Peel Assistive Technology
This is the public blog run by the Assistive Technology team at the Peel District School Board. We will share news, information, resources and videos related to Assistive Technology that students can use to support their learning. Click here for the entire site
Children's Programs In Our Community
Children's Service (Peel)
We provide financial help to pay for licensed child care for eligible families. We also offer support programs and services for parents and caregivers with young children and/or children with special needs. http://www.peelregion.ca/children/
HEAL - Help End Abuse for Life Network
HEAL is dedicated to helping children in the Region of Peel heal from their exposure to domestic violence. The Network is a vibrant and dynamic collaboration between the following social service and settlement agencies in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon: 905-450-1608 ext. 119 or ext. 134 http://cfspd.com/community-programs/the-heal-network/
Meadowvale Library Children's Services
The Mississauga Public Library offers on-line resources and programs for children 0-12. We encourage every family to have a public library card. http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/meadowvalelibrary
EarlyOn Shelter Bay
Free Inclusive and Welcoming Programs For all parents and caregivers with children up to 6 years of age. EarlyON Centre at Shelter Bay Public School. Open for drop-in Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 12:30pm.
• Play-based learning experiences like painting, drawing, building, creating, reading, storytelling and singing
• A place for you to make connections with other families and community service providers
• Professional, experienced staff provide child development and community service resources
• Parent and caregiver workshops
PEPSTART - Screening for Students Entering Kindergarten
PEPSTART - The PEP-Start Clinic is a drop-in, no-fee clinic designed for families with children newborn to 5 years of age who live in Peel. PEP-Start offers parents the opportunity to consult with professionals from community agencies in any or all the following: Speech and Language, Parenting & Behaviour, Preschool Development, Infant/Toddler Development, and Health & Nutrition. We will post 2020 information when we receive it.
Safe Centre of Peel
The Safe Centre of Peel provides a range of services of services, in one location, for those who have experienced violence and abuse in relationships. The free and confidential conselling coordinate shleter placements, assist with government services, provide parent education, offer family court support, and family advice legal services. Free child minding service while accessing services. 905-450-4650 http://www.scopeel.org/
Eden Food for Change
Eden Food For Change (905) 785-3651 http://edenffc.org/
Our main services include Autism Services, Communication Services, Infant Hearing Screening, Infant Hearing Services, Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Vision Services. Our goal is to help each child we serve to build on his/her unique strengths, and to maximize opportunities for independence, health and well-being. We also help families as they meet the challenges of everyday life. 905-855-2690 http://www.erinoakkids.ca/
Kids Help Phone
Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region:
Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region (LDAPR) is one of the only charitable organizations in Peel region offering comprehensive programs and resources for children/youth and parents who are different abilities and/or Learning Disabilities.
- 10% of the population in Canada has some form of Learning Disability
- LD’s are not “cured” they are supported
- Without supports children may have a greater rate of social issues, mental health concerns and lower rate of educational success
Our mission at LDAPR is to provide education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society. Our successful interventions with children and youth ensure that, as adults, they can succeed in whatever path they choose to follow.
We are a local chapter of Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) and Ontario (LDAO).
The Mississauga Food Bank
Meadowvale DAM (Develop Assist Mentor)
Meadowvale DAM (Develop Assist Mentor) The Dam is a safe community for youth and young moms offering love, respect and dignity for all. Since 1995, it has been a relational presence in the lives of youth. Through the relationships we form we Develop, Assist and Mentor youth and young moms along the journey towards reaching their full potential. See http://www.thedam.org/ 905-826-6558
Curriculum And Literacy Resources
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EQAO – During Grade 3, our students write the Primary Division Provincial Assessment
Ontario Curriculum Documents: See the Curriculum Documents for each grade level
Family Health Support and Support Groups
Peel Children's Centre
Peel Children's Centre– Helps Families find services to support their children's needs including mentoring, behavioural, mental health, attention, basic needs, etc.
Peel Public Health
Peel Public Health: Peel Health, your regional health department, offers a wide range of public health services to ensure residents and workers can obtain credible information on preventing illness and improving the health of our community. This includes Immunization information, Children's Dental Health, and School Lunches and Nutrition Break ideas.
FASD Connection Peel: FASD Caregiver Support Group
A parent-run group offering encouragement to those supporting individuals with FASD. Adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents and birth parents are invited to share their experiences, strategies and knowledge in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Together, through support and understanding,we hope to achieve success for everyone affected by FASD. Click here for dates and information. See also http://fasdconnection.ca/
Tangerine Walk-In Counselling
Tangerine Walk-In Counselling: Tangerine supports children, youth and families when they need it most. They help our clients develop a clear plan of action that recognizes and builds on their own strengths and abilities. Sometimes clients are referred to other services but, in many cases, a single visit to Tangerine is all clients need in order to feel better about their situation and take the necessary steps toward positive change. Phone contact is 905-795-3530
Kerry's Pace Autism Services
Kerry's Place Autism Services: Kerry's Place Autism Services is committed to enhancing the quality of life of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since 1974 by being leaders in developing and providing evidence-based supports; and by building capacity by sharing our knowledge. Kerry's Place is Canada's largest service provider for children, youth and adults with ASD and serve more than 8,000 people with ASD and their families each year. Through collaborative efforts and a dedicated staff, assistance is provided to enable communities to increase their capacity which has resulted in the growth of services available to people with ASD and their families, Our closest location's phone number is 905-363-1111
Trillium Health Partners Children's Services (Credit Valley Hospital)
Trillium Health Partners Children's Services (Credit Valley Hospital) – Our local hospital offers a variety of children's services including mental health supports
Dental Screening - More information to come
Telehealth Ontario 866-797-0000
ABC's of Mental Helath
Website is "helpful for teachers and other educational professionals who wish to recognize and understand behaviour that causes them concern. It provides prevention and early intervention strategies to promote learning and mental health, and tips on finding help for children with mental health problems". See http://www.hincksdellcrest.org/ABC/Welcome
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Casel.org: Envisions "a world where families, schools, and communities work together to promote children's success in school and life and to support the healthy development of all children. In this vision, children and adults are engaged life-long learners who are self-aware, caring and connected to others, and responsible in their decision-making."
My Health Magazine
Yoomagazine.net: Online mental health magazine
We Welcome the World
We Welcome the World– Are you new to our school board, province or Canada? Are you looking for a place to register your child for school? Do you want to learn about the education system, and service and programs in your community? The welcome centre is the best place to start. Call 905-366-8791 to book an appointment at the location that is most convenient.for you. Each location is about a 20 minute drive from our school.
Nora Hachemi is the School Settlement Response Worker: 905-366-8791 x.6012.
The welcome centres are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., all year round. Families can get assistance from staff in many languages.
Peel Multicultural Council
PMC facilitates positive community relations through providing resources, programs and services to residents of the region. PMC provides Newcomer, Employment, Language Learning, Family services, and Senior Citizen Services, http://www.peelmc.ca/
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services is a dynamic and diverse organization that serves communities in more than 40 languages through its five locations across Metro Toronto and Peel Region. The organization is a registered charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and funded largely by the Government of Canada http://www.polycultural.org/
Newcomers Guide to Education
Newcomers Guide to Education – Download in Different Languages Click http://settlement.org/sys/library_detail.asp?k=EASS_EDGUIDE&doc_id=1004937