Adaptive Recreation - Mainland - Adult


On this page you will information and resources about recreation opportunities for adults with special needs.

City of Vancouver-Adaptive and Integrated Programs

Phone: (604) 718-5853
Web: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/adapted-and-integrated-programs.aspx

The Vancouver Park Board offers many adapted and integrated recreational activities for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. The website has information about specific programs and services. 

B.C. Adaptive Snowsports

Phone: (604) 333-3630
Web: https://www.bcadaptive.com/

B.C. Adaptive Snowsports (formerly Disabled Skiers Association of BC) is a provincial organization that is responsible for the development and support of adaptive snowsport programs throughout B.C. In a partnership with local clubs and hundreds of volunteers this organization provides opportunities for all persons with a disability to enjoy the freedom and theraputic benefits of skiing and snowboarding. 

C.A.N. Citizens for Accessible Neighborhoods-Adaptive Sports and Recreation Guide

Web: http://www.canbc.org/adaptive_sports_guide_alphabetical.htm

This is a listing of adaptive sports and recreation programs throughout B.C.


This page was updated November 21, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Comox - Adult


This webpage contains information about adaptive recreational programs for adults with special needs.

Recreation Special Needs - City of Courtenay

Phone: (250) 338-5371
Web: http://www.courtenay.ca/recreation/special-needs.aspx

The City of Courtenay creates opportunities for a positive, quality leisure lifestyle by providing support services to people with special needs. Special needs includes people of all ages with physical, emotional or mental disabilities.

B.C. Adaptive Snowsports

Phone: (604) 333-3630
Web: https://www.bcadaptive.com/

B.C. Adaptive Snowsports (formerly Disabled Skiers Association of BC) is a provincial organization that is responsible for the development and support of adaptive snowsport programs throughout B.C. In a partnership with local clubs and hundreds of volunteers this organization provides opportunities for all persons with a disability to enjoy the freedom and theraputic benefits of skiing and snowboarding. 

C.A.N. Citizens for Accessible Neighborhoods-Adaptive Sports and Recreation Guide

Web: http://www.canbc.org/adaptive_sports_guide_alphabetical.htm

This is a listing of adaptive sports and recreation programs throughout B.C.


This page was updated November 21, 2014

Health Care - Goose Bay - Elderly


On this web page you will find information and resources about a variety of health concerns. 

Labrador-Grenfell Health

Phone: (709) 897-2267
Web: www.lghealth.ca

The local health authority provides health care services the the residents of Goose Bay.  These services include home care, long term care, medical care, community health care, acute health care and much more. Please go to their website for more information.

Department of Health and Community Services - Health Care Services Directory

Web: www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/findhealthservices/index.html

The Department of Health and Community Services website has a variety of information on health and community services in your region such as public health, local health authorities and hospitals, the provincial health line and more. For more information on local health services please go to their website.

Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Phone: (709) 576-0608
Toll-free: 1-877-776-0608
Web: www.alzheimernl.org

The Alzheimer Society offers a variety of support programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related Dementia and their families. They provide educational workshops, a safely home registration program, toll-free 24 hour information and referral line, a library of resources and much more.

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web: www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.

CNIB

Web: www.cnib.ca

CNIB provides support and information for Canadians with vision loss.  Their website is the link to a variety of services in your local community and provides research and information.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Phone: (613) 692-7777
Web: www.guidedogs.ca

The Canadian Guide dogs for the blind is a non-profit organization that assists people with the training in their mobility to use a professionally trained guide dog.

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Caregivers

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/caregivers/nl/index.shtml

This webpage offers a listing of programs and services to help family caregivers manage their elderly relative's care. The program categories include but are not limited to areas such as Health Information, Mental Health Information and Dementia. 

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This page was updated September 08, 2014

Home Care - Goose Bay - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about home care services. 

Labrador-Grenfell Health - Home and Community Care

Phone:  (709) 897-2331
Web:  http://www.lghealth.ca/index.php?pageid=89

The Home and Community Care program provides home care supports such as nursing care, palliative care, home care support program, special assistance program (medical equipment), and assessments for long term care for persons with chronic illnesses and who are financially eligible. 

Provincial Home Support Program - Department of Health and Community Services

Web:  http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/personsdisabilities/fundingprograms_hcs.html

The Provincial Home Support Program provides home supports and services to supplement services that are already in use.  For more information or financial subsidy eligibility please go to the website above.

Provincial Special Assistance Program-Medical Equipment and Supplies

Phone: (709) 897-3127
Web: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/personsdisabilities/fundingprograms_hcs.html#sap

The Special Assistance Program is a provincial program which provides basic medical supplies and equipment to assist with activities of daily living for individuals living in the community who meet the eligibility criteria for the program. Benefits of the program include: medical supplies (such as dressings, catheters and incontinent supplies), oxygen and related equipment and supplies, orthotics such as braces and burn garments, and equipment such as wheelchairs, commodes or walkers.


This page was updated May 12, 2014

Special Needs Funding - Goose Bay - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about a variety of financial support. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Department of Health and Community Services

Web: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/personsdisabilities/fundingprograms_hcs.html#is

The Department of Health and Community Services funds a variety of programs for persons with disabilities including programs that provide financial assistance for prescriptions and disability allowances.  The website above has a listing and description of each of these programs. 

Newfoundland and Labrador-Resources for Persons with Disabilities

Phone: 1-877-729-7888
Web: http://www.aes.gov.nl.ca/poverty/guidebook/disabilities.html

Support for persons with disabilites in the areas of fincancial help, housing shelter and home supports, education and learning help, and employment help.

Office of Employment Equity for Persons with Disabilities - Funding

Web: http://www.hrle.gov.nl.ca/hrle/poverty/guidebook/employment.html#openingdoors

This initiative of the Office of Employment Equity for Persons with Disabilities provides departments with additional human resources, while also allowing them to be more representative with respect to persons with disabilities.

Canada Revenue Agency - Disability amount (for self)

Web: www.cra-arc.gc.ca

The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that a person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year.

SISIP Financial Services

Phone: 1-800-267-6681
Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/sisipfs/pages/default.aspx

The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families.

Military Family Fund

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/SupportOurTroops/OurFunds/MFF/Pages/default.aspx

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need. The MFF allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families.

Public Service Health Care Plan

Web :  http://www.pshcp.ca/

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is an optional health care plan for Federal Public Service employees and their eligible dependents. It is designed to supplement your provincial health insurance plan.

Government of Canada-Disability Benefits

Web: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/index.html

This website offers a listing of the Federal disability benefits that are offered in Canada.


This page was updated September 09, 2014

Counselling - Goose Bay - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about counselling. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Goose Bay MFRC

Phone:  (709) 896-6900 ext. 2157
Web: www.familyforce.ca

The Goose Bay MFRC provides self help groups and short term one to one support during times of crisis to CAF families.  For more information please call the phone number above or go to their website.

The Association of Psychologists in Newfoundland and Labrador (APNL)

Phone: (709) 739-5405
Web: www.nlpsych.ca

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Psychologists website has a comprehensive listing of psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website).


This page was updated July 08, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Gander - Children & Youth


This web page contains information about adaptive recreational programs for children with extra needs.

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador

Phone: (709) 738-1923
Toll Free: 1-877-738-1913
Web: http://www.sonl.ca/

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador is a nonprofit organization serving the over 600 people with intellectual disabilities, with a presence across the province. With fourteen active clubs, serving eighty-two different communities, we are constantly expanding to add new programs in every part of the province. This provincial family of grass-roots volunteers, athletes, family and staff work tirelessly to ensure a quality sports experience for Special Olympics athletes and an accepting community for their families. Every day, talented volunteers and staff work to bring sports, education, and health programs to as many places as possible. Special Olympics ultimate vision is to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities everywhere, and, in turn, transform the lives of everyone they touch – building a better, more accepting world for all of us.

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador-Recreation Inclusion Directory

Pdf: http://www.recreationnl.com/wp-content/uploads/Inclusion/Inclision-directory-december-2012.pdf

This directory lists all of the inclusive recreation programs and services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Yellowknife - Adult


On this page you will information and resources about recreation opportunities for children with special needs.

Special Olympics-NWT

Phone: (867) 446-2873
Web: http://www.sonwt.ca/

Special Olympics N.W.T. is the territorial sport governing body responsible for the delivery of sport for people with intellectual disabilities in the Northwest Territories. Athletes participate in swimming, bowling, speed skating, rhythmic gymnastics and figure skating as well as mini-sessions (3 – 5 weeks) in track and field, golf and snowshoeing.  There are also youth programs for those aged 2 – 11 – Active Start and Fundamentals. Over 45 athletes participate with the help of over 40 volunteers.


This page was updated November 07, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Wainwright - Adult


On this page you will find information and resources about recreational opportunities for adults with special needs.

Special Olympics Alberta

Phone: 1-800-444-2883
Website: http://www.specialolympics.ab.ca/

Special Olympics Alberta offers sports programs in more than 100 communities around the province for Albertans with an intellectual disability.

Alberta Recreation & Parks Association-Diversity Program

Web: http://arpaonline.ca/program/diversity/

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is all about promoting inclusion and active living lifestyles for Canadians with a disability through communication and collaboration. The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is proud to be a key partner in the Alberta Initiative of the ALACD. The collaboration of these two organizations creates a strong vision of a healthier, active Canadian disability population. This webpage includes information about not only this program but also a listing of adaptive recreation programs throughout Alberta. 


This page was updated November 20, 2014

Recreation - Valcartier - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Recreation services available to adults with special needs.

Association régionale de loisirs pour personne handicapées (A.R.L.P.H.)

Web: www.aqlph.qc.ca
ARLPH promotes leisure and works to develop new tools to promote participation. (This website is only offered in French)

Special Olympics Quebec

Phone: (514) 843-8778
Toll Free: 1 877 743-8778
Web: http://www.olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca/en/index.sn

With more than 5,550 taking part in the recreational or competition programs offered throughout Québec. SOQ's network of annual competitions includes 80 events for all skill levels and in each of its 17 official sports. In addition to programs specifically designed for people living with an intellectual disability, the Special Olympics movement encourages and facilitates their access to regular sports programs offered in their community in specific sports. It also has technical training and professional development opportunities for its members and volunteers.


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Trenton - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Recreation services available to adults with special needs.

Special Olympics Ontario Trenton & District

Phone: (416) 447-8326
Web: http://soo-trenton.freehostia.com/index.htm

The Trenton and District  Special Olympics has multiple sports that individuals can participate in, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Power Lifting. These sports are intended to encourage the physical, social and psychological development of people with an intellectual disability through positive experiences in year-round sporting events.

ParaSport Ontario-Central Region

Phone: (416) 426-7187
Web: www.parasportontario.ca

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that includes four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations: Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA), Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA), andOntario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA). These organizations deliver introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. This link is listing of adaptive recreation clubs throughout the Central region of Ontario. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Thunder Bay - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to recreation services, available to Adult with special needs.

City of Thunder Bay-Accessible Services

Phone: (807) 625-3220
Web: http://www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Accessible_Services.htm

This website offers information on recreational services for people with disabilities in Thunder Bay. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - St. Johns - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about a variety of recreation opportunities. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador

Phone: (709) 738-1923
Toll Free: 1-877-738-1913
Web: http://www.sonl.ca/

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador is a nonprofit organization serving the over 600 people with intellectual disabilities, with a presence across the province. With fourteen active clubs, serving eighty-two different communities, we are constantly expanding to add new programs in every part of the province. This provincial family of grass-roots volunteers, athletes, family and staff work tirelessly to ensure a quality sports experience for Special Olympics athletes and an accepting community for their families. Every day, talented volunteers and staff work to bring sports, education, and health programs to as many places as possible. Special Olympics ultimate vision is to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities everywhere, and, in turn, transform the lives of everyone they touch – building a better, more accepting world for all of us.

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador-Recreation Inclusion Directory

Pdf: http://www.recreationnl.com/wp-content/uploads/Inclusion/Inclision-directory-december-2012.pdf

This directory lists all of the inclusive recreation programs and services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Petawawa - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to recreation services, available to Adult with special needs.

ParaSport Ontario-Eastern Region

Phone: (416) 426-7187
Web: www.parasportontario.ca

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that includes four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations: Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA), Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA), andOntario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA). These organizations deliver introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. This link is listing of adaptive recreation clubs throughout the Eastern region of Ontario. 

Special Olympics Ontario-Pembroke Area

Phone: (613) 687-4533
Web: http://pembroke.specialolympicsontario.ca/

Special Olympics Ontario is a volunteer driven organization with some 14000 athletes and 6000 volunteers registered across the province. Athletes range in age from eight to eighty and have the opportunity to train in sixteen official sports and numerous demonstration sports. At the community level, the Ottawa District Community of Special Olympics Ontario has 250 registered volunteers and over 600 registered athletes. Every facet of the programs from administration to coaching is run by volunteers. The primary objective of Special Olympics Ontario is to contribute to the physical, social and psychological development of people with intellectual disabilities through positive, successful experiences in sport.


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - North Bay - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Recreation services available to adults with special needs.

Special Olympics Ontario North Bay 

Web: http://northbay.specialolympicsontario.ca/

The North Bay District Community of Special Olympics Ontario has approximately 60 registered athletes and 15 volunteers. Every facet of this community is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It is the objective of Special Olympics North Bay to develop, promote, and guide Special Olympic athletes in a lifetime of activities.  Special Olympics North Bay shall provide leadership to promote programs in which participants may safely achieve their goals to their potential.

ParaSport Ontario-Northern Region 

Phone: (416) 426-7187
Web: www.parasportontario.ca

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that includes four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations: Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA), Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA), andOntario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA). These organizations deliver introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. This link is listing of adaptive recreation clubs throughout the Northern region of Ontario. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - National Capital - Adult


This webpage contains information about adaptive recreational programs for persons with disabilities.

Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre – Youth Empowerment and Transition Program

Phone: (613) 236-2558
Web: www.oilrc.com
Email: info@oilrc.com

The Youth Empowerment & Transition Program offers individuals with all disabilities ages 16 to 25 years old the chance to participate in a variety of activities which focus on empowerment and transition towards adulthood. The program is delivered through and social skills workshops, physical activities, and social outings.

A Post Psychiatric Leisure Experience (APPLE)

Phone: (613) 238-1209
Web: www.appledropin.com

APPLE is a non-profit organization run by and for people who have experienced mental health challenges. As Ottawa's oldest consumer-survivor initiative, APPLE strives to enhance the quality of life for members by offering mutual support and affordable recreational and cultural activities. They strive to offer a warm and safe atmosphere for members, all of whom have emotional or psychiatric challenges. APPLE works to prevent hospitalization through encouraging membership participation, including volunteer work and employment within the organization.  Their website has a current listing of leisure activities offered within the centre.

CAP Santé Outaouais

Phone: (819) 771-2277 or 1-800-363-0718
Web: www.capsante-outaouais.org

Health and community centre located in Gatineau. Offers volunteer opportunities for residents within the community. For more information please go to their website.

City of Ottawa

Phone: (613) 580-2400 or toll-free 866-261-9799
TTY (for the deaf, deafened and hard of hearing): 613-580-2401
Web: www.ottawa.ca

The city of Ottawa has many recreational, cultural and social programs for people with special needs. For more information please go to their website.

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This page was updated August 19, 2014

Recreation - Montreal - Adult


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Viomax

Web: http://www.viomax.org/

Viomax is a very dynamic nonprofit organization that offers a very wide programming of physical activities for persons with a physical disability. Viomax is the only organization in the metropolitan area to have a gym that is fully accessible to wheelchair users and mobility-impaired persons. The organization is distinguished by the unique expertise of its staff, by its programming which is very adapted to the specific needs of its members, and by its adapted equipment that enables its members to enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

Association régionale de loisirs pour personne handicapées (A.R.L.P.H.)

Web: www.aqlph.qc.ca

ARLPH promotes leisure and works to develop new tools to promote participation. (Website in French only)

Special Olympics Quebec

Phone: (514) 843-8778
Toll Free: 1 877 743-8778
Web: http://www.olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca/en/index.sn

With more than 5,550 taking part in the recreational or competition programs offered throughout Québec. SOQ's network of annual competitions includes 80 events for all skill levels and in each of its 17 official sports. In addition to programs specifically designed for people living with an intellectual disability, the Special Olympics movement encourages and facilitates their access to regular sports programs offered in their community in specific sports. It also has technical training and professional development opportunities for its members and volunteers.

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This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - London - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Recreation services available to adults with special needs.

ParaSport Ontario-Southwestern Region

Phone: (416) 426-7187
Web: www.parasportontario.ca

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that includes four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations: Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA), Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA), andOntario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA). These organizations deliver introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. This link is listing of adaptive recreation clubs throughout the Southwestern region of Ontario. 

Special Olympics Ontario-London

Phone: (519) 455-3323
Web: http://osolondon.com/

This is an organization that provides sports and fitness opportunities for over 400 athletes in London.


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Greenwood - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Recreation services available to adults with special needs.
Persons with Disabilities Online: Recreation and Active Living
Web: http://www.pwd-online.ca/pwdl.3st@.jsp
A Federal Government list of recreational and active opportunities available to Canadians with disabilities.


