Parenting Resources: Articles & Websites for Parents

The following list are collected websites and articles for parents providing key tips and resources on parenting, building resiliency with young people, and addressing challenges in youth. Click on a topic for more information below: Mental Health Services Support for Parents, Children, Youth & Adults… BC Children’s Hospital provides a Mental Health Resource site for youth, adults and parents: Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre Children with Special Needs: Neuroimaging and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, article published by researchers Addressing bullying… Cliques and Put-Downs in Elementary Schools addresses the impact of “cliques” for… Read More

Asset Mapping of Indigenous Community Resources

Durham Region was originally the home of several First Nations including, but not limited to, Iroquois and Ojibway.  Today Durham is home to The Mississauga Nation and a large Métis community. In the 2016 census, it was identified that in Durham region, just over 20,000 people identified themselves as having North American Indigenous origins.  Due to the colonization and assimilation of Indigenous groups through Canadian policies and programs (e.g. Residential Schools), the Aboriginal people were displaced, and their land was stolen.  Since the late 1960’s, government policy has shifted slowly to a… Read More

Community Mental Health Services

Free and low cost mental health community resources in Durham Region

Community venture programs to watch…

Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services supports community organizations, grassroots agencies and individuals that focus upon providing services which create a meaningful impact on our community. These organizations help to address systemic issues that our community members experiences such as untreated mental health difficulties, economical and poverty restraints, racism, homophobia, homelessness and so much more.  Individuals who manage private practice organizations support our community by offering under-serviced mental health treatment and resources to individuals in need. We started.. Ifarada Institute By supporting community, we build healthy families and individuals.  We make our… Read More


for Durham Region And Scarborough Prepared by: Snezana Avramov-Atanasovska, MSW graduate (2018) of the University of Windsor Introduction Durham Region covers a large geographical area that spreads over 2,523 km2 and covers the area between two lakes: Ontario and Simcoe Lake. Durham Region is also knows as “an east end of Grater Toronto Area” and consists of 8 municipalities: Town of Ajax, Township of Brock, Municipality of Clarington, City of Oshawa, City of Pickering, Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge, and Town of Whitby. It also contains one First Nations reserve: Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (“Regional Municipality of Durham”, n.d.). The 2016 Census… Read More

Asset Mapping of Muslim Resources in Pickering region

The following document was prepared by Sharmila Jaihindraj, MSW Intern at the University of Windsor In Canada, the first presence of the Muslim population (13 members) was recorded in 1871, and the population has since grown exponentially, it is also the fastest growing population in the country. (Canadian Encyclopedia, 2011). The majority of the Muslim population comes from South and Central Asia, the Middle East and East Africa (Canadian Encyclopedia, 2016). Muslim follow the teachings in the Book of Allah, the Qur’an. They are guided by a legal-ethical system that is guided by… Read More