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Building a Full Life + a Home of One’s Own in the Community is a new report from Community Living Ontario that offers recommendations on individualized funding, housing, and community inclusion for people who have an intellectual disability. The report provides detailed guidance and insights, and will hopefully serve as a platform for meaningful discussion...

While we recognize these are difficult and uncertain times, we continue to move forward with the planning of our Annual General Meeting. Community Living Ontario will be hosting the Annual General Meeting virtually and we will provide further details as we get closer to the meeting. Given the current circumstances, Community Living Ontario would like...

May is here, and that means it’s time for Community Living Month! Community Living Month is an annual awareness campaign that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of the community living movement. This year’s theme is “Still in This Together”, in honour of the perseverance and resilience shown by those in our movement as we continue...

Our pre-budget document stresses the fact that people, families, and service organizations will require expanded supports over the next fifteen months, as we face new challenges including more contagious variants of COVID-19. Community Living Ontario is recommending the following: Continue the $3 per hour wage enhancement for workers in developmental services. Develop and implement a...

Community Living Ontario recently applied to receive computers from the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA). ERA is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 in response to the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’, with a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse. Currently, the ERA has a growing list of over 400 pending organizations that...

To reduce the risk of infection during the pandemic, the traditional 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday congregate day supports, have ceased. Support organizations have stepped up in a myriad of ways, adapting through virtual and socially distanced supports. Some people have adapted very well. Others have not. Going forward, how are we to...

Many Community Living organizations across Ontario have ended the practice of hosting centralized day supports for people labelled as having a developmental disability. People, families, and sector leaders have been at the forefront of an evolution to support people to create typical lives in their communities. The goal is to avoid streaming people into segregated programs based on the label of developmental disability. Community Living Ontario is a strong proponent of this evolution, and...

The 2020 Ontario Budget, released yesterday, includes important new investments in services for people who have developmental disabilities, valuable supports for people with disabilities more generally, and several relevant initiatives that were announced previously this year.     New investments in developmental services  This year’s provincial budget proposes new funding of $361 million in 2021–22 in the developmental services sector,...