Living and Thriving with a Disability Conferences

Thriving with a Disability Conferences

Living and Thriving with a Disability Conferences connect c​onsumers with health professionals and services in the their community.
The conference has been offered as a part of Peer Support Services, a Program of March of Dimes Canada, since 2009 and continues to grow. We have organised approximately 20 to 25 different conferences, in conjunction with several different partners, at various locations across Canada.

Who should attend?
Individuals living with a disability or Acquired Brain Injury, allied health professionals, service providers, caregivers /partners, and family members.
The conferences not only emphasizes the services that are readily available in the community, it also highlights the potential gaps and enables committee organisations to potentially develop solutions to address the growing need for community care. Follow up conferences have been offered in several locations as a result of the demand for additional services or topics. 

The Peer Support Department at March of Dimes Canada has organising conferences at the following locations: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Calgary, Alberta, Vancouver and Fraser Valley in British Columbia, and Kingston, Windsor, Sarnia and Toronto in Ontario.

Thriving With a Disability Calgary

Creating Connections. Endless Possibilities

Friday October 28, 2016

Date: ​ Friday October 28, 2016
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Early Bird Price (before October 7, 2016):
           ​$15 for persons with a disability, caregviers / family
           $25 for Health Professionals​​
Price After October 7, 2016:
           ​$20 for persons with a disability, caregviers / family
           $30 for Health Professionals​​
Location: ​ Westview Baptist Church, 1313 Ranchlands Way NW, Calgary, AB

Presented By: ​ March of Dimes Canada, Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Westview Baptist Church

Learn about proactive body and mind life options for persons with all types of disabilities!

Workshops & Booths:
  • Circles of Rhythm, Drum Circle
  • Trade Show
  • Information Booths
  • Other Exciting Services
Keynote Speakers:
  • Cheryl Oberg, Using Comedy and Laughter to Build Resiliency
  • Leadership Circle - Self Advocacy

Please send payment and registration form to:
Kim Dunn
March of Dimes Canada - Programs
10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
Tel: 403-263-1946
Fax: 403-263-8954

Living With a Disability Sault Ste Marie

Thursday November 17, 2016

Date: ​ Thursday November 17, 2016
Time:  9:00 a.m. Regsitraton; 9:30 - 4:00 p.m. Event
Price:  (includes lunch for one person)
           ​$15 for Individuals Living with Stroke / ABI or other Disability; Caregviers
           $30 for Professionals​​ and Service Providers
 $50 for Service Provider Exhibitors (Information Table)

Location: ​ Delta Sault Ste Marie Waterfront, 208 St Mary's River Dr., Saulte Ste Marie

Who should attend? ​ Stroke and ABI Survivors, Individuals living with a disability, caregivers / family members, and service providers

Session Topics:

  • Living with a Stroke, Brain Injury or Disability
  • Health & Wellness
  • Caregivers Support
Register no later than Thursday November 3, 2016

For questions about the event contact:
Talia Papi-Grant 
Tel: 705-945-1044 ext. 251

To register for the event send payment and form to:
Aisha Mian
March of Dimes Canada - Programs
10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
Tel: 1-800-425-3463 ext. 7746
Fax: 416-425-1920


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