Family Town Hall (Evening) – COVID-19 update for outpatient clients and families

Family Event

Family Town Hall (Evening) – COVID-19 update for outpatient clients and families

client and family at Holland Bloorview

The health and safety of everyone in the Holland Bloorview community is of utmost importance, especially as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we begin to increase the number of programs and services available on-site, we know our families have a lot of questions and concerns about their safe return to 150 Kilgour.

To help address these concerns and prepare you for coming on-site for a future appointment, we are hosting a virtual town hall specifically for our outpatient clients and families. During the session, you will hear directly from our Client and Family Integrated Care Specialists as well as family leaders on their experiences with a safe return to Holland Bloorview and have your own concerns addressed in real time.

If you have a question that you’d like addressed during the session, please email lwong@hollandbloorview.ca.

Family Town Hall (Morning) – COVID-19 update for outpatient clients and families

Family Event

Family Town Hall (Morning) – COVID-19 update for outpatient clients and families

client and family at Holland Bloorview

The health and safety of everyone in the Holland Bloorview community is of utmost importance, especially as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we begin to increase the number of programs and services available on-site, we know our families have a lot of questions and concerns about their safe return to 150 Kilgour.

To help address these concerns and prepare you for coming on-site for a future appointment, we are hosting a virtual town hall specifically for our outpatient clients and families. During the session, you will hear directly from our Client and Family Integrated Care Specialists as well as family leaders on their experiences with a safe return to Holland Bloorview and have your own concerns addressed in real time.

If you have a question that you’d like addressed during the session, please email lwong@hollandbloorview.ca.

Disability in Media: A panel discussion

Community Event

Disability in Media: A panel discussion

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Details

Join us for a virtual panel discussion about disability representation in media.

Part of our Dear Everybody campaign, together we’ll unpack the current state of disability representation and why it’s so important to include people with disabilities in our media landscape.

Moderated by Sandra Hawken, President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, the discussion will feature the following panelists: 

  • Arshile Egoyan, filmmaker
  • Jay Baldwin, writer and Holland Bloorview Ambassador 
  • Mari Ramsawakh, activist
  • Tai Young, actor and Holland Bloorview Ambassador 

Drive-In Movie Night

Community Event

Drive-In Movie Night

Join us on Friday, September 11th for a Drive In Movie Night at Holland Bloorview presented by Access Storage!

Bring your friends and family for a safe and distanced event with snacks, drinks and a fun movie screening under the stars.

Event details are as follows:

Movie: Trolls World Tour (never screened in theatres)
Date: September 11, 2020
Time: Gates open at 7:00PM, Movie will start at 8:00PM
Location: Holland Bloorview - 150 Kilgour Rd. Parking Lot
 

  • Each car is $40* and will include snacks and non alcoholic drinks for 4 people; opportunity to buy additional snacks available by donation.
  • Portable, accessible washrooms will be available as there will be no access to the hospital. Volunteers will ensure sanitation of facilities. Please wear a mask and use hand sanitizer if using the outdoor washrooms provided.


*If you are a current inpatient family, please email Shannon Chaplin at schaplin@hollandbloorview.ca for more information.

For more information about Holland Bloorview Foundation please visit: hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca

Rain date is Sunday, September 13th. An e-mail will be sent out to all ticket holders on September 11th should we need to initiate the alternate rainy day plan. 

    Holland Bloorview Drive-In Event Safety Measures

    In order to keep all attendees and inpatients safe at the drive-in, we ask that you help us by actively observing the following safety measures while at the event. Thank you in advance for your partnership!


    Cars

    • You are encouraged to stay in your vehicles while on site with the exception of using the washroom and getting concessions. In those cases, please wear a mask at all times when outside of your vehicle
    • Cars will be spaced out. Every second car park space will be used. We will have event volunteers onsite who will guide you into appropriate spots on arrival


    Concession Booth

    • Please wear a mask when walking to/from the stand and in line
    • Spacers will be on the ground to indicate 2 meters for appropriate line spacing
    • Square Card Tap payment system will be used for contactless transactions. No cash please.
    • Sanitation station will be available next to the concession booth 

    Please note: snack bags will be pre-packed by staff who have been screened and are wearing PPE. Bags to be handed out to attendees upon arrival by volunteers who are wearing gloves and masks.


