BCCL would like to honor the residential school survivors and their families and to remember those who never made it home. Since May of 2021, well over 5000 bodies of Indigenous children have been recovered at former residential schools across Canada.  September 30th will now be recognized and called The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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!

FAMILIES CONNECT For Parents and Caregivers

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.

Virtual Drop-In Program Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:30-8:00pm

April’s Drop-In will include

  • Info session from: Passport Community Development Team
  • 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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