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P4P Fall Webcast Schedule

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An Introduction to Parent and Caregiver Advocacy in

Ontario's Schools

September 20 at 7 pm


Navigating the education system, when your child has diverse learning needs, can often feel frustrating and overwhelming. Having a good understanding of the system and knowing what resources are available can equip families with the tools they need to advocate for their child’s education. In this webcast, panelists will offer insights on how to advocate for your child’s education and explore important educational legislation and resources.

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The Value of Family to

Family Connection and

Family Networks

November 7 at 7pm


For over 75 years, families in Ontario have come together to build better lives for their loved ones with a disability. This webcast will discuss the power of family-to-family connections and the impact circles of support can have on caregiver’s lives and the lives of their loved one with a disability. In addition it will cover the value of Family Support Networks and their role in providing places for families to meet and connect with one other. 

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