January 2015

ISSUE 45, December 2014 - Developmental Services Spotlight on Transformation: 
An Extraordinary Year for Developmental Services


This has been an extraordinary year for developmental services in Ontario. When our government's Budget investment in developmental services was confirmed this July, we knew it would be a very busy year for us all, but with the opportunity to help so many Ontarians. Already, more than 7,900 individuals and families have been approved for direct funding and more than 350 people for new residential supports.In 2014, we took further steps to bring more consistency and fairness to how the

developmental services system works, so that decision-making is clearer and more transparent for everyone. Last summer, we introduced a provincially-consistent process for responding to individuals in urgent need of short-term, time-limited supports. Read more... 

ISSUE 44, December 2014 - Developmental Services Spotlight on Transformation: 
Strengthening Developmental Services Ontario 

In the February 2014 issue of Spotlight, the government committed to working with Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) to support the important work it does with individuals and families across the province.  


Since its creation three years ago, DSO locations around Ontario have provided individuals and families with a single point of access to apply for provincially-funded adult developmental services. Read more... 

Ontario Electronic Stewardship Local Outlet @ Peterborough Square
Ben Prins and Tony Downer, through Community Living Peterborough, have entered into a partnership with Ontario Electronic Stewardship and have opened a site to recycle your electronics.  The duo have been working hard to create an advertising plan and get word out to local businesses that their site is open at Peterborough Square and they would love to take your old electronics, like computers, keyboards, televisions and microwaves. This is an opportunity for Ben and Tony to make money and help out the environment.  They can be reached at 705-741-8703 at Peterborough Square.

Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is a not-for-profit industry organization that oversees the responsible reuse and recycling of end-of-life electronics through a program that includes hundreds of OES-approved collection sites and numerous other affiliate sites across the province. Learn more

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