Category Archives: Helpful Tools

ABLE2 Grow Programs

I am delighted to be able to announce some new and exciting opportunities for growth, learning and support for parents, caregivers, family members and the community that we have developed following feedback from the members of Walking in My Shoes and other community members.
The parenting landscape has changed over the years, partly due to access to information electronically (even online support groups!). This is wonderful for families, as parents are busier than ever, however it makes going to a group at the end of a busy day challenging. As a response to this, we are updating the delivery to parent support and learning to meet the needs of busy families.
Starting September 2020, we will be offering an Educational Series, ABLE2 Grow, to build knowledge and skills for anyone who supports an individual of any age, who is living with a disability. The workshop sessions will be offered regularly, at a minimum monthly, be approximately 1.5 hours in length and be offered at a reasonable cost. These changes will ensure the program is a viable, high quality and valued-added source of rich information to enhance the lives of your loved one(s).
We will no longer have members and will not be sending out regular emails as we did for Walking in My Shoes (WIMS). Instead, you can join ABLE2’s Facebook page or check out ABLE2’s website. It is our hope this is a convenient efficient means for you to have access to all you need for parenting or caring for an individual living with a disability, at any age.
This summer look for information that will outline all the workshop topics and presenters for the year

ABLE2 Children’s Sibling Group Flyer 2020-2021

ABLE2 Children’s Teen Group Flyer 2020-2021

ABLE2 Registration Form 2020-2021

ABLE@ Consent for photos

COVID-19: CRITICAL FAQs from P4P Planning Network

With the COVID-19 pandemic, questions around income and housing supports and other critical issues are at the forefront of all of our minds. Our Critical FAQs page was created to help you navigate this new normal. Organized by category, it answers critical questions and links to the latest resources. New information is coming out daily and it’s hard to stay up to date. Both the federal and provincial governments are rolling out programs quickly. We’ll update this page as new information comes available.

See P4P Planning Network  Website for more information

New COVID-19 text and chat line

Together with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Interval House of Ottawa, Ottawa Victim Services and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Crime Prevention Ottawa is pleased to announce the launch of Unsafe at Home Ottawa, a secure and supportive text and online chat line for victims and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.

Click on this link to learn more:
COVID-19 text and chat line

COVID-19: Information and Resources

In light of the outbreaks of COVID-19, we all play a role in preventing the virus from spreading. Please find below information and resources on this topic:

Be well. Stay safe.