Upcoming Events

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    Take Back The Night

    6:00 pm
  • Sat

    Poker Tourney

    12:00 pm

Poker Tourney

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  • Sat

    Poker Tourney

    12:00 pmGuelph Curling Club, 816 Woolwich St, Guelph

    Guelph Poker Tourney 2016

Royal Road closure, Aug 24-26 (Wed-Fri)

Royal Road will be closed to non local traffic 24th to 26th August 2016

Money Raised To help Fort McMurray

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Fire Hazard Alert

The JHSC would like to share some very important information regarding decorative flowerpots on your patio, balcony, deck or porch.  These flowerpots often contain peat moss (mixed with potting soil.)  There is a potential for these pots to catch fire.  Due to extremely dry and hot conditions, the peat moss may spontaneously combust and begin to smolder, with the potential of a bigger fire.  This situation occurred this week at a CLGW home. Thankfully no one was injured and the fire was extinguished.  There was damage to the house but it could have been much worse. We are asking the site reps to move these planters away from the program to a safe location.  If your program rep is on vacation, please have another member of your team do this.


  • IMMEDIATELY MOVE POTS AWAY FROM THE HOME/ WINDOWS (inform your supervisor when you have done this)




Your prompt attention in this matter is greatly appreciated!!



JHSC Members

Direct Support Workers newsletter

The latest issue of the Direct Support Workers newsletter is now available at the VITA website, http://vitacls.org/client/newsletter.aspx

CLGW Information Update

Information regarding focus groups

Manulife group retirement and savings statement

Your Manulife group retirement and savings statement is now available for you to view online.

Manulife has simplified online account access. You can now log in to the group retirement secure website using an email address and password of your choice. Go to www.manulife.ca/GRO and have your Customer Number and Social Insurance Number (SIN) ready to complete the registration. Your Customer Number is shown on the first page of your statement and was provided to you when you enrolled in your group plan.

Once you’ve logged in to your account, select My Account from the top menu then View My Statements. You can also go to My Profile and select Change Communication Preference to update your email and notifications when statements are available.

If you have any questions or need assistance accessing your account, please contact the Customer Service Centre at 1-888-727-7766 Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

2016 Service Awards

Hi everyone:

You will recall that last year we decided to recognize our employees by having an Employee Recognition month in September.  We ensured that folks were recognized within their team environment and including the people we support in some cases.  We also had a Staff Recognition booklet prepared as well and used that information as part of our internal intranet postings.  Feedback received was very positive and so based on this we have decided to continue with this process!

If you are receiving a service award this calendar year, you will be contacted by Human Resources within the next month with the details on what you may select as your gift.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department.

Thanks everyone!


Tricia Vogel

HR Manager

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The Communiqué July 2016

Our latest issue of The Communiqué has just been published. Please click the image below to download this edition.

Communique link


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:

• London
• Ottawa
• Toronto
• 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