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.

The Right to be Included

In 1952, Community Living London was founded as a result of parents and families advocating for supports for their children. We continue the push to break down the barriers faced by people who have an intellectual disability.

We believe that all people with an intellectual disability, young and old, have a right to be fully included in childcare centres, schools, community centres, neighbourhoods and work places.

For more information on advocacy efforts, please contact info@cll.on.ca


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.


Ombudsman Investigation

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.



For More Information

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