Adult Workshop Call

April 12, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Please note that this month's call is on a WEDNESDAY and the CALL-IN DETAILS HAVE CHANGED. Please click more for details. Workshop Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 @8pm (ET). This workshop conference call series is designed specifically for adults with a facial difference. The purposes of these calls are to:

  • Provide an opportunity to connect with other adults who can relate to your experiences and feelings
  • Provide useful information, strategies and ideas
  • Provide a safe and trusting place to share and learn
  • Share life experiences


Ally Event: SickKids ‘Treble Cleft’ Choir for Kids with Facial Differences

April 13, 2017 / 6:00 pm / Toronto

SickKids Hospital is hosting an event for current/former patients of SickKids' cleft and/or craniofacial program. Come Sing With Us! Join the 'Treble Cleft' Choir!!! Once a month on Thursdays, 6-7pm in Marnie's Studio.  RSVP to Farah Sheikh, Social Worker - 416.813.6795 or Rehearsal Dates Oct 13 Nov 10 Dec 8 Jan 12 Feb 9 Mar 9 Apr 13 May 11 June 15


GTA Social: Laser Tag!

April 23, 2017 / 1:30 pm / Mississauga

We are trying out a NEW SOCIAL EVENT! Join us for an afternoon of laser tag and socialization! Social events are an opportunity for members of the AboutFace community to gather, discuss shared experiences, share information, and have fun! Hope to see you there! Please RSVP with how many people will be attending (and how many playing laser tag) to Amanda ( by Wednesday, April 12 - we need to have an accurate number of participants. WHAT: Laser Tag DATE: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 TIME:1:30-3:45 (must arrive by no later than 1:40 as the first game of laser tag will begin). WHERE: Laser Quest Mississauga: 1224 Dundas St E #9, Mississauga, ON L4Y 4A2 COST: $20 per person which includes 2 games of laser tag and a party room All ages (Laser Quest recommends age 5+). Friends and family welcome!


April 25 2017

Ally Event: 2016/17 SickKids Cleft Lip and Palate Newborn/Toddler Parent Group

April 25, 2017 / 12:00 am / Toronto

Come join our parent group to meet other families, share experiences and learn from our team members. The Hospital for Sick Children 555 University Avenue, Room 1250, Elm Wing Please RSVP: Farah Sheikh  (Social Worker) 416.813.6795 The Cleft Lip and Palate Program: Start to Finish     Fri Oct 28, 2016 Cindy Guernsey, Nurse Coordinator        10am – 11:30am   Early Speech and Language Development    Tues Feb 28, 2017 Simone Fischbach, Speech & Language Pathologist           Noon – 1:30pm   Healthy Nutrition & Oral Feeding Veronika Langos, Registered Dietitian    Tues April 25, 2017 Kate Turner, Occupational Therapist                 1pm – 3pm


Ally Event: SickKids/Holland Bloorview Film Making Workshop

May 13, 2017 / 9:00 am / Toronto

Our friends at SickKids & Holland Bloorview are hosting an event for 13-18 year olds who are part of the Hospital for Sick Children/ Holland Bloorview Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial programs.

Are you between 13-18 years old and interested in gaining experience working with cameras and creating short films?

 Come join us behind the camera or on screen. Bring your enthusiasm and creativity! SATURDAY MAY 13, 201679 a.m. to 4 p.m. SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning 686 Bay St, Toronto $20.00 Registration Fee A pizza lunch will be provided Contact Farah Sheikh (416-813-6795) to register.


Ally Event: Jaw Surgery Information Session

June 17, 2017 / 1:00 pm / Toronto

For patients and families of the Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial Programs

SickKids Hospital

Meet The Team

Craniofacial Surgeon, Nurse Coordinator, Dietitian, Orthodontist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Social Worker and Patient   Thursday June 8, 2017

1:00 to 3:00pm

Daniel’s Hollywood Theatre 1st Floor – Elm Wing, SickKids Hospital (take the elevators by Shoppers Drug Mart to 1st floor) Please register your child in the Plastic Surgery Clinic prior to attending the session. To Register Contact: Farah Sheikh (416) 813-6795 Sponsored by the SickKids Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Programs


Winnipeg Family Picnic

June 25, 2017 / 12:30 pm / Winnipeg

Are you looking to meet other kids, families, individuals, caregivers and team members in the Winnipeg area? Here's your chance!  Come out and join us for FREE fun at our Annual Picnic is once again at Kildonan Park, Shelter Owl & Hawk on Sunday June 25, 2017 12:30-4:30 ….. Mark your Calendar!  Snack, crafts, games and more provided.

Social events are an opportunity for members of the AboutFace community to gather, discuss shared experiences, share information, and have fun! All of our social events are open to friends, allies and family members of our AboutFace community.

Thank you to our sponsors who help make this Annual Picnic successful every year: Luke Snider of Snider Orthotics; Awesome Dog; and Scheme A Dream. THANK YOU! RSVP to Cindy at 204-787-2207 or Cathy 204-787-4161


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