Oct
28
Sat
CHAP Support Worker Orientation @ The Gathering Place
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm
CHAP Support Worker Orientation @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

An orientation for support workers looking to use Respiteservices.com. Please note this date and time is tentative. Please contact Rosanne if you are interested!

 

Nov
20
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Fall 2017 @ The Gathering Place
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Fall 2017 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

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!

Nov
22
Wed
Michael Kendrick – Supporting People Who Are Seen to Have Uncommon and Complex Needs: One Person at a Time @ The Gathering Place
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Michael Kendrick - Supporting People Who Are Seen to Have Uncommon and Complex Needs: One Person at a Time @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

One often sees people being described as being “difficult to serve”. This is a misleading depiction of the people, as the real difficulty is that the people supporting them are unsure of how best to support the person i.e. they are finding it difficult to meet the person’s needs. Consequently, the problem is really one of strengthening their capacity to meet the person’s needs.
Fortunately, there has been considerable learning and progress and in being able to effectively address uncommon and complex needs. This workshop will share some of the fundamentals that are involved in understanding people and what they may need, how to address personal vulnerabilities adaptively, the role of “imagining better”, the blending of formal and natural supports, establishing and maintaining “right relationship”, discerning and creating what is life fulfilling for a person and similar aspects of holistic support. This is an exploratory and topical workshop and is not intended as being equivalent more in-depth and demanding learning experiences on this subject. However, it will be a good opportunity to formulate and address the specific questions and concerns of those attending.

See and share the full flyer here!
Dec
4
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Fall 2017 @ The Gathering Place
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Fall 2017 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

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!

Dec
14
Thu
Stories by the Fire: Unwrapping What’s Present @ Regal Room at The Centennial Building
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Stories by the Fire: Unwrapping What's Present @ Regal Room at The Centennial Building | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

Stories by the Fire

Unwrapping What’s Present

Families, friends, and neighbours in Durham are invited to join with DAFRS in a celebration of stories. Around a theme of contribution, and guided by a professional storyteller, let’s hear about how we are a better community when everyone belongs.

See and share the flyer here!