Heads Up for Inclusion

Description
Description (Service) Promotes connections in the community and the development of relationships for young people living with disabilities 
 
* Promotes the inclusion and participation of all youth within their schools and communities, with a particular focus on youth living with disabilities 
* Shares information with community agencies, organizations, individuals and other interested parties to promote inclusion 
* Maintains information about resources relating to inclusion 
* Provides training and educational opportunities for youth and people associated with youth to enable them to create more inclusive environments in their schools and communities and participate in peer education 
* Offers inclusion workshops and advocacy 
 
Amigos Program is an in-school inclusion program targeting youth who experience significant barriers to inclusion, with special priority given to students who are living with a disability. Provides peer support and mentorship by matching students who face barriers to inclusion together with students who are well-connected and supportive of others 
 
Amigos in the Community Program is a peer mentoring program for young adults. Matches volunteer connectors with leadership skills and people who have barriers to inclusion, with or without disabilities. Holds bi-monthly group events to provide opportunities for inclusive socializing
Service Details
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-11 am
Areas Served Durham Region ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 30 year(s) 
 
Amigos: high school and elementary school students * Amigos in the Community: young adults ages 19 to 30
Application Self-referrals and referral through schools or other agencies * email or call for information on current volunteer opportunities and for application form
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Promenade Building, Garden Court
270 George St N, Box 1
Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1
 
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Intersection George St and King St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - elevator available
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-876-0383 ext 202
Fax 705-876-7560
E-Mail info@headsupforinclusion.ca
Website www.headsupforinclusion.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/headsupforinclusion
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/HeadsUpAmigos
Primary Contact Christa McCorquodale, Director of Programming and Operations; Email: christa_mccorquodale@headsupforinclusion.ca
Primary Executive John McNutt, Board Chair; Email: johnemcnutt@sympatico.ca