Extend-A-Family news and upcoming events…

Extend-A-Family works in community to support children and youth who have developmental disabilities.  We bring people together by inviting and facilitating friendships.  We believe that all people belong and have the right to participate in community.  We foster public awareness of the gifts and contributions of people with disabilities.

Sexuality Workshop Series – Fall 2018

Extend-A-Family will be offering the 5-week Sexuality Workshop Series in Fall 2018 to be held at the Extend-A-Family Office at 3300 Yonge Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6.   Registration for the Fall 2018 series is now open.  Please click here for more information.

 Volunteers Needed!

We need people who are interested in developing relationships with the children of families that we support to provide typical experiences in the community, create mutual friendship and provide a safe social network for these children. For specific opportunities:
Please click here for the Toronto East region (East of the Don Valley Parkway/Highway 404).
Please click here for the Toronto Central region (between Dufferin Street and the Don Valley Parkway/Highway 404).
Please click here for the Toronto West region (West of Dufferin Street).

Winter 2018 Newsletter is available online

The Winter 2018 Newsletter has been published.  Please click here to read it!

New Helpful Community Resource: Empowering Ability Podcast

Empowering Ability Podcast is a series focused on empowering people with disabilities to live an incredible ordinary life.  Episodes include discussion and interviews with individuals, “inclusion-thought” leaders, and experts.  The are 37 episodes in the series (as of November 9, 2017) and although they may be listened to independently of one another, it is recommended that you start with the Episode #000, the Introduction, which describes the overall purpose and goals of the series.  Please click on: https://empoweringability.podbean.com/

 Family Support Groups Resume Meetings

Safe and Secure Futures Central East Network meetings will be resuming on September 19, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

Dads’ Group Central Toronto meetings will be resuming on September 26, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

East Toronto Evening Parents Support Group meetings will be resuming on September 27, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

Safe and Secure Futures Central West Network meetings will be resuming on September 27, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

West Toronto Parents Support Group meetings will be resuming on September 28, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

Adult Sibling Support Group meetings will be resuming on October 12, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

Youth Sibling Support Group meetings will be resuming on November 8, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

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