arrow_back close

Sibshops Workshops

ErinoakKids offers free monthly workshops throughout the school year for siblings of active ErinoakKids clients ranging in age from 4 - 18 years old.

We have three Sibshops groups:

  • Little Sibs (ages 4-7)
  • SibKids (ages 8-12)
  • SibTeens (ages 13-18)

At Sibshops, siblings of children with special needs can connect with other siblings in a relaxed and recreational setting, share experiences, discuss common joys and concerns about having a sibling with a disability and, most importantly, have fun!


Register here!


Sibshops Goals

The key goals of Sibshops are to provide siblings of children with special needs the opportunity to:

  • meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting
  • discuss common joys and concerns with other siblings of children with special needs
  • learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with special needs.
  • learn more about the implications of their sibling's special needs

Sibshops will also provide parents and other professionals with opportunities to learn more about the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by siblings of people with special needs.

Sibshops 2024 Calendar

Little Sibs Schedule: Offered via Zoom on the fourth Thursday of each month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

SibKids Schedule: Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SibTeens Schedule: (deferred until next year)




Little Sibs

Fourth Thursday of each month via Zoom

  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27

4:30 - 5:30 pm


Wednesdays, in person

  • January 24
  • February 21
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26

4:30 - 5:30pm

Helpful Resources

How to Let Young Siblings Know You Care

What Siblings Would Like Parents and Service Providers to Know

TEDx Talk: Alicia Maples - Recognizing Glass Children


For more information on the Sibshops programs, please call Rocchina Van Leeuwen, Social Worker and Clinical Practice Lead, at 905-855-2690, ext. 2346