Advocacy, Education & Awareness
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.
Building a Full Life + a Home of One’s Own in the Community
The Myth of Economies of Scale in Developmental Services
Together We're Better Contest Winners
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.