Join our community of support for families of children with communication disorders.
OAFCCD is a recognized voice for children with speech and language impairments and the organization does need your help to provide support to families and continue to advocate for speech & language services.
Become a Member
We invite you to join our community of parents, caregivers, and professionals who provide support for families of children with communication disorders. By becoming a member you enable OAFCCD to support families and advocate for adequate speech and language services for children in Ontario.
Why membership is important
As a non-profit organization membership funding is a significant source of revenue. Without funding, we cannot support families or advocate for speech and language services. Your support enables the organization to continue operations and provide vital support to families.
To become a member, please fill out a membership form.
Don’t forget to renew!
Renewing your membership is also important. The same form can be used to renew. Thank you to all who those long term members who continue to renew!
Responsibilities of membership
We rely on our member’s experiences to inform our position papers, organizational mission, and organizational vision. Information and stories from families and professionals provide the foundation for the work of OAFCCD. With your help we are able to describe the impact of a communication disorder and present the case for adequate speech and language services in Ontario.
Benefits of Membership
As a member you may receive
- Newsletters containing information on specific disorders, changes in publicly funded speech and language service provision, and upcoming workshops or conferences for families
- An invitation to the OAFCCD Annual General Meeting
- Contact information for OAFCCD representatives who are involved in planning or advisory organizations in their community for example, on school board Special Education Advisory Committees (SEAC)
How you can help OAFCCD!
OAFCCD is a recognized voice for children with speech and language impairments, however, the organization depends on community support for our existence. OAFCCD needs your help to continue to raise awareness and advocate for speech & language services.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
An easy way to help get the word out is to copy and paste this video link into your social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. You may be doing your friends a great service!
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BOARD
Board members meet regularly to plan activities of OAFCCD that promote our mission and vision. Volunteering with OAFCCD as a Board Member or a SEAC representative
BECOME A MEMBER OF A SEAC
Special Education Advisory Committees or SEAC are provincially regulated committees of each District School Board in Ontario. They meet regularly through the school year to review their local school board’s Special Education Plan and advise the Trustees of the local board regarding the same. OAFCCD as an eligible provincial association that advocates for students who are exceptional with Speech or Language Impairment can nominate members to SEAC committees.
HOLD AN EVENT DURING MAY
May is Better Speech, Language and Hearing Month. Members and volunteers can plan and hold events to raise awareness regarding Speech and Language needs and services. Fundraising activities may also be organized.
Call Alison Morse at 519-207-5274 if you can help or if you have any ideas on how to support OAFCCD activities.
WE ARE AN IMPORTANT SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS AND YOU CAN HELP BY SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT OAFCCD WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND CO-WORKERS!