.

Child Health

Child Health
Canadian Clinic For Adopted Children: The Canadian Clinic for Adopted Children offers medical and developmental consultation services to individual and families involved in domestic and international adoption.

Canadian Institute of Child Health: For over 20 years, the Canadian Institute of Child Health has acted as a dedicated voice for children, improving their health and well-being.

Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology: The Canadian Register identifies psychologists who meet basic criteria for the provision of health services.

Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development: Dedicated to finding, evaluating and summarizing only the very best research on subjects pertinent to healthy child development and child and youth mental health.

Health Nexus: Formly (The Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) is a non-profit organization with a multidisciplinary focus on health promotion and prevention activities across the province.

Children Mental Health: Children Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) works to improve the mental health and well-being of children, youth and their families.



GO Transit
Halton Region Acti-Van Accessible Transit
Oakville Transit
Milton Transit
Peel Region-Transhelp
Brampton Transit
Mississauga Transit
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Wheel Trans (Toronto Transit Commission)

Specialized Paratransit Service: Wheel-Trans provides door to door accessible transit service 7 days a week, weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and weekends and holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. within the City of Toronto at 416-393-4222. Regular TTC fares apply.

Professional Resources

Professional Resources
Community Networks of Specialized Care: Provincial Network of Specialized Care Videoconferencing Education Sessions

Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals Inc.: The Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Inc. (CARP) is a national non-profit association representing over 2000 members across Canada who specialize in a wide range of rehabilitation services such as assessment, affective/adjustment counselling, vocational counselling, case management, disability management, vocational evaluation, work adjustment, job placement and expert testimony.

Gary Direfeld Your Social Worker: Gary Direfeld is a social worker and expert on matters of family life. He is in private practice (Interaction Consultants), writes and provides workshops and is the developer of the "I Promise Program" - teen safe driving initiative. To view his many articles his site is listed below.

The New Grief Journey: Giving people a CHOICE: something to read, to watch, to listen to, or to participate in a unique and effective resource for grieving people and those who want to help them.

Punjabi Community Health Services: is a health and social service organization serving the communities in the Central West – LHIN boundaries and the GTA area. Our primary focus of intervention is the South Asian community with an emphasis on other diverse communities.

S.W.A.T. Social Worker Action Team: S.W.A.T. Information Circulation Service (One of the many free support services for social service practitioners, students and schools) Includes summary on upcoming workshops, summary of upcoming community events, links to social services news from publications and social service employment market overview.

Tetra Society of North America: Tetra Society, A non-profit organization that utilizes skilled volunteers to design and build customized assistance devices for people with disabilities.

The Canadian Council on Social Development CCSD: The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is one of Canada's key authoritative voices promoting better social and economic security for all Canadians. A national, self-supporting, membership-based organization, the CCSD's main product is information and its main activity is research, focusing on issues such a child and family well-being, social and economic security, crime prevention, disability, poverty and more.