September 2019 Highlights

FASD Awareness

Community Living Fort Frances and District (CLFFD) and the FASD Community Partners celebrated FASD Awareness Day with a series of events taking place over the course of a week earlier alst month. Part of the campaign was a tool named the “Keys to Understanding” which are a key chain that will assist staff in supporting individuals with FASD. The key chains were distributed at the events and within organizations. In hopes of creating conversation and awareness for FASD the Community Partners also rolled out pregnancy test dispensers and awareness coasters at various local bars and restaurants throughout the community.

CLFFD is also hosted an Open Art Studio as part of their summer programing in partnership with the FASD Community Partners inviting community members to come out and create bracelets and keychains.

2019 Community Living Ontario AGM

On September 18-20th Staff and Service Users attended the 66th Annual Community Living Conference and AGM. The theme of this year’s conference was “Pathways to Empowerment: Healing,Understanding, and Strength”. Throughout the conference participants were encouraged to connect with friends and allies of the Community Living movement, and learn from others along the way who can support and strengthen personal development. 

Below are a couple of photos shared by staff.

Five ways to vote and encourage others to vote

We are going to the polls on Monday, October 21, 2019, and YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO VOTE!

Community Living Ontario prepared a simple package for the 2019 Federal Election that you can share with your members. 

The aim is to make it as easy as possible to vote and encourage others in our community to vote!

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Community living Ontario team members, Emily Branje and Linda White with Ruth Strubank, Executive Director of community living Nova Scotia

Truths of Institutionalization project kicks off
The Truths of Institutionalization project is a collaborative effort between Community Living Ontario, People First of Canada, and the Canadian Association for Community Living. Through the use of a digital curriculum, the project aims to educate youth and raise national awareness about the impact of institutions in order to prevent the use of institutional models and practices today.
The project has begun with two of Community Living Ontario staff, Emily Branje and Linda White heading to Nova Scotia for collaborative meetings and focus groups.

Learn more about the project.

Published by Chris DuCharme

Community Living Fort Frances and District IT Technical Support Person

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