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This page was updated February 19, 2013

Adaptive Recreation - Moncton - Adult


This web page contains information and resources about recreational opportunities for adults with special needs.

Special Olympics New Brunswick

Phone: (506) 455-0404 
Web: http://specialolympicsnb.ca/

Special Olympics Canada is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport. The New Brunswick chapter offers sport participation opportunities for people with an intellectual disability. 

Para New Brunswick-Sport and Recreation

Phone: (506) 462-9555
Toll Free: 1-866-462-9555
Web: http://www.paranb.ca/home/

Para NB – Sport & Recreation leads the development and coordination of a system that engages New Brunswickers with physical disabilities in para sport, recreation and active living. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Kingston - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Recreation services available to adults with special needs.

Special Olympics Ontario Kingston

Web: http://kingston.specialolympicsontario.ca/

The primary objective of Special Olympics Ontario is to contribute to the physical, social and psychological development of people with intellectual disabilities through positive, successful experiences in sport.

ParaSport Ontario-Eastern Region

Phone: (406) 426-7187
Web: www.parasportontario.ca

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that includes four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations: Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA), Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA), andOntario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA). These organizations deliver introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. This link is listing of adaptive recreation clubs throughout the Eastern region of Ontario. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Goose Bay - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about a variety of recreation opportunities. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador

Phone: (709) 738-1923
Toll Free: 1-877-738-1913
Web: http://www.sonl.ca/

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador is a nonprofit organization serving the over 600 people with intellectual disabilities, with a presence across the province. With fourteen active clubs, serving eighty-two different communities, we are constantly expanding to add new programs in every part of the province. This provincial family of grass-roots volunteers, athletes, family and staff work tirelessly to ensure a quality sports experience for Special Olympics athletes and an accepting community for their families. Every day, talented volunteers and staff work to bring sports, education, and health programs to as many places as possible. Special Olympics ultimate vision is to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities everywhere, and, in turn, transform the lives of everyone they touch – building a better, more accepting world for all of us.

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador-Recreation Inclusion Directory

Pdf: http://www.recreationnl.com/wp-content/uploads/Inclusion/Inclision-directory-december-2012.pdf

This directory lists all of the inclusive recreation programs and services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Gander - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about a variety of recreation opportunities.

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador

Phone: (709) 738-1923
Toll Free: 1-877-738-1913
Web: http://www.sonl.ca/

Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador is a nonprofit organization serving the over 600 people with intellectual disabilities, with a presence across the province. With fourteen active clubs, serving eighty-two different communities, we are constantly expanding to add new programs in every part of the province. This provincial family of grass-roots volunteers, athletes, family and staff work tirelessly to ensure a quality sports experience for Special Olympics athletes and an accepting community for their families. Every day, talented volunteers and staff work to bring sports, education, and health programs to as many places as possible. Special Olympics ultimate vision is to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities everywhere, and, in turn, transform the lives of everyone they touch – building a better, more accepting world for all of us.

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador-Recreation Inclusion Directory

Pdf: http://www.recreationnl.com/wp-content/uploads/Inclusion/Inclision-directory-december-2012.pdf

This directory lists all of the inclusive recreation programs and services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Gagetown - Adult


On this page you will find information and resources about recreation opportunities for adults with special needs.

Special Olympics New Brunswick

Phone: (506) 455-0404 
Web: http://specialolympicsnb.ca/

Special Olympics Canada is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport. The New Brunswick chapter offers sport participation opportunities for people with an intellectual disability. 

Para New Brunswick-Sport and Recreation

Phone: (506) 462-9555
Toll Free: 1-866-462-9555
Web: www.http://www.paranb.ca/home/

Para NB – Sport & Recreation leads the development and coordination of a system that engages New Brunswickers with physical disabilities in para sport, recreation and active living. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Edmonton - Adult


This web page contains information and resources about recreational opportunities for adults with special needs.

People with Special Needs-City of Edmonton

Web: http://www.edmonton.ca/for_residents/programs/people-with-special-needs.aspx

The City of Edmonton is strongly committed to providing the best services to all Edmontonians, including those with special needs. The city's initiatives include improving the accessibility of City recreation facilities - leisure centres, arenas, parks, golf courses, and attractions; and providing and promoting recreational opportunities for people with special needs.

Alberta Recreation & Parks Association-Diversity Program

Web: http://arpaonline.ca/program/diversity/

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is all about promoting inclusion and active living lifestyles for Canadians with a disability through communication and collaboration. The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is proud to be a key partner in the Alberta Initiative of the ALACD. The collaboration of these two organizations creates a strong vision of a healthier, active Canadian disability population. This webpage includes information about not only this program but also a listing of adaptive recreation programs throughout Alberta. 


This page was updated November 14, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Cold Lake - Adult


This web page contains information and resources about recreational opportunities for adults with special needs.

Alberta Recreation & Parks Association-Diversity Program

Web: http://arpaonline.ca/program/diversity/

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is all about promoting inclusion and active living lifestyles for Canadians with a disability through communication and collaboration. The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is proud to be a key partner in the Alberta Initiative of the ALACD. The collaboration of these two organizations creates a strong vision of a healthier, active Canadian disability population. This webpage includes information about not only this program but also a listing of adaptive recreation programs throughout Alberta. 


This page was updated November 12, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Calgary - Adult


This web page contains information and resources about recreational opportunities for adults with special needs.

City of Calgary-Recreation Discovery-Recreation Resouce Directory for People with Disabilities 2014

Pdf: www.calgary.ca

This resource directory provides information on recreation and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities, and promotes the recreation and leisure service delivery of not-for-profit agencies serving people with disabilities throughout Calgary.

Alberta Recreation & Parks Association-Diversity Program

Web: http://arpaonline.ca/program/diversity/

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) is all about promoting inclusion and active living lifestyles for Canadians with a disability through communication and collaboration. The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is proud to be a key partner in the Alberta Initiative of the ALACD. The collaboration of these two organizations creates a strong vision of a healthier, active Canadian disability population. This webpage includes information about not only this program but also a listing of adaptive recreation programs throughout Alberta. 


This page was updated November 21, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - Borden - Adult


This web page has a listing of Adaptive Recreation services available to adults with special needs.

Catulpa Community Support Services

Phone:  (705) 725-7997
Toll free from area code 905: 1-888-666-6012 ext 232
Web: www.catulpa.on.ca

Catulpa Community Support Services is a community-based, multi service agency supporting individuals and families throughout Simcoe County.
Services include:

  • Supports for children and adults who have developmental disabilities, and their families
  • Wraparound services for families and individuals
  • Early Intervention services
  • CAP-C programs to promote the healthy development of children
  • Supports for children with physical disabilities and their families
  • Crisis Response for individuals with dual diagnosis
  • Regional supports and Case Coordination for children with Complex Special Needs
  • Inclusive Recreation Services
  • Catulpa Community Support Services’ philosophy is to provide support to families and individuals through partnerships. We are dedicated to providing services and programs that respond to the social-emotional, developmental and community needs of children, adolescents, families and adults.

ParaSport Ontario-Central Region

Phone: (416) 426-7187
Web: www.parasportontario.ca

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that includes four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations: Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA), Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA), andOntario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA). These organizations deliver introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. This link is listing of adaptive recreation clubs throughout the Central region of Ontario. 

Special Olympics Ontario-Barrie 

Web: http://barrie.specialolympicsontario.ca/

The Barrie Community Special Olympics provides year round athletic programs for over 200 athletes in 12 different sports, locally.


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Recreation - Bagotville - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Recreation services available to adults with special needs.

Local office: Association régionale de loisirs pour les personnes handicapées du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Phone: (418) 545-4132
Web: www.lavilla.ca/arlph/

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean - Regional Association of recreation for people with disabilities in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. (This website is offered in French only)

Association régionale de loisirs pour personne handicapées (A.R.L.P.H.)

Web: www.aqlph.qc.ca

ARLPH promotes leisure and works to develop new tools to promote participation. (Website is offered in French only)

Special Olympics Quebec

Phone: (514) 843-8778
Toll Free: 1 877 743-8778
Web: http://www.olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca/en/index.sn

With more than 5,550 taking part in the recreational or competition programs offered throughout Québec. SOQ's network of annual competitions includes 80 events for all skill levels and in each of its 17 official sports. In addition to programs specifically designed for people living with an intellectual disability, the Special Olympics movement encourages and facilitates their access to regular sports programs offered in their community in specific sports. It also has technical training and professional development opportunities for its members and volunteers.


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This page was updated August 19, 2014

Counselling/Mental Health - Calgary - Children & Youth


On this web page you will find information and resources about mental health and counselling.  Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Counselling

Mental Health


Counselling

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Armed Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members.  MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.

Calgary MFRC

Phone:  (403) 410-2320
Web:  www.familyforce.ca

The Calgary MFRC offers a variety of health and wellness programs that assist CF members and their families cope with Military Lifestyle challenges.  These programs include education and prevention workshops, referals to resources in the community, and short term crisis intervention and support.

Psychologists Association of Alberta

Please note that most CF members and their families may be covered for some compensation for psychological services through the Public Service Health Care Plan with a referral from a physician.  Please check with your extended health care plan for more information.

Phone: (780) 424-0294
Toll free 1 (888) 424-0297
Web: www.psychologistsassociation.ab.ca

The Psychologists Association of Alberta website has a comprehensive listing of psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.

To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: check with your extended health care plan or family doctor for what financial coverage will be provided.

Theravive-Find A Therapist

Web: http://www.theravive.com/cities/ab/counselling-calgary.aspx

Theravive is a network of licensed and professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists who uphold clear, compassionate values in therapy. Theravive will help you get connected to the right professional, giving you a better direction, new goals, and a clearer understanding of how to get there. Therapists on Theravive specialize in every form of counseling, including anxiety, trauma / PTSD, depression, families, relationships, career, addictions, children, eating disorders, couples, and marriages.

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Mental Health

Mental Health Helpline

24 Hour Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
Web:  http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/facilities.asp?pid=saf&rid=1047134

The Mental Health Helpline provides 24 hour telephone advice, assessment, referal, crisis intervention and support.

Kids Help Phone

Phone: 1 800 668 6868
Web: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Kids/Home.aspx

Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth available 24/7.

Mental Health Emergency Response Team

Phone:  see website
Web:  http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/facilities.asp?pid=service&rid=432

The Mental Health Emergency Response Team provides immediate crisis assessment, intervention and referral to the appropriate mental health service.

Access Mental Health

Phone: (403) 943-1500 Ext 1
Web: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services.asp?pid=service&rid=2381

Access Mental Health is a non-emergent access and intake point for Calgary Health Region Mental Health Services. It also acts as a centralized mental health information source for the Calgary region. Specifically, Access Mental Health assists new clients who are attempting to gain entry to Calgary Zone Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. In addition, it represents "one face" to Calgary Zone Mental Health Services to increase clarity and decrease confusion around available resources. Furthermore, it provides accurate information about mental health services to external and internal services including wait times.

Children's Link Society-Mental Health Services

Phone: (403) 230-9158
Web: http://www.childrenslink.ca/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabIndex=1&tabid=86&directoryId=128

The Children's Link Society provides resources, parent to parent connections and hope to families and professionals who care for and work with children and youth with a mental illness. An excellent listing of the mental health services and resources in the Calgary region.   

Health Link Alberta - Mental Health and Wellness

24 Hour Help Line: 1-866-408-5465
Web:  www.myhealth.alberta.ca

This webpage is part of  the Health Link Alberta site which provides 24 hour telephone advice from nurses. This page provides a list of topics related to mental health issues and concerns.

Adolescent Day Treatment Program

Phone:  (403) 802-2265
Web:  http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/facilities.asp?pid=service&rid=4098

The Adolescent Day Treatment Program provides theraputic groups for youth dealing with mental health diagnosis.

Maven Health and Wellness

Phone: (403) 313-8309
Web: www.mavenhealth.com

Maven Health and Wellness consists of a group of mental health professionals that provide assessment and treatment for those that may suffer from anxiety/depression and related psychological problems.

Calgary Military Family Resource Centre-Prevention, Support and Intervention

Phone: (403) 410-2320 Ext. 3590
Web: http://www.familyforce.ca/sites/Calgary/EN/Pages/default.aspx

Prevention Support and Intervention Services (PSI) consists of professional and caring social workers.  They provide short-term counselling, crisis support, assessment and referral, and education and prevention programming.  Services are free and confidential to military members and their families.  Since no referral is required, services are very timely.  The Social Workers primarily support the parents in coping, finding strategies, finding health, financial, community resources. This is an excellent resource for while waiting for an assessment.

Psychologists Association of Alberta

Please note that most CF members and their families may be covered for some compensation for psychological services through the Public Service Health Care Plan with a referral from a physician.  Please check with your extended health care plan for more information.

Web: http://www.psychologistsassociation.ab.ca/

PAA provides a list of practicing psychologist in Alberta.  A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people are facing in their life.  Are you dealing with abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, parenting challenges?  A psychologist can help with these issues and many more.   Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.  Please note that you will need a doctor's referral to have the cost of a psychologist cover by your extended health care.

EMentalHealth.ca

Web: http://www.ementalhealth.ca

EMentalHealth.ca provides information about mental health resources and services available in your local area.  This website has information about local support groups, crisis supports, mental health facilities and information about mental illnesses.

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This page was updated November 21, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Esquimalt - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

CF Mental Health and Social Work Services

Phone: (250) 363-4411
(Please note the Canadian Forces Member must initiate the contact with the Mental Health Team)

The Mental Health Clinic is an intergrated team of civilian and military professionals, which include Social Workers, Chaplains, Education Coordinators, Addiction Counsellors, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist and Psychiatrist.  If you are facing some difficulties, they are there to help you get a better understanding of your concerns and to develop with you the skills/strategies for overcoming and dealing with the situation.  At the Mental Health Clinic, staff do a quick intake assessment to determine your needs.  This initial consultation attempts to answer all the individuals questions related to their services, including issues such as confidentiality and appointment booking.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (250) 363-7647
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: (250) 363-3051 or 1-800-883-6094 (CF Member)
Web: www.osiss.ca
Family Support Network Phone:  (250) 363-3313 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Phone: (250) 595-0044
Web: http://drcvictoria.com/

The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is a not-for-profit organization that helps people with all types of disabilities lead independent lives. They help to link clients and community organizations with services that benefit them.

Mens Trauma Centre

Phone: (250) 381-6367
Website: http://www.menstrauma.com

The Mens Trauma Centre is a non profit society that provides counselling services for PTSD/OSIs, as well as other services.

The TrailRider Hiking with the Disabled Program

Phone: (250) 598-2402
Web: http://accvi.ca/index.php/trailrider-program 

This is a program for persons with disabilities where they go hiking on a trail rider, a non-motorised, one-wheeled device that is sort of a cross between a wheelbarrow and a baby jogger, and which folds up to fit in the back of a mid-sized SUV.

Northern Health

Phone: (250) 565-2649
Website: http://www.northernhealth.ca/

Northern health provides a variety of health care services to around 300,000 people in British Columbia.

Honour House

Phone: 778-397-4399
Web: https://honourhouse.ca/

Honour House provides a temporary home for our Canadian Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver Area. Honour House is proud to support brave Canadians and their families by providing them with a home away from home where they can recuperate and forget about the financial stresses associated with their need to leave home for treatment.

Winch House

Phone: (604) 395-4370
Web: http://www.newchelsea.ca/veterans-first-responders-housing/

Winch House is a fully-furnished townhouse in the Chelsea Gardens family housing complex at 1079 East 52nd Avenue in Vancouver. This facility is a “home away from home” for Afghanistan war veterans and civilian first-responders and family members to recover from injuries, including psychological damage caused by post-traumatic stress disorder. Therapists are available for children’s, couples and family counseling to help in the healing process. Set in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood next to a children’s playground, this townhouse is a perfect place for these honored residents to get the help they really need.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website.)


This page was updated November 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - St. John’s - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (709) 570-4873

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC): provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force. We cater to both referral and walk-in clients, to long-term injured personnel and to members planning for retirement due to their medical condition. We respond to queries from family members regarding support services and programs for ill and injured personnel, and provide referrals as appropriate. Call or drop-in to Building 309, Pleasantville 2nd floor.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website.)

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.veterans.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (709) 772-2611 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

The Canadian Mental Health Association

Web:  www.cmhanl.ca
Phone:  (709) 737-4668
Toll Free:1-888-737-4668

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Division (CMHA-NL), is a voluntary, non-profit, charitable organization established in 1964 to promote a better understanding of mental health and mental illness in the province. As a division of the national Canadian Mental Health Association, our mission is to promote the mental health of all our citizens, and to support the resilience and recovery of people and families living with the realities of mental illness.

Eastern Health - Mental Health Program

Phone: (709) 777-3300
Web: http://www.easternhealth.ca/OurServices.aspx?d=1&id=158&p=74

Eastern Health’s Mental Health Program is offered at Waterford Hospital. The Waterford Hospital provides a variety of out-patient and community based services to those who are dealing with mental health challenges. Mostly acute care is offered at this facility. Go to their website or contact them for further information.


