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In this issue of Grandviews:
Important info for visitors to Grandview's Oshawa site
REMINDER: Sensory Santa Nov. 30 & Dec. 1
Land donation to Grandview from the Town of Ajax
and more!
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Welcome to Grandviews


November has been an exciting month for Grandview Children's Centre!
We have lots of news and information to share with you - so grab a hot beverage and take a few moments to catch up on it all, and find out what's coming up.

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IMPORTANT INFO FOR FAMILIES VISITING OUR OSHAWA SITE


A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE: afternoon of DECEMBER 1st only


Grandview’s 2015-2016
volunteer Family Advisory Committee
View the list of FAC members. The FAC acts as a resource to the Board and to the Executive Director, and provides an opportunity for families to have input into strategic decisions that affect families, clients and/or potential clients of Grandview Children's Centre. The FAC also hosts networking and social events for families of Grandview Kids.
Questions about Grandview's FAC? Contact FAC@grandviewkids.ca


WINTER 2015


Online registration for Grandview's Winter 2015 Therapeutic Recreation activities for children and youth with special needs is open now!
View an online list of all the Winter 2015 activities. 
Note: Parents are encouraged to update info on their child's online Participant Profile at any time.
The more information we have about your child, the better we can ensure he/she has a successful experience! Questions? Call 1-800-304-6180 x 2247










The CP-NET Research Database is an Ontario Brain Institute funded research project.
Grandview Children's Centre is participating in collecting information to better understand how many kids are affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP) in different parts of Ontario and what causes CP so that we can improve care and treatments.
Learn more, and find out how your child aged 2-7 can help researchers improve our understanding of CP, and accelerate the development of new discoveries.


learn more & sign up to participate


Visit Grandview's Family Resource Centre:
in person or online!


Sign-out books for free for a 3-week period. View an online list of all our resources.
This month's featured topic: anxiety in children


Look for the Partners for Planning Resource Network symbol at grandviewkids.ca to access online resources, including webinars, to help you plan your child's future.


If your child is currently receiving services at Grandview, you are eligible to join our closed, members-only Facebook Group, Grandview OPS (Online Parent Support), moderated by our Family Facilitator Andrea Belanger.
Go to facebook.com/groups/Grandview.OPS and choose "Join Group" near the top right-hand corner. 
Andrea will verify that your child is a Grandview Kid before adding you to the group.


THINK AHEAD fire safety program


Have you thought about how your child with special needs would survive a fire emergency?
Grandview Children's Centre has partnered with Clarington Emergency & Fire Services, Oshawa Fire Services, and Whitby Fire & Emergency Services to bring the new THINK AHEAD fire safety program to families of Grandview Kids living in Clarington, Oshawa and now Whitby too.
Benefits of THINK AHEAD:
learn fire prevention and safety tips from firefighters
share information about your child with special needs to be stored in a database that first responders can access when en route to an emergency in your home
help your child become familiar with first responders so they'll recognize them as helpers in an emergency
it's FREE!
sign up for THINK AHEAD today!


The first-ever Grand Gala on behalf of Grandview Kids took place on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Royal Ashburn Golf Club. It was a wonderful event and we are very grateful to all those who supported us and who enjoyed the night with us. 


 

Over $25,000 was raised to support many program and services for Grandview Kids!



THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDING SPONSORS:
Howard and Stephanie Humphrey
THANK YOU ALSO TO OUR RAFFLE PRIZE DONORS AND OUR MAJOR SILENT AUCTION DONORS








Did you know?


Grandview is Accredited with
Exemplary Standing from
Accreditation Canada.
This achievement demonstrates
Grandview's determination and
commitment to ongoing quality
improvement, and dedication to
the provision of safe, quality
health services.


Do we have your correct contact info?


It's important for us to have accurate contact information on file for all families of Grandview Kids.
We need your current:
- name
- email address
- home address
- phone numbers: home, cell, work
Whenever your contact info changes, please notify us right away at
905-728-1673 x 2223

We care about your kids.


While you're at Grandview:


What is Our Grandview?
"Our Grandview" is a parent-driven advocacy campaign to encourage government leaders to approve capital development funding for a new facility for Grandview Children's Centre. This campaign is organized by Grandview's Family Task Force, a subcommittee of Grandview's Family Advisory Council. Learn more

And the last word goes to...


Town of Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Members of Council officially announcing the granting of a five-acre parcel of land in north Ajax for the proposed new Grandview Children's Centre headquarters! Watch now


THANK YOU to the Town of Ajax from Grandview Kids!

GrandviewKids.ca


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