Feb
29
Sat
Financial Housekeeping Day @ The Gathering Place
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Financial Housekeeping Day @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Come for the session that interests you, or stay for all of them! We’ve been compiling questions and topics from families and have called in the experts to help us. There will be three topics to learn more about, the day will be scheduled as follows;

9:00 – 9:30          Doors open, coffee, snacks

9:30 – 11:30       Trusts for people of all ages        Linda Smith, a parent and accountant well known for her expertise with housing trusts will share information that includes setting up trusts even for young children if grandparents want to leave some of their estate to them, putting a house in trust, and some types of trusts available to families

11:45 – 12:45     Income Tax        Sue Talmey CPA, CMA, Director of Finance and Administration Durham Family Resources will explain disability tax benefits, why ODSP recipients ought to file tax returns, child tax benefits and other helpful tips for this tax season and those yet to come

1:30 – 3:00 Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Peter Killam, Financial Security Advisor and Investment Representative will teach the basics including opening an RDSP with only government contributions, when to get started, when to stop paying into it and when to start withdrawals

 

Mar
6
Fri
Next Generation Meetup @ Coffee Culture Cafe and Eatery
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Next Generation Meetup @ Coffee Culture Cafe and Eatery | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

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 at Coffee Culture in Whitby, 1525 Dundas St E. Get in touch with Rosanne to share your interest and find out more!

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

Mar
9
Mon
What Does it Take? Creating a good life for great kids! @ The Gathering Place
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What Does it Take? Creating a good life for great kids! @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

This series is now in session! Please contact Cindy for more information about the next time this will be offered! 

This series offers families of young children an opportunity to come together to create good lives for great kids! Families will come together, along with mentoring parents, to experience new ideas, to share, to imagine, and to take next steps towards the good life that we all want for our children.

Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions to complete the series:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

All sessions will take place at The Gathering Place – 20-850 King St. W, Oshawa

Each night will begin at 6:30pm and will run until approximately 8:30pm

See and share the flyer here!

Mar
11
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Mar 11 @ 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.

Mar
13
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Mar 13 @ 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.

Mar
21
Sat
One Day SRV – The Importance of Valued Social Roles @ The Gathering Place
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
One Day SRV - The Importance of Valued Social Roles @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada
The much anticipated One Day SRV is here again!
Join us as as we listen to a new way of understanding the lives of marginalized people – delving into understanding social roles and their influence on people’s lives.
This is a great workshop for anyone involved in the life of someone marginalized due to intellectual impairment, physical impairment, poverty, homelessness, age, and/or mental disorder. Whether you are a family member, friend, paid or unpaid supporter, advocate, teacher, board member, etc – all are welcome and encouraged.
Mar
23
Mon
Making the Most Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Study Group @ The Gathering Place | 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!

What Does it Take? Creating a good life for great kids! @ The Gathering Place
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What Does it Take? Creating a good life for great kids! @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

This series is now in session! Please contact Cindy for more information about the next time this will be offered! 

This series offers families of young children an opportunity to come together to create good lives for great kids! Families will come together, along with mentoring parents, to experience new ideas, to share, to imagine, and to take next steps towards the good life that we all want for our children.

Families are encouraged to attend all four sessions to complete the series:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

All sessions will take place at The Gathering Place – 20-850 King St. W, Oshawa

Each night will begin at 6:30pm and will run until approximately 8:30pm

See and share the flyer here!

Apr
8
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Apr 8 @ 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.

Apr
10
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Apr 10 @ 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.