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Links for Parents and Caregivers

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Family Supports Links

Cangrands: National Kinship Support 

CANGRANDS is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing kinship support for caregiver families across Canada.Here you will find some answers to frequently asked questions concerning legal and health issues, as well as practical help for those Kin raising children and grandchildren.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH offers mental health programs and services for children and adults. Health information on the website includes resources for children and adults whose family members are experiencing mental health concerns.

Child care Canada: Childcare Research and Resource Unit

Browse a large catalogue publications, resources, documents, and events related to early childhood programs and policies, with resources specifically for parents.  

Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network   

Shares “practical research-based information” from America’s leading universities. Parents will find information on such topics as child development, parenting, and family wellness.

Fatherhood Institute (UK)

Fathers can read about policies, programs, media articles, and statistics about fathers.

Family Supports Institute BC

Access bulletins and newsletters, and learn about workshops provided by Family Supports Institute BC, and the role of Resource Parent/Resource Family Members.

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre offers community programs for families, in addition to early intervention programs and children’s mental health services.

Life with a Baby

Expecting parents and parents with children aged birth to six years, access practical and emotional support from peers online and through programs and social events. 

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth—Early Childhood

Learn about your child’s development, locate government services, such as Ontario Early Years Centres and speech and language services, and read government reports and policy documents.

Parenting in Ottawa

This website, by Ottawa Public Health and community partners, offers information about becoming a parent, pregnancy, breastfeeding, children, and youth.

Parents Matter

Developed by The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada), this site provides resource sheets on such topics as family life and behavior and a directory of family resource programs.

Public Health Agency of Canada: Stop Family Violence

Stop Family Violence provides you with a one-stop source of information on family violence. If you are affected by family violence, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more about the issue, these pages contain information that can help you be safe or be part of the solution.  These pages also provide links to supports and services in your area. 

Reaching In...Reaching Out Resiliency Resources for Parents 

Accessible through Reaching In...Reaching Out's website, "The 'Road of Life Travel List' provides information, activities, videos and more to help you and your child travel the road with resilience" (para. 6).

Today’s Family

Locate early learning and child care and family support programs in Hamilton, Burlington, and the surrounding area.

Young and Potential Fathers

Young and Potential Fathers offers programs and support services for young racialized fathers in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods, especially African Canadians.

ZERO TO THREE

In addition to Military Family Projects, ZERO TO THREE produces developmental fact sheets and resources categorized by topic.

Inclusion Links

Asperger’s  Society of Ontario

Access information about Asperger’s Syndrome and services and resources for children with Asperger’s, or submit a request and receive a response within 24 hours.

BridgingApps

Through their own portals, parents, teachers, therapists, and doctors, exchange ideas for using iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Android® devices with people who have disabilities. The forum includes app lists, practical tips, and reviews of skills within particular apps.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH offers mental health programs and services for children and adults. Health information on the website includes resources for children and adults whose family members are experiencing mental health concerns.

ConnectABILITY

Articles, pages, online workshops, and podcasts offer strategies and tips for children with disabilities and their support networks. Families can connect online and access directories of community participation supports.

Council for Exceptional Children

Members of the Council for Exceptional Children include parents advocating and educating about children with disabilities.

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre offers community programs for families, in addition to early intervention programs and children’s mental health services.

Holland Bloorview—programs and services, family resource centre 

Holland Bloorview assesses and treats children with disabilities and special needs and has an online resource library for family members of children with dsabilities.

Inclusion BC—for families

Inclusion BC supports and empowers families—identify support programs in British Columbia and read such resources as guides for transition planning.

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth—Early Childhood

Learn about your child’s development, locate government services, such as Ontario Early Years Centres and speech and language services, and read government reports and policy documents.

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth—Special Needs

Learn how to access supports and services for children with specific disabilities.