Recapping Community Living Ontario’s 2023 Day at the Legislature

Council members posing with Chris Beesley and Minister Michael Parsa.

Photo by Louis Thomas After a four year hiatus, Community Living Ontario (CLO) welcomed the return of our annual Day at the Legislature event on Wednesday, May 10th. This event presented an opportunity for CLO and our member organizations to meet with elected officials in the spirit of connection and collaboration. We would first like to sincerely thank the Honourable … Read More

Celebrating 70 Years of Community Living Part Four: Closing the Institutions

CLO 70th Anniversary banner

by Gord Kyle For most people, highway 400 was a marvel. Travellers remembered all too well what it had been like before it was built, crawling their way out of Toronto to cottage country through the endless towns and villages along the winding stretches of Yonge Street. But 400 changed that. As the first controlled highway in the province, it … Read More


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  TORONTO, ON, April 27, 2023 — This May, Community Living Ontario (CLO) leads the celebration for “Community Living Month.” An annual, province-wide awareness campaign, Community Living Month promotes authentic inclusion for the more than 100,000 people in Ontario who have an intellectual disability and their families.  People with an intellectual disability (which includes diagnoses such as Autism, … Read More

Quick Overview of 2023 Provincial Budget Commitments 

Queen's Park, Toronto

The 2023 provincial budget, released yesterday, includes the following commitments that have relevance for people who have intellectual disabilities, their families, and developmental service organizations:  In addition to these new funding amounts, the provincial budget includes a promise that will be important to track:   Community Living Ontario will continue to monitor these and other programs that affect our sector, and … Read More

Key Changes Announced in the 2022 Ontario Fall Economic Update

On November 14th, the Ford government announced several changes that will affect people who have an intellectual disability in Ontario:  Changes to how work income is treated by ODSP  People on ODSP will be able to keep up to $1000 in employment earnings every month without having their ODSP amount reduced. Above $1000, they will keep twenty-five cents of every … Read More