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Virtual Job Fair

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Accessibility, Churches, Book

Accessible Ministry Book List

Learn from the top books on church inclusion and accessibility, with a list curated by Christian Horizons.

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Workplace Learning, Workshop

Equip! – Learning My Way

Equip! - Learning My Way are life skills and interest courses to enhance community involvement and career development.

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COVID-19, Article

Public Health Agency of Canada

Updates, symptoms, preparation, stats and an amazing collection of posters and downloads (scroll to the bottom of the page for these).

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A person in personal protective equipment conducting a drive-through COVID-19 test.

COVID-19, Article

Ontario Ministry of Health

Take a self-assessment, telehealth phone number, case statuses in Ontario, resources and information sheets.

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A red circle on the floor of a grocery store indicating that people must maintain two metres of distance between one another.

COVID-19, Article

Saskatchewan COVID-19 Resources

Information for Public, Care Providers, Businesses, and Workers. Self-assessment, stats, public health orders etc.

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COVID-19, Article

World Health Organization

Daily briefings, worldwide statistics, and much more. Check out their "mythbusters" section, videos on handwashing and personal protective equipment, or interactive...

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COVID-19, Article

“Is COVID-19 an opportunity?”

Open Future Learning explores the possibilities and potential within current challenges. Six points seek to connect us to the experience of...

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Young girl with disability smiling and pointing at the painting she made.

COVID-19, Article

What To Do While in Isolation

Connectability.ca has put together a varied and thorough resource list of options for activities during isolation/quarantine/social distancing. Education, audio books, entertainment,...

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COVID-19, Article

#COVIDdisability

The Canadian Association for Community Living is tracking an extensive resource list for families who experience disability. Have something to add?...

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COVID-19, Article

Kerry’s Place Resources

Useful links curated by the team at Kerry's Place Autism Services

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COVID-19, Article

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

An exhaustive page on mental health in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic developed by the Canadian Association for Mental Health.

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COVID-19, Article

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty. Based on an interactive app, this site curates...

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COVID-19, Article

How the Coronavirus Could Affect the Wellbeing of People with Intellectual Disabilities

An article exploring some of the intersections of viral outbreak, intellectual disability and mental health hosted by the Conversation.

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COVID-19, PDF

Mental Health for Caregivers

A two-sided tip sheet for caregiver mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak. Developed by the Ontario Caregiver association.

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COVID-19, Article

AllBelong Resources

AllBelong Center for Inclusive Education is quickly developing excellent resources to address the COVID-19 crisis, including social stories, information for churches,...

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COVID-19, Article

Disabled Canadians Feel Excluded from COVID-19 Messaging

A CTV news article highlighting the need to make information around the coronavirus accessible to everybody.

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Smiling young boy with a disability sitting next to his mother.

COVID-19, Article

Inclusion Saskatchewan

Resources for people with intellectual disabilities and their families from Inclusion Saskatchewan. Regularly updated info regarding changes and updates to community...

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COVID-19, Article

National Association of Direct Support Professionals

The NADSP site includes a number of video webinars on the role of the DSP in responding to the coronavirus, along...

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COVID-19, Article

Real Xchange DS Resources

An extensive library of resources from agencies for the Developmental Services sector.

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COVID-19, Handout

Viruses and Staying Healthy

This guide explains how to avoid getting sick from a virus. Created by the Council for Intellectual Disability.

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COVID-19, PDF

Stay At Home

An accessible, plain-language explanation (with pictures) of why we stay home and hope for what happens if we do.

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COVID-19, Article

Special Olympics

Special Olympics shares helpful, accessible resources on COVID-19, including a visual guide and tips for staying in shape at home.

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COVID-19, PDF

Social Story: Getting Tested

Wondering what it's like to be tested for COVID-19? These slides can help! (Created by Aptus Treatment Centre)

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COVID-19, Infographic

Coronavirus Social Story

An interesting, interactive social story talking about the coronavirus.

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COVID-19, Article

Dealing with COVID-19

A newsletter offering up many easy-to-understand guides on handwashing, COVID-19, and social distancing.

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COVID-19, Article

Self-Advocate Videos

Self-advocates from California have put together great safety tips videos talking about "how to stay healthy," "what should I do if...

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COVID-19, Article, Form

Hospital Transfer Form

This form helps people with intellectual or developmental disabilities navigate a transfer to a hospital setting with the support that they...

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COVID-19, Video, Webinar

MCCSS Webinar

The Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services hosted a webinar on updated guidance for congregate living for vulnerable populations. This...

