York Region Inclusive Information Fair 

Kids, youth and families are invited to join us on September 23 to learn more about the programs, resources and services available in York Region!

There will be over 50 vendors from recreation (Fun) to the transition to school (Future) to CTN’s Equipment Loan Program (Fitness), a parent networking room (Family) and many more! This event is free and there is no registration required.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Drop-In 12 - 3 p.m.

Langstaff Community Centre, 155 Red Maple Road, Richmond Hill

Read the Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Information Fair and the List of Over 50 Vendors!


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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

CTN will be honouring both Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. 

This day pays homage to the Indigenous children who never returned home and the Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. CTN acknowledges that Every Child Matters and that recognizing the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. We want to be part of that process. 

CTN promotes reconciliation and inspires positive action, aligned with our CTN values and continued commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility.

Read CTN's Message

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month

FASD is a lifelong disability that affects the brain and body of individuals who were exposed to alcohol in the womb. Each person with FASD has both strengths and challenges and need special supports to help them succeed in daily life. Research shows that early and appropriate supports can make a positive impact and improve outcomes for those with the disability.

Learn More About FASD and Supports

Back to School Resources

September is a busy month and transitioning to school can be stressful. To help reduce the pressure, we're sharing tips and resources to help ease the transition. The CTN Online Resource Centre has information on special education, transition strategies and even tips for developing skills at home.

Find School Resources

Focus on Fun: Fall Family Activities in Simcoe County and York Region

Looking for family fun this fall? Our Community and Family Coordinators (CFCs) have compiled this list of fun family activities like visiting local farms, apple picking, pumpkin patches and hiking trails around Simcoe County and York Region.

Fall Activities in Your Community

Upcoming CTN Events

Check out these amazing events for kids, youth and their families.

AAC Youth Pizza Party - September 19 in Barrie

AAC Youth Pizza Party - September 20 in Richmond Hill

Blue Mountain Day - September 22 in Blue Mountain

Scales Nature Park - September 26 in Oro-Medonte

AAC Youth Bowling - October 2 in Coldwater

AAC Youth Bowling - October 5 in Richmond Hill

MOVE with GoodLife Kids Virtual Try-It Class for Youth - October 16

CTN and Kerry's Place "One Step at a Time" Parent Webinar - October 17

Halloween is Coming!

Stay Tuned to our newsletters, network calendar, Facebook and Instagram pages to learn about October's annual inclusive Halloween Parties across

Simcoe County and York Region!

Looking for More Events?

Our network calendar features events hosted by CTN, our partner organizations and other local community agencies that may be of interest to your family. New workshops, programs and events are added each week.
Check Out All Network Events
Parent and Caregiver Support
CTN's Equipment Loan Program
Tips for Inclusive Birthday Parties for Kids
CTN supports kids, youth and families by focusing on CanChild's framework of the F-words for Child Development. Every child with varying abilities has the right to have fun, enjoy friends, function as they are, access fitness, plan for their future and join in on family activities.

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