Family Engagement

CTN strongly believes in engaging clients and families at all levels—from their own individual experiences to governance and operations. We want clients and families to have the opportunity to be involved with CTN in a way that makes sense for them. We also want to ensure we are connected to families, have opportunities to share ideas and priorities and also communicate information in ways that are relevant, interesting and timely. Our family engagement groups help us do this.

Family Advisory Committee (FAC) 2022 - 2023

The Family Advisory Committee (FAC) at Children’s Treatment Network (CTN) is a committee made up of clients, families and caregivers of kids and youth with disabilities and developmental needs, and CTN staff. It is an ideal role for individuals who want to help support/advise on CTN’s operational activities and ensure CTN is well-connected with the family perspective. The FAC is supported by CTN’s Director, Autism Program and Service Planning, and has direct connection with CTN’s senior management team and CEO.

To gain an understanding of the work and discussions of CTN’s FAC, click below to access Past Meeting Notes*.

* Meeting notes have been modified to respect the privacy of our volunteer family and youth members. CTN staff names remain in the notes.

We are now recruiting for FAC members in Simcoe County and York Region.

If you're interested in volunteering with our FAC, please view the role description and complete this online application form. If you require any accommodations or assistance to fill out the application, please contact Stefanie Cuda at

Social Media Working Group

CTN uses a variety of social media vehicles to connect with families, including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. We want to ensure the content we are sharing is important to families and our Social Media Working Group helps us do that. Volunteers have an opportunity to make a difference from the comfort of their own home by sharing interesting articles, blog posts, videos and memes they see online with us. If you’re interested in volunteering with our Social Media Working Group, complete this online application form. We’d love to hear from you!