NURTURING FAMILY NETWORKS
Connecting with other families provides fresh perspectives and practical information, lessens isolation, and can help innovate new solutions. Offering and receiving support builds resilience. A family network can be a pathway to discovering and building upon resources already present within ‘your own backyard’.
As a family formed and led organization, we know firsthand the challenges in creating the best possible life for a loved one with a disability, from childhood to adulthood. While the purpose of a Family Network is to help you enhance the wellbeing of your loved one, oftentimes everyone in your family benefits.
For more information about Family Networks or to be added to our contact list please contact Natalie Jones (email@example.com).
If there is a family network in your area below, please feel free to contact the person directly listed by clicking on their name for their email address.
NETWORK WEBSITE or
|Muskoka||Muskoka Family Networks
Also have a closed facebook page under
the network's name.
|Scaborough Residential Alternatives
York Region (Aurora, Newmarket)
|Family Support Network - Susan Popper
||Provides mentorship information to families||Facebook Page:
Family Support Network Facebook Group
|West Toronto/Etobicoke||Andrea Englert-Rygus||Parents of children with Aspergers's or Autism
|North Toronto||Laura and Chris Callaghan|
|Halton Region||Oak Park Housing Solutions
Vicki McCallum -
|Housing and Social Connections||Community Oak Park Facebook Page|
|Oakville||Mary Frances Levasseur|
|Northern Ontario||Liz Gibbons|
Nancy McCarthy - looking for a network
|Lanark County||Joyce Rivington||Raising awareness about supports and connecting families|
|Leeds & Grenville Counties||Leeds and Grenville Family Network - Betty Daley|
Looking to start a network
|Prince Edward County||Family Engagement Networks - Joyce Wade|
|Chatham Kent area||Sandy Reilly|
||Niagara Family Network
|Supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and their families to live fulfilling lives in their community|
|Essex||Ensemble (affiliated with CL Essex)||A parent directed resource for families, helping build connections||https://www.facebook.com/infoconnectedfamilies/|
|Burlington||Connected Families (affiliated with CL Burlington)
|This is a new parent-led group designed to educate, empower and encourage other parents.||http://www.connectedfamilies.ca/participate.html
|Fort Erie||Looking for a family Network - Cathy Ettinger|
|Rochester (USA)||Lisa Hulbert|
|Wallaceburg, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton||Care & Share Family Network -
|Support, shared interests, information sharing||https://www.careandsharefamilynetwork.ca
|Thunder Bay||Thunder Bay Family Network
|Family Empowerment and relationship and community building||http://tbfn.ca/
|Hamilton/Niagara Region||Family Nights - in partnership with Autism Ontario and McMaster Children's Hospital
|Family Nights consists of three groups who meet at the same time: Parent Support Group, Child Group and Sibiling Group. The groups meet on the last Wednesday of each month.|