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Sensitive Santa Comes to Bracebridge

Posted on: November 29th, 2017

You’re invited to our Autism Friendly Holiday event! Children may enjoy 1-on-1 visits with Santa. Times are pre-booked, so there is no need to wait! *Registration required*

Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca
23 Balls Drive, Bracebridge.

To book your time with Santa:
Call Hands at (705) 645-3155 ext. 3200 and speak with Nicole Garon.

Sensitive Santa Bracebridge

Hands’ 2016-2017 Annual Report Released

Posted on: November 29th, 2017

It is our pleasure to share with you Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca’s Annual Report for the 2016-2017 year.

Over the past year, Hands has had the privilege of serving over 12,000 individuals across Northern Ontario. It is our hope that this year’s Report captures the spirit of these families and the journeys we have been on over the past 12 months.

View Hands’ Annual Report 2016-2017.

Holiday Office Hours

Posted on: November 15th, 2017

All offices will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2017 and January 1, 2018.

Evening office hours will be cancelled between December 25, 2017 and December 29, 2017.

The Walk-In Counselling Clinic in North Bay will be closed Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Hands’ Office Closures: 

Monday, December 25 – closed

Tuesday, December 26 – closed, Walk-In Clinic closed

Monday, January 1 – closed

Happy Holidays!

Sensitive Santa to Visit Children with Autism

Posted on: November 14th, 2017

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca, in partnership with Northgate Shopping Centre and Autism Ontario North East Chapter, are pleased to present “Sensitive Santa” this holiday season. Sensitive Santa provides children and youth with Autism the opportunity to have a photo and visit with Santa in a sensory friendly environment.

Before the stores open, the lights are dimmed, the music is turned down, and families are welcomed to their appointment with Santa by knowledgeable staff from Hands and Autism Ontario. These measures reduce the sensory overload that accompanies the traditional Santa visits, which include loud noises, lots of people and bright lights.

By appointment only.

Sunday, November 26, 2017
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Sunday, December 10, 2017
8:30 am to 10:30 am

To book your visit with Santa:
Email [email protected] or call 705-476-2299 ext. 3200

sensitive santa poster

Hands Heroes Holiday Ornament Fundraiser

Posted on: November 10th, 2017

Be a Hands Hero!

Buy a Hands Heroes holiday ornament and support Hands’ Family Matters Campaign – a capital campaign for family mental health! Holiday ornaments designed by local children and youth!

Each $10.00 ornament includes entry into a draw with $10,000 in cash prizes available and multiple chances to win!

For more information, including sales locations and full contest rules, visit: www.HandsHeroes.ca.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 10, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 AM ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017, (the “Contest Period”). Four (4) daily prizes are available to be won consisting of variable amounts of CAD $500.00, CAD $1000.00, CAD $1000.00, CAD $2500.00. One (1) grand prize is available to be won, consisting of CAD $5000.00. Unlimited number of entries per person. Correct answer to mathematical skill-testing question required. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. For full contest rules, entry and eligibility requirements, including the eligibility period for daily draws visit www.HandsHeroes.ca.

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