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Feb 25 2021


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Families Forward (Gateway Association)

Family mentorship is the core of what we do at Gateway, which is encompassed in our Families Forward meetings. Our organization was founded by families who came together to create change in our community. We continue to draw on the knowledge, support, and experience of families in our day-to-day work, while providing regular opportunities for families to come together.

Families Forward is a monthly meeting where families connect with other families, learn from one another, and explore issues that are important to them. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month, from 7 to 9 p.m. online through zoom. Just click to register and we send you all the information you need to sign on!

This is a facilitated discussion amongst those attending.

There will be no presentation, but participants will be sharing ideas and information.

• October 29: Where can we connect during Covid times? Community access opportunities and virtual engagement

• November 26: What do we have for living options? Finding compatible roommates under FMS

• January 28: How can our adult children be supported during Covid ? Coping for both family members and FMS staff

• February 25: What day and employment programs are available through Edmonton PDD? Discuss options and share your experiences

• March 25: What can I do to promote independence? Strategies at home and community tools

• April 29: Where do I start and how can I plan for the long-term? Sharing information on trusts and estate planning