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Providing youth with disabilities, parents and professionals a secure online experience that removes social barriers and promotes independence, respect, acceptance and inclusion.

 

 Click here to donate Thank you to all who donated on December 3rd. We are still accepting donations :)

 

The greatest gift is when a long time member who we have been supporting, turns around and runs his own fundraising campaign for the holidays as his way of giving back! Krystian Shaw is kicking off the lead up to Giving Tuesday with his own Facebook Holiday campaign. //read more

We are  thrilled to announce that Ability Online has partnered with Elizabeth Naumovski so that she can contribute financial literacy to our community through  Finance Is Personal. Parents and Young Adult members will be able to message with Elizabeth in our new Finance is Personal forum. "You're never too young or too old to learn how to manage your money well & save for what you need and want."  

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers and their Client Liaison, Brenda Agnew. Brenda is now running an informative and supportive online forum for parents on Ability Online, helping them navigate the legal system for a child who may have aquired a disability as a result of medical malpractice. We are also very gratefuly to Gluckstein for their financial support, and we look forward to building on this partnership in the future.

In 2017,  Ability Online was officially  incorporated into Therapeutic Recreation  2nd year course curriculum! Now in the 2018/19 Academic year, ten 4th year Therapeutic Recreation students are completing their internship with Ability Online, working on a new Siblings Program, expanding the Connect with Concussion online mentoring module and leading a series of specialty chat events! 

For three years we have had the opportunity to work closely with Guelph Humber University, and their Justice Program. In our first year with GH, we took on 30 students for a course placement. These students came online as friendship and specialty mentors, each contributing a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service! They also participated in our Pink Shirt Campaign and other community workshops.