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Find a Family Network in your community!
Many parents have told us that their best source of information and ideas is other families. Families across the province are connecting with each other and forming Family Networks for this purpose.

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 (  

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. 

 Area  Contact
 Muskoka  Carla O'Neill
 Scarborough  Scaborough Residential Alternatives -  Bonnie  Heath
NEW Posting - York Region (Aurora, Newmarket) Family Support Network - Susan Popper
Or visit this group's Facebook Page:
Family Support Network Facebook Group
 West Toronto/Etobicoke  Andrea Englert-Rygus
 North Toronto  Laura and Chris Callaghan
  Peel   Rima Al-Salah
Oakville - Oak Park Housing Solutions Vicki McCallum - This new group is helping their family members to make housing and social connections in the Oakville area. 
Mary Frances Levasseur
 Northern Ontario  Liz Gibbons
 Peterborough  Angela Prins
 Michelle Cardwell
Nancy McCarthy - looking for a network
 Lanark County   Joyce Rivington
 Leeds & Grenville Counties  Leeds and Grenville Family Network - Betty Daley
Sault Ste.Marie

Working on getting a Family Network started - Renee Tomasetti

Prince Edward County  Family Engagement Networks - Joyce Wade 
 NEW Posting - Chatham Kent area Sandy Reilly
NEW Posting - Fort Erie Looking for a family Network - Cathy Ettinger
 Rochester (USA)  Lisa Hulbert