We provide resources to families trying to navigate a new world with their sons and daughters after they are finished school.
The Community Oak Park provides bi-monthly meetings for families to share resources and support. The meetings are held at the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, 2200 Sawgrass Drive, Oakville. Meetings are for family members, friends and volunteers that want to support their loved ones with developmental disabilities. Our meetings are held the last Wednesday of September, November, January, March and May.
At the monthly meetings, we share information, provide support to one another, host a variety of speakers, workshops and work on home and social solutions for our children.
We have many community affiliations and partnerships including Community Living Oakville and The Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services as well as The Ontario Trillium Foundation. We promote volunteerism by building natural relationships in the community where our loved ones are contributing in meaningful ways.
Our families reach out to support each other. To talk to other families, ask questions or be kept up to date on TCOP activities, please join our Facebook group “The Community Oak Park Support Group”.
The Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre has partnered with us to undertake a research project with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to give adults with developmental disabilities a voice in their community. We have an Inclusive Community Engagement Coordinator who will survey and interview individuals with developmental disabilities to understand their community goals and aspirations and they will work with community groups to assess challenges and opportunities that exist.