Family Gatherings

OPWSA's family gatherings provide an informal setting where parents have the opportunity to connect, as well as share information and personal experiences with other families in the Prader-Willi community.

Earlier this year, OPWSA hosted family gatherings in Toronto, London, Burlington, and Stouffville. Thank you to everyone who joined us.


If you are interested in hosting a Family Gathering in your region, contact Jennifer Coens, Executive Director at

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on Saturday, June 15th for an afternoon and evening of fun, food, friends, family, and wine at OPWSA's Wines Among the Vines fundraising event. Thank you to OPWSA Co-Chair, Rob Pividor, for planning such a perfect day and for donating prizes for our raffle draw! Thank you to Queenston Mile VineyardKonzelmann Estate Winery, and Creekside Estate Winery for doing such an amazing job hosting our group! Thank you to Educated Guess for keeping us entertained and dancing with your sweet tunes. Thank you to Kernels Popcorn and New Standard Beer for donating give aways to all of our guests! Thank you to Niagara Food Specialties, Konzelmann Estate Winery, Holly Sine and Jennifer Coens for donating raffle prizes. All of you contributed to making this event a huge success!

Click here for more information about our Wines Among the Vines events.

PWS Awareness Month

Thank you to everyone who took part in our PWS Awareness Month Campaign. We hope you enjoyed following along with our Facebook posts throughout the month of May, PWS Awareness Month. Thank you for helping us spread PWS awareness!

Click here for more information about OPWSA's PWS Awareness Month Campaign.

OPWSA held our Fall Family and Caregiver Conference on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. It was an incredible day of learning for the parents and caregivers in our General Conference, and a day of exploration and activities for the individuals with PWS and their siblings in the Fun Friends Program.


Click here for more information about the event.

Fall Family and Caregiver Conference

OPWSA Wines Among the Vines Fundraising Event

On August 11th, families and friends came together for OPWSA's Family Fun Day with the Jays. It was a close game, but unfortunately the Jays lost 1-0 to the Yankees. While we couldn't pull out the win, we had beautiful weather, good seats, and we were surrounded by great people! 

Click here for more information about the event.

OPWSA Family Fun Day with the Jays