Spirit of Life was established in June of 2004 with the help of late MPP Mr. Tony Wong, with the support of various community partners, professionals and many families.  Spirit of Life was approved as an official charitable organization in 2008.  Focusing primarily in the regional municipality of York, Spirit of Life now works to “build bridges” between families, special needs service providers and various government departments.  It also serves the broader community through public education on a variety of developmental disability topics.

Charitable Registration No: 85266 0141 RP0001

Mission

Spirit of Life’s mission is to support, enhance and contribute to the integration of individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs, and their families to the broader community by providing public education, advocacy and coordinated services, through a concerted effort with partners within Chinese community in the Greater Toronto Area.

Goals

  • To advocate for early diagnosis / intervention and other services needed by these families;
  • To strengthen the family capacity to cope with day to day challenges;
  • To provide information and assistance to these individuals and families to access appropriate services;
  • To foster opportunities for community integration and peer support for these individuals and families; and
  • To promote public awareness of the challenges faced by these individuals and their families.

 

協智成立於2004年6月,在Tony Wong先生,MPP,在各種社區合作夥伴,專業人士和許多家庭的支持下。協智於2008年被批准為官方慈善組織。主要聚焦於約克地區市政府,協智現在致力於在家庭,特殊需求服務提供商和各政府部門之間“搭建橋樑”。它還通過關於各種發育障礙主題的公共教育向更廣泛的社區提供服務。

慈善註冊編號:85266 0141 RP0001

任務

協智的使命是通過與華人社區內的合作夥伴共同努力,通過提供公共教育,倡導和協調服務,支持,加強和促進將發育障礙患者和其他特殊需求個人及其家庭融入更廣泛的社區在大多倫多地區。

目標

倡導這些家庭所需的早期診斷/干預和其他服務;
加強家庭應對日常挑戰的能力;
向這些個人和家庭提供信息和幫助以獲得適當的服務;
為這些個人和家庭提供社區融合和同伴支持的機會;
提高公眾對這些人及其家人面臨的挑戰的認識。

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