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COMMUNITY

Ontario 211 connects people to the right information and services.

Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or call the toll-free number 1-877-330-3213. 211ontario.ca

The United Way are local charities that support communities in time of need in a variety of ways. Contact information for the local United way organizations:

· United Way Centraide

  613-236-7041

· United Way Leeds & Grenville

  613-342-8889

· United Way SD&G

  613-932-2051

· United Way Prescott-Russell

  613-632-4699

· United Way Lanark

  613-253-9074

Children’s Aid Societies 

· Lanark, Leeds, Grenville 1-855-667-2726 or visit: fcsllg.ca
· Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry 1-866-939-9915 or visit: cassdg.ca/en
· Prescott-Russell 1-800-675-6168 or visit: valorispr.ca

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Health Units 

· Eastern Ontario Health Unit (SD&G, Prescott-Russelll) visit: eohu.ca/en 
· Lanark, Leeds, Grenville Health Unit visit: healthunit.org

About Kids Health: A health education and information website for children, youth and their caregivers. Includes mental health information.
Visit: aboutkidshealth.ca

Caring for Kids: Provides parents with information about their child’s and teen’s health and well-being; developed the Canadian Paediatric Society. 

Visit: caringforkids.cps.ca

Parenting Helpline: Call 1-888-603-9100 or visit: parenthelpline.ca

MENTAL HEALTH

Children's Mental Health Ontario: Find general information on children’s mental health as well as a search feature for locating children’s mental health agencies in your local area. Visit: cmho.org

Kids Help Phone: This page provides excellent resources for parents and educators on everything from stress, grief, on-line bullying, sleep challenges and general well-being: kidshelpphone.ca/get-involved/programs-resources/resources-caring-adults/

Youth Mental Health Canada - strategies and supports for youth. Mental wellness as well as on-line blogs and resources and peer support: ymhc.ngo

Mind your Mind – Interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience for youth aged 10-29: mindyourmind.ca

Parent’s Lifeline Eastern Ontario: A support for parents with children through young adults who have mental health concerns. 1-613-321-3211 or 1-855-775-7005 Visit: pleo.on.ca

CHEO: An excellent resource which include articles, YouTube videos with professionals and local resource guides on numerous mental health topics: cheo.on.ca/en/resources-and-support/a-z-resources-mental-health.aspx#CHEO-mental-health-resources-and-support

CAMH: Provides a wide variety or resources on mental health concerns. Also provides connections to crisis lines: camh.ca

School Mental Health Ontario: Provides mental health practices to maintain balance and mental well- being at home for children: smho-smso.ca/blog/12-easy-and-fun-mental-health-practices-to-try-with-your-children-at-home/

ABC’s of Mental Health – Ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take: sickkidscmh.ca/ABC/Welcome

Child Mind Institute - General mental health information on concerns that range from grief and loss, to depression and anxiety, as well as behaviour and well-being: childmind.org

Psychology Foundation of Canada - resource for parents and educators providing links to current webinars dealing with relevant topics (i.e., calming the commotion, coping with being alone): psychologyfoundation.org

Anxiety Canada - resource for people struggling with anxiety. This website includes explanations around what anxiety is, as well as information regarding coping strategies: www.anxietycanada.com

Crisis and other helplines can be found here: http://www.ucdsb.on.ca/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1482911

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario - ldao.ca

LD at Home - resources for parents, students and families dealing with LD’s: ldathome.ca

Autism Ontario - autismontario.com

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE) -fasdontario.ca

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada - Webinars, blogs, chats and parent resources around working with individuals that have ADHD: caddac.ca/adhd

Children’s Treatment Centres offer many services for children with a variety of challenges including: developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, severe hearing and speaking difficulties, complex or multiple special needs, blind or low vision 

· Communities in the Champlain LHIN: cheo.on.ca/en/clinics-services-programs/children_s-treatment-centre.aspx
· Communities in the South East LHIN (most of LLG): kidsinclusive.ca

 

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