This page was updated March 04, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Shilo - Adult


Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web:   http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Peer Support Network Phone:  (204) 765-3000 ext 4186 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (204) 765-3000 ext 4031 (Family Member)
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Intergrated Personnel Support Centre Family Liaison Officer-Family Support for injured CF members

Phone:  (204) 765-3000 ext 3627
Web:  http://www.familyforce.ca/sites/Shilo/EN/

Our IPSC Family Liaison Officer (FLO) offers social work services in the form of both direct counselling and comprehensive referral services for Canadian Forces families and Veterans. This service is co-located with other affiliate service providers at the Integrated Personnel Support Centre (Building L-106, immediately to the north of Base Headquarters).

The overall mission of the IPSC is to support injured and ill CF members and Veterans. The specific role of the Family Liaison Officer is to aid the families of these individuals by implementing flexible and voluntary social support services, customized to the specific requirements of each family. The multi-disciplinary nature of the IPSC team allows for fast and efficient coordination of various different services, all located under one roof.

Services are available on a drop-in basis, or by appointment. Off-base appointments and home visits are available upon request.

This service is free of charge, and confidential.

For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact the Family Liaison Officer or visit www.familyforce.ca .

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.


This page was updated July 02, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Suffield - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website.)

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 or
Web:  http://www.veterans.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: http://www.osiss.ca/
Peer Support Network Phone:  (403) 292-4901 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.


This page was updated November 21, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Thunder Bay - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca

Regional Coordinator Central:  (613) 541-5010 ext 4294

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Toronto - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web:  http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (416) 633-6200 ext 2665 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (905) 755-8038 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences

Phone: (905) 521-5018
Web: www.macanxiety.com

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic provides treatment for anxiety disorders. Their website offers a variety of information on anxiety disorders and a free online screening test. Individuals may participate in this online screening if they are experiencing a range of anxiety symptoms.

Intergrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (416) 633-6200 ext. 2666
Web: www.familyforce.ca

Through an integrated and individual-centric service delivery model, ensure the coordination and facilitation of standardized, high quality, consistent personal and administrative support during all phases of recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration on return to service or transition following release, for all injured and ill Canadian Forces members and former members, their families and the families of the deceased.

Services offered by the Family Liaison Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Referrals to mental health services for adults and children
  • Access to educational/prevention-based programs in the community
  • Short-term individual or group support for families of ill/injured and deceased CF members
  • Outreach support to families within the Toronto IPSC catchment area.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences


This page was updated July 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Trenton - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (613) 392-2811 ext 5060 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (613) 392-2811 ext 5058 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: IPSC office / Contact: Mike (613) 392-2811 ext. 7257       
MFRC office / (613) 955-0646

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force and their family. The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer. The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in to family members in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team. The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Wainwright - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: http://www.forces.gc.ca/

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website.)

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 
Web:  http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: http://www.osiss.ca/

Peer Support Network Phone:  (403) 292-4901 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

CF Base Health Services Centre

Phone: (780) 842-1363 ext. 1720
(Please note the Canadian Forces Member must initiate the contact with the Mental Health Team)

The Base Health Services Centre is an intergrated team of civilian and military professionals, which include Social Workers, Chaplains, Education Coordinators, Addiction Counsellors, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist and Psychiatrist. If you are facing some difficulties, they are there to help you get a better understanding of your concerns and to develop with you the skills/strategies for overcoming and dealing with the situation. At the Mental Health Clinic, staff do a quick intake assessment to determine your needs. This initial consultation attempts to answer all the individuals questions related to their services, including issues such as confidentiality and appointment booking.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (780) 842-1363
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.


This page was updated November 20, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Winnipeg - Adult


Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Peer Support Network Phone:  (204) 984-0878 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (204) 831-3444 (Family Member)
Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (204) 833-2500 ext. 4478

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Deer Lodge Operational Stress Injury Clinic

Phone: (204) 831-3420
Toll free: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.deerlodge.mb.ca

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals. Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only. Contact the clinic for further information or go to their website for a detailed description of their programs and services.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.


This page was updated July 03, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Yellowknife - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (867) 873-0700
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/information-for/caf/ipsc

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.


This page was updated November 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Bagotville - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transition to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone: (418) 648-5049 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone: (418) 844-5000 ext: 5374 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operational stress injury. As well as information and support for family members. For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre

Phone: (418) 677-7468
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force. The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liaison Officer. The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team. The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.  All information and inquires on this program can be directed to the Bagotville MFRC at (418) 677-7468.

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Phone: (514) 738-1881
Toll free: 1 800-363-2644
Email: info@ordrepsy.qc.ca
Web: www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec has for central mission to protect the public. To fulfill this mission, the Order ensures the quality of the services provided by its members, promotes the development of the profession, and works to keep psychological services accessible. You will be able to find lists psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.

To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: If you are a CF member check with your Base hospital on the recommended process to cover your consultation fees.


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This page was updated March 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Borden - Adult


CAF Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The CAF Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 or
Web: www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Regional Coordinator Central:  (613) 541-5010 ext 4294
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (705) 424-1200

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

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This page was updated July 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Calgary - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Armed Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members.  MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web:  www.veterans.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: http://www.osiss.ca/
Peer Support Network Phone:  (403) 292-4901 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (403) 686-7681
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/information-for/caf/ipsc 

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic

Phone: (780) 342-2792
Toll-free: 1-877-657-5770
Web: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services.asp?pid=service&rid=1009318

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals. Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only. Contact the clinic for further information or go to their website for a detailed description of their programs and services.


This page was updated November 21, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Central Saskatchewan - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 
Web: www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca

Peer Support Network Phone:  (306) 975-6147(Military Member and Veteran)
OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre

Phone:1-866-522-2122 
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/information-canadian-forces/ipsc

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force. The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liaison Officer. The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team. The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs. 


This page was updated July 02, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Cold Lake - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, and Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.veterans.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transition to civilian life through the following services: case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Regional Coordinator Western:  (780) 973-4011 ext 2534
Family Peer Support Coordinator: (780) 973-4011 ext. 6335
Peer Support Coordinator: (780) 973-4011 ext. 6657

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operational stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (780) 840-8000 ext. 8215
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/information-for/caf/ipsc

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force. The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liaison Officer. The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team. The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs. 


This page was updated November 12, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Comox - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (250) 339-8211
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Honour House

Phone: 778-397-4399
Web: https://honourhouse.ca/

Honour House provides a temporary home for our Canadian Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver Area. Honour House is proud to support brave Canadians and their families by providing them with a home away from home where they can recuperate and forget about the financial stresses associated with their need to leave home for treatment.

Winch House

Phone: (604) 395-4370
Web: http://www.newchelsea.ca/veterans-first-responders-housing/

Winch House is a fully-furnished townhouse in the Chelsea Gardens family housing complex at 1079 East 52nd Avenue in Vancouver. This facility is a “home away from home” for Afghanistan war veterans and civilian first-responders and family members to recover from injuries, including psychological damage caused by post-traumatic stress disorder. Therapists are available for children’s, couples and family counseling to help in the healing process. Set in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood next to a children’s playground, this townhouse is a perfect place for these honored residents to get the help they really need.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website.)

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: (250) 339-8211 ext 7215 or 1-800-883-6094 (CF Member)
Web: www.osiss.ca
Family Support Network Phone:  (250) 363-3313 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.


This page was updated October 23, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Edmonton- Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web:  www.veterans.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (780)-973-4011 ext 6657 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (780) 973-4011 et 6335 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (780) 973-4011 ext. 2533
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/information-for/caf/ipsc

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Edmonton Operational Stress Injury Clinic

Phone: (780) 342-2792
Toll-free number: 1-877-657-5770
Web: www.albertahealthservices.ca

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals. Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only. Contact the clinic for further information or go to their website for a detailed description of their programs and services.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Passages Program

Phone: (780) 414-6311
Web: http://www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca/bins/site_page.asp?cid=284-1189-1693-2106&lang=1

The Passages Program was developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association to help support and assist military members over 18 years of age and veterans who have been medically discharged from the military.  Their purpose is to help military members navigate the challenging transition from the Canadian Forces to Community Life. This resource may be accessed by referral only. Please contact them by phone for further information on this program.


This page was updated November 14, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Gagetown - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CAF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Peer Support Network Phone: (506) 357-5923 or (506) 357-5738 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone: (506) 357-5932 (Family Member)
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic - Fredericton

Phone: (506) 474-2265
Web: http://en.horizonnb.ca/home

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals.  Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only.  Go to the how to access services section of their website for more information on the referral process.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (506) 422-2000 ext: 4407

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 or
Web:  www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports. 

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This page was updated March 05, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Gander - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: http://www.forces.gc.ca/

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, and Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. 

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transition to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (709) 772-2611 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

CF Mental Health and Social Work Services

Phone: (709) 256-1703 ext. 1424

(Please note the Canadian Forces Member must initiate the contact with the Mental Health Team)
Gander has Base Social Workers on hand to deal with the challenges military members and their families face after an operational injury.  Contact the Base Social Worker via phone for further information and assistance. If you are facing some difficulties, they are there to help you get a better understanding of your concerns and to develop with you the skills/strategies for overcoming and dealing with the situation. At the Mental Health Clinic, staff members do a quick intake assessment to determine your needs. This initial consultation attempts to answer all the individuals questions related to their services, including issues such as confidentiality and appointment booking.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (706) 256-1703
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liaison Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.


This page was updated June 26, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Goose Bay - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website.)

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (709) 772-2611 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.


This page was updated June 26, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Greenwood - Adult


Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia- Valley Chapter

Phone: (902) 582-7443
Web: http://braininjuryns.com/

The Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization which provides support for people with brain injuries and their families.  This organization serves as an advocacy group with the government, the public and the health care system.

Annapolis Valley Health Services - Soldiers Memorial

Phone: (902) 825-3411
Web: www.avdha.nshealth.ca

The Soldiers Memorial Hospital is a full service, community facility providing acute care.  Soldiers Memorial is available to veterans and their families. They provide a variety of mental health services and operate in Middleton.  Go to their website for a complete listing of all available mental health services.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Peer Support Network Phone: (902) 687-7930 ext 2262
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (902) 765-1494

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Base Mental Health Services

Phone: (902) 765-1494 ext. 5215

Base Mental Health Services is an intergrated team of civilian and military professionals, which include Social Workers, Chaplains, Education Coordinators, Addiction Counsellors, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist and Psychiatrist. If you are facing some difficulties, they are there to help you get a better understanding of your concerns and to develop with you the skills/strategies for overcoming and dealing with the situation. At the Mental Health Clinic, staff do a quick intake assessment to determine your needs. This initial consultation attempts to answer all the individuals questions related to their services, including issues such as confidentiality and appointment booking.


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This page was updated June 26, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Halifax and Shearwater - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web:  www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services: case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca/
Peer Support Network Phone:  (902) 721-1029 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (902) 802-0874 or (902) 426-7486 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.veterans.gc.ca

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force. The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer. The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team. The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.


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This page was updated March 04, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Kingston - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (613) 545-8452 or 1-866-845-5757 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (613) 545-8616 ext 2231(Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre

Phone:  (613) 541-5010 ext. 3989
Web: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/information-canadian-forces/ipsc

Joshua Levine, Social Worker (IPSC)
Joshua Levine is a Registered social worker with over seventeen years of clincial social work experience. He has worked in the fields of child welfare and, children's and adult mental health. He is a regular contributor to the Garrison newspaper and has facilitated a psycho-educational workshop on Parenting After Separation and Divorce. Josh is pleased to be working with military families and the families of ill and injured CF personnel out of the Integrated Personnel Support Centre. 


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This page was updated July 04, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - London - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 or
Web: www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services: case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone: (519) 685-4292 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury. As well as information and support for family members. For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (519) 660-5275 ext. 5169

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force. The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer. The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team. The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Parkwood Operational Stress Injury Clinic - Parkwood Hospital Veterans Care Program

Phone: (519) 685-4292
Toll-free number: 1-888-237-6967
Web: www.sjhc.london.on.ca

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals. Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only. Contact the clinic for further information or go to their website for a detailed description of their programs and services.


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This page was updated July 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Mainland BC - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Vancouver Operational Stress Injury Clinic - University of British Columbia Hospital

Phone: (604) 331-8990
Toll-free: 1-855-331-8990
Web: www.bcosi.ca

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals. Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only. Contact the clinic for further information or go to their website for a detailed description of their programs and services.

Vancouver Coastal Health

Phone: (604) 736-2033
Website: http://www.vch.ca
GF Strong Acquired Brain injury Program http://www.vch.ca/gfstrong/programs/abi

Vancouver Coastal Health provides various health care services.

Vancouver Island Health (VIHA)

Phone: (250) 370-8699
Website: http://www.viha.ca
Neuroscience Health http://www.viha.ca/neuroscience_health/default.htm

VIHA provides health care services for people on Vancouver Island, and the mainland. If you go to their website you will find health information, health services and facilities,and career opportunities.

Fraser Health

Phone: (604) 933-2050
Website: www.fraserhealth.ca/home/

Fraser Health provides various integrated health services ranging from acute care hospitals to community based residential, home health, mental health and public health services.

Acquired Brain Injury Program http://www.fraserhealth.ca/your_care/acquired_brain_injury_program/

Honour House

Phone: 778-397-4399
Web: https://honourhouse.ca/

Honour House provides a temporary home for our Canadian Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver Area. Honour House is proud to support brave Canadians and their families by providing them with a home away from home where they can recuperate and forget about the financial stresses associated with their need to leave home for treatment.

Winch House

Phone: (604) 395-4370
Web: http://www.newchelsea.ca/veterans-first-responders-housing/

Winch House is a fully-furnished townhouse in the Chelsea Gardens family housing complex at 1079 East 52nd Avenue in Vancouver. This facility is a “home away from home” for Afghanistan war veterans and civilian first-responders and family members to recover from injuries, including psychological damage caused by post-traumatic stress disorder. Therapists are available for children’s, couples and family counseling to help in the healing process. Set in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood next to a children’s playground, this townhouse is a perfect place for these honored residents to get the help they really need.

Provincial Health Services

Website: http://www.phsa.ca/default.htm

One of six health authorities in BC and their role is to ensure all BC residents had a network of high quality healthcare services.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance. (Based on the Description on the M.A.P. website).

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web:  http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS)

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Vancouver:  (604) 666-2157 (CF Member)
Interior BC:  (250) 339-8211 ext 7215 (CF Member)
Web: www.osiss.ca

Operational Stress Injury Social Support is the peer support organization developed to assist military members and their families to manage operational stress injuries.


This page was updated October 23, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Meaford - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (519) 685-4292 ext 42277 (Military Member and Veteran)|
Family Support Network Phone:  (905) 572-4041(Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (519) 538-1371

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.


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This page was updated July 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Moncton - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CAF members with operational injuries.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Peer Support Network Phone: (506) 357-5923 or (506) 357-5738 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone: (506) 357-5932 (Family Member)
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic - Fredericton

Phone: (506) 474-2265
Web: http://en.horizonnb.ca

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals.  Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only.  Go to the how to access services section of their website for more information on the referral process.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (506) 422-2000 ext: 4407

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 or
Web:  www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

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This page was updated March 05, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Montreal - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (450) 358-7099 poste 6575 (Military Member and Veteran) or (514) 252-2777 poste 2502
Family Support Network Phone:  (514) 252-2777 poste 6817 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/
Phone:  (405) 358-7099 ext. 5190

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

CF Base Mental Health Services

Phone: (450) 358-7099 ext. 6720 or (514) 252-2777 ext. 4668
(Please note the Canadian Forces Member must initiate the contact with the Mental Health Team)
Base Mental Health Services is an integrated team of civilian and military professionals, which include Social Workers, Chaplains, Education Coordinators, Addiction Counsellors, Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist and Psychiatrist. If you are facing some difficulties, they are there to help you get a better understanding of your concerns and to develop with you the skills/strategies for overcoming and dealing with the situation. At the Mental Health Clinic, staff do a quick intake assessment to determine your needs. This initial consultation attempts to answer all the individuals questions related to their services, including issues such as confidentiality and appointment booking.

Anxiety Disorders Clinic – Douglas Hospital

Phone: Main switchboard: (514) 761-6131 / Evaluation liaison ext. 2228
Clinic number: (514) 769-8502
Web: http://www.douglas.qc.ca/

The Douglas hospital provides psychological assessment and CBT for individuals and their families. Most treatment offered is for anxiety disorders but they also provide treatment for a variety of other mental health disorders such as Depression, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of Dementia, Schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis, Bipolar disorder and Behavioural disorders. Clients must be referred by their general practitioner or their family doctor in order to qualify for these services. Go to their website for more detailed information on their specialized mental health services.

Ste. Anne Operational Stress Injury Clinic

Phone: (514) 457-3440 ext. 3200
Toll free: 1-866-750-0422
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca

The Operational Stress Injury Clinics (OSI Clinics) provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals. Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only. Contact the clinic for further information or go to their website for a detailed description of their programs and services.

