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Resource Links Directory

Our Resource Links Directory includes information about supports, programs and services available to families who have children or adults with special needs.

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)

chsThe Canadian Hearing Society is the leading provider of services, products, and information that: remove barriers to communication; advance hearing health; promote equity for people who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing.

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Centre for ADD/ADHD Advocacy Canada

caddacThe Centre for ADHD/ADD Advocacy Canada, is a national, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. CADDAC is committed to increasing the understanding of ADHD, therefore decreasing the stigma of ADHD

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cleonetCLEOnet is a searchable collection of hundreds of resources and news items on a wide range of legal topics produced by legal clinics and community organizations across Ontario.If you use or need community legal education materials, CLEONet will help you find resources, share information, and work together online.

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cnibCNIB is the primary source of support, information and most importantly, hope, for all Canadians affected by vision loss. They are recognized experts in vision health and have been making a profound difference in the lives of Canadians since 1918.
CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research,

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Dad Central Canada

Dad Central 1Dad Central Canada ( includes a number of resources about fathering, including booklets and articles. There is a directory of programs and services for dads and a blog focused on supporting men’s healthy involvement in the development of children.

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Developmental Services Ontario

DSO-Toronto-EN-wtag-RGBOntario’s new single window to developmental services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities officially opened its doors in nine regions across the province on July 4, 2011.

Adults with developmental disabilities who are eligible for service are being assessed in a consistent way. It is easy and it is fair.

Developmental Services Ontario:

  • provides information to individuals and families about community programs and resources
  • confirms eligibility for services and supports
  • determines service and support needs
  • links people to services and supports, and
  • will administer direct funding agreements in the future.
Resource Details:
Topic Area: Family support and information
Type: Online community
Source/Organization: Surrey Place Centre
Geographic Focus: Ontario
Language: English & French
Purpose: Services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities
Date reviewed: April 2013

Easter Seals Canada

easter_seals_canadaNetwork of provincially licensed members that deliver programs and services to children with physical disabilities in their community. The most well known services offered are the Easter Seals camp programs. In 2003, 32 camps across Canada provided camp  opportunities to over 4600 kids with disabilities.

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