Apr
19
Thu
The Art of Resilience Live! @ The Gathering Place
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Art of Resilience Live! @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

P4P Presents …. THE ART OF RESILIENCE

A SPECIAL LIVE EVENT ON THURSDAY APRIL 19TH, 2018

Building on the success of last year’s Art of Belonging event, we are super excited to screen the second annual P4P live event! Once again P4P has invited a group of diverse, passionate speakers to share their thoughts and personal stories related to the theme of resiliency.

When we think of the individuals, families, allies and advocates who strive to create good lives and inclusive communities for all people, they are nothing if not resilient. In other words, they have oodles of …

stamina   grit   pluck  flexibility   guts   finesse   courage   savvy  fortitude   drive   creativity  resourcefulness   bravery  competence   skill  gumption  substance  brawn  capacity   backbone   moxie   persistence   humour   ingenuity  resolve  tenacity   constancy  adaptability  optimism  determination  ability  stick-to-itiveness … and the list goes on!

The ART OF RESILIENCE event will be held at the Streetcar Crowsnest Theatre. We will webcast this event live at our office with any families who would like to join us!

RSVP with Cathy and join us!

Cathy – (905)436-2500 ext.2317 or cbloomfield@dafrs.com

Apr
23
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Study Group @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most of Funding series here at DAFRS? If so, you are welcome to join the study group happening once a month. This time will be spent delving more deeply into some of the topics covered in the series. If there is something you wanted to work through, an idea, an interest, an opportunity – this is the place to get some feedback and support to do so!

Give Selena a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Apr
30
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2018 @ Rougemount Co-operative Homes
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Selena for more details!

May
9
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Selena prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

May
11
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

May
14
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2018 @ Rougemount Co-operative Homes
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Selena for more details!

May
28
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2018 @ Rougemount Co-operative Homes
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Selena for more details!

Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Study Group @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most of Funding series here at DAFRS? If so, you are welcome to join the study group happening once a month. This time will be spent delving more deeply into some of the topics covered in the series. If there is something you wanted to work through, an idea, an interest, an opportunity – this is the place to get some feedback and support to do so!

Give Selena a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Jun
8
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Jun
11
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Spring 2018 @ Rougemount Co-operative Homes
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for this engaging and practical series!

Families throughout the Region of Durham (and beyond) are invited to participate in an innovative and interactive six-week workshop that will support in re-imaging opportunities and real options for their family member. The heart of the series is to move beyond traditional uses for funding to plan for a life that reflects interests, hopes and dreams.

The series is led by mentoring parents that engage in useful conversations and share their experiences in planning and creating opportunities. These conversations highlight simple choices that families can make to discover ordinary, yet significant ways for family members to be involved in their neighbourhood.

Contact Selena for more details!