Building Positive Supports: A Guide for Families, Self-Advocates and Service Providers
This guide aims to build genuine relationships with families, self-advocates and service providers. It was developed by York Support Services Network (YSSN) to strengthen the working partnerships between families, self-advocates and the service providers. Many of the recommendations from this guide come from families and self-advocates who have lived through first-hand experiences. Input was gathered over several months including what has worked well and what could be improved. Family Peer Mentors were involved in gathering information and seeking feedback from families to help put together a comprehensive guide.
This project was funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) through a Modernization grant in January 2018.
Resources from section 1 of the guide
- Activity and Program Evaluation
- Building a Solid Foundation
- Building Opportunities for Feedback: Agency Tips
- Coming to Agreement
- Communications Pathways Template
- Tip Sheet: What to Consider when Choosing and Monitoring a Service Provider
- Working out the Bumps - Complaint Resolution Tip Sheet for Agencies
Resources from section 2 of the guide
Resources from section 3 of the guide
Resources from section 4 of the guide
Mental Health Senior Caregiver Handbook
This initiative has been funded by the Government of Canada-New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Connections is a guide to transition planning that has been developed to assist parents and individuals as they transition from school to life in the community. The guide is intended to provide readers with information on transition planning and the issues that need to be addressed, starting at a very young age, in order to develop a successful transition plan. Readers will learn about tools and community resources that can assist them through these life transitions as they work to make their dreams become realities. Please click on the link below for the updated guide.
Connections Guide (English)
Connections Guide (French) coming soon
Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis
An updated version of the handy resource manual, Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis, is now available. Originally developed in 2003 under the direction of the Simcoe York Dual Diagnosis Education Committee, this manual is updated on an annual basis by York Support Services Network staff and shared throughout the community.
To access a PDF version of the 2008 edition of Supports and Services for Persons with a Dual Diagnosis, please click on the link below.