Supporting your growth as individuals and families Grocery Foundation Resource Centre


What you can find in the Resource Centre:

  • Children's books and computer games
  • Copy and fax machine
  • Directories of Services
  • Educational videos
  • Internet and library searching service
  • Magazines and Medical texts
  • Public phones and coat locks are available near the main entrance reception area
  • Research assistance
  • Resource file of articles, booklets and pamphlets
  • Television

Bloorview Links



Other Links

The following web sites relate to children with disabilities and their families, and to childhood disability research and service provision. These sites include associations, parent organizations, children's rehabilitation centres, hospitals, universities, and service groups.

Children's Information Portal - This site brings together information about all the children and youth programs and services provided by the Government of Ontario.
Ministry of Education, Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities
Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) and the process of appeal
City of Toronto
Easter Seals Online
Government of Canada

From the Canada Benefits web sites, you will find information about important benefit programs-such as pensions, scholarships, and subsidies-offered to Canadians from all over Canada:
Ontario March of Dimes
Government of Ontario

From the Government of Ontario site you can access all of the Ministry websites, some of these include:

Ministry of Community and Social Services to find information on:

  • Special Services at Home (SSAH)
  • Assistance to Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Ministry of Education to find information on:

  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Individual Placement Review Committee (IPRC)

Ministry of Transportation to find information on:

  • Permits
  • Licenses



Band Aids and Blackboards
Children's Health
Crayola - activities and crafts
YTV - what's hot, shows YTV guide, your stuff, contests and games.
Sports Illustrated for Kids - News, games, e-cards, talk back, buzz, fantasy sports
National Geographic - Creature feature, cartoons, mazes and 'try this'
Looney Tunes - games
Barbie - games, catalog, parents
Cartoon Network - games, cartoon orbit, toonami, web premiere toons
Fox Kids - games, toons, TV shows, hangout, magazine, Digimon
Kids Com - games, recipes, toys
Berit's Best sites for Children - created by TV show Theodore Tugboat
Yahooligans - great exploration site
Surfing the Net with Kids - books, contests, games, jokes
Ability Online - come meet friends, role models and mentors online
Neuroscience for Kids - for students and teachers learning more about the nervous system



Band Aids and Blackboards
Children's Health

Search engine: and look up "parent skills"
Canada's Resource Magazine for Parents of Exceptional Children
This site will become your resource for Toronto-based activity features including a comprehensive calendar of events, reviews of kid-friendly venues and parental retreats, and relevant articles by local professionals."child care" - go to the links under "publications" on the side
go to "for parents" - side links (ie. ages and stages; what the experts say)
(links/sites for parents)
"Your Child's Health - for Parents" 
National Parent Network on Disability (U.S.)



National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) U.S.A.
University of Toronto - Quality of Life Research Unit


CanChild Centre For Childhood Disability Research
Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services
Hospital for Sick Children
Shriners Hospitals
KidsProtect program Health Info for Every Body



Canadian Association of Community Living
Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services
Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres
Arthritis Society
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada
Epilepsy Canada
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
Ontario Brain Injury Association
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Canadian Hearing Society




Within all of these sites, there are great links to information on health & recreation as well as links to articles & books.

Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability (ALRC) is a one-stop shop for facts on active living, practical resources, programs in your community and "how to" materials that enable individuals with disabilities, families and caregivers, and professionals within the field to access information. Visit or call 1-800-311-9565.
Autism Society Ontario
Geneva Centre For Autism
World Wide Snoezelen
Enable Link
Ability Online
Access Life
Disability Resources 
American Academy of Neurology 
Health Canada
The Resource Site
Family Village



Toy Tips
Dragonfly's Special Needs Store



Gage Transition to Independent Living
Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres



Children's Mental Health Ontario
Provincial Centre of excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO
Parents for Children's Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Canadian Mental Health Association
Psychology Foundation of Canada
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health