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Families Matter Co-Operative (FMC) is an emerging not-for-profit organization striving to empower families who support adult loved ones with developmental disabilities, through greater access to knowledge, skills and connections.

In an effort to launch new and innovative activities and initiatives that foster a more informed, connected and resilient community, we need to better understand your needs and interests.  Please take a few moments to provide your input on the gaps FMC could potentially fill in our community and types of services you would like to see FMC provide families that are not readily available.

Check out our benefits and find out why so many families are members of FMC!


  • Ontario will support 1,000 additional adults with developmental disabilities to participate in their communities through the Passport program
  • Over the next two years, the government will work with families and community partners to transition over 400 young adults currently in the children’s system into adult developmental services
  • For ODSP recipients, Budget 2017 increased the cash and liquid asset limits from $5,000 to $40,000 (for singles, effective January 2018) and also increased the income exemption for cash gifts from $6,000 to $10,000 per year


TORONTO, March 8, 2017 - The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship.  


A Message from the Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services

On November 30, 2016, I was pleased to host the Developmental Services Housing Forum at the Artscape Sandbox in Toronto with my colleague, the Honourable Chris Ballard, Minister of Housing. There were also four simultaneous regional sessions held across the province that same day in Orangeville, Chatham, Ottawa and Thunder Bay. The session was also webcasted.

Our goal in hosting the forum was simple: to encourage people to share their ideas on how best to remove barriers, improve opportunities and support innovative and inclusive housing for adults with developmental disabilities.

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In this issue:

• Upcoming WebEx
• National Youth Forum
• International Day of Persons with Disabilities
• Financial Literacy Month
• We’re moving to a New Website

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