Information Sessions and Workshops

We offer a variety of group sessions and workshops, led by a guest speaker, who provide information on a variety topics to people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. 

 

Financial Planning

Overview of Bill 47

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Information Fair

Transition Workshop

 

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Understanding Power
of Attorney, 
Substitute Decision
Maker

 

 
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Financial Planning

Join Graeme Treeby, Founder of The Special Needs Planning Group and a member of the Bright Futures Ability Network, to understand and review financial programs and plans that are available to help you with the care and future planning of your loved one. Review various financial programs and plans, such as, ODSP, RDSP, and Henson Trusts.

Details

Check back for a new date in 2021

This workshop is free and will be offered virtually. Details provided upon registration.

Register online

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Overview of Bill 47

Join Cheryl Wiles Pooran, experienced human rights, labour and employment lawyer, for an overview of Bill 47. Learn what the implications are for everyone in the developmental services sectors, including families who hire support workers. This session will provide families with an understanding of employment standards, injuries on the job, and Canada Revenue Agency reporting and remittance obligations.

Details

November 9, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This workshop is free and will be offered virtually. Details provided upon registration.

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Information Fair

Looking for information on mental health support and developmental ­services in York Region and South Simcoe?

Get information on:

Mental health crisis and recovery support Developmental services
  • Case Management 
  • Community Crisis Response Service,
    1-855-310-COPE
  • Peer Support
  • Streamlined Access
  • Case Management
  • Children’s Case Coordination
  • Crisis Response Network
  • Developmental Services Ontario Central East Region (DSO CER)
  • Family Peer Mentor Support
  • Passport Program 
  • Respite Services
  • Transition Planning

Our Information Fair takes place in the spring and fall, check back for upcoming dates. 

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Transition Workshop

This workshop is for families of children who are getting, or have recently been, discharged from Early Intervention Services (EIS). 

Join us for an informative workshop that will help you, and other families, understand programs and services that may be  available to your child once they are discharged from EIS.  

Following the presentation, you’ll have an opportunity to book a one-on-one video or teleconference meeting with a case manager to help you discuss your personal needs.

** Please note at this time, this workshop is being offered virtually. However, in order to provide you with relevant supports in your area, please register for the office location closest to you.

Details

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Locations and dates:

Aurora
YSSN office

240 Edward St., Unit 3

Monday, Septmeber 28 

Thursday, November 5

Markham
Children's Treatment Network (CTN) office
50 McIntosh Dr., Suite 239

Check back for new dates in 2021

 

Vaughan
Children's Treatment Network (CTN) office
9401 Jane St., 3rd Floor, Suite 301

Tuesday, November 3

To book an appointment or to find out more:

Email Diana at DKusturic@yssn.ca  

Please mention the program name, date, time and location you would like to attend. 

Appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Understanding Power of Attorney, Substitute Decision Maker

 

Lawyer, Brendon Pooran, will help you understand the provisions of the Health Care Consent Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and the Mental Health Act as they relate to a person with an intellectual disability and their families, as well as, the implications on service providers. You will also review the limits of the current legislation relating to matters affecting an individual's property and personal care.

Details

November 25, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This workshop is free and will be offered virtually. Details provided upon registration.

Register online

 

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