CTN Update: Our Services, Virtual Events & Spreading Cheer

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CTN continues to share our response related to the COVID-19 pandemic and supports public health measures to help keep our communities and citizens safe.

Our commitment is to keep you updated with what’s happening to support the children, youth and families that we, along with our network partners, collectively serve.

What's happening?

  • We encourage families to remain in close contact with their child’s service provider. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns you would like to talk about. If you don’t know who to call, please contact our ACCESS team at 1-866-377-0286 (general inquiries) or School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) team at 1-877-972-7277 (SBRS related inquiries) and they would be happy to help.
  • As the province slowly reopens, the timing and approach of our in-person services will be guided by the direction from the government and public health. In the meantime, we will continue to use telepractice to deliver services to children and their families where appropriate.
  • Based on feedback we’ve received, fathers are also looking for a platform to socialize and connect with others in similar situations. CTN is now offering monthly Virtual Coffee Chats for Dads. The next one is scheduled on Tuesday, June 2nd at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Regular coffee chats are ongoing until the end of June. Visit our events page for details.
  • CTN’s neuropsychology team created a series of posts and additional resources to promote mental wellness as we navigate this challenging time. Visit our website to read the most current post.

What's next?
  • We are working with our partners on a plan for a phased approach to introduce in-person services over the coming weeks and months. As we work through this process, the safety of children, families, employees and providers will remain our utmost priority. We appreciate your patience and will share more information as it becomes available.
  • CTN is working with CanChild to facilitate a series of virtual youth events this June. These sessions will give youth opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas about the F-words for Child Development framework, identify ways CTN can support them and socialize with others through games and activities. The F-Words for Child Development is a holistic approach to health that focuses on factors (fitness, function, friends, family, fun and future) that are important to every child’s development.
  • This year’s Information Fair in Simcoe County was cancelled due to the pandemic. Our local team facilitators are creating a virtual version to bring the fair to you. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for more information.  

Brighter Together
CTN’s vision is to build brighter futures together and despite the current need to be apart, we’ve seen people find ways to pull together. Our employees, partners and families often share stories that inspire a smile and we thought it was important to share some of these moments with you. Have you had a moment or read an article where you were reminded that we’re brighter together? We want to hear from you. Share your bright moment with Cecilia Remo, Communications Manager at cremo@ctnsy.ca.

CTN is proud to be part of a network with partners in the health, education and community sectors. We continue to monitor updates from all levels of government and public health to guide our decision making. We are committed to ongoing communication with all of you as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic together. You can also view this update online by visiting our website. Stay safe and take care!
Contact us
ACCESS at 1-866-377-0286 I SBRS at 1-877-972-7277 I www.ctnsy.ca