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Advocacy Resources

PCMH – Waterloo Region has compiled this listing with a brief description of various resources available for each to help you determine at a glance whether the information you seek is there.
Name Phone Website or E-mail
 ARCH Disability Law Centre  1-886-482-2724TTY: 1-866-482-2728  www.archdisabilitylaw.ca
archlib@lao.on.ca
 Arch” vision statement is “A world in which all people with disabilities enjoy social justice and equal participation in society and our communities
Child Advocacy Project 416-977-4448 www.childadvocacy.ca
info@childadvocacy.ca
A service by Pro Bono Law Ontario that provides free legal services for low to moderate-income families who cannot afford a lawyer.  Site includes advocacy tip sheets for school.  Discover whether you are in need of legal advice regarding your child’s education.
People For Education 416-534-0100 www.peopleforeducation.com
info@peopleforeducation.com
Tip sheets in many languages about topics such as: parent-teacher interviews, starting school, solving problems at school, special education, EQAO testing, high school course selection, school councils, etc.
Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth 1-800-263-2841 or416-325-5669 www.provincialadvocate.on.ca
advocacy@provincialadvocate.on.ca
French or English
For children who live outside their family’s care who feel they are being abused or treated harshly and their rights violated.
Parents For Children’s Mental Health – Head Office 416-921-2109Via CMHO www.pcmh.ca
admin@pcmh.ca
Site offers tip sheets for parents, teachers.  Youtube videos, resources
www.
Parents For Children’s Mental Health – Waterloo Region 519-749-8740 Ext. 212 www.PCMHwaterloo.com
parent.advocacy@hotmail.com
Site offers Waterloo Region Parent and Youth Resource Guide
Parent’s Advocacy in the School 416-429-8511  www.parentsadvocacy.com
A comprehensive variety of services relating to educational advocacy for children with exceptionalitiesBook: -“Exceptional Children – Ordinary Schools” Getting the Education You Want for Your Special Needs Child by Dr. Norm Forman   ISBN 1-55041-759-2
ChildAdvocacy
www.childadvocacy.ca/library/folder.81404-Education_Law_Resources
A variety of fact sheets – education law resources library