Trauma Studies Centre

Phone: (514) 251-4000 ext. 3754
Web: www.hlhl.qc.ca

The Trauma Studies Centre (TSC) offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for individuals who have experienced traumatic events and developed Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Phone: (514) 738-1881
Toll free: 1 800-363-2644
Email: info@ordrepsy.qc.ca
Web: www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec has for central mission to protect the public. To fulfill this mission, the Order ensures the quality of the services provided by its members, promotes the development of the profession, and works to keep psychological services accessible. You will be able to find lists psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.
* To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: If you are a CF member check with your Base hospital on the recommended process to cover your consultation fees.


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This page was updated July 07, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Moose Jaw - Adult


On this web page you will find information and resources about support for CF members with operational injuries. Click on the topic area you are interested in below.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Peer Support Network Phone:  (506) 357-5923 or (506) 357-5738 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (506) 357-5932 (Family Member)
Web: www.osiss.ca

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (506) 422-2000 ext: 4407

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122 or
Web:  www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.


This page was updated July 02, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - National Capital - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, and Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web:  www.vac-acc.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transition to civilian life through the following services: case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (613) 736-0278 (Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (613) 736-0278 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operational stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (613) 945-6600

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liaison Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Ottawa Operational Stress Injury Clinic

Phone: (613) 722-6521
Toll-free number: 1-877-683-4403
Web: www.rohcg.on.ca

The Operational Stress Injury Clinic (OSI Clinic) is offered through the Royal Ottawa Hospital Group.  They provide a specialized outpatient program that serves Veterans of the Canadian Forces, active Canadian Forces members, and eligible members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). OSI Clinics also provide services to family members of these individuals. Services offered at the OSI Clinic can be accessed through referral only. Contact the clinic for further information or go to their website for a detailed description of their programs and services.


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This page was updated July 04, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Petawawa - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-support-services-map/member-assistance-program.page

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (613) 687-9203 or (613) 732-9051(Military Member and Veteran)
Family Support Network Phone:  (613) 687-7373 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (613) 687-5511 ext. 3599 (IPSC) (613) 687-7587 (MFRC)
Family Liasion Officer: (613) 687-5511 ext. 2834

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Base Mental Health Services – Warrior Support Centre

Phone: (613) 687-5511 ext. 4600

The Warrior Support Centre provides bilingual support and services to meet the emotional needs of military members and their families. They offer individual mental health and psycho-social counseling, consultation and diagnoses support from a psychiatrist or psychologist, and much more. Contact the centre for more information on their programs and services.


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - Valcartier - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone:  1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transistion to civilian life through the following services:  case-management, individual and family counselling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: www.osiss.ca
Peer Support Network Phone:  (418) 525-4444 ext 73102 (Military Member and Veteran)Family Support Network Phone:  (418) 844-5000 poste 5374 (Family Member)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone:  (418) 884-8282 (418) 884-6060
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liaison Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Phone: (514) 738-1881
Toll free: 1 800-363-2644
Email: info@ordrepsy.qc.ca
Web: www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec has for central mission to protect the public. To fulfill this mission, the Order ensures the quality of the services provided by its members, promotes the development of the profession, and works to keep psychological services accessible. You will be able to find lists psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.
* To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: If you are a CF member check with your Base hospital on the recommended process to cover your consultation fees.


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This page was updated July 08, 2014

Canadian Forces Member with Operational Injury - North Bay - Adult


Member Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.

Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) – Support for CF Families

Phone: 1-866-522-2122
Web: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Affairs offers CF Veterans and their families make a transition to civilian life through the following services: case-management, individual and family counseling, rehabilitation, group health insurance, and other family supports.

Operation Stress Injury Social Support OSISS

Phone: 1-800-883-6094
Web: http://www.osiss.ca/
Peer Support Network Phone:  (613) 541-5010 ext 4294 (Military Member and Veteran)

OSISS offers information and support for military members and veterans with an operationial stress injury.  As well as information and support for family members.  For military members OSISS offers the Peer Support Network and for families OSISS offers the Family Support Network.

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC)

Phone: (705) 494-2011

Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) provides a “One Stop Service” for ill and injured CF personnel, both Regular Force and Reserve Force.  The Integrated Personnel Support Centre consists of a multi-disciplinary team including a Family Liason Officer.  The role of the Family Liaison Officer is to provide standardized and consistent care in collaboration with the Canadian Forces IPSC team.  The main responsibility of this position is to provide direct support, short-term intervention and other related services and supports to civilian family members of Canadian Forces Personnel coping with illness, injury and/or special needs.


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Counselling - North Bay - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to counselling available to adults who have special needs

Community Counseling Centre of Nipissing - Community Support Advocacy Program

Phone: (705) 472-6515
Web: http://www.cccnip.com/index.html

The Community Support Advocacy Program is available to individuals with cognitive delays acquired during his/her formative years of development.  Services include emotional support to help empower individuals and their families to advocate on their own behalf; accessing and coordinating community services; locating suitable accommodations; accessing funding; and providing money management skills or trusteeship.  Services are also offered in French.

Member Assistance Program 

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members. MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.

North Bay MFRC - Prevention Support and Intervention

Phone: (705) 494-2011 ext 2026
Web: http://www.familyforce.ca/sites/NorthBay/EN/Health%20and%20Wellness/Pages/default.aspx

North Bay MFRC Prevention, Support and Intervention is a service designed to enhance the social and emotional well-being of CF families.

This is a confidential service offered to CF Members and their families. We have very strict policies regarding confidentiality. Any information shared with the Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator will remain strictly among staff at the Military Family Resource Centre and this is on a “need to know basis”. The military chain of command would only be involved with the client’s request and written permission.

We are able to assist our families by providing the following:

  • Education and Prevention
  • Short-Term Intervention and Crisis Support
  • Assessment and Referral

Some areas of difficulty may be the following: Stress, Anxiety, Marital difficulties, Financial difficulties, Difficulties with children, Conflict at work, Feelings of depression, Fatigue, Low self-esteem, Feelings of loss, Loneliness, isolated, and Addiction
For information and/or assistance with any of the above areas, please contact our Coordinator, Linda Pyke at 494-2011 ext 2026.

The Ontario Psychological Association

Please note that most CF members and their families may be covered for some compensation for psychological services through the Public Service Health Care Plan with a referral from a physician.  Please check with your extended health care plan for more information.

Web: http://opajoomla.knowledge4you.ca/

OPA provides a list of practicing psychologist in Ontario.  A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people are facing in their life.  Are you dealing with abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, parenting challenges?  A psychologist can help with these issues and many more.   Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.  Please note that you will need a doctor's referral to have the cost of a psychologist cover by your extended health care.

Theravive-Find A Therapist

Web: http://www.theravive.com/cities/on/counselling-north-bay.aspx

Theravive is a network of licensed and professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists who uphold clear, compassionate values in therapy. Theravive will help you get connected to the right professional, giving you a better direction, new goals, and a clearer understanding of how to get there. Therapists on Theravive specialize in every form of counseling, including anxiety, trauma / PTSD, depression, families, relationships, career, addictions, children, eating disorders, couples, and marriages.


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Education/Employment - North Bay - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Education and Employment available to adults with special needs. 

Employment

Education


Employment

For more information about general employment resources in Ontario, please click on this Link: Relocation - Employment - North Bay

Ontario Programs for People with Disabilities

Web:  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

The Service Canada website provides a list of the variety of programs available to residents of Ontario that increase the accessibility of employment for persons with disabilities.

Persons with Disabilities Online (PWD)

Web:  http://www.pwd-online.gc.ca/p.6ds.3t.2m.1p@.jsp?lang=eng

PWD Online provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, and caregivers.  On this website you will find information on employment, learning and skills development, recreation and active living, transportation and much more.


Education

For more information about general employment resources in Ontario, please click on this Link: Relocation - Education - North Bay

DEM - Dependent Education Management Program

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/AboutUs/MFS/DEM/Pages/default.aspx

Dependent Education Management Program, manages the education compensation and benefits programs for Department of National Defence members to ensure that their dependent children obtain elementary and secondary education.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada 

Web: www.ldac-acta.ca

The association provided leadership and support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. Working with our network of provincial/territorial and local partners, we provide cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and tools you can use.

Persons with Disabilities Online (PWD)

Web: http://www.pwd-online.gc.ca/p.6ds.3t.2m.1p@.jsp?lang=eng

PWD Online provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, and caregivers.  On this website you will find information on employment, learning and skills development, recreation and active living, transportation and much more.


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Home care - North Bay - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Home care support available to adults with special needs.

Ontario-Home, Community and Residential Care Services-Attendant Services

Toll Free: 1-866-532-3161
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ltc/21_other.aspx

Attendant Services provide homemaking and personal support services to people over the age of 16 with permanent physical disabilities who require assistance with activities of daily living and have the ability to direct an attendant to carry-out pre-determined tasks that they cannot physically do for themselves.

VON-Victoria Order of Nurses-North Bay 

Phone: (705) 472-8050
Web: http://www.von.ca/en/locations/branch.aspx?BranchId=31

The Victorian Order of Nurses provides a variety of home care and nursing services across Canada. VON offers more than 75 different home care, personal support, and community services to enhance each client’s quality of life by providing them with the personal assistance and support needed to make them comfortable in their own home.

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)-North East

Phone: 1-888-533-2222
Web: http://healthcareathome.ca/northeast/en

The CCAC is an organization that is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care that manages local care.  The CCAC connects individuals to home care, long-term care destinations, and other services in your community.

Ontario Disability Support Program

Phone:  see website
Web: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/index.aspx

The Ontario Disability Support Program provides income support, some funding for equipment and medical supplies, assistive technology funding, and employment support.

City of North Bay Para Transit

Phone:  (705) 474-0400, ext. 2165
Web: http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/transit/parabus.asp

The Para Transit system provides accessible bus service on selected routes and door to door transportation service


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Medical Issues - North Bay - Adult


On this webpage you will find a listing of local services for adults with health concerns or disabilities.  Please click on one of the topic areas below for resources that are specific to your situation.

Physical Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities (i.e. Autism)

Hearing, Vision, & Speech


Physical Disabilities

North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit

Phone: (705) 474-1400 ext 282
Web: http://www.myhealthunit.ca/

The North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unite provides community information, programs and referrals for families in the area. Programs include: Prenatal classes, Healthy Babies - Healthy Children, Parenting Programs and Breast Feeding Support.

Ontario Disability Support Program

Phone: (416) 325-5666-Primary Provincial Service Provider
Web: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/index.aspx

The Ontario Disability Support Program provides income support, some funding for equipment and medical supplies, assistive technology funding, and employment support.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Phone: (416) 314-5518
Toll free: 1-800-268-1154
TTY: 1-800-387-5559
Web:http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/

Go to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to find out the variety of health care options, programs and services available to Ontario Residents.

Ontario Work InfoNet-Resourses for Persons with Disabilities

Web: http://onwin.ca/en/special_interest_groups/persons_with_disabilities/

A listing of resources available to persons with disabilities in Ontario. The resources Include information such as adaptive technology and assistive devices. 

Telehealth Ontario

Toll Free: 1-866-797-0000
TTY: 1-866-797-0007
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth/

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse. You don’t need to provide your health insurance number and all information is confidential.

March of Dimes Canada

Toll Free: 1-800-263-3463
Web: http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx

This organization strives to create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. They aim to provide solutions, through service, advocacy and research, which further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, dignity and quality of life. The programs that are offered include: rehabilitation/education, assistive/accessible devices, accessible modifications/housing, employment services, attendant care/clinics, recreation/accessible travel, and accessible transportation. There are offices throughout Canada. Check the website for the office closest to you for more information about local services that are offered. 

Persons with Disabilities Online

Phone: 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Web: http://www.pwd-online.gc.ca/pwdh.4m.2@.jsp?lang=eng

This site provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991 
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web:http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.

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Developmental Disabilities (i.e.: Autism)

North Bay and District Association for Community Living

Phone: (705) 476-3288
Web: http://www.communitylivingontario.ca/node/567

The North Bay and District Association for Community Living provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities.

Developmental Services Ontario

Phone: 1-855-376-6376-Primary Provincial Service Provider
Web: http://www.dsontario.ca/

Developmental Services Ontario is a centralized intake service that provides supports and services to persons with developmental disabilities.  These services include residential support, community participation services, specialized home services, respite care, personalized directed planning, adult protective services, direct family funding, and specialized supports

Autism Society Canada

Phone: (613) 789-8943
Toll Free: 1-866-476-8440
Web: www.autismsocietycanada.ca

Autism Society Canada works across the country to reduce the impact of ASDs on individuals and their families. We support universally accessible ASD treatment and services, as well as the implementation of national surveillance, and better funding for ASD research.

NorthEasthealthline.ca-People with Disabilities

Web: http://www.northeasthealthline.ca/listCategories.aspx?id=10014

NorthEasthealthline.ca is an innovative website that puts accurate and up-to-date information about health services at the fingertips of consumers and health care providers across the North East region of Ontario. This is a good resource for finding services and organizations within your community.  

Persons with Disabilities Online

Phone: 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Web: http://www.pwd-online.gc.ca/pwdh.4m.2@.jsp?lang=eng

This site provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.

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Hearing, Vision, & Speech

CNIB

Web:  http://www.cnib.ca

CNIB provides support and information for Canadians with vision loss.  Their website is the link to a variety of services in your local community and provides research and information.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Phone: (613) 692-7777
Web: www.guidedogs.ca

The Canadian Guide dogs for the blind is a non-profit organization that assists people with the training in their mobility to use a professionally trained guide dog.

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For information about the general medical system please click on this link - Relocation - North Bay - Medical


This page was updated July 07, 2014

Mental Health - North Bay - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Mental Health services, available to families.

Mental Health Crisis Line

Phone: 1-866-996-0991
Web: http://www.crisisline.ca/

The Mental Health Crisis Line is the first point of public access to the mental health crisis response system. It provides toll-free telephone access in both French and English, 24 hours / 7 days a week. It also provides screening, assessment, referrals, support in a crisis, suicide intervention and transfer to the Local Crisis Team or to emergency services when advisable. 

Mental Health Service Information Ontario

Phone:  1-866-531-2600
Web:  http://www.mhsio.on.ca/

Up to date information about mental health services and supports in Ontario.  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Confidential and free.

Northeast Mental Health Centre

Phone:  (705) 474-1200
Web: http://www.nbrhc.on.ca/specialized-services/default-e.aspx

The Northeast Mental Health Centre (NEMHC) is the largest mental health service provider in northeastern Ontario.  The NEMHC is a specialized mental health centre that provides services to people throughout the region of northeast Ontario suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.

The Mental Health Clinic

Phone: (705) 494-3050

The Mental Health Clinic is a community-based service of the Addiction and Mental Health Care Centre of the North Bay General Hospital, provides focused treatment, education and support services to people who have been diagnosed with a moderate to severe and persistent mental illness. Using a client centered, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to care, the Mental Health Clinic promotes the active participation of individuals in their own recover. The services that are offered include: discipline specific assessments and interventions (social work, nursing, recreation therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, medicine); time limited individual counseling and psychotherapies focused on specific problems; and psycho-educational groups.

Canadien Mental Health Association-Nipissing

Phone: (705) 474-1299 
Toll Free: 1-888-474-1299
Web: http://nipissing.cmha.ca/

CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.The CMHA Nipissing Regional Branch offers a variety of services such as social recreation services, housing services, case management and outreach services, justice services and mental health promotion, information and education services for people living with psychiatric disabilities.

North Bay Military Family Resources Centre-Prevention, Support and Intervention Services

Phone: (705) 494-2011 ext 2053 
Web: www.familyforce.ca

Prevention Support and Intervention Services (PSI) consists of professional and caring social workers.  They provide short-term counselling, crisis support, assessment and referral, and education and prevention programming.  Services are free and confidential to military members and their families.  Since no referral is required, services are very timely.  The Social Workers primarily support the parents in coping, finding strategies, finding health, financial, community resources. This is an excellent resource for while waiting for an assessment.

The Ontario Psychological Association

Please note that most CF members and their families may be covered for some compensation for psychological services through the Public Service Health Care Plan with a referral from a physician.  Please check with your extended health care plan for more information.

Web: http://opajoomla.knowledge4you.ca/

OPA provides a list of practicing psychologist in Ontario.  A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people are facing in their life.  Are you dealing with abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, parenting challenges?  A psychologist can help with these issues and many more.   Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.  Please note that you will need a doctor's referral to have the cost of a psychologist cover by your extended health care.

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members.  MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.

EMentalHealth.ca

Web: http://www.ementalhealth.ca

EMentalHealth.ca provides information about mental health resources and services available in your local area.  This website has information about local support groups, crisis supports, mental health facilities and information about mental illnesses.

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This page was updated July 07, 2014

Special Needs Funding - North Bay - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to financial assistance available to families.

Developmental Services Ontario

Phone: 1-855-277-2121
Web: http://www.dsontario.ca/

Developmental Services Ontario is a centralized intake service that provides supports and services to persons with developmental disabilities.  These services include residential support, community participation services, specialized home services, respite care, personalized directed planning, adult protective services, direct family funding, and specialized supports.

