May
23
Thu
Connect IRL @ The Gathering Place
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Connect IRL @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Join us on Thursday, May 23rd from 10:00am to noon in the Gathering Place for Connect IRL (In Real Life) a discussion group for families with young children. We continue to have a great turnout and feedback from these gatherings.

April’s get together was full of non-stop conversation, mutual sharing, and positive vibes. There was lots of shared learning and to top it off we even heard the meeting was fun! If you’d like to build connections, learn, share stories and exchange experiences with fellow parents navigating the exciting journey of raising young ones, while making time to catch up and enjoy being in the company of others who lead with hearts of understanding, Connect IRL is for you!

We’d love to see you at the next one!

May
27
Mon
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most series here at DFR? 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 Laura a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

May
30
Thu
Supporting and building decision-making capacity @ Online via Zoom
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Supporting and building decision-making capacity @ Online via Zoom

On May 30th, join Janet Klees (Executive Director, Durham Family Resources) Amy Sweet (Director, Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Support), and other guests TBA, to learn how to help build long-term decision-making supports in people’s lives.

May
31
Fri
Making the Most – Weekend Retreat! @ Elmhirst Resort, Keene, Ontario
May 31 – Jun 2 all day
Jun
6
Thu
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom

A casual get together of those who identify as the “next generation” in the care and support of a loved one with a developmental disability. The group will be coming together to connect, share, and learn from one another.

The get together will be held online via Zoom! Contact Rosanne for more details

Rosanne – (905)436-2500 ext. 2289 or rpurnwasie@dafrs.com

Jun
12
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Jun 12 @ 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 for a number of years and is interested in discussing all things housing!

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

Jun
14
Fri
Bio-Medical Approaches Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Jun 14 @ 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 typically 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
24
Mon
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Study Group @ Online via Zoom | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most series here at DFR? 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 Laura a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Jun
26
Wed
Annual General Meeting @ Dish Play
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Annual General Meeting @ Dish Play | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

Mark you calendars and join us for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2024! This year we will be ready rain or shine as we head to a lovely new indoor venue in Whitby – Dish Play! We are excited to partner with this large local venue as it is accessible and gives us lots of space to gather and catch-up without the need for any bad weather-plans.

In the spirit of our new location being a working catering kitchen, this year we will be focusing on the ingredients that help families thrive. What are the ingredients – things, steps, ideas, which when combined, create a recipe for families to be successful in taking new steps, embracing new opportunities, and having success stories of their own in planning a good life for a loved one with a disability.

We are busy planning the finer details of the evening, but we will again follow up the business meeting portion of the event with a chance to sit down to eat, meet, chat and enjoy each other’s company.

The AGM provides an opportunity for families and community members alike to show their support for Durham Family Resources by attending this event. It is also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded families, and celebrate the significance of families coming together. Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this event!

Registration will be available shortly

Jul
4
Thu
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ Online via Zoom

A casual get together of those who identify as the “next generation” in the care and support of a loved one with a developmental disability. The group will be coming together to connect, share, and learn from one another.

The get together will be held online via Zoom! Contact Rosanne for more details

Rosanne – (905)436-2500 ext. 2289 or rpurnwasie@dafrs.com