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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Fall Forum 2014

From Promises to Possibilities – Staying the Course

Since the announcement made by the Ministry of Community and Social Services of the availability of new dollars within the Developmental Services sector, there has been a flurry of activity throughout the province and it’s difficult to keep up with all that is currently happening or being proposed. There is real value in knowing and understanding the small and large pieces of work being done; having a sense ...

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Common Threads Conference

Reflections on Common Threads

Approaches and Contexts for Planning Everyday Lives

The conference composed portraits of person-centered work. Everyone who attended had the chance to expand their understanding by exploring different practices, hearing various accounts of history and lessons from application, and undertaking personal and small group reflections on the hopes and meanings attached to doing the work. The pictures that emerged express rich and interesting variety. ...

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