Ontario Disability Support Program

Phone: (416) 325-5666
Toll Free: 1-888-789-4199
Web: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/index.aspx

This program provides income support, some funding for equipment and medical supplies, assistive technology funding, and employment support.

SISIP Financial Services

Phone: 1-800-267-6681
Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/sisipfs/pages/default.aspx

The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families.

Military Family Fund

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/SupportOurTroops/OurFunds/MFF/Pages/default.aspx

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need. It will help with short-term emergencies and also provide long-term support. The MFF allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families with speed and flexibility not always available through the traditional programs.

Public Service Health Care Plan

Web: http://www.pshcp.ca/

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is an optional health care plan for Federal Public Service employees and their eligible dependents. It is designed to supplement your provincial health insurance plan.

Canada Revenue Agency- Disability amount (for self)

Web: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2011dtc-ciph-eng.html

The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that a person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year.

Government of Canada-Disability Benefits

Web: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/index.html

This website offers a listing of the Federal disability benefits that are offered in Canada. 


This page was updated September 09, 2014

Counselling / Mental Health - North Bay - Children & Youth


On this web page you will find counselling and mental health resources for children and youth.

Counselling

Mental Health


Counselling

One Kid's Place

Phone: (705) 476-5437
Web: http://www.onekidsplace.ca/

Community based rehabilitation and related support services for children and youth (up to the age of 19).  This agency hosts the following programs:  occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, assessments, consultation, intervention with feeding difficulites, behavioural difficulites, parental/family support and liaison and advocacy for families with other community service providers and schools.

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members.  MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.

North Bay MFRC - Prevention, Support and Intervention Program

Phone:  (705) 494-2011 ext 2026
Web: www.familyforce.ca

Prevention, Support and Intervention is a service designed to enhance the social and emotional well-being of CF families.
This is a confidential service offered to CF Members and their families. We have very strict policies regarding confidentiality. Any information shared with the Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator will remain strictly among staff at the Military Family Resource Centre and this is on a “need to know basis”. The military chain of command would only be involved with the client’s request and written permission.

We are able to assist our families by providing the following:
Education and Prevention
Short-Term Intervention and Crisis Support
Assessment and Referral

If you’re in a situation where you’re feeling as though you do not know which direction to take, contact you’re Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator. It’s confidential and it’s free!
Some areas of difficulty may be the following: Stress, Anxiety, Marital difficulties, Financial difficulties, Difficulties with children, Conflict at work, Feelings of depression, Fatigue, Low self-esteem, Feelings of loss, Loneliness, isolated, Addiction.

The Ontario Psychological Association

Please note that most CF members and their families may be covered for some compensation for psychological services through the Public Service Health Care Plan with a referral from a physician.  Please check with your extended health care plan for more information.

Web: http://opajoomla.knowledge4you.ca/

OPA provides a list of practicing psychologist in Ontario.  A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people are facing in their life.  Are you dealing with abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, parenting challenges?  A psychologist can help with these issues and many more.   Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.  Please note that you will need a doctor's referral to have the cost of a psychologist cover by your extended health care.

Theravive-Find A Therapist

Web: http://www.theravive.com/cities/on/counselling-north-bay.aspx

Theravive is a network of licensed and professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists who uphold clear, compassionate values in therapy. Theravive will help you get connected to the right professional, giving you a better direction, new goals, and a clearer understanding of how to get there. Therapists on Theravive specialize in every form of counseling, including anxiety, trauma / PTSD, depression, families, relationships, career, addictions, children, eating disorders, couples, and marriages.

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Mental Health

Kids Help Phone

Phone: 1 800 668 6868
Web: http://org.kidshelpphone.ca//en/homepage-new

Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth available 24/7.

Hands - FamilyHelpNetwork.ca

Phone: (705) 476-2293
Toll Free: 1-800-668-8555
Web: http://www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca/home

Hands- FamilyHelpNetwork.ca help children and families who have a mental health challenge through these programs: counseling services, school-based mental health services, and home-based mental health services. Assessments are administered within each of the three categories in order to determine the level and type of services and support that are needed.

Northeast Mental Health Centre

Phone: (705) 474-8600
Web:  http://www.nemhc.on.ca/default-e.aspx

The Northeast Mental Health Centre (NEMHC) is the largest mental health service provider in northeastern Ontario.  The NEMHC is a specialized mental health centre that provides services to people throughout the region of northeast Ontario suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. Based on a recovery philosophy of care, NEMHC works with other service providers, patients and their families in the design and implementation of care. Programs include specialized adult mental health, senior’s mental health, forensic psychiatry, outreach programs and a regional children’s psychiatric service.

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services-North East Region

Phone: (705) 474-3540
Toll Free: 1-800-461-6977

Ministry of Children and Youth Services regional offices will help you find your local mental health centre. Child and youth mental health services and supports provide a range of planned, multidisciplinary interventions for children, youth and their families. These services and supports include: intake and assessment; group, individual and family counselling; day treatment programs which provide community based outpatient services for those coping with anxiety, depression and other problems; crisis intervention including multi-disciplinary quick response in the home and community; telepsychiatry which provides consultation to children, youth and their families in rural, remote and underserved areas and builds capacity at community agencies by providing education and training to clinical staff.

North Bay Military Family Resource Centre-Prevention, Support and Intervention Services

Phone: (705) 494-2011 ext 2053
Toll Free: 1-866-472-9433
Web: www.familyforce.ca

Prevention Support and Intervention Services (PSI) consists of professional and caring social workers.  They provide short-term counselling, crisis support, assessment and referral, and education and prevention programming.  Services are free and confidential to military members and their families.  Since no referral is required, services are very timely.  The Social Workers primarily support the parents in coping, finding strategies, finding health, financial, community resources. This is an excellent resource for while waiting for an assessment.

Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO)

Web: http://www.kidsmentalhealth.ca/

CMHO represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario.   On their website you can find a mental health service provider near you, tools to support your family dealing with the process of diagnosis and mental health issues, and tools for professionals.  Some mental health issues may include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioural challenges or a complex mental health disorder.

Mental Health Service Information Ontario

Phone:  1-866-531-2600
Web: http://www.mhsio.on.ca

Up to date information about mental health services and supports in Ontario.  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Confidential and free.

The Ontario Psychological Association

Please note that most CF members and their families may be covered for some compensation for psychological services through the Public Service Health Care Plan with a referral from a physician.  Please check with your extended health care plan for more information.

Web: http://opajoomla.knowledge4you.ca/

OPA provides a list of practicing psychologist in Ontario.  A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people are facing in their life.  Are you dealing with abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, parenting challenges?  A psychologist can help with these issues and many more.   Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.  Please note that you will need a doctor's referral to have the cost of a psychologist cover by your extended health care.

EMentalHealth.ca

Web: http://www.ementalhealth.ca

EMentalHealth.ca provides information about mental health resources and services available in your local area.  This website has information about local support groups, crisis supports, mental health facilities and information about mental illnesses.

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This page was updated July 04, 2014

Childcare - North Bay - Children & Youth


This webpage contains information about supported childcare and respite care for children with special needs. For more general information on childcare (such as, finding, funding or choosing childcare) please visit Childcare portion of this website.

Support

Respite


Support

Resource Teacher Program

Phone: (705) 474-8910 ext 29

The Resource Teacher Program provides support services to children 2 to 6 years of age who have a developmental disability and are enrolled in licensed child care services.  Programs include regular programs, home visits and links to community agencies.

Ontario Early Years Centre - Nipissing - Child Care

Phone:  (705) 474-8910
Web: http://www.oeyc.edu.gov.on.ca/

The centre is a place where parents and caregivers can get answers to questions, information about programs and services that are available for young children, and an opportunity to talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.


Respite

Respiteservices.com

Web:  www.respiteservices.com

Respiteservices.com is a website funded in part by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Here you can find out respite care options in your community, funding options and information about services for individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Special Needs Program - Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Web:  www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/index.aspx

The Ontario government provides and funds many special programs and services to help these children and their families.  The programs and services include respite care, autism services, developmental delay services, disability services, mental health services, rehabilitiation and special services at home.  To find out how to apply for these services and more information in your local area go to their website.

Nanny Services

Web: www.nannyservices.ca

If you are interested in hiring a Nanny, this website will be a great search tool. Here you will be able to search for child care providers and caregivers within your area looking for employment in child care, elder care, home care and much more.

It is extremely important that you interview any child care providers and is highly recommended that you ask for a criminal reference check. Please note: If you are hiring a Nanny, please keep in mind that you will act as an employer and need to find out all the tax and legal implications that go a long with that.


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Adaptive Recreation - North Bay - Children & Youth


This web page contains information about adaptive recreational programs for children with extra needs.

Special Olympics Ontario North Bay 

Web: http://northbay.specialolympicsontario.ca/

The North Bay District Community of Special Olympics Ontario has approximately 60 registered athletes and 15 volunteers. Every facet of this community is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It is the objective of Special Olympics North Bay to develop, promote, and guide Special Olympic athletes in a lifetime of activities.  Special Olympics North Bay shall provide leadership to promote programs in which participants may safely achieve their goals to their potential.

ParaSport Ontario-Northern Region 

Phone: (416) 426-7187
Web: www.parasportontario.ca

ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit organization that includes four member Provincial Multi-Sport Organizations: Ontario Amputee and Les Autres Sports Association (OALASA), Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (OCPSA), andOntario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA). These organizations deliver introductory sport sessions to athletes, coaches and officials throughout Ontario, and partners with communities to develop new ParaSport Clubs for athletes with physical disabilities. This link is listing of adaptive recreation clubs throughout the Northern region of Ontario. 

Autism Ontario

Web:  http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/web/Home?OpenDocument

Autism Ontario provides support, information and services to individuals and their families with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  There is a variety of information about recreational programs, summer camps, educational policies and much more. Find a local chapter in your area.


This page was updated August 20, 2014

Special Needs Funding - North Bay - Children & Youth


On this webpage you will find information about funding options for persons with special needs.

Child Care Fee Subsidy Program - District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board

Phone: (705) 474-2151 ext 179
Web: http://www.dnssab.on.ca/services/Pages/CHILDREN'S-SERVICES.aspx

The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board provides child care fee subsidy to eligible families whose children attend a licensed program.

Ministry of Children and Youth Services - Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program

Web: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/disabilities/index.aspx

The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability. Go to there website for more information.

SISIP Financial Services

Phone: 1-800-267-6681
Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/sisipfs/pages/default.aspx

The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families.

Military Family Fund

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/sisipfs/pages/default.aspx

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need. It will help with short-term emergencies and also provide long-term support. The MFF allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families with speed and flexibility not always available through the traditional programs.

Public Service Health Care Plan

Web: http://www.pshcp.ca/

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is an optional health care plan for Federal Public Service employees and their eligible dependents. It is designed to supplement your provincial health insurance plan.

CanAssist

Web: http://www.canassist.ca/

Provides and develops innovative technologies and programs to help fill the gaps in existing services for exceptional students at the University of Victoria and persons in the greater community.

Canada Revenue Agency-Child Disability Benefit (CDB)

Web: www.cra-arc.gc.ca

The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 who is eligible for the disability amount.

Government of Canada-Disability Benefits

Web: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/index.html

This website offers a listing of the Federal disability benefits that are offered in Canada. 


This page was updated August 19, 2014

Medical Issues - North Bay - Children & Youth


In this section you will find local medical resources for children who have extra needs.  Please choose one of the topics below to find the resources that are specific to your needs. 

Physical Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities (i.e. Autism)
Hearing, Vision, & Speech


Physical Disabilities

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services-Special Needs

Phone: 1-866-821-7770-Primary Provincial Service Provider
Web:http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/specialneeds/index.aspx

The Ontario government provides and funds many special programs and services to help children with special needs and their families. There are many programs and services to help children with special needs and their families. This website has links to more information about services children with autism, developmental disabilities, rehabilitation services, respite, and special services at home. 

One Kid's Place

Phone: (705) 476-5437
Web: www.onekidsplace.ca/english/faq.html

One Kids Place offers a range of services (ie.early intervention) to help children and their families with physical, developmental and communication delays and disabilities. 

North Bay Regional Health Centre

Phone: (705) 474-8600
Web: http://www.nbrhc.on.ca/about/default-e.aspx

The North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) is a unique healthcare organization with three primary roles. It provides acute care services to North Bay and its surrounding communities, it is the district referral centre providing specialist services for smaller communities in the area, and it is the specialized mental health service provider serving all of northeast Ontario.

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

Phone:  310-2222 (from anywhere in Ontario)
Web:  www.ccac-ont.ca

The role of School Health Support Services is to coordinate available services for children with special physical and medical needs in order that they may attend and participate in school including home school and private school, while receiving the treatment support they need.

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Phone: (613) 737-7600
Web: www.cheo.on.ca

An academic pediatric hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, with a mandate for care, research and teaching. CHEO houses the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and the Ontario Newborn Screening Program. CHEO is an active partner in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, providing leadership in all aspects of pediatric health and wellbeing.

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program

Phone: (705) 474-1400
Web: www.healthunit.org/children/hbhc/hbhc.htm

The program is a prevention/early intervention program intended to improve the well-being and long-term prospects of children. The program aims to give children a good start in life; encourage the healthy growth and development of babies and children; and provide information about resources in the community.

Canadian Disability Resources Database-Ontario Disability Resources

Web: http://www.canadian-disability-resources.ca/ontario.html

The Canadian Disability Resource Database was created to meet a need for a comprehensive and up-to-date database. In this database there is community information on resources, where to apply for funding, and where to find medical equipment just as a few examples.

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27850
Web: http://www.canchild.ca/en/

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research is a research and educational centre located at McMaster University. Their research is focused on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.The cutting-edge research and active strategies for making findings easily accessible to a wide range of audiences make CanChild the premier source for childhood disability information.

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.

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Developmental Disabilities (i.e. Autism)

Ontario Early Years Centre - Nipissing - Assessment

Phone: (705) 476-3288
Web: www.children.gov.on.ca

Developmental Assessment, Consultation, and Treatment - therapeutically help children and adults with cognitive developmental disabilities to optimize their mental, emotional, and interpersonal functioning and to provide consultative and training support for their families and other support providers.

Infant Development Program

Phone: (705) 472-0910
Web: www.oaicd.ca

Infant and Child Development Services provide a range of prevention, early identification, and early intervention services and supports for families of infants and young children who have a developmental delay or who are at risk for delayed development. The Infant Development Program is available to families with children (birth to 6 years) who may be at risk for problems affecting mental and/or physical growth.  Through formal and informal developmental assessments the Infant Development Worker will assist the family in understanding their child’s unique pattern of development.

Ministry of Children and Youth - Special Needs Services 

Web: www.children.gov.on.ca-Primary Provincial Service Provider

Provides services for children and their families with developmental or physical disabilities including respite care, autism services, residential services, rehabilitation services. 

One Kid's Place

Phone: (705) 476-5437
Web: www.onekidsplace.ca/english/faq.html

One Kids Place offers a range of services to help children and their families with physical, developmental and communication delays and disabilities. 

Children at Risk - Autism

Phone: (613) 741-8255
Web: www.childrenatrisk.ca

A charitable organization that provides services and programs to families with children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders to develop their children’s behavorial, communication, and social skills as well as to advocate for their ongoing needs.

Hands- FamilyHelpNetwork.ca

Web: http://www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca/home

The Family Help Network provides a variety of supports to persons and families with extra needs including Infant & Child Development Services, Developmental Support Services (DSO), Behaviour Communication Therapy Services, specialized care, and child and youth mental health services.

Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing - Community Support Advocacy Program

Phone: (705) 472-6515
Web: http://www.cccnip.com/index.html

The Community Support Advocacy Program is available to individuals with cognitive delays acquired during his/her formative years of development.  Services include emotional support to help empower individuals and their families to advocate on their own behalf; accessing and coordinating community services; locating suitable accommodations; accessing funding; and providing money management skills or trusteeship.  Services are also offered in French.

North Bay and District Association for Community Living - Assessment

Phone:  (705) 476-3288 ext 0
Web:  http://icsoh.nipissingu.ca/currentprojects_ACL.html

The Developmental Assessment Consultation and Treatment Services are provided by a team of professionals whose goal is to help children and adults with developmental disabilities to overcome any social, emotional or behavioral issues that are hindering their quality of life. Support is also provided to families and caregivers.

Caring for Kids-Child Development

Web: http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/your_childs_development

Caring for Kids is designed to provide parents with information about their child’s health and well-being. Specifically, this section is a general guide for development from birth to age 4.

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27850
Web: http://www.canchild.ca/en/

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research is a research and educational centre located at McMaster University. Their research is focused on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.The cutting-edge research and active strategies for making findings easily accessible to a wide range of audiences make CanChild the premier source for childhood disability information.

Autism Society Canada

Phone: (613) 789-8943
Toll Free: 1-866-476-8440
Web: http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca

Autism Society Canada works across the country to reduce the impact of ASDs on individuals and their families. We support universally accessible ASD treatment and services, as well as the implementation of national surveillance, and better funding for ASD research.

