The Ministry of Community and Social Services is holding focus groups with individuals and families that take part in ministry-funded services and supports.
We want to better understand what things in life you would like developmental services to help you or your family member achieve.
Individuals and families who receive/take part in developmental services and supports are invited to participate in a focus group. Your feedback will have no impact on your services, and will be confidential and voluntary. Your individual responses or information will not be published.
The ministry values feedback from individuals and their families on their experiences and we recognize that ongoing engagement is key to making meaningful improvements to the developmental services system.
In mid-July focus groups will be held in:
• Thunder Bay
• Video-conference for people living in remote and isolated areas
For specific dates and times of each focus group, please refer to the online registration form.
If you’re interested and you live within 100 kilometres of any of these locations, please reply to the ministry before Sunday July 3rd by completing an online registration form using this URL/link: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/DS_focusgroup_registration
Or you can call Darren Cyr in MCSS’ Policy Research and Analysis Branch (PRAB) at 416-314-4640.
We will send you the address and details when we follow-up to confirm your participation. Each focus group will last 1.5 – 2 hours. These focus groups are voluntary and will not affect the supports that individuals are currently receiving.
In appreciation for your time, you will receive a light meal, and we will cover transportation costs (e.g., public transit, taxi, mileage) and other eligible expenses (e.g., parking, personal support worker if needed) (receipts required).
Should you have any questions about these focus groups please contact Darren Cyr at the ministry at 416-314-4640 or email REU@ontario.ca
Link to downloadable version
Link to Q&A document
Cooking With Colleen4:30 pm(Tuesdays) ARC Building, Community Living, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph
Learn to cook tasty, healthy, full meals including dessert, in under three hours!
Tuesday evenings until 8pm @ CLGW, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph
Contact Colleen Payne for more info (see attached flyer)
From Bernie Mitchell – President – Board of Directors CLGW
I am pleased to announce that after a long and comprehensive search the successful candidate for the position of Executive Director, Community Living Guelph Wellington is Laura Hanley.
Please join me in welcoming Laura to this role.
Campus Experience Program
By making use of the University of Guelph campus, programs, and student-base: a logical next step from high school for those with an intellectual disability to experience campus life. Programming will be tailored to the interests and goals of each participant and every effort is made to pair participants with like- interested/minded student peer volunteers.
Please click the image below for more info
PB & Jam Sessions6:00 pm(Wednesdays) ARC Building, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph
Bring your instruments or best singing voice!
Norm Jary Golf Tournament11:00 amVictoria Park Valley Golf Club, 7660 Maltby Rd E
Norm Jary-ARC Industries 39th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday July 11th, 2016
Victoria Park Valley Golf Club, 7660 Maltby Road E
11:00AM Registration & Lunch, 12:30PM Start
$150.00 / Player, $600.00 / Team
Entry fee includes: Golf, Cart, Lunch, Dinner, Prizes, Team Putting Contest, and Silent Auction
CN Tower Lighting
The tallest example of our collective efforts to build inclusive communities will shine brightly across the Greater Toronto Area on the evening of May 11th. The CN Tower will be illuminated in blue and green as part of Community Living Month. The illumination of Canada’s most iconic structure will begin at sunset, however, the lighting won’t become fully visible until the sky darkens sufficiently, approximately 30 minutes later. As it does every night, a standard light show will run for eight minutes at the top of every hour. The lighting will conclude at sunrise.
Shine a Light on Community Living
We are also encouraging member associations to Shine a Light on Community Living on May 11th, by having their buildings illuminated in blue and green and asking partners in their respective communities to do the same. A number of Community Living associations will be participating. When homes, businesses and municipal buildings brightly display the Community Living colours on that evening, there will be a powerful symbol of inclusion shining throughout the province.
Community Living Ontario press release
CN Tower Lighting homepage
National Volunteer Week
April 10th to the 16th is National Volunteer Week. On behalf of everyone from Community Living Guelph Wellington, I would like to take this opportunity to say a sincere thank you to all of our hard working volunteers. You are a dedicated group of individuals that do so much, but ask for so little in return. We are very lucky to have all of you.
At Community Living Guelph Wellington we are fortunate enough to have over 100 volunteers that give their time and help in many different ways. We have people who work one to one with the people we support; others are on the Board of Directors, or serve on different committees; we have E-Buddies, Friendship group leaders, pet therapy volunteers, ARC Open House volunteers, gardening and horticulture volunteers, Sunset Club volunteers, Christmas music program volunteers, bike riding volunteers, track and field volunteers, and University of Guelph students who help with the Best Buddies program.
Community Living Guelph Wellington hosts a number of events throughout the year. The success of our Fashion Show, The Poor Boys Lunch, The Norm Jary golf tournament, and many other important and fun events are largely dependent on the time our volunteers give.
While we acknowledge all your hard work during this National Volunteer Week, please know that everything you do, and your continued dedication to CLGW is sincerely appreciated all year round.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank
Thank You Volunteers!
Interim Volunteer Coordinator