Register a Family for Accompaniment
A child and family are eligible to receive the Buds in Bloom Accompaniment Program, providing personalized connections to community support resources, and timely access to a community resource or support service if the family lives with and has concerns about a child who:
- Is 12 years of age or less,
- Resides in Canada, and
- Is at risk for or has a developmental delay, disability or disorder, identified by a parent, professional or educator. The confirmation of a formal condition by a medical doctor (MD) is not required.
Note that if your child and family are not eligible for any of our programs, the $49 file opening fee will not be processed. If the $49 file opening fee is a barrier, and a child and family are eligible, no worries. Together, we will work something out. Contact us at info@BudsinBloom.org to chat about your options.
*: If a connection to a community resource or support service is suggested, a Companion may connect your family to an agency or provider in health such as medicine, occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy (SLP), psychology, physiotherapy, special education, counselling, psycho-education, spirituality, and other expert support for children and families, and/or to a service in parent education, parent groups, financial programs, social services support, recreation, leisure, sports or arts program.
For a Great Family Start
Connection Kick Start© is our umbrella name for our signature programs. The Accompaniment Program is one of our signature programs. Our promise is to provide a Great Family Start by connecting families to resources they need as rapidly and as effectively as possible.
For a Great Family Start in Accompaniment, first, please complete both bursary and family forms, and return them as soon as possible to the address indicated below. Registration is not required for caregivers and parents to participate in the Buds in Bloom Digital Storytelling Program. Click here for more on this program.
Requesting to Open a File
To make a request for rapid access to community resource or support service for your child and family, we have to open a file on behalf of your family. So, the first step is to register for the Accompaniment Program.
To open a file, it is important to fully complete the bursary form and family form. Your child and family may be eligible for financial programs depending on the combined family income, among other factors. After the Team of Companions receives your completed bursary form, they can analyze your family’s resources, and opportunities for your child and family to receive support from a community resource or support service in financial help. The family form includes information on the development and needs of your child and family. Both forms are required to open a file.
Once completed, the two forms allow us to:
- Confirm the eligibility of your child and family to receive the Accompaniment Program,
- Analyze the file to identify family needs and resources,
- Help design a personalized Accompaniment program, tailored to your needs, and
Orient and connect you to one or several community resources or support services in your area. When sending these forms, they must be accompanied by the required items mentioned in the form, and a minimal amount of $49 to cover the file opening fee. For only $1 more become a member, and you will be invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and will be among the first to learn about programs, updates and news.
Last, please send the forms to the address found in the forms.
Note that we must have the signatures of both parents (or legal guardians) of the child to open a file. Upon receipt of the forms and all other required items, we will open the file for your family. Opening a file does not oblige you to continue with our programs.