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Community Living Ontario develops policy solutions and advocates for changes that increase the community participation, inclusion and belonging of people labelled as having an intellectual disability. For insight on our policy positions and priorities for our advocacy work, please see the recent posts and resources below.

We work alongside people who have intellectual disabilities and their families as well as government to shape public policy that is practical and progressive. We bring a collective voice to the developmental services sector. Community Living Ontario advocates for the full inclusion of people who have intellectual disabilities in all communities.

If you are looking to learn more, reach out to Shawn Pegg, Director of Social Policy & Strategic Initiatives below.

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Direct Funding for Developmental Services in Ontario: A Path Forward

The Government of Ontario’s new strategy for developmental services, Journey to Belonging: Choice and Inclusion, includes a commitment to allow people to receive funding directly and manage their own supports. It is crucial that this change be implemented in a way that actually works for people and families.

This document contains five Policy Snapshots published by Community Living Ontario in the past year. Each snapshot offers direction and guidance on how we can finally make direct funding a reality in our province.

Learn more by downloading the guide below below


Community Living Ontario’s 2022 Provincial Election Strategy:

Ontario’s next provincial election will be held on June 2nd, 2022. Learn more below.

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Policy Snapshots

Recent Posts

If Inclusion Means Everyone, Why Not Me?

This report identifies barriers that students labelled with intellectual disabilities and their parents and guardians face in Ontario’s public school system and sets out some key insights into their experiences. The authors identified various factors that

The Importance of Our Autonomy

Volunteering with various organizations to flame the social change movement, Joyce Balaz has been advocating for persons living with disabilities to have equitable access to the supports necessary to live an everyday ordinary life in the community. Joyce

Position: The Right to Live in the Community

People First of Canada (PFC) believes that no person, regardless of disability, should live in any kind of situation that promotes or practices congregation, segregation, or isolation. It is our belief that all people, regardless of

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