PREVIOUS Workshops & Information Sessions
On September 28th, 2018 Thunder Bay Family Network hosted: My Community, My Home with Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).
This opportunity provided the ability to connect in person with Jolene Pugliese, Service Navigator and Tracy Girard, Housing Coordinator to learn how DSO helps adults with a developmental disability, their family and their support teams.
If you would like to find out more about DSO, please call: 1-855-376-6673 for the North Region.
Click HERE for DSO's Housing Navigator Presentation!
Click HERE for an overview of your central point of access to Ministry Funded Adult Developmental Services for the Northern Region!
Click HERE for What You Need to Know About the Application for Adult Developmental Services & Supports (ADSS) and the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)!
Click HERE for DSO's Required Documentation!
Click HERE for How to Apply for Adult Developmental Services and Supports in Ontario!
Click HERE to view the Bill 148 Information Session for Families PDF presentation by Pooran Law Professional Corporation.
Click HERE to view the Independent Contractor Questionnaire presented by Pooran Law Professional Corporation.
Click HERE to view a presentation for DeafBlind Ontario Services (DBOS).
Click HERE to be redirected to DBOS website.
- Wills, Estate Planning & Guardianship
- Social Support Networks
- “Speed dating” for families and support workers!
Here's some feedback TBFN received from families who attended our past events...
"Speed Dating" for Families & Support Workers!
This event was the first of its kind and was created to present an opportunity for both family members looking for support workers and support workers looking for employment. The time spent together focused on meeting one and another while asking questions to seek out the best possible match. A “speed dating” approach was utilized to help establish as many connections as possible between families & support workers. If you would like to be added as a support worker or family for our next ‘speed dating’ session, please contact us!
Social Support Networks
This event focused on the process for developing and maintaining social support networks for individuals with special needs, including both the benefits and challenges. Two different networks were present for this opportunity and shared their experiences. Sharon Bak, President of TBFN was this topic’s speaker. Sharon holds a diploma in Social Service Work and has spent 20 years supporting individuals and families in the developmental services sector. If you would like to receive the presentation which was shared at this session, please contact us!
Wills, Estate Planning & Guardianship
This event aimed to help families plan for the future needs of their child(ren) with unique support needs. This opportunity is not what everyone would care to think about but covered the importance of why planning for your loved ones’ future is so imperative and important. Topics discussed included wills, estate planning, guardianship, and the Henson Trust. If you would like to receive the information which was presented by Kristi Burns of Buset & Partners LLP, please contact us!