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North Bay Firefighter Calendar Supports Local Autism Services

Posted on: September 28th, 2017

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca and the North Bay Firefighters are proud to officially launch the 2018 North Bay Firefighters Calendar initiative, to raise money in support of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, for new technology and equipment.


“We are honoured to be the chosen recipient of the North Bay Firefighters 2018 Calendar,” said Nathalie Ouellette, Senior Manager of Autism Services at Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca. “Through this initiative, Hands will be better able to assist local families with a child or youth with autism in accessing the supports they need. Our local firefighters go above and beyond in their commitment to supporting community organizations, like Hands.”

Hands’ Autism Services are family-focused from diagnosis through to service navigation and access. Their programs work wth families on personalized goals such as communication, social skills, early learning skills and challenging behaviours; addressing the unique needs of a child with Autism.

“Our goal wasn’t only to raise money for the needed technology and equipment, but also increase awareness of the services that Hands provides our community,” said Jim Daly, local firefighter and 2018 calendar coordinator. “All the firefighters featured in the calendar volunteered their time, and had a lot of fun working with local photographer, Patrick Gilbert.”

The official Calendar Launch Party takes place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at The Voyager Inn with a live auction and calendar signing by the firefighter models. Calendars will go on sale to the public as of Friday, October 13, 2017. For more information on ticket locations, visit northbayfirefighters.ca.

Triple P Positive Parenting Groups

Posted on: September 25th, 2017

Triple P is a parenting program that helps make raising kids (or teenagers) easier. It gives parents/caregivers ideas for how to deal with the big and small problems of family life. There are Triple P programs for parents of children up to 12 years and for parents of teenagers from 12 to 16. There is also a range of specialist programs, including Stepping Stones Triple P, for parents of a child with a developmental disability.

Triple P Groups are offered by Hands throughout the year with varying start dates in the following communities: Sturgeon Falls, Sundridge, North Bay and Parry Sound. Stepping Stones Triple P is available in Bracebridge.

If you are interested in joining one of Hands’ Triple P Positive Parenting Groups, please contact your local Hands office, or call toll-free 1-800-668-8555.

Coordinating services for young victims in North Bay

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017

Hands’ Heroes Drawing Contest

Posted on: September 15th, 2017

Hands’ Heroes

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca is hosting Hands’ Heroes Drawing Contest for children and youth. The contest, which celebrates everyday heroes helping young people in our communities, is the first phase of a holiday fundraising initiative in support of Hands’ Family Matters Campaign.

Winners of the drawing contest will receive a $100 gift card for Northgate Shopping Centre and have their art featured on holiday ornaments, which will be a key part of Hands’ Heroes Fundraising Campaign.

Download the Hands’ Heroes Drawing Contest Template.

Hands’ Heroes is an initiative in support of Hands’ Family Matters Campaign, a capital campaign for the new North East Ontario Family Help and Treatment Centre to be located at 391 Oak Street West, North Bay, ON.

How to Enter:

  • Submissions
  • Drop off completed artwork at any Hands location
  • Mail to: Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca at  222 Main Street East, North Bay, ON P1B 1B1
  • Email scanned artwork (JPEG or PDF of 300dpi or higher) to [email protected].
  • All artwork submitted to Hands’ Heroes Drawing Contest becomes the property of Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca.
  • Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm
  • Quantity: Limit one submission per artist
  • Theme: Artwork should reflect the theme of everyday heroes helping children/youth in our community.
  • Judging: Judges will evaluate submitted artwork and select a winner based on originality and overall impression. The art contest is designed for children/youth under nineteen years of age divided into four age categories: 5 and under; 6 to 9; 10 to 13; and 14 to 18.

Register for The iMatter Project in South River

Posted on: September 8th, 2017

The iMatter Project - Providing coping mechanisms for mental health struggles in healthy ways using positive outlets. Youth 10-18 welcome! Through art, yoga and zumba we will be able to provide youth with an experiential learning opportunity for absolutely no cost!

Date: October 14th and 21st
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pmiMatter Project 09 08 17Place: South River Machar Community Centre

Register at Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca
37 Main Street, P.O. Box 596
Sundridge ON P0A 1Z0

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