    Washrooms

    • 2 accessible toilets will be available for use in parking lot (there is no access to the hospital)
    • Users are asked to wear masks when walking to/from and inside washrooms
    • Users must sanitize hands before AND after using washrooms 
    • Volunteers will be on site to sanitize with disinfectant wipes on all high touch point areas (doors, hand rail etc) after each use of the washroom

    Virtual Lunch and Learn

    Community Event

    Virtual Lunch and Learn

    Four Holland Bloorview clients holding a sign that says "Join us virtually on August 12!"
    Details

    Join us at our very first virtual lunch and learn on August 12, where you will hear firsthand how your support is creating a world of opportunities for kids with disabilities. 

    At this virtual event, Sandra Hawken, President & CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, will discuss our latest Impact Report and highlight some of our incredible donor supported achievements over the past year. 

     You'll hear from Dr. Elaine Biddiss about Botley’s Bootle Blast, an innovative and fun mixed-reality immersive video game that helps children achieve their upper body physiotherapy and occupational goals 

    Daniel Scott will then talk about the Sibkit, an important resource for siblings of children who experience brain injury. 

    A short Q & A will follow where you’ll get a chance to ask a question. 

    This virtual event will be held via Zoom and Facebook Live. Zoom invite details will be sent to those who have RSVP’d.  

    If you’re planning to attend, please send your RSVP by email to Polliana Mendonca at pmendonca@hollandbloorview.ca 

    Speakers

    Sandra Hawken

    Image of a woman in a dark blazer

    Sandra Hawken joined Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation as President and CEO in 2015. Prior to joining Holland Bloorview Foundation, Sandra held senior management roles at Canadian Women’s Foundation, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Assaulted Women’s Helpline and Interval House. In her 20-year career, she’s re-engineered operations and inspired high-performing staff teams with innovation mandates to launch record-breaking fundraising, brand-building and engagement campaigns.

    Dr. Elaine Biddiss, MASc, PhD

    Elaine

    Dr. Elaine Biddiss is a Senior Scientist and Director of Holland Bloorview’s PEARL lab. She designs innovative technologies that create possibilities for young people with disabilities to participate more enjoyably and effectively in arts, music, physical activities and therapies.


     

    Daniel Scott 

    Daniel

    Daniel Scott is an early childhood educator who coordinates Holland Bloorview’s Ronald McDonald playroom, as well as the hospital children’s advisory group. Daniel’s older sister developed epilepsy as a teenager he used his experience as her brother to consult on SibKit. 

     

    Virtual Ward Summer Student Research Day 2020

    Community Event

    Virtual Ward Summer Student Research Day 2020

    Ward Family Summer Students

    Holland Bloorview’s Research Institute is excited to virtually host the 14th Annual Ward Summer Student Research Day on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Please join us and learn how the next generation of researchers in childhood disability will set the pace for bold, novel strategies and exciting innovations that will help create the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families.

    To join, please click Zoom Webinar link below

    https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/j/96778389040
    Password:0sCr9u0

    Or join by phone: 647 558 0588 
    Webinar ID: 967 7838 9040
    International numbers available: https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/u/adwhorRDHn

    The annual Ward Student Research Program gives undergraduate students from across the globe the opportunity to experience a unique interdisciplinary mentorship experience. This year we have 11 of the best and brightest undergraduate students who were selected for this prestigious program from over 2,000 applications.

    Agenda
    TimeAgenda Item
    9:00-9:15 am
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    9:15-10:10 am
    Oral Presentations with Q&A from Judging Panel
    10:15-10:45 am
    Virtual Poster Session & Live Chat with Poster Presenters 

    *Instructions: At 10:15 am, leave the Zoom webinar. Click on our Research Day 2020 webpage to view all posters and select corresponding Zoom meeting links to chat live with as many presenters as you wish!

    10:45-11:00 am
    Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks

    *Instructions: Before 10:45 am, leave presenter chats and rejoin event by clicking Zoom webinar link below: 

     

    We look forward to celebrating excellence in research on this day with our young and brilliant Ward Summer Research Students. We hope you will join us!

    To preview this year’s posters created in an accessible format, click on the Research Day 2020 webpage beginning Friday July 17, 2020, at 1 pm.  For more information or to learn about past award winners, please visit the Ward Family Summer Student Research Program.

