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Community of Heart Summer Virtual Learning

Check out what Community of Hearts is offering this summer for their virtual day programming.

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Lutherwood blogposts- Mental Health & Employment

Mental Health: Strategies and Resources for Youth to start normalizing the conversation about Mental Health
Employment: 10 Ways to stay motivated and healthy during COVID

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The Sibling Collaborative survey

So many of our siblings with disabilities are living in or near poverty. The Sibling Collaborative, in partnership with Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), wants to help you improve the financial security of your sibling with a disability – both today and in the future. 

But in order to create relevant resources on topics like financial planning, disability benefits, estate planning and communicating with your family, we need your input. The Sibling Collaborative is doing a survey of siblings to discover what kinds of information they would like to receive as to help their role in planning.
 

By taking 10 minutes to complete this survey, you will be eligible to win one of five $100 VISA gift certificates. 

 

Click here to complete the survey.

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Recreational Respite-July calendar

Check out the July 2021 calendar for what Recreational Respite is offering by way of supports.

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Research Volunteers Needed!

Are you a Young Black Woman aged 18-25 living in Toronto? Do you sometimes feel depressed, anxious, experience mood variance, or feel overwhelmed by daily life demands?

 

This is an opportunity to share your experience towards changes that can be made to better serve young Black women.

Click here for more details about this research project.

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Recreational Respite-Virtual Service

Check out the June calendar for what Recreational Respite is offering by way of supports as well as the June Build It workshop calendar.

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Free Training Opportunities for Careers in the Trades

Check out what Lutherwood, in partnership with CLAC Foundation, have available for access to training for individuals looking for work in the skilled trades. 

 

Find out if you are eligible by contacting them today!

Cambridge 519-623-9380

Kitchener 519-743-2460

Guelph 519-822-4141

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Apply for a CNIB Scholarship

CNIB's scholarship program awards multiple scholarships, bursaries and other awards to people who are blind or partially sighted in recognition of their educational aspirations and achievements. If you are pursuing a post-secondary diploma, degree, skilled trades certificate or apprenticeship program, we encourage you to apply.

 

Submit your application by June 30, 2021! 

Click here for more details.

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Extend-A-Family Summer 2021 program list

Click out the summer programming list for Extend-A-Family by clicking here.

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Baby, Me & The Covid Vaccine Resource List

Check out this resource list related to getting a covid vaccine while pregnant or lactating.

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