The Ombudsman’s office is hosting a plain language workshop for people with intellectual disabilities at ARCH on the recent Ombudsman’s report on developmental services called Nowhere To Turn.
Wednesday October 5
10am – 1pm
ARCH Disability Law Centre
55 University Ave – 15th Floor at St. Read more
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)