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COVID-19, Video

COVID-19 Information Video

This engaging video from the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities covers all of the basics. (Closed Captioned)

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COVID-19, Article

Look After Your Mental Health

Many people are worried about the virus. This is a mental health guide with some really helpful tips. Created by the...

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COVID-19, Video

Intertwined – Social Distancing for Connected Households

Stop-motion video to explain social distance for connected households (e.g. support locations). By Jubilee Association of MD Executive Director Steve Keener.

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COVID-19, Article

Plain Language Resources

Now, more than ever, it is important to value people by providing education and raising awareness about COVID-19 and its impact...

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COVID-19, Article

How to Stay Safe, Well, and Connect

This page includes tons of easy-to-understand information about COVID-19 and managing stress with helpful videos and activity suggestions. (HCARDD)

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COVID-19, Article

Curing Our Moral Virus of Loneliness

Convivium contributor Keith Dow, Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life with Christian Horizons, encourages us to be aware of the needs...

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COVID-19, Article

Beyond Words Picture Stories

Wordless books about important topics like "Beating the Virus," Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown," and for family and carers,...

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COVID-19, Article

Social Stories, Visual Flyers, and Infographics

You'll need to click through some of the links, but there are a number of social stories in PowerPoint format here...

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COVID-19, PDF

Exposure Guide for People Supported (Ontario)

A helpful starting-point for agencies in responding to potential and actual exposure of people supported to COVID-19. Based on Public Health...

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COVID-19, PDF

Exposure Guide for People Supported (Saskatchewan)

A helpful starting-point for agencies in responding to potential and actual exposure of people supported to COVID-19. Based on Public Health...

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COVID-19, Article

Kairos – SPACE

Sacred Place for Accessible Communion and Empathy hosts spiritual resources for talking and praying with people about the coronavirus. Includes symbol...

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COVID-19, PDF

COVID-19 Info by and for People with Disabilities

This 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus is written in plain language. It was created by and for people with developmental disabilities....

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COVID-19, PDF

Grief and Developmental Disability

Based on the Grief Matters course material with long-time Canadian grief counsellor David Kennedy, this is a tip sheet on how...

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COVID-19, Video

Learning to Live with Limitations

(Password: 8k@253$+) A recorded Zoom conversation with Jasmine Duckworth (Community Development Manager, Ottawa). Jasmine shares about Christian Horizons, Myasthenia Gravis and...

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People wearing blue non medical masks while standing with distance between one another in a church.

COVID-19, Video

Faith Community Responses to COVID-19

On April 22nd, Keith Dow (Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life) participated in a webinar hosted by the Collaborative on Faith...

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COVID-19, PDF

Passport Funding Social Story

Even though COVID-19 has meant we have all had to miss out on some activities and time with family and friends,...

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COVID-19, PDF

A Guide to Visiting with your Family or Friends

A guide for families and friends looking to visit someone at a Christian Horizons location. (Updated September 24, 2020)

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COVID-19, PDF

Visiting with Your Family and Friends Social Story

A social story about what it looks like to welcome friends and families for visits at your home, if it is...

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COVID-19, Article

Government Resources

Did you know that, in Ontario, guidelines from the MCCSS and the Ministry of Health form the basis for Christian Horizons'...

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COVID-19, PDF

Rules and Risks Social Story

A social story to help talk about some of the restrictions put in place by public health and risk factors for...

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A mom adjusting the blue non medical mask on her daughter's face.

COVID-19, PDF

Safety in Your Community Social Story

Updated in September to reflect new guidance from MCCSS, this social story helps us to understand how to be safe in...

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A woman with a disability wearing a blue non medical mask.

COVID-19, PDF

Going Out Safely

Building on MCCSS guidance released August 28, 2020, this is a guide for families and people who use Christian Horizons services...

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COVID-19, PDF

“Where I’ve Been” Tool

The "Where I've Been and Who I've Seen" Timeline tool can help you and your loved ones keep track of who...

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COVID-19, Article

COVID-19 Response

Christian Horizons is continually monitoring the situation and in regular contact with Canadian Public Health Authorities. As well, we are working...

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Churches, Video

Brian Doerksen

In this video, singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen and his wife Joyce share their experiences, both joys & challenges, of raising multiple children...

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Accessibility, Churches, Video

It’s About Grace!

Presentation by the late Judith Snow: “It’s about Grace!” for the 2014 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability Conference. Judith shares...

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Man with a disability reading a bible.

