Having a child who has been identified as “gifted” (also referred to as enhanced, or talented) typically means they have a higher level of capabilities when compared to other students of the same age, who are in the same educational environment. These students have high levels of accomplishments in areas such as intellect/academics, creativity/art/music, or they show remarkable leadership qualities. Gifted programs are in place in schools to offer these students enrichment and additional learning opportunities above and beyond the regular curriculum, so as to maintain their interest, continue to challenge them, and to fully develop their capabilities. In Canada, education is managed at the provincial level, and therefore the various provinces have slightly differing gifted programs, with each having their own assessment criteria. If you would like to have your child assessed, or have questions about the gifted program options in your school, or you would like to find information on private schools in your area that offer enrichment programs, we have the resources you are looking for.
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Association for Bright Children of Ontario - Halton Chapter - Online Service
* advocates for the special education needs of gifted students by representation on the Special Education Advisory Committees of the Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board
Good Shepherd Centres - Christmas Hamper Program - Good Shepherd Venture Centre (The)
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Education Centre
Wesley - Wesley No Charge Christmas Program - 1974 King St
Families shop for food, toys and gifts in a store-like setting. Families and singles are eligible.
Mission Services of Hamilton - Christmas Care Program
Council for Exceptional Children - Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant Chapter 834
* providing special education to pre-school, gifted, multi-handicapped, learning-disabled, post-transition, and ADD students
* working towards the professional upgrading of teachers
* public relations make the public aware of their existence and programs
* activities for special students
* publishing and designing programs for the special students
The local chapter offers a variety of in-services throughout the school year and celebrates exceptional students at an Annual Awards Night
Salvation Army (The) - Christmas Help Program - 80 Bay St
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre - Christmas Assistance Program - 28 Athens St
Halton Catholic District School Board - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program - Burlington - Drury Lane - Catholic Education Centre
* students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades