Heads Up for Inclusion

Description (Service) * Heads Up for Inclusion promotes connections in the community leading to the development of relationships, so young people living with disabilities can lead meaningful lives. 
* Promotes the inclusion and participation of all youth within their schools and communities, with a particular focus on youth living with disabilities, where differences are acknowledged, accepted and celebrated 
* Shares information with community agencies, organizations, individuals and other interested parties for the mutual benefit of promoting inclusion. 
* Maintains a resource base of information relating to inclusion.  
* Provides training and educational opportunities for youth, and those associated with youth, enabling them to create more inclusive environments in their schools and communities, and participate in peer education. 
* Amigos is an in-school inclusion program targeting ALL youth who experience significant barriers to inclusion, with special priority given to students who are living with an disability. 
* The Amigos program uses peer support and mentorship through matching: 
• Amigos - students who face barriers to inclusion, together with  
• Amigo Connectors - students who are well connected and supportive of others.  
Service Details
Hours 8:30am-3:30p.m. 
Areas Served Durham Region ; Peterborough (County of)
Application Self-referrals and through schools or other agencies.
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
250 Sherbrooke St, Unit 6
Peterborough, ON K9J 2N4
Intersection Aylmer St and Sherbrooke St
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Main floor meeting space accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-745-1700
Fax 705-876-7560
E-Mail sarah@headsupforinclusion.ca
Website www.headsupforinclusion.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/headsupforinclusion
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/HeadsUpAmigos
Primary Contact Sarah Morgan, Program Manager; Email: sarah@headsupforinclusion.ca
Primary Executive John McNutt, Chair