NorthEasthealthline.ca-Children and Youth with Disabilities

Web: http://www.northeasthealthline.ca/listServices.aspx?id=10136

NorthEasthealthline.ca is an innovative website that puts accurate and up-to-date information about health services at the fingertips of consumers and health care providers across the North East region of Ontario. This is a good resource for finding services and organizations within your community.  

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Hearing, Vision, and Speech

One Kid's Place

Phone: (705) 476-5437
Web: www.onekidsplace.ca/english/faq.html

Community based rehabilitation and related support services for children and youth (up to the age of 19).  This agency hosts the following programs:  occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, assessments, consultation, intervention with feeding difficulites, behavioural difficulites, parental/family support and liaison and advocacy for families with other community service providers and schools.

Low Vision Early Intervention Program

Phone:  1 (866) 821-7770
Web: www.children.gov.on.ca

The Low Vision Early Intervention Program provides vision assessment and treatment.

CNIB

Web:  www.cnib.ca

CNIB provides support and information for Canadians with vision loss.  Their website provides research and information and is the link to a variety of services in your local community.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Phone: (613) 692-7777
Web: www.guidedogs.ca

The Canadian Guide dogs for the blind is a non-profit organization that assists people with the training in their mobility to use a professionally trained guide dog.


For general information about the medical system in North Bay please click on this link Relocation - Medical Care -North Bay

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This page was updated July 04, 2014

Education - North Bay - Children & Youth


On this webpage you will find information about the education services in your local areas and programs to support a child with special needs.

General

School Board

Learning Disabilities


General

Autism Spectrum Disorder School Support Program

Phone:  (705) 476-2293 (collect calls accepted)
Web:  www.mcmasterchildrenshospital.ca/body.cfm

The program is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of school-aged students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by providing education and support to school board staff in the North-East region of Ontario.

Ontario Ministry of Education

Phone:  (416) 325-2929
Toll Free:  1-800-387-5514
TDD/TTY:  1-800-263-2892
Web: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/speced.html

The Ontario Ministry of Education Special education programs and services mainly consist of instruction and assessments that are different from those provided to the typical student population. These may take the form of accommodations (such as specific teaching strategies, preferential seating, and assistive technology) and/or an educational program that is modified.


School Boards

North Bay School Boards

*Please note that there are 4 School Boards in the North Bay area

Near North District School Board

Phone:  (705) 472-8170
Toll free:  1-800-278-4922
Web:  www.nearnorthschools.ca/

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board

Phone:  (705) 472-1201
Web:  www.npsc.edu.on.ca

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco-Nord

Phone:  (705) 472-1702
Web:  www.franco-nord.edu.on.ca

Conseil Scolaire Public Du Nord-Est de l’Ontario

Phone:  (705) 472-3443
Web: http://www.cspne.ca/

School Health Support Services

Phone:  (705) 476-5437
Web:  www.ccac-ont.ca/Content.aspx?EnterpriseID=13&LanguageID=1&MenuID=43

CCAC school services are provided to children/youth with special needs in publicly funded and private schools and to children/youth who are being home schooled to assist them in pursuing their education.


Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury (North Bay and area)

Phone:  705 476 5437
Web: http://ldasudbury.ca/north-bay-and-area-services/

The LDA provides workshops, classes, education and resources for persons with a learning disability.  

Canadian Dyslexia Association

Phone: (613) 722-2699
Web: www.dyslexiaassociation.ca

The mandate of the Canadian Dyslexia Association is to promote awareness in order to improve the quality of life of the estimated five million Canadians who have dyslexia.


Follow this link to familiarize yourself with the school system in Ontario

Link: Relocation - North Bay - Education


This page was updated July 04, 2014

Health Care- North Bay - Elderly


On this webpage you will find a listing of local services for eldercare programs and services

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

Phone:  310-2222 (from anywhere in Ontario)
Web:  www.ccac-ont.ca

The CCAC is an organization that is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care that manages local care. The CCAC connects individuals to home care, long-term care destinations, and other services in your community.

Telehealth Ontario

Toll Free: 1-866-797-0000
TTY: 1-866-797-0007
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth/

Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse. You don’t need to provide your health insurance number and all information is confidential.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Phone: (416) 314-5518 or 1-800-268-1154 
TTY: 1-800-387-5559 
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/

Go to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to find out the variety of health care options, programs and services available to Ontario Residents. 

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Phone: (416) 967-5900
Web: www.alzheimerontario.org

The Alzheimer Society offers a variety of support programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related Dementia and their families. They provide educational workshops, a safely home registration program, toll-free 24 hour information and referral line, a library of resources and much more.

Seniors' Mental Health Program-Northeast Mental Health Centre

Phone: (705) 474-1205 ext 7825
Web: www.nemhc.on.ca/programs-services/seniors/default-e.aspx

The Seniors’ Mental Health Program provides specialized mental health services and education for seniors and their formal and informal caregivers across northeast Ontario. The program provides assessment, intervention and support to assist individuals with age related mental health disorders to remain in the community (private home, long-term care home or retirement home) and to prevent psychiatric hospitalization where possible. While most individuals receiving services from the program are over 65 years of age, services are also provided to those under 65 if they have an age related mental health issue.

Mental Health Service Information Ontario

Phone: 1-866-531-2600
Web: http://www.mhsio.on.ca/

Mental Health Service Information Ontario provides up to date information about mental health services and supports in Ontario. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Confidential and free.

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.

CNIB

Web:  http://www.cnib.ca

CNIB provides support and information for Canadians with vision loss.  Their website is the link to a variety of services in your local community and provides research and information.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Phone: (613) 692-7777
Web: www.guidedogs.ca

The Canadian Guide dogs for the blind is a non-profit organization that assists people with the training in their mobility to use a professionally trained guide dog.

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Caregivers

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/caregivers/on/index.shtml

This webpage offers a listing of programs and services to help family caregivers manage their elderly relative's care. The program categories include but are not limited to areas such as Health Information, Mental Health Information and Dementia. 


For more information about general Medical Care resources in Ontario please click on this link: Relocation - Medical Care - North Bay


This page was updated August 29, 2014

Home Care - North Bay - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Home Care, available to families.

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

Phone:  310-2222 (from anywhere in Ontario)
Web: http://www.ccac-ont.ca/

The CCAC is an organization that is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care that manages local care.  The CCAC connects individuals to home care, long-term care destinations, and other services in your community.

North East Community Care Access Centre - Respite

Phone: (705) 476-2222
Toll free 1-888-533-2222
Web: www.ccac-ont.ca/Content.aspx?EnterpriseID=13&LanguageID=1&MenuID=44

The Community Care Access Centre provides time for caregiver respite under certain criteria. Information is listed on the website.

City of North Bay Para Transit

Phone:  (705) 474-0400, ext. 2165
Web: http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/transit/parabus.asp

Provides accessible bus service on selected routes and door to door transportation service.

Victoria Order of Nurses-North Bay

Phone: (705) 472-8050
Web: www.von.ca

The Victorian Order of Nurses provides a variety of home care and nursing services across Canada. VON offers more than 75 different home care, personal support, and community services to enhance each client’s quality of life by providing them with the personal assistance and support needed to make them comfortable in their own home.

NorthEastHealthline.ca-Seniors

Web: www.northeasthealthline.ca

This website offers information and connections with local programs and services that provide support, health care, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors.

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Caregivers

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/caregivers/on/index.shtml

This webpage offers a listing of programs and services to help family caregivers manage their elderly relative's care. The program categories include but are not limited to areas such as Health Information, Mental Health Information and Dementia. 


This page was updated August 29, 2014

Seniors Services - North Bay - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Seniors services, available to families.

North East Community Care Access Centre - Eldercare

Phone: (705) 476-5-2222
Toll free: 1-888-533-2222
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/contact/ccac/

The Community Care Access Centre is here to listen and give you the information you need to make important care decisions. We can assist you in accessing our services, as well as other community support services.

North Bay Golden Age Club ‎

Web: northbaygoldenageclub.com
135 Worthington Street West
North Bay, ON P1B 8M6
(705) 474-6520

City of North Bay Para Transit

Phone:  (705) 474-0400, ext. 2165
Web: http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/transit/parabus.asp

Provides accessible bus service on selected routes and door to door transportation service

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Seniors

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/ie/on.shtml

This webpage includes all of the federal and provincial programs and benefits that are available to seniors in Ontario. 

NorthEasthealthline.ca-Seniors

Web: www.northeastline.ca

This website offers information and connections with local programs and services that provide support, health care, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors.


This page was updated August 29, 2014

Accommodation - North Bay - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Accomodation available to Seniors.

Community Care Access Centre

Phone: (613) 966-3530
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/contact/ccac/

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) help those who need care stay in his/her own home longer by providing Care in Your Home and by coordinating care in the community, including specialized support services.  CCAC can also provide information about long-term care options once it has become too difficult to live independently at home.

NorthEasthealthline.ca-Seniors

Web: www.northeasthealthline.ca

This website offers information and connections with local programs and services that provide support, health care, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors.


This page was updated August 29, 2014

Financial Assistance - North Bay - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to financial assistance available to Seniors.

Developmental Services Ontario

Phone: 1-855-277-2121
Web:http://www.dsontario.ca/

Developmental Services Ontario is a centralized intake service that provides supports and services to persons with developmental disabilities.  These services include residential support, community participation services, specialized home services, respite care, personalized directed planning, adult protective services, direct family funding, and specialized supports

Ontario Disability Support Program

Phone:  see website
Web: www.mcss.gov.on.ca

Provides income support, some funding for equipment and medical supplies, assistive technology funding, and employment support

Assistive Devices Program

Phone:  1-800-268-6021
Web:  http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/

Provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.

SISIP Financial Services

Phone: 1-800-267-6681
Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/sisipfs/pages/default.aspx

The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund  provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families.

Military Family Fund

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/SupportOurTroops/OurFunds/MFF/Pages/default.aspx

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need. It will help with short-term emergencies and also provide long-term support. The MFF allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families with speed and flexibility not always available through the traditional programs.

Public Service Health Care Plan

Web: http://www.pshcp.ca/

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is an optional health care plan for Federal Public Service employees and their eligible dependents. It is designed to supplement your provincial health insurance plan.

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Seniors

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/ie/on.shtml

This webpage includes all of the federal and provincial programs and benefits that are available to seniors in Ontario.

Canada Revenue Agency - Disability Tax Credit  (DTC)

Web: www.cra-arc.gc.ca

The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that a person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year.

Government of Canada-Disability Benefits

Web: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/index.html

This website offers a listing of the Federal disability benefits that are offered in Canada. 


This page was updated September 11, 2014

Health Care - Valcartier - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Health care services, available to seniors.

La Fédération québécoise des sociétés Alzheimer

Phone: (514) 369-7891
Toll-free: 1-888-636-6473
Web: www.alzheimerquebec.ca

The Alzheimer Society offers a variety of support programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related Dementia and their families. They provide educational workshops, a safely home registration program, toll-free 24 hour information and referral line, a library of resources and much more.

Services to Seniors in Québec

Web:www4.gouv.qc.ca/EN

This web site offers information about the programs and services offered by the Québec's  Government to seniors.

Québec Health Guide

Web:  www.guidesante.gouv.qc.ca

The Health Guide offers you simple, practical, and reliable information to Québec health care services.

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) - Aid Programs

Phone: (418) 646-4636 or 1 800 561-9749
Web: www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/repertoires/csss

The CSSS provides frontline services to the population of the territory it serves. These are preventive services such as rehabilitation and reintegration.
disabilities and their families. (This Website is offered in French only)

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web: www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Caregivers

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/caregivers/on/index.shtml

This webpage offers a listing of programs and services to help family caregivers manage their elderly relative's care. The program categories include but are not limited to areas such as Health Information, Mental Health Information and Dementia. 


Please follow this link to familiarize yourself with the Medical system in Quebec.
Link: Relocation - Medical Care - Valcartier

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This page was updated September 05, 2014

Home Care - Valcartier - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Home Care, available to families.

Santé et services sociaux

Web: http://wpp01.msss.gouv.qc.ca/

Seniors housing directory (This Website is only in French).

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Caregivers

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/caregivers/on/index.shtml

This webpage offers a listing of programs and services to help family caregivers manage their elderly relative's care. The program categories include but are not limited to areas such as Health Information, Mental Health Information and Dementia. 


This page was updated September 05, 2014

Seniors Services - Valcartier - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Seniors services, available to families.

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca

The CSSS provides frontline services to the population of the territory it serves. These are preventive services such as rehabilitation and reintegration. 

Jeffery Hale Community Services - Health Care

Phone: (418) 684-JEFF (5333) ext. 1580
Toll Free: 1-888-984-5333
Web: http://www.jefferyhale.org/en

Health and social services information and referrals for the Anglophone community.

Le Mouvement des Aînés du Québec- FADOQ

Toll free: 1-800-828-3344
Web: www.fadoq.ca/en

The Réseau FADOQ defend the rights of seniors and come to the assistance of the less fortunate. The Réseau has also implemented a broad range of services, programs and sporting and recreational activities to make aging a healthy and fulfilling part of life. The organization has also established a basket of discounts and privileges over the years to help members make ends meet and make the most of the little things in life.

Services to Seniors in Québec

Web: www4.gouv.qc.ca/EN 

This web site offers information about the programs and services offered by the Québec's  Government to seniors.

Adapted transportation-Service de Transport adapté de la Capitale (STAC)

Phone: (418) 687-2641
Email: : stac@stacquebec.ca
Web: www.rtcquebec.ca

This adapted transportation covers the following regions (Beauport, Charlesbourg, Haute Saint-Charles, La Cité, L’Ancienne-Lorette, Laurentien, Les Rivières, Limoilou, Sainte-Foy-Sillery) you have to reserve and fill up an application online. (This website is only offered in French). 

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Seniors

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/ie/on.shtml

This webpage includes all of the federal and provincial programs and benefits that are available to seniors in Ontario. 


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Accommodation - Valcartier - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Accomodation available to Seniors. 

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca

The CSSS is your first stop, the staff will guide you to the right resources and give you the necessary support to help your according to his needs.

Accommodation in a residence operated by an intermediate resource

Web: www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca

Persons who require a certain degree of supervision may be accommodated in a residence operated by a resource that is termed “intermediate”, where they receive support and assistance services. It could be a supervised apartment, a rooming house, foster home or group residence.
Each residence is operated by an intermediate resource made up of at least one person acting as an intermediary between an institution in the health and social services network and the persons entrusted to the resource. These residences provide an environment adapted to the needs of the persons who are accommodated.

Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence

Web: www.ville.montreal.qc.ca

If you are a low-income senior aged 65 or over, you may be eligible for the Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence Program. The program helps you to make minor adaptations to your home or apartment so that you can continue to live there safely and independently for as long as possible.
To learn about eligibility, contact your municipality or regional county municipality (RCM), or go to the Société d'habitation du Québec website. (This program is suspended for 2013-2014).

Intergenerational homes

Web: www4.gouv.qc.ca

An intergenerational home is designed to allow families to live with ageing parents in a single-family home comprised of two separate dwellings of different sizes.
Before beginning to convert your single-family dwelling into an intergenerational home, you must contact your municipality to ensure that zoning by-laws permit intergenerational homes in your area


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This page was updated July 08, 2014

Financial Assistance - Valcartier - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to financial assistance available to Seniors.

Services to Seniors in Québec

Web: www4.gouv.qc.ca/EN

This web site offers information about the programs and services offered by the Québec's  Government to seniors.

Retirement pension paid by the Régie des rentes du Québec

Web: www4.gouv.qc.ca/EN

If you contributed to the Québec Pension Plan, you may be entitled to a retirement pension from the Régie des rentes du Québec when you retire. The pension amount depends on several factors, including retirement age and the contributions paid into the plan.

Revenu Québec- Common situations

Web: www.revenuquebec.ca/en

If you have a disability, you may be eligible for the following tax credits,  exemptions and special measures:

Revenu Québec- Tax Benefits and Persons with Disabilities
IN-132-V

Brochure: www.revenuquebec.ca/en

This brochure is intended for you if you have an impairment or a disability, or if someone close to you (for example, your child, spouse, mother or father) has an impairment or a disability. The brochure provides information about the tax benefits associated with an impairment or a disability.

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec:(RAMQ) - Aid Programs

Phone: 1 800 561-9749
Web: www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca

Technical aids or equipments according to certain conditions - RAMQ

Financial Assistance

Web: http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca

Measures to help students with major functional disability- Loan and bursaries (Quebec Government ). If you have a severe visual impairment, a severe hearing impairment, a motor impairment or an organic impairment that is recognized by Aide financière aux études, you could be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Financial support to help people with disabilities: Residential Adaptation Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-463-4315
Web: www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca/

The Residential Adaptation Assistance Program is designed to help people with disabilities to perform their everyday activities and remain in their homes for longer. It offers financial assistance to homeowners, covering admissible work carried out to meet the needs of a disabled person.

