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Central WA Disability Resources

CWDR is a non-residential center for independent living providing assistance through independent living planning, peer support, advocacy, information and referrals. Our Commitment to you For over twenty five years, CWDR has enhanced our communities through advancing the empowerment, inclusion, and wellness of all persons with disabilities through advocacy, community education, peer mentoring, and skill development so that they may realize independence and full participation in life.  (Read More...)
The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada

CADDAC is a national, not-for-profit, organization providing leadership and support in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. From a day to day perspective this means CADDAC organizes, builds and presents up-to-date scientifically based, educational programs; actively advocates to government and institutional decision makers for changes that will benefit those with ADHD, their families and care providers; provides one on one support and information to parents and adults with ADHD; provides networking between ADHD groups across Canada, and strives to increase the awareness and understanding of ADHD on all levels. For more information contact us at: Address - 7800 Kennedy Road, Suite 303A Markham ON L3R 2C7 Phone: (416) 637-8584 Website: http://www.caddac.ca/  (Read More...)
Freedom From Eating Disorders

Freedom from Eating Disorders offers faith-based resources to support eating disorder recovery, including a recovery course, e-books, recovery stories, helpful articles, and more. The creator, Laurie Glass, has been walking with those who have eating disorders since she recovered from anorexia in 2003. She likes to encourage people to visit the site often and find what speaks to them for the day.  (Read More...)
PFlag Canada

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children. The "coming-out" process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. We support these families through today, and give them hope for a better tomorrow.  (Read More...)
Teen Line

Teen Line is a teen-to-teen hotline and community outreach program dedicated to providing a safety net for teenagers before their problems reach a crisis point. The hotline is staffed by highly-trained, volunteer teen listeners and supervised by adult mental health professionals. Our listeners answer calls, texts and emails every evening from 6-10PM PST at (800) 852-8336 on issues from relationships to suicide. Teen Line provides a safe, confidential place to talk things out with another teen who can understand and will listen without judgment. This simple act of listening can make a huge difference – sometimes a life-saving one. For more information and a multitude of resources, check out our website at www.teenlineonline.org.  (Read More...)
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC

AMSSA is a unique province-wide association that strengthens over 70 member agencies as well as hundreds of community stakeholder agencies who serve immigrants and newcomers, and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates. Vision: A just and equitable society in which everyone benefits from social and economic inclusion. Mission: AMSSA facilitates collaborative leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities. Values: Inclusiveness, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Equity, Diversity, Collaboration. Experience: Since 1977 AMSSA has been providing a diverse range of settlement and integration support and capacity building services including developing and facilitating networking and training events and producing highly relevant information resources. AMSSA also convenes a broad range of BC interest and stakeholders groups to discuss and collaborate on immigration, economic and BC community inclusion issues. AMSSA is also one of the first organizations in the sector to frequently use technology as a cost effective, highly accessible engagement model to distribute information and promote dialogue. All of our settlement and integration capacity building activities are infused with innovative approaches, and are based on AMSSA’s deep values of inclusiveness, integrity and collaboration.  (Read More...)
BC Council For Families

The BC Council for Families is a non-profit organization that develops programs, workshops resources and services to support diverse families and advocates for public policy change to improve the lives of families throughout BC. The Council offers training for family service professionals to assist families in increasing their confidence and preventing problems before they start with the following programs: Nobody's Perfect Parenting, My Tween and Me, Parent-Child Mother Goose, Alliance of Professionals Serving Young Parents, Home Visitor Initiative and Fathering workshops.  (Read More...)
Bring Change to Mind

In 2010, Glenn Close co-founded Bring Change to Mind (BC2M), a nonprofit organization built to start the conversation about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. The idea for the organization resulted from Ms. Close’s first-hand observation of the battles with mental illness within her own family. Ms. Close’s sister, Jessie, successfully lives with bipolar disorder, and Jessie’s son, Calen, lives with schizoaffective disorder, and all three are actively involved in spreading the organization’s mission. BC2M develops influential public service announcements (PSAs); pilots evidence-based, peer-to-peer programs at the undergraduate and high school levels engaging students to eradicate stigma; and has created a social movement around change by providing people with platforms to share, connect, and learn. Because science is essential to achieving this mission, BC2M’s work is grounded in the latest research, evaluated for effectiveness, and shared with confidence. An integral component of this is BC2M’s Scientific Advisory Council, which is comprised of an acclaimed team of experts in the fields of stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.  (Read More...)
Edu-Therapy Solutions

Edu-Therapy™ is clearly the most current and effective process for dealing with the conflicting emotions caused by events in our lives that have the potential to create grief. The process moves grieving individuals from a place of pain and sadness to resolution of the relationship in a short period of time. The Grief Edu-Therapy™ Process is a natural adjunct treatment in many mental health, wellness and addictions environments. Professionals love the dynamic pace of the The Grief Edu-Therapy™ Process and the eight-session format easily incorporates into most existing practices and treatment modalities.  (Read More...)
Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids

The Yellow Pages for Kids User Guide will teach you how to be a more effective advocate. Learn how to build your team, get educated about your child's disability, find special education advocacy training, locate a parent group, and get legal and advocacy help. You may also want to subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate, the free online newsletter from Wrightslaw.com. Subscribe or learn more by clicking here.  (Read More...)

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