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Passport Claim Support Virtual Drop-In

Have a question regarding Passport claims? Join Passport Community Development Team (PCDT) and Central West Specialized Developmental Services for Passport Claim Support Virtual Drop-In



October 4, 2023
12 -1 pm


No registration is necessary. Join when you can! There is no formal presentation. All discussion will be based on the questions that attendees ask about claims.


This is not a guidelines presentation. Questions about guidelines will be redirected to Customer Service Representatives. You are welcome to treat this as “study hall” and fill out your claims with the team in the background in case questions come up.


Click this Zoom link to join on the day and time: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81963584657#success


Passport Claim Support Flyer

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No One Left Behind

Join SEOL CARE on Saturday, September 30 at 7 pm for No One Left Behind: Support for grieving parents, caregivers & families touched by disability, diagnosis or death.


SEOL CARE offers disability competent end of life care, support and planning for people across the disability spectrum. They also offer help in navigating the systems that provide equitable and quality health care.


Questions about this event can be directed to Carrie Batt at carriebatt14@gmail.com or 905-809-0161. 


No One Left Behind flyer

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Strategies For Employment Webcast from P4P

Strategies for Employment: Preparing, Finding and Retaining Work


Tuesday, October 3 at 7 pm

The world of work can be an important and meaningful way to build a good life. If you have a loved one with a disability who has employment-focused goals, then this webcast is for you! Join P4P to discuss strategies that can support jobseekers who are preparing, or currently searching for job opportunities. They will discuss some ways people can continue to expand on their employment goals even if they have a job already. 

Key learnings for families:

  • How to determine if employment is a good fit for your loved one;
  • Key considerations that can help families manage expectations and set realistic goals;
  • Strategies for identifying quality employment supports and for selecting the right professionals to champion your loved one’s goals and professional development; and
  • Tips on what family members can do to support their loved one’s employment goals 

The webcast includes a live Q&A with panelists.


Register here: Partners for Planning - Strategies for Employment

Rachel Cave at 3:53 PM
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WRFN Camp Day 2023

Join WRFN and YMCA of Three Rivers for Camp Day 2023, a chance for your exceptional child to give camp a try in a supportive environment! 

On Saturday, October 14 from 11 am - 4 pm, you and your family are welcome to drop in at Camp Ki-Wa-Y in St. Clements to try classic camp activities like archery, scavenger hunts, high and low ropes courses, and more.


A meal will be provided between 1:30 and 2:30 pm. There will be a s'mores desset at the camp fire to follow. 

Register at https://WRFN-Camp-Day-2023.eventbrite.ca.

WRFN Camp Day flyer. Photos show camp activities like rock climbing, sports equipment, canoeing, archery, and more!

Rachel Cave at 2:02 PM
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Skills Training Followed by Paid Job Placement

Leadership, Employability Skills Training followed by Paid Job Placement for Youth (ages 15-30) with Disabilities


 Free Program Interviews start September 11th, 2023.  Call Holli at 226-338-9966 asap to schedule your interview

Trish Coupal at 11:34 AM
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