Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Supports HIRE Program

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has announced it will be supporting individuals who have an intellectual disability to transition from school to work by investing $530,100 over 36 months into Community Living Mississauga’s HIRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) program. The HIRE program works with local school boards to provide education to teach staff and support networks […]

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Families and Service Providers Brace for Financial Challenges Caused by Province’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

Prior to its passing on November 28th, Community Living Ontario issued a media release warning about the impact Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act ) would have on families and developmental services providers like Community Living Mississauga. Families and service providers will be drastically impacted by the increased costs associated with Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs […]

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People Who Have an Intellectual Disability will Receive less Support Under Government’s Proposed Wage Bill

Three leading organizations providing supports to 65,000 of Ontarians who have an intellectual disability estimate that the Ontario Government’s Bill 148, the so called Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, will divert an estimated $55 million away from direct service provision for people with developmental disabilities. Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS), Community Living […]

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Ministry of Community and Social Services Enhances Social Assistance Programs

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is making enhancements to the province’s social assistance programs to help people reach their full potential and build fairer, more prosperous communities. Improvements include: Increasing social assistance rates by two per cent for all people receiving social assistance Helping people who live in remote and northern communities — […]

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New Institution-Style Model a Step Backwards

Community Living Mississauga applauds Community Living Ontario, People First of Canada and the Canadian Association for Community Living National Task Force on the Right to Live in the Community on their stance denouncing attempts to re-institutionalize Ontarians who have an intellectual disability and its call for greater collaboration and investment in the Developmental Services sector. […]

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Hiring a Support Worker: A Guide for Ontarians with a Developmental Disability

As part of Ontario’s developmental services transformation, the Ministry of Community and Social Services held consultations with individuals, families and service providers. During these consultations, the need for tools to help adults with developmental disabilities hire their own staff was identified. In response to this need, the Ministry developed a guide for individuals on recruiting […]

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