Archive for the 'Family' Category

Don is one of the world’s leading experts on siblings, and has supported siblings for the last 35 years. Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support...View Details

In 1995, Patti looked to redesign the disability support organization, moving away from the norm, and she co-founded Neighbours Inc.; an organizatio...View Details

Discussing bio medical (non-medical) approaches to well-being for people with disabilities. This week’s podcast/ blog is a rebroadcast from Episod...View Details

This week’s guest on the podcast/ blog is David Hasbury. David shares the history of disability, and disability services to help us understand how...View Details

Learn how the OPZ family care system works, and hear Toni Smit's foster family experience. Also, hear the benefits and drawbacks of being a foster fam...View Details

Siblings supporting their brother's and sister's on friendships, dating, and dreaming big, with Melissa Janson   Today, we are kicking off our secon...View Details

Jessica and I discuss her approach to helping families create a home, lessons learned from the Be At Home Creative Housing Supports project , innova...View Details

In this podcast, we discuss the most common question Brendon is asked by families, which is: 'How do I secure the future for my loved one with a disab...View Details

Bill Hiltz shares his story of how he was mistreated and caged in an institution as a toddler, freed by loving people, and how he has grown into a le...View Details

Parenting author, Ann Douglas, discusses parenting a child with a mental illness /disability, and practicing self-care so we are available as care-giv...View Details

In this week’s podcast/ blog our featured guest is Jeff Dobbin, Executive Director of Partners for Planning (P4P) in Toronto Ontario. Jeff and I d...View Details

This is the story of Michael Mainland’s incredible ordinary life. Michael is 38 years old, works at Boston Pizza, has his own house, lives with a ro...View Details

Hear the story of the Rougemount Housing Co-operative & the Deohaeko Support Network, learn what intentional community is and how to build it, lea...View Details

A sibling care-giver tells her story of becoming her brother's go to person after her parents passed sooner than anyone expected. This podcast is impo...View Details

Social Enterprise that is Empowering Growth and Inclusion, with Karen Chambers of Bob Rumball Associations for the Deaf   What you will learn in this...View Details

#006 - Social Capital; Building Relationships to Improve Well-Being, with Al Condeluci & Keenan Wellar   What you will learn in this episode: ​...View Details

Families Supporting Families, with Sue Simpson of the Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN)   What you will learn in this episode: ​- Discover fam...View Details

#004 - Employees with a Disability and Employers Collaborate for Workplace Success, with Laura McKeen, of Cohen Highley LLP Lawyers   What you will l...View Details

003 - Independent Facilitation and Support Circles Enriching Lives, with Joanna Goode, Director of Facilitation Wellington Dufferin   What you will g...View Details

002 - The 5 Life and Financial Stages for Families With A Disability, with Tom Mahoney, of Freedom 55 Financial

Hear Tom's  journey as a parent of a...View Details