What's New at Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District?
Host Home Respite Providers Needed for our Associate Family Program
Our Associate Family/Foster Program is recruiting Host Home Respite Providers to help enhance the lives of children and adults who have an intellectual disability. The goal for the Host Home Respite Provider is to provide a safe and caring home for the person to visit for short term stays to assist in providing relief to the Associate/ Foster Family.
Currently, we have a need for providers who are available, at least one weekend per month. Host Home Respite Providers are expected to include the person supported in family entertainment and leisure activities such as, shopping, dinners, movies, and attending events.
If you are interested, please contact Kate Sisopha for additional information and compensation details 898-3000 ext.252, or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suzanne Conner did it Again - $10,000 raised at her Second Annual Jelly Bean Ball
On Saturday March 28, 2015, Suzanne Conner held her second Annual Jelly Bean Ball in support of our Organization. In attendance were Suzanne Conner’s family and friends, including some of her friends here at Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District.
The Jelly Bean Ball was an incredible success - raising another $10,000 for our Organization.
Suzanne Conner is an inspiring woman who decided to make a difference in the Community and threw her first Jelly Bean Ball Fundraiser in 2014 raising $10,000 for our Association.. To date, Suzanne has raised $20,000 for Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District.
We cannot thank you enough Suzanne!
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Tickets to our Holiday Dinner Dance on December 12, 2014 are selling quickly!
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Remembrance Day Ceremony
Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District attends East Gwillimbury Remembrance Day Ceremony and layed a wreath in Honor of the men and woman that served our country
Humber College Developmental Services Worker Program
Humber College is planning to establish an Alumni Association for graduates of the Developmental Services Worker Program. We view this as a networking and mentoring opportunity for graduates of the Program. The Alumni Association will not be used for fundraising purposes.
This survey will help us determine how best to formulate the alumni association to maximize the benefit to everyone.
Please click on this link to complete the survey:
Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District
60th Annual General
Community Living Newmarket/Aurora District held its 60th Annual General
Meeting on September 29, 2014 where stakeholders were updated with all
the positive developments and activity within this past fiscal year.
Re-institutionalizing people through nursing homes
21-year old Ontarian lives in a nursing home: 'This is not a home, it's an institution' says Paige Cunliffe's Mom
From “The Current” on CBC radio, September 11, 2014. They’re asking for comments.
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Ice Bucket Challenge
Legistlative Assembly of Ontario House Leaders have finally negotiated committee construction, and the select committee is going to be re-struck and will present its final report on Tuesday
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Huronia, Rideau and Southwestern Regional Centre Class Actions Deadline Date Extended to November 30, 2014.
The Huronia update was just posted at http://www.kmlaw.ca/huroniaclassaction and you will find similar updates for Rideau and Southwestern too.
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Thank You Suzanne Conner For Raising $10,000!
On her 40th
Birthday, Suzanne Conner held a Jelly Bean Ball
Fundraiser to raise funds for Community Living
She invited her family and friends and raised $10,000…
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Congratulations Linda and Amanda on your first 10K Run, Well Done!
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Autism: The Other End of the Spectrum
Please view Dr. Robert Bahlieda, one of the parents of a person who receives support, speaking with Steve Paikin on TVO's The Agenda on April 29, 2014.
Eliminating Waitlists for Developmental Services
Government Improving Access For 21,000 People With Developmental Disabilities
Ministry of Finance
Ontario plans to eliminate waitlists for direct funding for 21,000 people with developmental
As part of the government's vision for the transformation of developmental services,
the province would eliminate the current waitlist for the
Special Services at Home program for children in two years and the
Passport program for adults in four years.
These programs provide direct funding for people with developmental disabilities,
allowing them and their families to customize their services and supports to best
meet their individual needs.
In addition to eliminating waitlists for direct support, this investment would:
- Provide support for urgent residential needs for approximately 1,400 people
- Support young adults as they navigate key life transitions such as going to school
or getting a job
- Promote community living partnerships through expanded Host Family and Supported
Independent Living programs
- Provide more funding for agencies and front-line workers in the community services
- Promote innovation and cost-efficiency so that costs savings can be re-invested
into improving services
Eliminating waitlists for people with developmental disabilities is part of the
government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow by focusing
on Ontario's greatest strengths - its people and strategic partnerships.
Community Living challenge in support of United Way
A little healthy competition can be a great motivator, especially when it comes
to raising money for a special cause. So when it came to last year’s campaign in
support of United Way York Region, three of our partner agencies...
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Your help needed for Select Committee!
The following e-mail has been sent on behalf of Christine Elliott, MPP for Whitby-Oshawa:
Dear Friends -
I am writing with an update on the status of the Select Committee on Developmental
Services which, as you know, was unanimously approved by all parties in May.
The Committee, once struck, is scheduled to deliver an interim report by October
31, 2013 and a final report by April 30, 2014. In order to meet these timeframes,
it will be necessary for the Committee to meet during the summer recess, which is
currently slated to start as of June 7.
Unfortunately, both the Liberals and the NDP are now stalling, and are refusing
to strike the Committee and allow the summer hearings to proceed.
It is critical that you contact the Liberals and the NDP as soon as possible to
urge them to establish this committee. Remind them of their commitment to
support this cause, and let them know how important this is to you.
If possible, please call, email and tweet to Premier Wynne and Andrea Horwath in
the next 24 hours. Their contact information is listed below.
I can’t do this alone. But together, I’m sure we can get this committee working,
and advance this vital cause.
Thanks so much for all of your support!
Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
The Ontario Ombudsman
has announced an investigation of Ontario's services for adults with developmental
disabilities in crisis. Read this