Important News!

So many of our siblings with disabilities are living in or near poverty. The Sibling Collaborative, wants to help you improve the financial security of your sibling with a disability – both today and in the future.

But in order to create relevant resources on topics like financial planning, disability benefits, estate planning and communicating with your family, we need your input.

Take our survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021siblingsurvey-sondage

By taking 10 minutes to complete this survey, you will be eligible to win one of five $100 VISA gift certificates.

We look forward to your perspectives and ideas!

 

 

Annonces importantes!

Tant de nos proches vivent dans la pauvreté, ou avec le seul strict nécessaire.

Sibling Collaborative veut vous aider à sécuriser la situation financière de votre frère ou sœur handicapé – dès maintenant et pour l’avenir. Mais pour créer des ressources pertinentes sur des sujets comme la planification financière, les prestations d’invalidité et de logement, la planification successorale et les communications en famille, nous avons besoin de votre collaboration!

Complétez notre sondage! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021siblingsurvey-sondage

 En complétant le sondage, vous serez éligible au tirage d’une carte cadeau VISA de 100 $.

Nous avons hâte de connaître vos points de vue et idées!

 

The Sibling Collaborative envisions a Canada where people with disabilities – together with their siblings – experience positive wellbeing.

Our relationship with our sibling is often one of our longest-lived and strongest connections. We are companions for life. 

This relationship becomes even more fundamental when our sibling is vulnerable and marginalized, as is often the case for many people with disabilities.

The Sibling Collaborative welcomes adults who have a sibling who identifies as having a disability. 

We also welcome siblings-in-law, cousins and second-generation caregivers.  

As an adult who has a sibling with a disability, our experiences are diverse and profound. Yet, our stories are often overlooked and even forgotten as our families wrestle with the pressing issues that affect our brothers and sisters, such as ensuring inclusion in the school system, meaningful participation in the community, access to supports, employment, appropriate medical care and planning for the future.

While this can be a lonely journey, the Sibling Collaborative is here to help.

Our relationships with our brothers and sisters with a disability evolve, especially if our parents are the main source of care. During those times, many of us find that we must prepare for, step in to or take on new roles and responsibilities that we may not be ready or prepared for. 

The Sibling Collaborative wants to help you thrive in the present and face the future with:

  • supportive connections with other siblings;
  • opportunities to share and learn from other sibling experiences;
  • access to helpful and relevant resources; and
  • information to improve well-being over the long term for both you and your sibling.

The Sibling Collaborative unites and strengthens siblings by building networks of peer support and sharing our experiences with each other, our families and beyond. 

We seek to deepen our understanding of the experience of siblings through research and advocate for positive change to the systems that affect not only our brothers and sisters but also us, our families and our communities. 

We do all this through stories, meet-ups, peer-to-peer mentoring, workshops, learning opportunities, online communities, research and advocacy.

Upcoming events

Today

Virtual Sibling Meetups

Do you have a sibling with a disability? Connect with others who also have siblings with disabilities and just "get it".Do you have a sibling with a disability?These facilitated conversations […]

Virtual Sibling Meetups

Do you have a sibling with a disability? Connect with others who also have siblings with disabilities and just "get it".Do you have a sibling with a disability?These facilitated conversations […]

Virtual Sibling Meetups

Do you have a sibling with a disability? Connect with others who also have siblings with disabilities and just "get it".Do you have a sibling with a disability?These facilitated conversations […]

Virtual Sibling Meetups

Do you have a sibling with a disability? Connect with others who also have siblings with disabilities and just "get it".Do you have a sibling with a disability?These facilitated conversations […]

Virtual Sibling Meetups

Do you have a sibling with a disability? Connect with others who also have siblings with disabilities and just "get it".Do you have a sibling with a disability?These facilitated conversations […]

Virtual Sibling Meetups

Do you have a sibling with a disability? Connect with others who also have siblings with disabilities and just "get it".Do you have a sibling with a disability?These facilitated conversations […]

Virtual Sibling Meetups

Do you have a sibling with a disability? Connect with others who also have siblings with disabilities and just "get it".Do you have a sibling with a disability?These facilitated conversations […]

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Siblings, sibling-in-laws and cousins of a person with a disability... Have your say!

Please respond to our 10 minute survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021siblingsurvey-sondage

And please share in your network!

Do you feel sometimes feel resentment, exhaustion or feel drained by your sibling or parents?

If you said yes then siblings, let's talk!

Our next virtual sibling meeting topic is all about boundaries.

Join us to learn and share!

https://bit.ly/36uPGbV

The Sibling Collaborative Board of Directors is looking for new members.

Are you the sibling, sibling-in-law, cousin or next gen. family member of a person w. #disability, #innovative, #hardworking & #creative.

We would like to hear from you!

https://sibcollab.ca/call-for-board-of-directors-members/

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