    Research MRI Launch

    Community Event

    Research MRI Launch

    virtual launch for MRI

    Holland Bloorview’s research institute – the Bloorview Research Institute – is launching its research MRI suite on Thursday, July 23 from noon to 1 p.m. and you’re invited!

    Join us for the virtual launch to welcome Canada’s first research MRI that is child-friendly, immersive, customizable and fully accessible.

    Funded entirely by donors, the research MRI will enable scientists to study how the human brain develops over time in children, youth and adults, especially those with autism, cerebral palsy and acquired brain development.

    The research MRI will be used exclusively for research purposes, which allows scientists at Holland Bloorview and elsewhere to scan hundreds of children, youth and adults with and without disability in studies.

    The MRI installation is part of the hospital’s Grow Holland Bloorview Research campaign designed to spark investment in infrastructure, technology and people as a means to transform the future of childhood disability research.

    The research expansion project will begin between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Once completed, Holland Bloorview will have the highest concentration of childhood disability research in the world.

    Zoom Details

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

    When: Jul 23, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Official launch of Bloorview Research Institute’s research MRI 


    Please click the link below to join the webinar: 

    https://hollandbloorview.zoom.us/j/91339412099?pwd=MEZPQWcxMm1vbS9NSzBzV2lZV29HUT09

    Webinar ID: 913 3941 2099
    Password: 3YZ@4je

    Or iPhone one-tap:

    • Canada: +15873281099,,91339412099#  or +16132093054,,91339412099# 


    Or Telephone:

    • Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

    Transitions Pop-up: Music Therapy Hour with the March of Dimes LIFE Program!

    Family Event

    Transitions Pop-up: Music Therapy Hour with the March of Dimes LIFE Program!

    music therapy

    Try a Virtual Transitions Pop-Up!

    Who:

    Holland Bloorview youth and alumni 16-30 years old.

    What:

    Free virtual interactive music session with other Holland Bloorview clients, staff, youth from the LIFE Program, and Music Therapist Dan Beven-Baker. Participate in a way that works for you! Audio or video. Listen, sing, dance, or jam with an instrument!

    Where:

    Virtual through Zoom

    Why:

    • Have fun, be with others, and try something new from home!
    • Get to know March of Dimes LIFE Program for free.

    How:

    Register by Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by contacting:
    Julia Kowal
    jkowal@hollandbloorview.ca


    Brought to you in partnership with Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy and March of Dimes LIFE Program Toronto.

    Transitions Pop-up: Virtual Tai Chi with the March of Dimes LIFE Program!

    Family Event

    Transitions Pop-up: Virtual Tai Chi with the March of Dimes LIFE Program!

    illustration of people participating in Tai Chi

    Try a Virtual Transitions Pop-Up!

    Who:

    Holland Bloorview youth and alumni 16-30 years old.

    What:

    Free virtual interactive tai chi session with other Holland Bloorview clients, staff, youth from the LIFE Program. Participate in a way that works for you!

    Where:

    Virtual through Zoom

    Why:

    • Have fun, be with others, and try something new from home!
    • Get to know March of Dimes LIFE Program for free.

    How:

    Register by Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by contacting:
    Julia Kowal
    jkowal@hollandbloorview.ca


    Brought to you in partnership with Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy and March of Dimes LIFE Program Toronto.

    Join an online Transitions Pop Up to learn about Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), Toronto Region

    Family Event

    Join an online Transitions Pop Up to learn about Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), Toronto Region

    DSO logo

    Who:

    Holland Bloorview youth 16 years (and older) with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their families who live in Toronto.

    What:

    An online event. Start the application process. Learn about DSO from the agency, Holland Bloorview staff, and a Family Leader. Meet other youth and families!

    Where:

    Online through Zoom Healthcare

    Why:

    DSO can be an important source of funding and services for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We can support you in applying to DSO during COVID 19.

    How:

    Register by Friday, June 19, 2020 by contacting:
    Laura Thompson, OT Reg.(Ont.)
    416 425 6220, ext. 3686
    lthompson@hollandbloorview.ca


    Brought to you in partnership with Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy and Developmental Services Ontario Toronto Region (DSO TR).