Community Living Ontario’s Annual Policy Forum

Community Living Ontario’s annual Policy Forum is taking place across four weeks this May in conjunction with Community Living Month. The Policy Forum will be a prime opportunity to engage with the provincial government’s ongoing work on reform of the developmental services sector and acknowledge how far we have come.

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The sessions are as follows:
– Session 1: Preparing for Reform (May 11, 4:00 p.m. Eastern)
– Session 2: Real Housing for People (May 18, 1:00 p.m. Eastern)
– Session 3: Amplifying Voice and Choice (May 25, 1:00 p.m. Eastern)
– Session 4: Building Qualified Support Teams (June 1, 1:00 p.m. Eastern)

For any question you can email, Susana York ([email protected]) or Kim Cunningham ([email protected])

May is Community Living Month!

May is here, and that means it’s time for Community Living Month! Community Living Month is an annual awareness campaign that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of the community living movement. This year’s theme is “Still in This Together”, in honour of the perseverance and resilience shown by those in our movement as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Over the next month, we’ll be giving you the opportunity to participate by sharing your best success stories and brightest moments, with a new theme each week.

We look forward to celebrating #CLMonth alongside you!

Siblings: Citizens with a Cause webinar hosted by CLO Youth Advisory Council

On Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6 p.m. ET, the Community Living Ontario Youth Advisory Council will be hosting Siblings: Citizens with a Causea virtual workshop designed for young people (aged 14-29) who are a sibling of someone who has an intellectual disability. Join us as youth from across the country come together to discuss the impact of their experiences, discuss what inclusion means to them, explore their roles as advocates and so much more!

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Ontario Ready to Rollout Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to move into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan next month, with a focus on vaccinating populations based on age and risk. This approach is designed to save lives, protect those at risk of serious illness and to stop the virus from spreading.

Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and General Rick Hillier (retired), Chair of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force.

“Due to the incredible work of an army of people we have a solid vaccine distribution plan and we are ready to get needles into arms as soon as the doses arrive,” said Premier Ford. “This is a true Team Ontario effort and we are mobilizing our greatest asset – the people of Ontario. Vaccines will be administered in hospital clinics, primary care settings, mass vaccination sites, mobile clinics and pharmacies across the province by dedicated, caring and compassionate frontline health care heroes.”

With vaccine supply stabilizing and over two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine expected from the federal government before the end of March, the province will enter Phase Two of its vaccine rollout. Between April 2021 and July 2021, up to nine million Ontarians will be vaccinated.

Click here to read the full Story-Ontario Ready to Rollout Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan | Ontario Newsroom

FAMILIES CONNECT For Parents and Caregivers

The Peel Crisis Capacity Network and Family Services of Peel presents


For Parents and Caregivers supporting individuals with a developmental or dual diagnosis ages 18 and up

Virtual Drop-In Program
Wednesday, March 16, 2021

Community Family Education & Support
A drop- in support group designed to provide families and/or caregivers’ peer-support, self-care and coping strategies while providing education and valuable resources to help meet the challenges involved when supporting an individual with a developmental or dual diagnosis.

March’s Drop-In will include

  • Info session from: Developmental Services Ontario
  • Provide caregivers with peer support and review topics of mindfulness and self-care.

Drop in sessions will be running monthly between

March 2021 –June 2021
Facilitated by:
Val Muniz BSW, RSW and Sylvia Knight

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