#5ToSurvive Media Coverage

CLO and its members have been working tirelessly to spread our #5ToSurvive message through the media. Check out all of the news articles, radio interviews, TV segments, and more that we’ve compiled.

PRESS RELEASE: Family Engagement Grants Offer Opportunity for Inclusion & Community-Building Across Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TORONTO, ON, January 5, 2024 — Committed to facilitating positive change, Community Living Ontario (CLO) launched its first-ever family engagement grant initiative to promote meaningful engagement and help provide families with loved ones who live with intellectual disability an opportunity to network and build good lives.    Aimed at supporting and encouraging engagement activities, grants of up to … Read More

Community Living Ontario Releases 2024 Pre-budget Recommendations to the Minister of Finance

2024 Pre-budget Submission

In our pre-budget submission to the provincial government, CLO is calling for an immediate base budget increase of five percent for developmental service agencies. Additionally, we are calling for a five percent increase to Passport and Special Services at Home budgets.  The submission is part of our #5toSurvive campaign, calling attention to critical underfunding of our sector. If you agree … Read More

WATCH: Speaking Out Conference Recap

From October 20–22, nine Council members (Nicole Flynn, Niko Pupella, Judy Noonan, Robert Smith, Stella Curtis, Dzidra Halar, Farrah Sattaur, Amber Taylor, and Jem Moeller) attended and participated in the 2023 Speaking Out “Expanding Possibilities” Conference at the UNIFOR Family Education Centre in Port Elgin. The Council made several new connections and learned from self-advocates, families, and support professionals. Watch … Read More

From Participant to President: Michael’s Journey with Community Living Ontario

Thirty-two-year-old Michael Jacques always has a twinkle in his eye — especially when it comes to teasing his father, Marcel, who has just asked him a particularly obvious question. “It’s very important to donate, Dad, because it makes a big difference for people involved in Re:Action4Inclusion and for the other great programs that Community Living Ontario offers,” explains Michael. “It’s … Read More

CLO to Act as Intervenor in Important Court Case Next Week  

CONTEXT: ABOUT THE CASE  In J.F.R v K.L.L., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that Massey Leach-Rathwell, a 24-year-old adult living with down syndrome, was a ‘child of the marriage’ as defined under the federal Divorce Act, as (in the court’s opinion) he remained in his parents’ charge and could not withdraw from it due to his disability.  As … Read More