Group Name: ABOUTFACE
Description: Living with a facial disfigurement is a disability that affects over 1.5 million Canadians. AboutFace works to provide information services, emotional support and educational programs for these children, adults and their families. Services include:
- A series of information resources and education forums on medical conditions and the social issues of living with a facial difference.
- Peer-to-Peer networking and support for parents and individuals.
- Hospital visits to individuals with acquired disfigurements and parents of newborns with facial birth defects.
- Educational programs for parents, preschool and elementary schools to address socialization issues, examine diversity issues and to promote tolerance and acceptance.
- An adult workshop series, teen camping retreats and annual national conference.
AboutFace Community Representatives are our team of dedicated volunteers who help to promote the work of AboutFace and plan regular Parent Connection Meetings to support families of children with facial differences. These informal gatherings are a wonderful way to meet other families in your area. AboutFace get-togethers can range from play-date group gatherings, to picnics to an afternoon of bowling. Our goal is to build local networks of support and facilitate friendships.
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Contact: 416-597-2229 | 1-800-665-FACE (3223) Ext. 21 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.aboutface.ca