Ontario Chapter

About the Chapter

Chapter Goals

The Purpose of the Ontario Chapter:

1) Provide forums for networking and sharing of information between supervised child access providers and other professionals involved in providing support to participants who are not living together.
2) Develop and disseminate standards for practice of child access
services.
3) Provide public education regarding the importance of children having safe conflict-free contact with both participants and other family members and the role of child access programs in the continuum of services for divorced and separated families and for children in out-of-home placement.
4) Maintain a directory of supervised child access providers that is available to SVN members, other professionals, families, and the general public.
5) Educate public and private decision-makers regarding the importance of funding for child access service and provide assistance to local courts and/or service providers in accessing funds to provide affordable services to children and their families.
6) Provide any other services and information as may be appropriate.

What's Going On

Thank-you Joe Nullet for your informative presentation at our AGM on May 1st, 2017 about Networks vs. Chapters and the direction of SVN Global. Our Chapter will be looking into this more so our membership can give us direction for our Chapter.

We are excited to welcome Debbie Sliwinski & Robert Louis to our Board of Officers. Olivia Furlonger & Daniella Bozur have agreed to co-Chair our Chapter as Dave Paquin has stepped down to focus on his Northern Region Representation. As well, Ying Lu has agreed to be our Chapter Secretary.

THE JUDY NEWMAN LEGACY AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO THE INAUGURAL WINNER, CHERYL CLARKE, AT OUR AGM ON MAY 1ST, 2017. CONGRATULATIONS, CHERYL!!!!!!









Training Opportunities


CHECK-OUT LINKS TO UPCOMING LOCAL TRAININGS UNDER OUR "ONLINE RESOURCES" LINK LOCATED IN THE COLUMN ON THE LEFT

Handy Resources


The Crisis Prevention Institute has an excellent training piece on non verbal cues that may provide the information you are seeking. Also, you may not be aware that CPI has just released a new Hybrid training option that might make completing the training through your agency more manageable. Participants complete a large part of the training on their own time prior to attending the face to face training which saves face to face training time. As it is set up, the CPI Hybrid training requires both the trainer and the trainees to provide examples relevant to the work that they are doing and the role they have . As the hybrid training is completed prior to the face to face training, all staff come to class prepared with concrete examples. You may also not be aware that our own, Farhana Meghji , is a certified CPI trainer and may be available to come and provide the training to your staff. For more information you can go to crisisprevention.com

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