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Fifty workers with developmental disabilities are about to lose their jobs shredding federal government documents. We hear what this will mean for them,

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Whincup’s workplace is — or was — a wastepaper sorting and disposal plant at Tunney’s Pasture where she and dozens of other developmentally disabled people have been gainfully employed disposing of copious quantities of secret and confidential federal government paper — as much as 40 per cent of it — since 1980.

As of month’s end, their workplace and sense of community and friendship will be just another empty federal government building.

 

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The Developmental Services Housing Task Force of the Ministry of Community and Social Services – the first ever cross-sector Task Force to tackle housing issues specifically for adults with developmental disabilities – is now welcoming proposals for original housing solutions.

Project eligibility – overview
(Jump to full official requirements.) To qualify for consideration, projects should:

Please find attached the latest issue of “Spotlight on Transformation”, the ministry’s newsletter on the developmental services transformation. 

Please find attached the latest issue of “Spotlight on Transformation”, the ministry’s newsletter on the developmental services transformation. 

Please find attached the latest issue of “Spotlight on Transformation”, the ministry’s newsletter on the developmental services transformation. 

 

Invitation to Individuals with developmental disabilities, Families,
Family Groups/Networks, Service Providers, other Community Partners to

1. Join the Facebook Group  "Ontario Developmental Services Housing Task Force"
Click link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527484407354214/

• Become informed about the work of the Ontario Developmental Services Housing Task Force

• Participate in discussions regarding housing for developmentally disabled adults

• Share successful innovative/creative housing ideas, and your thoughts about any challenges /barriers encountered

New Passport guidelines are here 

This issue introduces our new MCSS Minister, speaks to the $810M, and highlights Passports Program.
 

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