Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ March of Dimes News Board ~ April 21, 2014

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To raise money to support their services for adults and children with disabilities across the country, March of Dimes host numerous events throughout the year. From corporate band competitions to golf tournaments, there are many different exciting events you can participate in.

With events happening throughout the year, please check back often or watch Professor Owl’s News Board for updates to their activities.

Select from the Conferences displayed in the menu below for more information about conferences you are interested in.


Breaking the ICE
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Annual Breaking the ICE Conference

What is it?
ICE stands for Independence, Communication and Empowerment

This is a consumer-centered conference aimed at helping people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)systems to develop their lives to the best of their abilities.

For more information about previous ICE Canada conferences, please visit where you can find presentations from previous ICE conferences on topics such as: Recreation, Leisure, Travel, Marriage, Dating, Relationships, Aging with a Disability, Spirituality, Advocacy, and Independence.

Who is it for?
Youth and adults who use AAC, people who support those who use AAC, and professionals in the field of AAC are welcome to attend, observe, learn and network with the wide variety of people attending the conference.
Please visit the website for updates:

​For Information on the Breaking the ICE West Conference: Breaking the ICE West


 Living with a Disability Conferences


Living with a Disability Conferences connect consumers and health professionals with services in the their community.

The conference has been offered as a part of Peer Support Services, a Program of March of Dimes Canada, since 2009 and continues to grow. We have organised approximately 20 to 25 different conferences, in conjunction with several different partners, at various locations across Canada.

The conferences not only emphasizes the services that are readily available in the community, it also highlights the potential gaps and enables committee organisations to potentially develop solutions to address the growing need for community care. Follow up conferences have been offered in several locations as a result of the demand for additional services or topics.

Currently the Peer Support Department at March of Dimes Canada is organising conferences at the following locations: Halifax, Nova Scotia, PEI (city to be determined), Newfoundland (city to be determined), Kingston, Ontario, Windsor, Ontario, Sarnia, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver BC.


Upcoming Conferences

York Region, Ontario – Tuesday April 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Newmarket Community Center
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, Ontario

Please find more information below:

Living with a Disability Conference flyer – York Region, Ontario 2014​
Download the Living with a Disability Conference 2014 Registration Form​​

Toronto, Ontario – Wednesday May 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Registration at 9:15 a.m.)
York Reception Centre
1100 Millwood Drive
Toronto, Ontario

Sessions will include information on:

Access to Services and Supports
March of Dimes Programs and Services
Display Booths and MUCH MORE!
Cost (breaks, lunch and materials included):

$30 Attendees

$45 Health Professionals

If you have any questions, please contact:

Erica Mugan

1-800-263-3463 ext.7758



Acquired Brain Injury Conference


“Discovering You”
12th Annual Acquired Brain Injury Conference
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brain injury doesn’t just affect individuals, it affects families and friends. This conference is designed for individuals who have survived a brain injury as well as their family supports and /or caregivers.


Event details:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn
20 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario
$20 per person (includes lunch)

Registrants can attend one of the following sessions:
Session for Survivors of ABI

Dr. Tim Feeney Ph. D. will discuss “Identity after Brain Injury”
Tim is an engaging and funny speaker. He is a world-renowned expert on TBI and behavioural issues.
Survivor guest speakers will offer inspiration and beneficial strategies for living life after brain injury
Community Services will offer exhibits and information
Session for Family Members /Caregivers

Caron Gan RN, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Clinical Traumatologist, will discuss “Seven Highly Effective Habits for Families Living with the Effects of Brain Injury”
Community resources will offer exhibits and information
Please complete the registration form below:
2014 Acquired Brain Injury Conference Registration Form​

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Corey

1-800-567-0315 ext.6290



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