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P4P Network Updates


We are excited to announce a few new initiatives which we hope will be of benefit to your organization.



The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) has recently updated the Special Services at Home (SSAH) guidelines, including aligning this funding program with CanChild's F-Words in Child Development.


One change to the program includes aligning the support for the child to participate in activities of the growth and development category, specifically with the F-Words in Child Development. Families can now make flexible choices based on the needs, interests and goals of the child. Families know their child best. They can now use their SSAH funding to support their child's pursuit of their interests in ways they believe can help support their child's development and focus on their child's strengths and the things they enjoy doing. Families can visit MCCSS's website to review the new guidelines.


Partners for Planning has developed a new SSAH Overview video and resource page to help families navigate applying for SSAH. Watch the new video here and we encourage you to share this information with families.


Keep checking back to the SSAH Overview page as we develop more resources! A French Resource page and video will follow soon.




As you may have heard, the Planning and Facilitation Collaborative (PFC) has gone live! We have been adding members to the PFC over the last year. The PFC is a space where professionals and aspiring professionals can gather together to share knowledge and experiences while also continuing to develop their skills and expertise through a series of online courses on planning and facilitation.


We wanted to reach out to our partners across Ontario, asking you to help us spread the word about the PFC. We know many organizations work with planners and facilitators to support their families and their loved ones. We also know there are not enough planners and facilitators in the province to support the work assisting families with planning. We are asking that if you are working with a facilitator or if there is a person in your organization that is involved in person directed planning who would like to become more skilled in this area than they might be interested in joining the PFC. Please visit this LINK to learn more. 



Partners for Planning is now on Instagram!

Follow us at @p4planning today!

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