COVID-19 COMMUNITY INCLUSION RESOURCES PORTAL

Preamble: Welcome to Federation CJA's COVID-19 Community Inclusion Resources Portal. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Federation CJA has developed a portal to guide community members towards some of our partner organizations and other local community hubs that are providing diverse virtual and/or in-person programmatic offerings, and psychosocial support services for people living with disabilities and their families, at this pivotal moment in time.

Recognizing that access to resources are key to supporting a welcoming and inclusive community- we continue to innovate and adapt to promote access to information so that families of all abilities continue to participate meaningfully in Montreal Jewish life. Together we are helping to build a more inclusive community for all of us to benefit.

Disclaimer: This dynamic and evolving portal represents a sub-sample of resources, and is not inclusive of all resources available in the Montreal community at any given time. Federation CJA is not in a position to recommend or endorse any resources that are not directly affiliated or supported by our organization. We strongly suggest that readers research these resources to determine if they are appropriate for the care of their child and meet their specific needs.

Should you have any questions, Federation CJA will be here to assist and help guide you. Please feel free to reach out to Federation CJA's Manager of Community Inclusion, Carly Goodman at [email protected] or at 514-734-1352.

Partners

ALink Foundation

This organization provides young adults with neuro-diverse challenges an opportunity to build relationships with others in the community, and develop diverse skillsets through a variety of programs and initiatives taking place virtually in the context of COVID-19.


BANAV


This organization supports children and youth with different needs to reach their potential in school and succeed. They support inclusive education and learning through a variety of programs and services taking place virtually in the context of COVID-19.


Benjamin & Vanda Treiser Maison Shalom

This organization is a professionally run group home that supports people living with intellectual, emotional, and physical disabilities in a safe, stimulating and family style atmosphere. Respite services are provided here for children and young adults living with disabilities.


Chai Lifeline Montreal

This organization helps families of children with life threatening or chronic illnesses, as well as the children of parents who have these illnesses through a variety of online programming and support services in the context of COVID-19.


Cummings Centre for Seniors

The Cummings Centre for Seniorss offers social programs and recovery services designed for older adults who have experienced diverse health challenges including those with disabilities. Check out their list of curated online resources from home.


The Donald Berman Yaldei Developmental Center

This organization offers a diverse range of clinical, educational, and recreational programs and services to help children of all abilities reach their full potential in life. 


Dr. Clown Foundation

This organization works with therapeutic clowns to create meaningful connections, break isolation, and provide friendship and comfort to children of diverse abilities as well as senior groups, including virtual sessions in the context of COVID-19.


Free Hebrew for Juniors

This organization provides Jewish children in greater Montreal access to Jewish education, including schools that support children living with disabilities which in the context of COVID-19 has included phone and virtual support offerings.


Friendship Circle of Quebec

Friendship Circle fosters friendships in the lives of individuals living with disabilities through various recreational, social, educational, and vocational programs. In the context of COVID-19, virtual and in-person programs are available for children, youth, and young adults of all abilities.


JEM Workshop Inc.

This Agency operates as an adapted workplace for employees of diverse abilities in Montreal, helping them to progress towards normalized living and a productive vocational status within a supportive work environment.


Agence Ometz

Ometz supports community members living with disabilities and their families with the support they need to find and keep a job, and with day-to-day life such as parenting groups or counselling which are taking place virtually in the context of COVID-19.


Project Genesis

Project Genesis' (PG) Storefront Services provide confidential support by phone in the context of COVID-19, to individuals experiencing challenges in areas such as housing, welfare, pensions, and family benefits – free of charge. PG also offers services to individuals completing disability-related government forms and applications.


Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA-Inclusion Services Department

The YM-YWHA offers a wide range of social programs and services throughout the year including their virtual offerings in the context of COVID-19 for people living with disabilities including children, young adults, and adults.


Zera Café & Catering

This organization is a social enterprise that employs people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which in the context of COVID-19 has been preparing and delivering meals.


 

COVID-19 Community Databases

CHILD-BRIGHT Network

This COVID-19 resource repository compiled by a pan-Canadian network for children and youth with neuro-diverse challenges and their families includes webinars, activity links, and much more.

Altergo

This resource repository includes a COVID-19 activity bank, an activities glossary, and useful links to connect families looking for inclusive sport and recreational activities in and around Montreal.

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
Miriam Home and Services

This is the home page of the CIUSS West- Central Montreal for updated information about services and programs as well as community resources specific to COVID-19. Check out the Miriam Home Centre, which provides rehabilitation, residential and community work integration services under the umbrella of the CIUSSS.

Inspirations News and English Montreal School Board Database for Special Needs Resources

This site contains updated COVID-19 online resources, podcasts, and a database that is far-reaching, kept up-to-date and easily accessible including a wide range of disability-themed resources for parents, caregivers, and teachers in the Montreal community.

Jooay App

This is a free app developed by McGill University researchers that connects children and youth with disabilities and their families to leisure activities close by in Montreal. It is also a community for parents, professionals and educators to connect, exchange, and learn from each other.

OPHQ

This is the home page of the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (OPHQ) for updated information about services and programs, including resources specific to COVID-19.

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