Our CEO Chris Beesley was interviewed in today’s Toronto Star article. The interview was in response to the long-awaited report from the Select Committee on Developmental Services.
No more wait lists. One provincial minister in charge. And recognition that all people with developmental disabilities have the right to services throughout their lives. Those are the key recommendations in a long-awaited report released by the Select Committee on Developmental Services.
“There is a lot we can work with in this report,” says Chris Beesley, CEO of Community Living Ontario, which serves about 12,000 developmentally disabled Ontarians, including about 9,000 in group homes at a time when 12,000 are waiting for beds.
“Overall, we give it two thumbs up. Putting one minister in charge reflects the importance of a holistic approach,” Beesley added.