Advocates for improved access to services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Glengarry are calling on the provincial government to “do better and provide adequate funding for our community’s most vulnerable”.
Currently, there are 23,000 people with a developmental disability on waitlists for services across Ontario.
A media conference will be held on Wednesday, April 27 (4:00 p.m.) at Community Living Glengarry (332 MacDonald Blvd, Alexandria) to give an overview of the challenges faced by families in accessing services locally.
“Our message to the province is a simple one: If you believe that every Ontarian has a right to be an active participant in our communities, then you have to provide the necessary funding to stabilize existing services while increasing access to supports to the most vulnerable to let that happen,” says Danielle Duranceau, Community Living Glengarry executive director.
Joining Duranceau at Wednesday’s media conference will be Evelyne Simons, a parent of a 22year-old; Nathalie Berniquer, a parent of a 21-year-old, who are waiting for services; and Connie Hurtubise, a direct support worker.
For more information, please contact:
Executive Director, Community Living Glengarry
Outcomes Support Facilitator