Financial Services- SISIP

Phone: 1-800-267-6681
Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/sisipfs/pages/default.aspx

The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families.

Military Family Fund

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/SupportOurTroops/OurFunds/MFF/Pages/default.aspx

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need and after alternative sources have been researched, there is the MFF for possible funding. The MFF allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families.

Public Service Health Care Plan

Web: http://www.pshcp.ca/

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is an optional health care plan for Federal Public Service employees and their eligible dependents. It is designed to supplement your provincial health insurance plan.

Canada Revenue Agency Disability Tax Credit  (DTC)

Web: www.cra-arc.gc.ca

The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that a person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year.

Canada Revenue Agency

Web: www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Common Type of income for Seniors

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Seniors

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/ie/on.shtml

This webpage includes all of the federal and provincial programs and benefits that are available to seniors in Ontario.

Government of Canada-Disability Benefits

Web: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/index.html

This website offers a listing of the Federal disability benefits that are offered in Canada. 


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This page was updated September 11, 2014

Counselling / Mental Health - Valcartier - Children & Youth


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to counselling and Mental Health services, available to families and parents who care for a child with special needs.

Counselling

Mental Health


Counselling

MFRC Valcartier- Short term Counselling

Web: www.familyforce.ca
Ms Sylvie Gagnon, Prevention and Intervention Coordinator
Phone:  (418) 844-6060
Toll Free:  1-877-844-6060

You can contact the MFRC Valcartier to obtain support regarding a variety of issues. Please visit their website.

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Web: www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/
Phone: (514) 738-1881
Toll free: 1 (800) 363-2644

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec has for central mission to protect the public. To fulfill this mission, the Order ensures the quality of the services provided by its members, promotes the development of the profession, and works to keep psychological services accessible. You will be able to find lists psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.

To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: check with your extended health care plan for what financial coverage will be provided.

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members. MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.

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Mental Health

GMF Val-Bélair - Valcartier - Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier - Medical Clinic Valcartier

Phone: (418) 844-3721
Web: www.csssqn.qc.ca

The health and social services centre closest to CFB Valcartier. The health and social service centres (CSSS) are the first point of access to mental health services in Quebec. 

AMI-Quebec

Phone: (514) 486-1448
Toll Free: 1-877-303-0264
Web: http://amiquebec.org/
W
eb: http://amiquebec.org/crisis-intervention/ (Crisis Intervention)

AMI-Quebec helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Most of the programs are free.

Kids Help Phone

Phone: 1 800 668 6868
Web: http://org.kidshelpphone.ca//en/homepage-new

Valcartier Military Family Resource Center-Prevention Support and Intervention (PSI)

Phone: (418) 844-6060
Toll Free: 1-877-844-6060
Web: http://www.familyforce.ca/sites/Valcartier/EN/About%20Us/Pages/default.aspx

Prevention Support and Intervention Services (PSI) consists of professional and caring social workers.  They provide short-term counselling, crisis support, assessment and referral, and education and prevention programming.  Services are free and confidential to military members and their families.  Since no referral is required, services are very timely.  The Social Workers primarily support the parents in coping, finding strategies, finding health, financial, community resources. This is an excellent resource for while waiting for an assessment.

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Web: http://www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/
Phone: (514) 738-1881
Toll free: 1 (800) 363-2644

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec has for central mission to protect the public. To fulfill this mission, the Order ensures the quality of the services provided by its members, promotes the development of the profession, and works to keep psychological services accessible. You will be able to find lists psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.

To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: check with your extended health care plan for what financial coverage will be provided.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Québec division

Web: www.cmha.ca/

CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

EMentalHealth.ca

Web: http://www.ementalhealth.ca

EMentalHealth.ca provides information about mental health resources and services available in your local area.  This website has information about local support groups, crisis supports, mental health facilities and information about mental illnesses.

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Childcare - Valcartier - Children & Youth


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Childcare, available to families and parents who care for a child with special needs.

. Support

. Respite


Follow this link to familiarize yourself with the childcare system in Quebec.
Link: Childcare - Valcartier - Childcare

Support

Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés - Disabilities

Web: www.mfa.gouv.qc.ca/

Part of Québec government’s as set a policy in place to make childcare services available to children with disabilites. Integrating children with disabilities in a childcare setting is to include them in society. The Government of Québec provides subsidies to help the integration of children with special needs such as:
• Subsidies for the integration of a child with special needs within the childcare which entails:
• subsidies for childres 59 months or younger,
• subsidies for school aged children with special needs;
• the transitory measure for the integration of 5 years old children with special needs
(This website is only available in French) 


Respite

Military Family Resource Centre

Contact information:
Nathalie Boudreault, Early Childhood Services Coordinator
Sylvie Gagnon, Prevention and Intervention Coordinator
Phone:  (418) 844-6060
Toll Free:  1-877-844-6060
Web:  http://www.familyforce.ca

The Valcartier Family Center can provide periods of respite. Please note that you must meet the admissibility criteria. Respite can be used without interruption or be used periodically, depending on your needs. For a respite request, you must make an appointment with a counsellor of the Family Center who will evaluate you needs.

Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés - Garderies/Child Care

Web: www.mfa.gouv.qc.ca/fr/services-de-garde

Child care information provided such as what types of child care services are available and how to choose a child care provider. (This website is only in French)

One-stop Access service for daycare spaces

Phone:1 877-767-4949
Web: www.enfancefamille.org/_home

The Coopérative Enfance Famille operates a one-stop access service for daycare spaces and manages the centralized waiting list for member daycare centres in Montréal, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec*. It helps parents find a daycare space while easing the administrative load on the daycare services themselves.
EnfanceFamille.org offers parents a single point of access for registration, free of charge. This user-friendly, bilingual interactive web tool speeds up their search and assists in the process. A few clicks or a simple phone call to our Customer Service Agents is all it takes to register for our centralized waiting list.

Bureau d'inscription sur une liste d'attente centralisée (BILA)

Web: www.bila.ca

To locate childcare services. (This website is only available in French). 

Nanny Services

Web: www.nannyservices.ca

If you are interested in hiring a Nanny, this website will be a great search tool. Here you will be able to search for child care providers and caregivers within your area looking for employment in child care, elder care, home care and much more.It is extremely important that you interview any child care providers and is highly recommended that you ask for a criminal reference check. Please note: If you are hiring a Nanny, please keep in mind that you will act as an employer and need to find out all the tax and legal implications that go a long with that. 


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Recreation - Valcartier - Children & Youth


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to recreation services, available to families and parents who care for a child with special needs.

Association régionale de loisirs pour personne handicapées (A.R.L.P.H.)

Web: www.aqlph.qc.ca

ARLPH promotes leisure and works to develop new tools to promote participation. (This Web site is only offered in French.

Laccompagnateur.org - web site developed by the parents of handicapped children

Web: www.laccompagnateur.org/en/loisirsAdaptes/loisirs.php

laccompagnateur.org is a web site developed by the parents of handicapped children in the hopes of helping other parents dealing with the day to day trials of raising a handicapped child.

Leucan

Web: http://www.leucan.qc.ca
Leucan Quebec region
Phone: 418 654-2136 or 1 877 606-2136
Email: quebec@leucan.qc.ca

Leucan looks after its families at each phase of the illness by providing specific and adapted services. Leucan is present in all walks of family life whether it be at the hospital, at home, at school, in social life or in the public eye, by means of financial assistance, welcome, emotional assistance and support services, information, hosting and support in playrooms, massage therapy at the hospital and in the region, socio-recreational activities, support groups, school life and end-of-life and bereavement follow-up services.

Special Olympics Quebec

Phone: (514) 843-8778
Toll Free: 1 877 743-8778
Web: http://www.olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca/en/index.sn

With more than 5,550 taking part in the recreational or competition programs offered throughout Québec. SOQ's network of annual competitions includes 80 events for all skill levels and in each of its 17 official sports. In addition to programs specifically designed for people living with an intellectual disability, the Special Olympics movement encourages and facilitates their access to regular sports programs offered in their community in specific sports. It also has technical training and professional development opportunities for its members and volunteers.


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This page was updated August 19, 2014

Financial Assistance - Valcartier - Children & Youth


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to financial assistance available to families and parents who care for a child with special needs.
 

REVENU Québec-Common situations

Child with an Illness, Disability or Impairment
Web: www.revenu.gouv.qc.ca

If you have a child with an illness, disability or impairment, you may qualify for the following programs, tax credits and benefits: 
Tax Credit for Expenses for Medical Services Not Available in Your Area
Non-Refundable Tax Credit for Medical Expenses
Refundable Tax Credit for Medical Expenses

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec:(RAMQ) - Aid Programs

Web: www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca
Phone: 1 800 561-9749

Technical aids or equipments according to certain conditions - RAMQ

Financial Assistance

Measures to help students with major functional disability- Loan and bursaries (Quebec Government )
Web: http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca

If you have a severe visual impairment, a severe hearing impairment, a motor impairment or an organic impairment that is recognized by Aide financière aux études, you could be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Financial support to help people with disabilities: Residential Adaptation Assistance Program

Web: www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca/
Phone: 1-800-463-4315

The Residential Adaptation Assistance Program is designed to help people with disabilities to perform their everyday activities and remain in their homes for longer. It offers financial assistance to homeowners, covering admissible work carried out to meet the needs of a disabled person.

The supplement for handicapped children

Web: www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca

The purpose of the supplement for handicapped children is to provide financial assistance for families to help with the care and education of a handicapped child. The handicap must significantly limit the child in carrying out daily activities for a period expected to last for at least 1 year.

Régie des rentes du Québec-Child assistance payment.

Web: www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca/en/enfants

If you have any dependent children under age 18, you may be entitled to child assistance, that is, the child assistance payment or if applicable, the supplement for handicapped children.

Laccompagnateur.org- web site developed by the parents of handicapped children

Web: www.laccompagnateur.org
Forms: www.laccompagnateur.org

Laccompagnateur.org is a web site developed by the parents of handicapped children in the hopes of helping other parents dealing with the day to day trials of raising a handicapped chilld. You will find numerous resources to assist you.

Financial Services- SISIP

Web: www.cfpsa.com
Phone: 1-800-267-6681

The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families.

Military Family Fund

Web: www.cfpsa.com/en/SupportOurTroops

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need and after alternative sources have been researched, there is the MFF for possible funding. The MFF allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families.

Public Service Health Care Plan

Web: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hr-rh

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is an optional health care plan for Federal Public Service employees and their eligible dependents. It is designed to supplement your provincial health insurance plan.

Canada Revenue Agency - Child Disability Benefit (CDB)

Web: www.cra-arc.gc.ca

The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 who is eligible for the disability amount.

Government of Canada-Disability Benefits

Web: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/index.html

This website offers a listing of the Federal disability benefits that are offered in Canada. 


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Medical - Valcartier - Children & Youth


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to medical services, available to families and parents who care for a child with special needs.

Physical Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities (i.e: Autism)

Hearing, Vision, and Speech


Physical Disabilities

L'Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Phone : 1 800 567-1465
Web : www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca

L’Office des personnes handicapées du Québec is an organization that offers a variety of resources to individuals,who lives with an handicap, and their family. (This website is only offered in French only)

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/repertoires/csss

The CSSS is your first stop, the staff will guide you to the right resources and give you the necessary support to help your child, according to his needs.

La Fédération québécoise de l'autisme et des autres troubles envahissants du développement

Web: http://www.autisme.qc.ca/

This website offers a variety of information. This organization offers diagnostic and early intervention programs. It also has resources on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders from regional and international organizations. Consult the documentation center, the news and more, read stories, participate in discussion forums and find out about courses and lectures on the subject. (This site is only offered in French)

Special Needs-Moving On-Links Directory

Web: http://specialneedsproject.ca/resources/links-directory.html

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

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27850
Web: http://www.canchild.ca/en/

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research is a research and educational centre located at McMaster University. Their research is focused on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.The cutting-edge research and active strategies for making findings easily accessible to a wide range of audiences make CanChild the premier source for childhood disability information.

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991 
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web: www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.

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Developmental Disabilities (i.e: Autism)

The Régie des rentes du Québec and child assistance

Phone: 1 800 667-9625-Primary Provincial Service Provider
Web: http://www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca/en/programmes/soutien_enfants/Pages/soutien_enfants.aspx

The Régie des rentes du Québec administers the child assistance measure that is part of Québec's family policy. The Supplement for Handicapped Children program provides financial assistance for families to help with the care and education of a child with a disability. 

La Fédération québécoise de l'autisme et des autres troubles envahissants du développement

Web: www.autisme.qc.ca/

This website offers a variety of information. This organization offers diagnostic and early intervention programs. It also has resources on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders from regional and international organizations. Consult the documentation center, the news and more, read stories, participate in discussion forums and find out about courses and lectures on the subject. (This site is only offered in French)

MIRA

Phone: (450) 795-3725
Web: http://www.mira.ca/en/
Email: info@mira.ca

The MIRA Foundation is totally dedicated to helping disabled individuals by teaming them with dogs bred and fully trained to respond to their adaptation and rehabilitation needs. All of MIRA’s services are made available free of charge to individuals with one or many visual or motor disabilities, and to children presenting Pervasive Development Disorders such as autism.

Autism Society Canada

Phone: (613) 789-8943
Toll Free: 1-866-476-8440
Web: www.autismsocietycanada.ca

Autism Society Canada works across the country to reduce the impact of ASDs on individuals and their families. We support universally accessible ASD treatment and services, as well as the implementation of national surveillance, and better funding for ASD research. This is a good resource for finding resources and local support groups. 

Caring for Kids-Child Development

Web: http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/your_childs_development

Caring for Kids is designed to provide parents with information about their child’s health and well-being. Specifically, this section is a general guide for developmental milestones from birth to age 4.

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27850
Web: http://www.canchild.ca/en/

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research is a research and educational centre located at McMaster University. Their research is focused on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families.The cutting-edge research and active strategies for making findings easily accessible to a wide range of audiences make CanChild the premier source for childhood disability information.

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Hearing, Vision, and Speech

Association du Québec pour enfants avec problèmes auditifs (AQEPA)

Phone: (514) 842-8706
Toll Free: 1 877 842-4006
Web: www.aqepa.org/

This organization's mission is to promote and develop all services necessary for the inclusion of children and youth living with deafness. Among the facilities you will find information and support to parents of children with hearing loss. (This website is only offered in French)

CNIB

Web: www.cnib.ca

CNIB provides support and information for Canadians with vision loss.  Their website is the link to a variety of services in your local community and provides research and information.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Phone: (613) 692-7777
Web: www.guidedogs.ca

The Canadian Guide dogs for the blind is a non-profit organization that assists people with the training in their mobility to use a professionally trained guide dog


Please follow this link to familiarize yourself with the Medical system in Quebec.
Link: Relocation - Medical Care -Valcartier

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This page was updated July 08, 2014

Education - Valcartier - Children & Youth


On this webpage you will find information about the education services in your local areas and programs to support a child with special needs.

General

Follow this link to familiarize yourself with the school system in Quebec.
Link: Relocation Valcartier - Education

The Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport

Web: http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca

The Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport offers information for learners, parents and teachers.

DEM - Dependent Education Management Program

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/AboutUs/MFS/DEM/Pages/default.aspx

Dependent Education Management Program, manages the education compensation and benefits programs for Department of National Defence members to ensure that their dependent children obtain elementary and secondary education.


School Board

Central Quebec School Board

Web: www.cqsb.qc.ca

The Central Quebec Board is the only school district that oversees all English schools throughout the area of Central Quebec. They oversee over 24 English elementary and secondary schools with one of each located in the Jonquière area. They also have an Adult Education Centre for adults who are wishing to further their education. Their website includes a listing and direct links to local schools. Go to their website to find a school near you.

Commission scolaire de la Capitale

Web: www.cscapitale.qc.ca

Comission scolaire de la Capitale is the only school board in the area which oversees all French schools from kindergarten to grade 12 in the Nationale-Capitale region. Their website includes a listing of local elementary and secondary schools. Go to their website to find a school near you.This school board oversees one elementary school in the Valcartier area:

École du Joli-Bois

Web: www.cscapitale.qc.ca/joli-bois/

French elementary school for children from kindergarten to grade 12.

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Learning Disabilities

Association Québécoise des troubles d'apprentissage - AQETA

Web: www.aqeta.qc.ca/
Phone: (514) 847-1324
Toll Free: 1-877-847-1324

The Learning Disabilities Association provides workshops, classes, education and resources for persons with a learning disability. 

Canadian Dyslexia Association

Web: www.dyslexiaassociation.ca
Phone: 613-853-6539

The mandate of the Canadian Dyslexia Association is to promote awareness in order to improve the quality of life of the estimated five million Canadians who have dyslexia.


This page was updated July 07, 2014

Counselling - Valcartier - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to counselling available to adults who have special needs.

MFRC Valcartier- Short term Counselling

Ms Sylvie Gagnon, Prevention and Intervention Coordinator
Phone:  (418) 844-6060
Toll Free:  1-877-844-6060
Web: www.familyforce.ca

You can contact the MFRC Valcartier to obtain support regarding a variety of issues.
Please visit their website.

