Linking UP


What is …”Linking UP”… ?

…Linking UP… is a Provincial Self Advocates Network.

By…Linking UP… through Videoconferencing, Self Advocate groups can share their successes, challenges and ideas with each other. Guest speakers will provide training and education on a variety of topics. The most recent videoconference was held on January 27th, 2017 on Legal Rights for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

…Linking UP”… will empower people so that everyone feels accepted and has a sense of belonging to the community. All people are welcome to attend, you do not have to be a part of an organization or a company or agency, just contact us at and we will get you…   Linked UP

Members of the …Linking UP…steering committee were busy last summer presenting at the Community Living Ontario Conference and the Speaking Out Conference 2016 and shared a lot of information about this group and how to get involved, please feel free to contact the …Linking Up…group at


Check out our Videoconference page by clicking this link for more information on upcoming Videoconference sessions for 2017.

Linking UP…Videoconferences

The following article might be of interest to some of you, check it out:  Impact- Feature Issue on Supporting Wellness for Adults with ID and DD – 2016-03-14

Check out our VC Calendar for 2017:

VC notice – LINKING UP May 2017 – edited

VC Calendar – LINKING UP May 2017 – edited

2016 VC Calendar – LINKING UP



Pictured are members of Linking UP Steering Committee - Crystal Silverthorne, Jeremy Walsh, Melissa Abrams and Dan Tonello

…Linking UP… Steering Committee members: Crystal Silverthorne, Jeremy Walsh, Melissa Abrams and Dan Tonello

Picture of committee members at Christmas lunch

…Linking UP…Steering Committee Christmas Luncheon at the Mandarin – Thank you to Liz Froese of the Southern Network of Specialized Care










If you are interested in joining the steering committee to represent a region from the North, Central or Eastern regions, please contact us at


…Linking UP…­

A Provincial Self Advocate Network

You matter…

        You count…

                   You’re important…

                                It starts with you!