March 2018 Highlights
Community Living Ontario seeks stories from the community in advance of the provincial election
Do you want to get your story out to the candidates in Ontario’s June 7th election? As part of its provincial election strategy, Community Living Ontario is seeking stories about the state of the developmental services sector as part of the lead up to the election.
The strategy, launching with an online petition next week, will coordinate the collective voices of our members and allies to make sure the parties act on these issues.
If stories regarding poverty, waitlists, strained relationships, and other challenges in the sector are heard, the hope is that candidates will make addressing these issues a key promise in their platforms.
Community Living Ontario will be launching a number of other election initiatives in the near future, as well. In early April, the organization will be hosting a microsite containing a multitude of resources, tools, and sharable information that organizations and people can use when communicating with political candidates themselves.
Finally, in addition to working with organizations to host regional events to reach out to candidates, Community Living Ontario will be providing people who have an intellectual or developmental disability with information about voting, helping to remove barriers to the democratic process and making sure their voices are heard on election night.
When it comes to making meaningful change, there’s nothing more powerful than an informed vote for a strong platform.
An Open Art Studio was held at Mowat Avenue where service users were invited to come out and spend a couple of hours painting whatever they wished. We are hoping to bring back art and offer more of these in the future, stay tuned for details!
Central Admin staff presented the Fort Frances Women’s Center with a donation of $108 from the “Casual Jean Thursday” which has been running since the beginning of January! Great job!
May is Community Living Month, stay tuned for events!!!
Getting into the spirt of World Down Syndrome Day by rockin’ their socks!
Looking good guys!
Congratulations to Shawn Masakeyash who earned a 3.80 grade point average in his class at the Confederation College! Good work Shawn!
Taking care of your health means taking care of your mind too. AHS shares some simple steps you can take to help you improve both your physical and mental health.