Housing Feedback10:00am-noonCLGW, 8 Royal Road - Cafeteria
Ministry of Community and Social Services wants your feedback on housing!
In follow up to the November 30th Developmental Services Housing Forum Webcast Session held simultaneously in Toronto, Chatham, Ottawa, Orangeville and Thunder Bay, Community Living Guelph Wellington wants to host a meeting to gather and provide feedback to the Ministry. There are a lot of great and innovative ideas floating around our communities – let’s let the Ministry hear more about them!
Come to a meeting:
- Saturday January 21, 2017
- From 10am – 12 noon
- At CLGW, 8 Royal Road, Guelph
- View the Webcast from November 30th
- Participate in a roundtable discussion on 3 key questions that the Ministry is asking – feedback will be summarized and sent to MCSS by January 25/17
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN JANUARY 18TH DUE TO SPACE NEEDS:
RSVP to: Fern Donaldson – firstname.lastname@example.org or
call and leave a message at 226-314-0829
Can’t attend the meeting? Feel free to watch the webcast and answer the questions by clicking on the following link: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/forum/index.aspx
“In follow up to our communication in December 2016 we want to remind folks of our information meeting on Thursday January 12th at 6:30pm at the ARC Cafeteria (8 Royal Road, Guelph) to hear from John Policicchio, Executive Director from Community Living Algoma about their journey of transformation. Hope to see you all there!”
Family Information Session6:30 pmARC Industries (Cafeteria), 8 Royal Rd, Guelph
We have invited John Policicchio, Executive Director from Community Living Algoma, to come and meet with several of our staff regarding their journey of transformation. He has also agreed to be available for a Family Information Session on January 12, 2017 at 6:30pm at the ARC Cafeteria - so please plan to attend!
Cooking With Colleen5:00 pmCommunity Living, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph (ARC Building)
Meet new people! Learn new skills! Cook healthy meals!
Two sets of dates!
Tuesdays from Jan 10th to March 14th
Wednesdays from Jan 11th to March 15th
$20 per evening (Passport friendly)
Book now to secure your place!
Colleen Payne - ColleenPayne@clgw.ca - (226) 979 0726
We are excited to announce a Vulnerable Persons Registry in Guelph effective January 2, 2017. This free registry will be open to caregivers of, and individuals themselves who may be considered vulnerable in public situations. The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a community based initiative in partnership with the Guelph Police Services, Community Living Guelph Wellington, and many other local community partners. The registry promotes sharing of information between vulnerable persons, the people who support them and the police. This information will assist officers when responding to an emergency involving the vulnerable individual. The registry provides quick access to critical information about a registered person, such as who to call in an emergency, a detailed physical description, and any particular sensitivities that the person may experience. Registration is completely voluntary. The database is to help alleviate safety concerns for those that are vulnerable in our community.
Please visit the VPR website for additional information. www.vulnerablepersonsregistry.ca
Some of the key community partners involved in this initiative are listed below:
The Power of Relatiobnships7:00 pmCommunity Living, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph
Having a sense of belonging is as much a basic human need as is food and water. Being part of a strong social network helps us to be healthier, happier, and more secure. But relationships are also fragile. They are hard to build, and can change over time. Come join us as we share ideas, stories and practical ways to build, strengthen and safeguard relationships.
There is no cost for this event, but please RSVP to: email@example.com
Cooking with Colleen Holiday Special5:00 pmARC Industries, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph
Christmas Craft and Holiday Baking
$20 (includes cost for food and craft)
Register with Colleen Payne
Family and Caregiver Evening Session6:30 pmBest Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites, 7 Buena Vista Drive, Orangeville, ON L9W 0A2
Families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities are invited to attend an engaging and interactive evening hosted by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Central Region.
This session will be facilitated by Jim Turner, Executive Director of Community Living Atikokan, and colleagues. This evening will be an opportunity to share experiences and talk about transformation to person centred thinking and practices. Jim will be sharing not only the stories from his agency but from his own family as he has a younger brother who has a developmental disability. Jim grew up watching his parents advocate so that his brother could have the fullest life possible and will share how his brother has succeeded because the family supported him to achieve the things he wanted in life.
Following Jim’s brief presentation, attendees will have a chance to interact on key aspects of person-centred thinking and practices.
Please RSVP by November 16, 2016 to Navita Sharma at Navita.Sharma@ontario.ca to reserve your seat.
Life After High School6:30 pmJohn F Ross Collegiate, 21 Meyer Dr., Guelph
For Individuals with a developmental disability and their families.
EL Fox Auditorium
John F Ross Collegiate and Vocational Institute
21 Meyer Dr., Guelph, ON
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Community Service Providers will have Resource Display Tables and representatives available for you to obtain information about the Community Participation Supports and Services they offer.
7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Panel Conversation Panelists will share information about their supports and services pertaining to Community Participation Supports highlighting opportunities within their organization/agency (taking into
consideration both private funds and Passport funding). Time will be available for a Q&A period.
8:00pm – 8:30pm
Resource Fair Continued
Financial Planning seminar7:00 pmEvergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich St, Guelph
FREE Financial Planning seminar for Parents of Children living with a disability – November 16th at 7pm at the Evergreen Centre in Guelph.
Some of you may recognize the young man (Justin) on the front. Justin previously attended ARC, before moving to the East Coast with his family recently.