Ombudsman Report Stresses New Plan Is Needed
(TORONTO – August 24, 2016) – The Ontario Ombudsman’s Report, Nowhere to Turn has highlighted systemic issues in the developmental services system that have resulted in gaps in service for individuals across Toronto and Ontario, particularly those with challenging behaviours. Read more
Community Living Toronto has begun our strategic planning process that will help us set goals and priorities for the next 3-5 years. Over the next few months, there will be many opportunities for individuals we support, families, community partners, members, and staff to participate in the process through focus groups, town halls and surveys. Read more
Community Living Toronto will be closed on Monday, August 1, 2016 for the Civic Holiday.
Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend, everyone! Read more
For many individuals who have an intellectual disability, summer can bring disappointment, frustration and loneliness.
For young people, it’s hard to see all the other kids in the neighbourhood off to camps and activities when you can’t go.
Often, there is just no room in a very tight budget for a visit to the zoo, for a Blue Jays game, to attend a camp or even for bus fare to a friend’s BBQ. Read more
Friendly Housemates is a new residential project Community Living Toronto is exploring in partnership with Centennial College. The model matches post-secondary students in shared living with an individual with an intellectual disability, to live as housemates and experience the importance of having friends and being active in your community. This week, Community Support Coordinator Matt Poirier spoke with NewsTalk 1010 about the project. (Read more)
Community Living Toronto is honoured to be supporting and attending a number of Pride events this year!
Here are a few you will be able to find us at:
YMCA 2016 PRIDE Speaker Series
Access Alliance June 2016 Program – LGBTQ+ newcomer initiatives
Pride Parade – Sunday, July 3
A number of people supported by Community Living Toronto will be marching alongside Vita Community Living Services. Read more
For anyone who lived in an institution or knows someone who has, our Birch location is hosting a session with Arch Lawyers to help you with your claim on Wednesday, August 10. For more information, click on the link below.
Poster for appointments Schedule 1 Class Action FE-YZ-KJ-SH Read more
Our summer issue of the Bridging Diversity Newsletter is here! Learn about the outcomes of the Trillium-funded project, and join the conversation to promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion where we live, work, learn and play!
Click on the link to open the newsletter: Bridging Diversity Summer 2016
For more information on the Bridging Diversity initiative contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more