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Hands Heroes Holiday Ornament Fundraiser

Posted on: December 18th, 2017

Thank you to all our Hands Heroes!

The Hands Heroes holiday ornament contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who purchased an ornament in support of Hands’ Family Matters Campaign – a capital campaign for family mental health. If you are interested in making a donation to the campaign, please visit the donation page of our website.

Draw Winners

  • Draw #1, winner of $500 is JG Lebel
  • Draw #2, winner of $1000 is Genevieve Kmith
  • Draw #3, winner of $1000 is Simon Foster
  • Draw #4, winner of $2500 is Tamara Derganc
  • Grand prize winner of $5000 is Murray Goring


Walk-In Counseling Clinic – Tuesdays in North Bay

Posted on: December 14th, 2017

Walk-In Counseling ClinicWalk in clinic picture

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca offers a free Walk-In Counseling Clinic every Tuesday from noon to 7:30pm (last appointment 6:00pm). The Clinic is available at the Hands office in North Bay at 222 Main St. East.

Hands’ Walk-In Clinic is available to children, youth (under 18), parents and families. Walk-ins will meet with a child and family therapist for a single session (approximately one hour) to address the child or youth’s mental health concern.

For more information contact us at 1-800-668-8555 or 705-476-2293.

Autism Tele Town Hall – January 11, 2018

Posted on: December 9th, 2017

The Minister of Children and Youth Services, Michael Coteau, will be hosting a provincial Autism Tele Town Hall for families of children and youth with autism on Thursday, January 11 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST.

Autism Tele Town Hall details and registration.

Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Parent Information Session

Posted on: December 8th, 2017

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca and One Kids Place will be offering an information session about the Ontario Autism Program to explain changes to services and waitlist procedures. Following this short presentation, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and open up discussion concerning the OAP and other government initiatives within the OAP.
This session will originate in North Bay with other sites across the North East joining in by video conference.

Details: Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Parent Information Sessions – January 15, 2018

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