Jeffery Hale Community Services - Health Care

Phone: (418) 684-JEFF (5333) ext. 1580
Toll Free: 1-888-984-5333
Web: www.jefferyhale.org

Health and social services information and referrals for the Anglophone community.

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Phone: (514) 738-1881
Toll free: 1 800-363-2644
Email: info@ordrepsy.qc.ca
Web: www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec has for central mission to protect the public. To fulfill this mission, the Order ensures the quality of the services provided by its members, promotes the development of the profession, and works to keep psychological services accessible. You will be able to find lists psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.

To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: check with your extended health care plan for what financial coverage will be provided. Please note that you will need a doctor's referral for coverage of a psychologist fees by your extended health care.  Check with your care plan for what coverage will be provided.

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members. MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.


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Education/Employment - Valcartier - Adult


 Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Education and Employment available to adults with special needs

. Employment

. Education


Follow this link to familiarize yourself with employment system in Quebec.
Link: Relocation - Valcartier - Employment

Employment

ROSEPH- Network of specialized employment services for disabled people.

Phone:(514) 721-4941, ext. 113
Email: info@roseph.ca
Web: www.roseph.ca

ROSEPH is a non-profit organization which brings together 26 different specialized employment services specifically dedicated to disabled people who require help in finding or retaining employment.

L'Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Phone: 1 800 567-1465
Web: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca

L’Office des personnes handicapées du Québec is an organization that offers a variety of resources to individuals,who lives with an handicap, and their family. (This website is only offered in french, english support is available when you call).


Please follow this link to familiarize yourself with the school system in Quebec.
Link: Relocation - Education - Valcartier

Education

English School District

Central Quebec School Board
Web: www.cqsb.qc.ca

The Central Quebec Board is the only school district that oversees all English schools throughout the area of Central Quebec. They oversee over 24 English elementary and secondary schools with one of each located in the Jonquière area. They also have a Adult Education Centre for adults who are wishing to further their education. Their website includes a listing and direct links to local schools. Go to their website to find a school near you.

DEM- Dependants Education Management Program

Web: https://www.cfmws.com/en/AboutUs/MFS/DEM/Pages/default.aspx

Dependant Education Management Program, manages the education compensation and benefits programs for Department of National Defence members to ensure that their dependent children obtain elementary and secondary education.


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Home care - Valcartier - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to Home care support available to adults with special needs.

Jeffery Hale Community Services - Health Care

Phone: (418) 684-JEFF (5333) ext. 1580
Toll Free: 1-888-984-5333
Web: www.jefferyhale.org

Health and social services information and referrals for the Anglophone community.

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/repertoires/csss

The CSSS is your first stop, the staff will guide you to the right resources and give you the necessary support to help your child, according to his needs.

L'Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Toll Free: 1 800 567-1465
Web  : www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca

L’Office des personnes handicapées du Québec is an organization that offers a variety of resources to individuals who lives with an handicap and their family. (This web site is only offered in French)


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Medical - Valcartier - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Medical services, available to families who have special needs.

Physical Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities (i.e: Autism)

Hearing, Vision, & Speech


Physical Disabilities

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux 

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/repertoires/csss

The CSSS provides frontline services to the population of the territory it serves. These are preventive services such as rehabilitation and reintegration.

Jeffery Hale Community Services - Health Care

Phone: (418) 684-JEFF (5333) ext. 1580
Toll Free: 1-888-984-5333
Web: www.jefferyhale.org

Health and social services information and referrals for the Anglophone community.

L'Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Phone: 1 800 567-1465-Primary Provincial Service Provider
Web: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca/

The Office des personnes handicapées du Québec is a government agency that offers a variety of resources for individuals living with disabilities and their families. (This Web site is offered in French only)

Québec Health Guide 

Web: http://www.guidesante.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.php

The Health Guide offers you simple, practical, and reliable information to Québec health care services.

March of Dimes Canada

Toll Free: 1-800-263-3463
Web: http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx

This organization strives to create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. They aim to provide solutions, through service, advocacy and research, which further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, dignity and quality of life. The programs that are offered include: rehabilitation/education, assistive/accessible devices, accessible modifications/housing, employment services, attendant care/clinics, recreation/accessible travel, and accessible transportation. There are offices throughout Canada. Check the website for the office closest to you for more information about local services that are offered.

Persons with Disabilities Online

Phone: 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Web: http://www.pwd-online.gc.ca/pwdh.4m.2@.jsp?lang=eng

This site provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web: www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.

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Developmental Disabilities (i.e: Autism)

GMF Val-Bélair - Valcartier - Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier - Medical Clinic Valcartier

Phone: (418) 844-3721 
Web: www.csssqn.qc.ca

The health and social services centre closest to CFB Valcartier. The health and social service centres (CSSS) are the first point of access to health and social services in Quebec. 

Quebec Association for Social Integration/ Quebec Institute of Intellectual Disabilities

Phone: (514) 725-7245 or (514) 725-2387
Web: http://www.aqis-iqdi.qc.ca/fr/accueil

This organization provides a range of community based support and services for persons with an intellectual disability and their families. They offer programs and services including: support for families, social participation, school integration, and employment assistance. 

La Fédération québécoise de l'autisme et des autres troubles envahissants du développement

Web: www.autisme.qc.ca/

This website offers a variety of information. It has resources on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders from regional and international organizations. Consult the documentation center, the news and more, read stories, participate in discussion forums and find out about courses and lectures on the subject. (This site is only offered in French)

Autism Society Canada

Phone: (613) 789-8943
Toll Free: 1-866-476-8440
Web: www.autismsocietycanada.ca

Autism Society Canada works across the country to reduce the impact of ASDs on individuals and their families. We support universally accessible ASD treatment and services, as well as the implementation of national surveillance, and better funding for ASD research. A good resource for finding resources and local support groups. 

Persons with Disabilities Online

Phone: 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
Web: http://www.pwd-online.gc.ca/pwdh.4m.2@.jsp?lang=eng

This site provides access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.

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Hearing, Vision, & Speech

CNIB

Web:  www.cnib.ca

CNIB provides support and information for Canadians with vision loss.  Their website is the link to a variety of services in your local community and provides research and information.


Please follow this link to familiarize yourself with the Medical system in Quebec: Relocation - Medical Care - Valcartier

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Mental Health - Valcartier - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Mental Health services, available to families.

Tel-Aide

Phone: (514) 935-1101
Web: http://www.telaide.qc.ca/

Confidential listening service for people in distress, available 24/7.

GMF Val-Bélair - Valcartier - Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier - Medical Clinic Valcartier

Phone: (418) 844-3721
Web: www.csssqn.qc.ca

The health and social services centre closest to CFB Valcartier. The health and social service centres (CSSS) are the first point of access to mental health services in Quebec. 

AMI-Quebec

Phone: (514) 486-1448
Toll Free: 1-877-303-0264
Web: http://amiquebec.org/

AMI-Quebec helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Most of the programs are free. The section on navigating the health care system is particularly helpful. 

Valcartier Military Family Resource Center-Prevention Support and Intervention (PSI)

Phone: (418) 844-6060
Toll Free: 1-877-844-6060
Web: http://www.familyforce.ca/sites/Valcartier/EN/About%20Us/Pages/default.aspx

Prevention Support and Intervention Services (PSI) consists of professional and caring social workers.  They provide short-term counselling, crisis support, assessment and referral, and education and prevention programming.  Services are free and confidential to military members and their families.  Since no referral is required, services are very timely.  The Social Workers primarily support the parents in coping, finding strategies, finding health, financial, community resources. This is an excellent resource for while waiting for an assessement.

Regroupement des ressources alternatives en santé mentale du Québec (RRASMQ)

Phone: (514) 523-7919
Toll free:1 877 523-7919
Web: www.rrasmq.com/

The RRASMQ is a non-profit organization that includes 120 resources in mental health spread over the territory of Quebec. This site will tell you about resources that are available in your area and publications dealing with issues related to mental health. (This Web site is only in French).

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Phone: (514) 738-1223
Toll free: 1 (800) 561-1223
Email: info@ordrepsy.qc.ca
Web: http://www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/en/index.sn

Ordre des psychologues du Quebec has for central mission to protect the public. To fulfill this mission, the Order ensures the quality of the services provided by its members, promotes the development of the profession, and works to keep psychological services accessible. You will be able to find lists psychologists by city and region, among other criteria. A Psychologist can assess and find solutions to problems and challenges that people face in their life. Are you dealing with parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, phobia, grief or loss, abuse or violence, a traumatic event or incident, an addiction or compulsive behaviour? A psychologist can help with these issues and many more. Go to the website above to find a psychologist in your area.
To access this list go to their website home page and click on the Referral Directory at the bottom of the list to launch a search. Type your area code or location you are seeking a psychologist for in the search box to ensure the best possible results. Please note: check with your extended health care plan for what financial coverage will be provided.

Member Assistance Program

Toll Free: 1-800-268-7708
Web: www.forces.gc.ca

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is a voluntary and confidential service for Canadian Forces (CF) to help members (Regular Force, all Reserve Class Members, Cadets) and family members. MAP provides a short-term problem solving service for persons who have parenting or family concerns, interpersonal relations, personal and emotional, stress, anxiety, sexual assault and addiction concerns.

Canadian Mental Health Association - Québec division

 Web: www.cmha.ca/

CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

EMentalHealth.ca

Web: http://ww.ementalhealth.ca

EMentalHealth.ca provides information about mental health resources and services available in your local area.  This website has information about local support groups, crisis supports, mental health facilities and information about mental illnesses.

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Financial Assistance - Valcartier - Adult


Under this tab, you will find information and resources relating to financial assistance available to families.

Revenu Québec- Common situations

Web: www.revenuquebec.ca

If you have a disability, you may be eligible for the following tax credits,  exemptions and special measures

Revenu Québec- Tax Benefits and Persons with Disabilities

Brochure: www.revenuquebec.ca

This brochure is intended for you if you have an impairment or a disability, or if someone close to you (for example, your child, spouse, mother or father) has an impairment or a disability. The brochure provides information about the tax benefits associated with an impairment or a disability.

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec:(RAMQ) - Aid Programs

Phone: 1 800 561-9749
Web: www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca

The RAMQ provides technical assistance or equipment for people with disabilities. For more information on eligibility and the types of equipment provided visit their website.

Technical aids or equipments according to certain conditions - Financial Assistance

Web: http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca

Measures to help students with major functional disability- Loan and bursaries (Quebec Government)
If you have a severe visual impairment, a severe hearing impairment, a motor impairment or an organic impairment that is recognized by Aide financière aux études, you could be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Financial support to help people with disabilities: Residential Adaptation Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-463-4315
Web: www.habitation.gouv.qc.ca

The Residential Adaptation Assistance Program is designed to help people with disabilities to perform their everyday activities and remain in their homes for longer. It offers financial assistance to homeowners, covering admissible work carried out to meet the needs of a disabled person.

Pension for a Disabled Person's Child

Web: http://www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca

If a person receives a disability pension under the Québec Pension Plan, his or her dependent children are entitled to a pension for a disabled person's child until they turn 18, even if they work.

L'Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Phone : 1 800 567-1465
Web: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca

L’Office des personnes handicapées du Québec is an organization that offers a variety of resources to individuals,who lives with an handicap, and their family. (This website is only offered in french)

Financial Services- SISIP

Phone: 1-800-267-6681
Web: www.cfpsa.com/en/AboutUs/SISIP

The Canadian Assistance Personnel Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their immediate families

Military Family Fund

Web: www.cfpsa.com/en/SupportOurTroops

The Military Families Fund (MFF) is an agile and responsive means for Base and Wing Commanders, in concert with Military Family Resource Centers (MFRC) across the country, to help military families within hours of being advised of need and after alternative sources have been researched, there is the MFF for possible funding. The MFF allows CF leadership to meet the special-case needs of CF members and their families.

Public Service Health Care Plan

Web: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hr-rh
Forms: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbsf-fsct/index-eng.asp

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is an optional health care plan for Federal Public Service employees and their eligible dependents. It is designed to supplement your provincial health insurance plan.

Canada Revenue Agency-Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

Web: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca

The disability amount is a non-refundable tax credit that a person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions can claim to reduce the amount of income tax he or she has to pay in a year.

Government of Canada-Disability Benefits

Web: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability/index.html

This website offers a listing of the Federal disability benefits that are offered in Canada.


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Health Care - Montreal - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Health care services, available to seniors.

Santé Montréal

Phone: 514 286-6500
Web: http://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/en/

Santé Montréal is the organization that oversees the provision of health information and services in Montreal and the area. Services include: medical and other consultations, emergency services, and specialized services, such as for people with physical disabilities.

La Fédération québécoise des sociétés Alzheimer

Phone: (514) 369-7891
Toll-free: 1-888-636-6473
Web: www.alzheimerquebec.ca

The Alzheimer Society offers a variety of support programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related Dementia and their families. They provide educational workshops, a safely home registration program, toll-free 24 hour information and referral line, a library of resources and much more.

Services to Seniors in Québec

Web: www4.gouv.qc.ca/EN

This web site offers information about the programs and services offered by the Québec's  Government to seniors.

Québec Health Guide

Web:  www.guidesante.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.shtml

The Health Guide offers you simple, practical, and reliable information to Québec health care services.

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec:(RAMQ) - Aid Programs

Phone: 1 800 561-9749
Web: www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/repertoires/csss

The CSSS provides frontline services to the population of the territory it serves. These are preventive services such as rehabilitation and reintegration.
disabilities and their families.

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Caregivers

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/caregivers/on/index.shtml

This webpage offers a listing of programs and services to help family caregivers manage their elderly relative's care. The program categories include but are not limited to areas such as Health Information, Mental Health Information and Dementia. 

Health Canada

Phone: (613) 957-2991
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Web: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Health Canada is responsible for helping all Canadians improve and maintain their health.


Please follow this link to familiarize yourself with the Medical system in Quebec.
Link: Relocation - Medical Care - Montreal

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Home Care - Montreal - Elderly


 Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Home Care, available to families.

Santé et services sociaux

Web: http://wpp01.msss.gouv.qc.ca

Directory of nursing homes. (This Website is only available in French).

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Caregivers

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/caregivers/on/index.shtml

This webpage offers a listing of programs and services to help family caregivers manage their elderly relative's care. The program categories include but are not limited to areas such as Health Information, Mental Health Information and Dementia. 


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Seniors Services - Montreal - Elderly


Under this tab, you will find information and resources, relating to Seniors services, available to families.

Les centres de santé et de service sociaux

Web: www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/repertoires/csss

The CSSS provides frontline services to the population of the territory it serves. These are preventive services such as rehabilitation and reintegration.

Le Mouvement des Aînés du Québec- FADOQ

Toll free: 1-800-828-3344
Web: http://www.fadoq.ca/en/

The Réseau FADOQ defend the rights of seniors and come to the assistance of the less fortunate. The Réseau has also implemented a broad range of services, programs and sporting and recreational activities to make aging a healthy and fulfilling part of life. The organization has also established a basket of discounts and privileges over the years to help members make ends meet and make the most of the little things in life.

Services to Seniors in Québec

Web:www4.gouv.qc.ca

This web site offers information about the programs and services offered by the Québec's Government to seniors.

Adapted transportation-Société de transport de Montréal

Phone: (514) 280-8211
Web: www.stm.info/English

The service of Adapted transportation (Transport Adapté) offered by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is addressed to disabled people who meets the eligibility criteria of the Ministry of transportation of Québec. (This website is only offered in French)

Adapted transportation- Réseau de transport de Longueuil.

Phone: (450) 670-2992
Web: www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca

The RTL paratransit service is offered to persons with a significant and persistent impairment that prevents them from using regular public transit and who reside or transit between one of the five cities served by the RTL, that is: Longueuil (boroughs of Greenfield Park, Saint-Hubert and Vieux-Longueuil), Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Saint-Lambert.
This “accessible-door-to-accessible-door” type of service is provided by adapted minibus or by taxi. Only persons authorized by the eligibility committee appointed by law can use this service. Certain trips to and from specialized and/or subsidized institutions are authorized for reasons other than medical ones.

Adaptated Transportation:- Ville de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Phone: (450) 358-3088 or (450) 826-3245
Web: www.ville.saint-jean-sur-richelieu.qc.ca

Paratransit is a public transport that meets the specific needs of a customer in his limited mobility or special needs transportation. For service, they must first meet eligibility criteria and be eligible for paratransit. Paratransit is available for different needs: medical appointments, work, school (other than primary and secondary) entertainment, shopping, tours and other activities.
The City of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the agency mandated by the Quebec government as a spokesman and meet with the Ministry of Transport.
The municipality to delegate management of paratransit service to disabled Grouping Region du Haut-Richelieu (RPHRHR). He sees as the management, distribution and implementation of the transportation plan in the territory covered according to the mandate received. 

Seniors.gc.ca-Information for Seniors

Web: http://www.seniors.gc.ca/eng/sb/ie/on.shtml

This webpage includes all of the federal and provincial programs and benefits that are available to seniors in Ontario. 


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