Provincial Election Day in Ontario is Thursday, June 12, 2014. Please remember to get out and vote! For further information on WHO, WHEN, WHERE, HOW to vote, please go to the Elections Ontario website at http://wemakevotingeasy.ca/en/home.aspx.
Please also help Community Living Ontario to #EndTheWait and sign our petition at http://chn.ge/1oUmxtd Please pass it along to friends, family, neighbours and co-workers. We’re happy to report that in just a matter of a few days, we already have 2,000 votes! Let’s keep those numbers of support climbing!
In this provincial election, we’re asking party candidates:
“If your party is elected, would you commit to ending the wait for funding and supports for people who have an intellectual disability and stabilizing services by committing to the $810 million over three years promised in the proposed 2014 provincial budget?”
- End the wait for daily living supports for children and adults which is almost 20,000 people long
- Begin to address the wait list of over 7,000 people who are waiting for support to live in a home of their own
- Deliver stability to agencies who provide front-line supports
- Develop new community-based services that support key life transitions
I have attached the Community Living Ontario’s Election 2014 Toolkit. This toolkit provides you with information on how to engage with your local candidates during the election campaign and how to share practical recommendations about crucial issues. This toolkit also serves as a quick reference guide that supplies you with information and facts that you can share with people you speak to, whether it be a current MPP, an election candidate, or someone close to you. It is the starting point of change!
This election toolkit also provides helpful information on simple ways that you can take action in your riding and in your community. Party leaders and local candidates need to hear loud and clear that voters are concerned about securing supports and #ending the wait for people who have an intellectual disability, and their families, and that they will heavily weigh party platforms when they vote.
Please also make sure to ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Facebook and Twitter and our other social media platforms are a fun, interactive way for engaged and informed Community Living Ontario followers to share thoughts on issues and trends relevant to the disability sector.
We look forward to chatting with you and staying in touch!
There will be a televised Election Debate with the Party Candidates on the evening of Tuesday, June 3rd. Details TBA.
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