What is Advocacy?
We help individuals and families meet their goals through regular meetings, that strengthen, coordinate and develop positive networks, and by advocating for supported inclusion in all aspects of community life.
SURVEY: What are Your Thoughts on Accessing Developmental Services?
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M2CWJM9
The Advocacy Committee of Community Living London is looking for your assistance to better understand the issues of people with developmental disabilities in accessing services. The committee is conducting a survey with families, persons with a developmental disability and community partners to find out what concerns people may be experiencing in accessing developmental services in their community. The survey will ask what services, barriers and priorities you are most concerned about in accessing developmental services.
The committee would like to hear from people who are receiving and/or waiting for developmental services and families to hear what issues are most important to them to guide the committee’s future advocacy efforts.
Once the survey is completed this information will be shared with anyone interested in receiving the results. People with a developmental disability and their families who are interested in these issues will be invited to an information session to discuss better ways to access services and/or options for new models of services.
We encourage you to share your thoughts with us by participating in the survey by copying the following link to your browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M2CWJM9
Please share the link to the survey with other families who access developmental services, are waiting to access developmental services, or who will be interested in accessing services in the future.
Please complete the survey no later than Friday, July 31, 2015. Results will be available in September 2015. Your feedback is appreciated.
Municipal Election 2014
On Monday, October 27, 2014, Londoners have the opportunity to vote for City Councillors, Mayor and School Board Trustees. The link below provides the list of candidates and their contact information. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference.
To view the list of candidates, click here.
Visit www.ownthevote.ca to meet the candidates, get ward information and stay informed.
The Selection Committee on Developmental Services
The Select Committee on Developmental Services was established on October 3, 2013 by the Ontario Legislature to consider and report its observations and recommendations with respect to the urgent need for a comprehensive developmental services strategy to address the needs of children, youth and adults in Ontario with an intellectual disability.
To view their final report, click here.
In November 2012, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin initiated an investigation into Ontario’s services for adults with developmental disabilities who are in crisis situations, after several desperate families complained their loved ones risked being sent to homeless shelters or jail because there was nowhere to care for them.
For more information on the Ombudsman Investigation, click here.
Interested in actively advocating on behalf of the community living with development disabilities?
- Community Living Ontario
- Canadian Association of Community Living
- Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN)
- Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS)
- Ontario Alliance of Catholic Schools (OACS) Family Group
- Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at TVDSB
- Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at LDCSB
- Select Committee on Developmental Services
For More Information
Complete the form below to speak with a Community Living London specialist.