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BLOG: We, Too, Are Essential

11 May 2020

As a family caregiver, the idea of my sister needing to seek medical care in these times fills me with an unusual amount of dread.

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Temporary Changes to Passport and Special Services At Home Funding

23 Apr 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has responded to calls to make Passport funding and Special Services at Home funding more flexible to suit the needs of families following directives to stay at home.

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Advocating for Health Services in a Time of COVID-19

17 Apr 2020

As the realities of COVID-19 settle in, Ontarians are coming to recognize the specific challenges that face their immediate future.

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Ontario Budget 2019 What it Means for Ontarians with Disabilities

15 Apr 2019

Every time a new provincial budget is announced, it comes with new anxieties, hopes and concerns. In 2019, recipients of services provided through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services had much at stake.

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Independent Facilitation Matters

30 Jan 2019

Families across Ontario are asking for assistance in advocating for a service that they have been receiving for the past 4 years. Independent Facilitation is a service which matches individuals with developmental disabilities with a facilitator who is dedicated to helping them identify and carry out their dreams and goals for the future.

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Changes to Social Assistance in Ontario

28 Nov 2018

Ontario's change of provincial government in 2018 promised to bring about many changes across the province, most of which have yet to be announced. For those on social assistance programs such as Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), these changes can have significant impact on their quality of life.

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Disability advocates call for clear policy on caregivers and supports in hospitals

28 Apr 2020

Disability advocates are calling for a unified policy to protect people with disabilities requiring support in hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic following the passing of a woman with disabilities in a B.C. hospital.

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