Broadview Village – The Salvation Army

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Broadview Village

Broadview Village is a Ministry Unit of The Salvation Army providing supports and services across the Greater Toronto Area for adults with developmental disabilities and/or struggling with mental health challenges. Through Housing, Residential, Day Supports and Spiritual Care, our goal is to build bridges in our community and help those we support penetrate barriers and reach their goals.

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gold text on blue background [text] Toronto Drug Strategy Secretariat

Please see the drug alert below issued on November 16, 2022, for helpful information.

Join with The Salvation Army in Ontario after 1 pm on November 17, 2022, for our virtual Hope in the City as we kick off our iconic Christmas Kettle Campaign.

This social media event will highlight life-changing outcomes for the clients we serve and innovative partnerships from Ministry Units, while showcasing how The Salvation Army is a transforming influence throughout communities in the province.

This event will be featuring entertainment from the award-winning duo Twin Flames, an Indigenous folk-pop group that incorporates western and Indigenous instruments. They will inspire you with their powerful musicality and storytelling that makes a human connection through song.

Be sure to check out Hope in the City 2022 on Facebook on November 17, 2022, to learn how The Salvation Army Ontario is providing hope to Ontarians in their time of need.

Canadian Down Syndrome Week
October 23 - 29

Canadian Down Syndrome Week is a week to celebrate those with Down Syndrome and learn to “See the Ability”.

Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society co-president Erin Mazzoni says when people see the abilities of people with Down syndrome there will be more opportunities for them to be included in all aspects of society.

To learn more go to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society website: www.CDSS.ca

9 Canadian Influencers and Professionals with Down Syndrome

Joey Moss

Joey Moss was a well-known Canadian dressing room attendant for both the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League and the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League.

In honour of his memory, a bronze sculpture of Joey was unveiled in the Edmonton Oilers locker room.

Dylan Harman

Dylan is a Toronto screen and stage actor who has been employed in the industry since the age of 5. During his career, he’s appeared in several films including For Dorian (2012), The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (2008), and Rainbow Connection (2012). He has been in the plays RARE and Wildfire. For a full list of movies and shows he’s been in click here. His one-page resume can be viewed here.

His one-page resume can be viewed here.

Nicholas Herd

Since 2007, Nicholas has been working with L’Arche Toronto Sol Express as a performer, visual artist, and Creative Advocacy Director. He was also part of the plays; Wildfire in 2017 and the award-winning RARE at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival. Most recently, Nick hosted Battle of the Fans, an international lip sync competition. He also hosted his own online talk show on the Disability Channel, Keeping it Real with Nick, starred in an episode of Employable Me and was Creative Director of the short film “Freebird. Nicholas can also be followed on his Twitter and Instagram

From YouTube upload, all the way to the opening ceremony at the Special Olympics and acting in 2 feature films, Madison Tevlin is inspiring people. With Down syndrome and without. She’s defying the odds, and finding her voice.

Keep up with her on social media as @madisontevlin on Twitter and Instagram.

Niall McNeil

A passionate actor, playwright, and director, Niall McNeil has been involved with theatre for decades, once an ensemble member of Leaky Heaven Theatre’s shows in Vancouver since 1999. He has also acted as a member of the English Acting Company of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, performing in A Christmas Carol (2010). Niall has also co-written two plays, Peter Panties (2011) and King Arthur’s Night (2017). He can be found on IMDB here.

Marie Webb

Marie Webb is a fashion and textile designer from Nova Scotia. During her career, she’s hosted runway shows and also displayed her work in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. 

Her fashion label, Lemonade Stand Designs, has been part of gifting suites at the Emmys in LA and the Toronto Film Festival. Follow her on Facebook.

Meg Oshada

Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, Meg Oshada is a 26-year-old figure skater, contemporary dancer, and rhythmic gymnast. She is known for her grace and strength both while performing and in her everyday life.

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Darryl Andaya

In 2019, Darryl competed in the first-ever Special Needs Taekwondo World Championship. During the event, he made history by winning two gold medals, one silver and a bronze. Even competing as a one-man team for the country, he placed fourth while representing Canada.

He has also illustrated a book called I, Too, Can Be Special!: Adventures of Super Darryl

Teresa Pocock

An artist and self-advocate, Teresa overcame many setbacks in her life to discover her artistic streak. After winning a grant from the Vancouver Foundation, she began sharing her love of art in her illustrated poetry book called Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside.

Source: Qi Creative Inc.

tree with multi-coloured circle leaves [text] October is National Autism Awareness Acceptance Month

INCLUDE. UNDERSTAND. ACCEPT.

Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. The term Autism Spectrum refers to a range of characteristics. Appropriate support, accommodation and acceptance of this neurological variation allow those on the Spectrum to enjoy equal opportunity, and full and effective participation in society. (Source Un.org)

Acceptance is sensory friendly spaces.

Autistics can be sensitive to loud noise, bright light, & strong smells so creating a space that minimizes these allows for a more inclusive & enjoyable experience. (Source Autism Canada)

Acceptance is affordable access to assessments and diagnosis

It is a common concern that children are not being diagnosed young enough to receive early interventions and adults struggle to find affordable access to diagnosis. With the recent data that 1 in 50 are diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, these critical resources need to be accessible early and available to all. (Source Autism Canada)

Autism Ontario – See the Potential with Michael McCreary

This video, which features the incredible Michael McCreary, is a wonderful introduction to autism spectrum disorder. The video was created to support customer service professionals when they provide services or support to people on the autism spectrum; however the positive response from the general public has been overwhelming.

If only everywhere were like Canada’s first autism-friendly town! Through an amazing grassroots initiative that has captured the imagination of a whole town, Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, has become a place where it’s a little easier to live life on the spectrum.

Autism in Females: How is it Different? | Kati Morton

Kati Morton is a licensed therapist making mental health videos to help educate and empower people.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2022

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

For more information about Canadian history and the Residential School System from The Orange Shirt Society see below.

New from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

There's a new way for families to apply for two direct funding programs that provide support for families of children and youth with special needs: the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) and Special Services at Home (SSAH) programs.

Effective April 29, 2022, the ministry will be offering an online application form for these two programs that can be used by all families, and agencies that support families, to apply for these programs.

The online application forms are available on the program page of each program by clicking the links below:

✳️ ACSD: https://www.ontario.ca/page/assistance-children-severe-disabilities-program
✳️ SSAH: https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-services-home

Check out the COVID-19 page supporting individuals, families and caregivers from ConnectABILITY.

COVID-19 Resource Page.

What we do

Building Bridges in Our Community

Building Bridges in Our Com-
munity

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Day Program Services offers opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities and/or dual diagnosis to develop Social, Communication and Life Skills as well as engagement in our community.

Broadview Village provides programs with low stress and structured environments where individuals can develop social and work skills as well as real work opportunities to prepare for return to competitive employment.

With housing supports through Booth Supportive Services and both congregate living settings and supported independent living programs in established communities in the Greater Toronto Area, Broadview Village is committed to assisting those we support to optimize their abilities and quality of life to pursue their goals and personal dreams.

Broadview Village strives to support spiritual care for all persons. This support is extended to all residents/participants as well as the significant people in their lives, our staff and volunteers.

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