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Independent Facilitation Demonstration Project

The Ontario Independent Facilitation Network (OIFN) has received two years of funding for the Independent Facilitation Demonstration Project (IFDP) through the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS). The project is intended to expand the capacity of independent facilitation for people with developmental disabilities across the province and study the benefits of independent facilitation.

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Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard on an issue important to all Canadians!

Please consider taking the time to inform and influence this issue by responding to the survey.

We have only days left to be heard on this significant issue.

 

Participate in the Online Federal Government Consultation on Physician Assisted Suicide

Deadline is November 1st, 2015

 

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadians should have access to physician assisted suicide. The Federal government struck a panel of experts to provide it with recommendations on the process for enabling access to ...

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Judith Snow: October 29, 1949 – May 31, 2015

Judith Snow: October 29, 1949 – May 31, 2015

 

Judith’s family and loved ones want to honour her life at her funeral that will be held

Saturday, June 6 from 1:30 pm to about 3:30pm

at Metropolitan United Church

56 Queen Street East

Toronto, ON  M5C 2Z3

 

*Please plan to arrive about 1:00 pm, there will be music outside the church and procession into the church @1:20pm, so that the service may begin at 1:30.

 

The Colors of Judith Snow were vibrant, flagrant, unabashedly in ...

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Housing Task Force gets to Work

Members of the Developmental Services Housing Task Force are rolling up their sleeves and getting to the task at hand.

On September 22, 2014, the housing task force met for the first time in Toronto to map out their work for the next 18 months.

The task force will review proposals and make recommendations on innovative housing solutions for adults with developmental disabilities. The best ideas could be funded through the provincial government’s $810 million investment strategy for developmental services. The cross-sector ...

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Ending the Wait

“Ending the Wait,” the initial report of the Housing Study Group of the Developmental Services Partnership Table, which brings together senior MCSS policy planners and representatives from service providers, community, self advocates, and family organizations. The group has outlined its findings after consultation with families, individuals, and organizations across Ontario regarding innovative and emerging residential support initiatives – approaches that are creative, cost-effective, and responsive to the full range of needs among Ontarians with developmental disabilities.

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