Nov
12
Tue
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

This series is now in session! Get in touch with Laura for more information or to register for the next available 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 Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

Nov
13
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Nov 13 @ 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 Erin prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Nov
21
Thu
What’s At Our Table – Open House @ The Gathering Place at Durham Family Resources
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What's At Our Table - Open House @ The Gathering Place at Durham Family Resources | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

All are welcome to our open house! Drop by the afternoon of Thursday, November 21, 2019 and see what Durham Family Resources is all about! Chat with staff about all the work happening here, it’s a great chance to get to know us, and our work, a bit better.

Nov
22
Fri
Building a Context for Relationship @ The Gathering Place
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Building a Context for Relationship @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

This is a learning event for those who are serious about exploring and discovering the opportunities for welcome, engagement, and relationship that abound n our communities.

IF YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH PLANNING AND SUPPORTING A PERSON TO BE A FULLER MEMBER OF THEIR COMMUNITY AND NEED A PRACTICAL APPROACH THAT WORKS, THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU.

This day will include stories to stretch your imagination, a basic framework that you can begin to use today, some tips and ideas on support basics from a practitioner of 30 years, and some time for problem solving and brain storming for your own purposes.

“We cannot create relationship, but we can recognize, encourage, and design opportunities in which the miracle of relationship is more likely to occur.”

This workshop combines a good, principled framework with a practical, straight forward approach for bringing about the two elements that will make the most significant difference in peoples’ lives:  valued roles and relationship.

In this hands-on practical event we will plan, practice and polish setting up and supporting our own contexts that work. Starting with where you are at, we will find ways to make poor situations good, make good situations better, and shape a few situations to be the best. We will also explore good support strategies, developing natural supports, and have plenty of time to think about and work on your own examples and situations. The workshop is based upon the belief that when our communities are able to invite, welcome and appreciate the contributions of its most vulnerable members, we all benefit. Communities need support to discover these contributions. Supporters need a vision of possibility, a sound approach and effective strategies to take action.

 

See and share the flyer here!

Nov
25
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Nov 25 @ 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 Laura a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Nov
26
Tue
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

This series is now in session! Get in touch with Laura for more information or to register for the next available 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 Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

Dec
5
Thu
Stories by the Fire 2019 @ Regal Room at The Centennial Building
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Stories by the Fire 2019 @ Regal Room at The Centennial Building | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

Stories by the Fire

Families, friends, and neighbours in Durham are invited to join with Durham Family Resources in a celebration of stories. Around a theme of contribution, and hosted by local families, let’s hear about how we are a better community when everyone belongs.

See and share the flyer here!
Dec
10
Tue
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Making the Most Learning Series- Fall 2019 @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

This series is now in session! Get in touch with Laura for more information or to register for the next available 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 Laura for more details!

See and share the flyer here!

Dec
11
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Dec 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 as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

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.

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