Accessibility, Churches, Video

Welcoming People with Disabilities at SOUL

Learn how one church has reached out to people with developmental disabilities in their community to build friendships, grow spiritually, and...

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Accessibility, Churches, Video

“Incomplete Without You” with Dr. Erik Carter

Erik Carter, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN, shares his personal insights into the opportunity...

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Churches, Community, PDF

Breaking Down Barriers

A guide to accessibility in places of worship.

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Community, Template

Customer Service Policy Statement

A sample accessible customer service policy that can be updated for your context.

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Churches, COVID-19, Workplace Learning, Article, Course

Renew Podcast

Caring for you as you care for others: Join Dr. Keith Dow for a podcast that explores what it looks like...

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A smiling female with a disability feeding a white and brown-haired dog a treat while another female stands behind her.

Accessibility, Churches, Article

Disability Concerns

Disability Concerns of the CRC & RCA offer many additional resources. Be sure to sign up for their Breaking Barriers newsletter!

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Accessibility, Churches, Article

Friendship Ministries Bookstore

Friendship Ministries, along with resourcing hundreds of events each month for people with intellectual disabilities, makes available a number of excellent...

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Accessibility, Churches, Article

Putting Faith to Work

The Putting Faith to Work (PFTW) project empowers faith communities to support people with disabilities as they find and maintain employment...

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Accessibility, Churches, COVID-19, Article

The Disability and Faith Forum

The Disability & Faith forum is a blog dedicated to equipping people with an interest in disability and faith. Stories, resources,...

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Accessibility, Churches, PDF

Welcoming People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: A Practical Guide for Congregations

As a follow-up to Erik Carter’s book Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities, this excellent practical guide was developed to...

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Smiling man with a disability.

Accessibility, Churches, PDF

Including Adults with Disabilities in Religious Life and Education (Vanderbilt)

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has put together a comprehensive resource for including adults with disabilities in the life of faith communities....

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Smiling man with a disability sitting on a couch beside a woman with a laptop on his lap.

Accessibility, Churches, PDF

Erik Carter Belonging Handouts

Helpful handouts from Erik Carter's research, including "Reflecting on Belonging," "Who is Sam?" and "Interacting with People with Developmental Disabilities."

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Smiling man with a disability hanging clothes on a clothesline.

Accessibility, Churches, PDF

Indicators of Belonging Checklist for Churches

This church checklist will assist with identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement in your welcome of people with disabilities.

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Workplace Learning, Workshop

The Leadership Challenge®

When leaders are at their best there are five core practices common to all. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership are...

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Workplace Learning, Workshop

Encouraging the Heart: Rewarding & Recognizing Others

We need to feel connected to others and, in turn, they to us, because extraordinary accomplishments are never achieved alone." Based...

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Workplace Learning, Workshop

Understanding Human Behaviour

With the DiSC® Workplace profile you will build stronger working relationships and increase your performance as you learn to understand yourself...

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Woman holding a coffee while sitting at a table speaking with another person.

Workplace Learning, Workshop

Managing Conflict Opportunities

Learn how to respond to conflict and take advantage of the positive potential that exists when conflict occurs. Examine your conflict...

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A group of individuals in business clothes talking with one another.

Workplace Learning, Workshop

Team Building and Team Dimensions

Appreciate the value to teamwork and understand synergy that a well-organized team creates. Understand how different team members fill different roles...

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A woman speaking to a group of people sitting at a table.

Workplace Learning, Workshop

Leading People to Effectiveness: The Work of Leaders

Your personalized Work of Leaders® assessment will be a tool to support you to examine a simple and compelling process that...

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Churches, Community, Article

Christian Horizons: Serving in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Around the World

Want to learn more about us? Our friends over at Cardus featured Christian Horizons as part of the Diakonia Project.

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Workplace Learning, Workshop

Get More Life Out of Your Time

Make time for time management. The Time Mastery Profile® will be used to analyze your current time use in 12 critical...

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Leadership, Workplace Learning, Workshop

Personality Dimensions®

This workshop highlights the values and strengths each person brings to the team. The number one goal of each session is...

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Leadership, Workplace Learning, Workshop

Fierce Conversations®

This two-day workshop is based on Susan Scott’s #1 Best Selling book Fierce Conversations. The learners will practice using real-life situations....

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Churches, Article, Handout, PDF

Prayer Guides

We'd love to partner with you in prayer for the work that God is doing around the world through the ministry...

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Churches, Handout, PDF

November Prayer Guide

This month's prayer guide highlights the celebration of friendships, and partners who continue to go "above and beyond". We thank God...

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