March Break Movie Week at EAF

March Break movie week was hit at EAF! 

Check out the links below to sample some of the awesome videos made by the Extend-A-Family Kingston cast and crew!

The Loot Box Stopper:

Starring: Trey L.


The Farm Animal:

Starring: Hailie A. and  Jazzy P.


Zombies: The Last of Mankind:

Starring : Isaac A.,  Richard A., Mike N. and AJ F.


The Curse of the Skeleton Gem:

Starring: Mike N. and Gordon B.


Superfriends to the Rescue:


Anita B.          Gracelyn C.            Karen M.               Tracy C.              Bryan B.                 Kirsti O.                 Betty H.         Tom A.                    Trinity F.                Jack C.                Ila C.



Starring: AJ F.


Alyssa and Friends:

Starring: Alyssa M.


The Best Movie Ever:


Sara R. and Robbie S.


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SPOTLIGHT on transformation February 2018

Spotlight on Transformation is the Ministry of Community and Social Services' newsletter for people interested in services and supports for people with a developmental disability. It features:

  • information about what is happening in Ontario’s developmental services system
  • updates on our progress in improving services and supports, and
  • inspiring stories of inclusion in communities throughout Ontario.


Click on the link below to open the February 2018 issue

In this issue:

  • Ontario is improving living spaces for people with developmental disabilities
  • Community Living Essex County launches new hub for developmental services sector

Moving On Mental Health; a message from the regional director

Hello, please see below on behalf of the Director of East Region:

As you are aware, Moving on Mental Health (MOMH), announced in November 2012 as part of Ontario's Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, is the plan to transform the child and youth mental health service system.  The establishment of lead agencies with responsibility for planning for the effective delivery of core child and youth mental health services is a central component of the transformation. 

31 lead agencies have been identified - an identification process related to the Niagara service area was recently undertaken, with a lead agency expected to be identified by April 2018.  The launch of the final lead agency identification process for the Cochrane Timiskaming service area will be commencing shortly. 

We would like to remind you that the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ MOMH web page at is the primary way of providing information on the lead agency identification process. We encourage all those interested to visit the web page for information about the MOMH plan.

Please circulate this message within your organization.

Thank you,

David Remington

Bonjour, voir ci-dessous au nom du directeur de la région de l’Est :

Comme vous le savez déjà, le Plan d'action pour l'avancement de la santé mentale, annoncé en novembre 2012 dans le cadre de la Stratégie ontarienne globale de santé mentale et de lutte contre les dépendances, vise à transformer le système de santé mentale pour les enfants et les jeunes. L'établissement d'organismes responsables chargés de planifier la prestation efficace de services essentiels en santé mentale offerts aux enfants et aux jeunes est au centre de cette transformation.

On a identifié 31 organismes – un processus d’identification lié à la zone de service de Niagara a récemment été mis en œuvre, et on s’attend à ce que l’organisme responsable soit identifié d’ici avril 2018. Le lancement du processus d'identification final de l’organisme responsable de la zone de service de Cochrane-Timiskaming commencera bientôt.

Nous aimerions vous rappeler que la page Web Pour l'avancement de la santé mentale du ministère des Services à l'enfance et à la jeunesse, accessible à l'adresse, est la principale source d'information sur le processus de sélection d'organismes responsables. Nous encourageons tous les intéressés à consulter la page Web pour obtenir de l'information sur le Plan d'action pour l'avancement de la santé mentale.

Veuillez faire circuler ce message au sein de votre organisation.


David Remington

Passport Program

For people with Developmental Disiabilities

 Extend-A-Family has also been the Regional Administrator of the Passport Program since 2006 and currently oversees the funding approvals and allocation for 1,253 individuals across the South East Region (East region)

The Passport funding program serves the following communities:

To learn more about Developmental Services Ontario Passport Program. please CLICK HERE

DSO Engagment

In July 2011, Extend-A-Family Kingston was designated as the Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) for the South East Region under The Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.

Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) helps adults (aged 16+ years) with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. There are nine DSO agencies across Ontario to serve you.

The DSO in the South East region is called Developmental Services Ontario South East Region (DSO-SER). The DSO-SER is a program of Extend-A-Family Kingston.
The DSO-SER serves the following communities:

To learn more about Developmental Services Ontario. please CLICK HERE.