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Rally4ODSP was a great success with media, great weather and speakers very enjoyable!! Please share these links for and wide. 


Read the MCCSS disappointing response to the rally in the CBC article. 


Kevin Head from People First Toronto was a star!  His speech is in the CBC Instagram post. Anthony Frisina did an excellent speech and was feature in all the articles. ODSP Action Coalition are pros too! 



Cbc article:





QP Briefing



More to come: 

The star will publish something soon.

Plus maybe Newstalk 1010 this weekend. 


You can view the video of the rally here:




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Family Pulse-September 2021

Welcome to September!


Inside this issue:

  • SEAC Updates
  • Who We Put on a Wheaties Box...
  • What's Happening at WRFN
  • The WRFN Team is Growing
  • Community Information, Resources and Opportunities


You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download a pdf copy.

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LEG Up! Fall Programming news

Click here to watch a video about LEG Up! Fall programming.


Registration for Fall Session begins on Friday August 13, 2021.


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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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Bridges to Belonging-BE-Creative

Clay at Home

This summer, BE-Creative with "Clay at Home" and get a 20% discount off your clay kit from Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery using the discount code 'bridgestobelonging' between July 1-August 31, 2021. Place your order online and pick up your kit at the Gallery to create your masterpiece with the help of online tutorials. Drop off your artwork at the gallery to be fired in a kiln and you will receive an email when it is ready to be picked up. Find out more and order your kit, by clicking here.


Garden Project

Join this FREE artist-led workshop to celebrate and beautify community spaces in the KW area. WIth the help of an artist, you will design and create your every own tile to be placed at The Clay & Glass Gallery's community garden! You can make more than one tile, one to take home to put in your own special place, and one to leave in the community garden. Workshops will be offered online where an artist will help you create your tile. Register, by clicking here.





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