Disability Rights Workshop – Ottawa

Space is limited! Sign up for our free workshop series on Disability Rights with ARCH Disability Law Centre:

When?
Workshop 1 – Family and support workers:
August 8th, 6pm-8pm

Workshop 2 – Self-advocates:
August 9th, 10am-12pm

Where?
Vanier Community Services Centre,
270 Marier Avenue, Vanier, Ottawa, Ontario

RSVP to Natalie: natalina.r.spagnuolo@gmail.com
Or call Josée: 613-255-3315

Disability Rights Education Pamphlet

Caption: Pamphlet featuring the following event details.

Rights Education Workshop 1, Tuesday August 8th, 6pm to 8pm
For Support Staff and Families
Whose Voice is it Anyway?
This portion of the workshop will focus on decision-making, consent and capacity for Developmental Services Agency Staff, Board Members and Management.
Everyone’s Voice!
This portion of the workshop will guide families to learn about the rights of their family members with an intellectual disability – in an interactive session.

Rights Education Workshop 2, Wednesday August 9th, 10AM to 12PM
For Self Advocates
Hear My Voice – Respect My Choice!
This workshop for people labelled with intellectual disabilities is offered by a volunteer Respecting Rights self-advocate, rights advocacy staff and a lawyer from ARCH Disability Law Centre. There are role plays, interactive activities and a discussion circle. Assistance are welcome to attend with anyone who needs support.
We keep in touch after the workshop to answer any questions.

ARCH Disability Law Centre is a legal clinic devoted to social justice and equal participation in society. Located in Toronto, but with a provincial mandate, ARCH conducts research and makes presentations to government.

Respecting Rights is a project of ARCH. It is focused on rights education for people labelled with an intellectual disability. Self-advocates, lawyers, and advocacy staff work together on rights issues. Respecting Rights is proud to work in partnership with People First of Ontario.

Disability Advocacy Network of Eastern Ontario (DANEO) and Connecting Ottawa are sponsoring these Workshops in Ottawa.
Location: Vanier Community Centre, 270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario
To register contact Josée at 613-255-3315 OR natalina.r.spagnuolo@gmail.com

Workshops are Free of Charge,
Space is Limited.
Check out ARCH rights training on YouTube!

Possible Change to Direct Funding

Possible Change to Direct Funding for Attendant Services
Some people may not be able to make their own personal care decisions or manage their own money. Some people can make these decisions part of the time, but not all of the time, and some people may have difficulties communicating these decisions.


Under the current law, these people are not able to get Direct Funding because they cannot direct their own care, become an employer, or account for money they get from the Direct Funding program.

But some people may have a substitute decision-maker who makes decisions for them. The Government of Ontario is thinking of changing the law, so people can get Direct Funding if their substitute decision-maker can meet all the conditions.

This change would allow more people to get Direct Funding. That would be good news for those who don’t meet the current eligibility criteria. But it could be bad news for everyone if funding for the program is not increased accordingly. If the money for the program doesn’t increase, waiting lists for DF will once again get very long.

Bakerlaw, a disability rights focused law firm in Toronto, points out that the Government of Ontario should give more money for Direct Funding to avoid further increasing wait times for eligible participants.

Read Bakerlaw’s blog page on Direct Funding.
Get more information on how the Direct Funding conditions may change for people with substitute decision makers.

The Government of Ontario has asked for comments about this possible change, and people were able to send their comments until April 10, 2017. The ministry is currently considering this feedback and determining what next steps it may take.

ARCH will continue to monitor this issue. (From the ARCH newsletter, June 21, 2017).

August Workshops

Disability Rights Workshops, August 8th and 9th

 

DANEO/RAIPHEO will be hosting ARCH Disability Law’s Respecting Rights team on August 8th and 9th, 2017, in collaboration with Connecting Ottawa:

Respecting Rights

We will be holding workshops for self-advocates who are labelled with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families and support staff.

Workshops will introduce participants to the legal rights of people labelled with intellectual disabilities. We will learn how to protect our rights and how to educate others about them.

Please save the date and join us on August 8th and 9th!

This event is free and open to the public.

When?
Workshop 1 – Family and support workers:
August 8th, 6pm-8pm

Workshop 2 – Self-advocates:
August 9th, 10am-12pm

Where?
Vanier Community
Services Centre,
270 Marier Ave, Vanier, Ottawa, Ontario

This event is FREE

Please RSVP to Natalie: natalina.r.spagnuolo@gmail.com

Or call Josée: 613-255-3315

 

UPCOMING EVENT: Lets Talk About Direct and Individualized Funding! June 20th, 2017

Direct Funding

Individuals who use Passport and Direct Funding, as well as staff who provide support, will explore the following questions:

  • How are these approaches to funding similar? How are they different?
  • What are the advantages of these funding models? What are the disadvantages?
  • How might these programs be improved?

When? June 20th, 2017 @ 6:30PM- 8:30PM

Where? 150 Montreal Road, Room 309 (Service Coordination building)

This event is Free. Please RSVP to jessica@oilrc.com

Hosted by:

DANEO (Disability Advocacy Network of Eastern Ontario)

and

OILRC (Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre)

SAVE THE DATE! Respecting Rights Workshop August 8th and 9th 2017

DANEO/RAIPHEO will be hosting ARCH Disability Law’s Respecting Rights team on August 8th and 9th.

Respecting Rights

We will be holding workshops for self-advocates who are labelled with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families and support staff.

Workshops will introduce participants to the legal rights of people labelled with intellectual disabilities. We will learn how to protect our rights and how to educate others about them.

Please save the date and join us on August 8th and 9th!

This event is free and open to the public.

When?
Workshop 1 – Family and support workers:
August 8th, 6pm-8pm

Workshop 2 – Self-advocates:
August 9th, 10am-12pm

Where?
Vanier Community
Services Centre,
270 Marier Ave, Vanier

This event is FREE

Please RSVP to Natalie: natalina.r.spagnuolo@gmail.com