RCC/SSCY Family Advisory Council

The RCC/SSCY Family Network is a community of caregivers for children and youth ages 0-21 with additional needs in Manitoba. Under the direction of the RCC/SSCY Family Advisory Council, the Family Network offers a monthly newsletter, programs, and workshops to support families.


The RCC/SSCY Family Network supports families in a variety of ways:

  • Newsletter: a monthly e-newsletter that will help you stay up-to-date on events and happenings at SSCY’s partner organizations.
  • Programs offered throughout the year
  • Parent to Parent Cafe: a support group for parents, led by parents, that meets monthly and addresses topics highlighted by those who attend.
  • Sibshops: for siblings ages 7-12 of children with additional needs, and provide an opportunity to laugh, connect, and talk about the good and challenging aspects of having a sibling with additional needs.
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers: a 6-week program is designed to provide caregivers with tools to take care of themselves while also caring for others.
  • Special events: speakers, workshops, and other events several times a year based on needs and areas of interest identified in the Family Network community.
  • Inclusive Recreation in Manitoba website: a¬†website for Manitoban families that gathers info about accessible recreation opportunities all in one place. Visit the Inclusive Recreation in Manitoba website here.

The RCC/SSCY Family Network is guided by the RCC/SSCY Family Advisory Council, a group of parents and staff liaisons who provide input and feedback on initiatives at SSCY, as well as plan and organize the programs and events offered through the Family Network.

Anyone can join the RCC/SSCY Family Network by signing up to receive the newsletters! In addition to the monthly newsletter, you’ll receive info about upcoming programs and events and you can register for opportunities that interest you.

Contact Information

Phone: (204) 258-6567
Email: familynetwork@sscy.ca