Registration is open for CTN's Holiday Events!

Register for a free inclusive CTN Holiday event!

Avoid the busy mall and visit Santa at a CTN location in York or Simcoe! Santa will be on-site for you to take a holiday picture of your child/family in a fully accessible, sensory-friendly environment.

There will also be fun holiday-themed activities and tasty refreshments available!

Check out the dates and locations below and register today! You can also download a copy of the flyer to share.

Download the flyer

Dates & Locations


Thursday, Nov. 23

from 5 to 7 p.m.

Orillia Common Roof

196 Front St. South, 3rd floor

Register here


Wednesday, Nov. 29

from 5 to 7 p.m.

CTN Georgina Site

70 Biscayne Blvd.

Register here


Saturday, Dec. 2

from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CTN Markham Site

50 McIntosh Dr., Suite #235

Register here


Thursday, Dec. 7

from 5 to 7 p.m.

South Simcoe One Roof

129 Young St.

Register here


Thursday, Dec. 7

from 5 to 7 p.m.

Barrie Common Roof

165 Ferris Lane

Register here


Monday, Dec. 18

from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Collingwood YMCA

200 Hume St.

Register here


CTN Inclusive Halloween Events were a Success!

In October, CTN hosted our annual inclusive Halloween events. We had a great turnout of kids, families and volunteers from across Simcoe County and York Region with over 800 attendees in total. Thank you to everyone who attended this year! If you're looking for photos from the events, visit the albums section on our Facebook page.

View photos on Facebook

Winter Recreation Equipment Available Through CTN's Equipment Loan Program

The CTN Equipment Loan Program (ELP) has equipment that supports participation in a variety of winter activities for kids and youth with disabilities and developmental needs. Our winter recreation equipment can be borrowed for up to two weeks by families of kids and youth with disabilities and developmental needs who live in Simcoe County or York Region.

Learn more about the ELP

Your Child and the Flu Vaccine

It’s that time of year again! As we all head indoors with the cooler weather, respiratory illnesses are on the rise, including influenza, also referred to as “the flu.” Flu prevention is important to protect both people who may be vulnerable and the health care system. To learn more about the flu vaccine and your child, read this article on our website.

Learn more on our website

Upcoming November Events

There are some great events this month for kids, youth and families. Check out the ones below and visit the events calendar on our website for all events!


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
Mental Health Resources and 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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