Community Living Peterborough July Newsletter
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We hope you enjoy this month's eBulletin about inclusion for people living with an
intellectual disability!

A Wish Come True - A Night Out with the Lakers:  Jessica loves lacrosse, and through our Wish Fund, we loved making her dream to see a Lakers Lacrosse game come true! On July 5, Jessica and her friend Darrel watched the Lakers beat the Ajax Rock 21 – 4.
Read more about Jessica's amazing Wish Fund experience.

We Would Like to Acknowledge and Thank Our Newest Members.
Please take the time to learn more about them:

Zhii Healing Arts Studio
Warden J. Murray Jones

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Update - Changes to Discretionary Benefits:
The City and County of Peterborough have decided to maintain the current budget set for discretionary benefits for Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program for the remainder of 2012. Discussions for the 2013 budget will take place in September. The Peterborough Social Planning Council, Peterborough Community Legal Centre and the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network have released a Final Report of the provincial cuts and how they will affect the citizens of Peterborough.
Read this important document via our website.
Help Send Becky, from Fox's 'Glee', to College: As we know, what is portrayed within the mass media has a great effect on society's perceptions and expectations. Fox's hit show 'Glee' broke through the social norm when they created the character of Becky, a young lady who has Down's syndrome, and now viewers are asking the writers of the show to take the next step to ensure that Becky will attend college upon graduation in the next season of the show.
Become part of this campaign to help provide society with a positive image of inclusive education.

CBC Radio Produces Award-Winning Documentary on Huronia Regional Centre:  
CBC reporter David Gutnick received Community Living Ontario's 2012 Media Award for his documentary on Huronia, a large Ontario institution for people living with an intellectual disability that opened in 1896, but didn't close until 2009. For the first time, adults who grew up in the institution are telling their harrowing stories.
Listen now to this eye-opening documentary, 'The Gristle in the Stew'.

People Who Have a Disability 'Instrumental to Labour Market' (Community Living Ontario:) When Tim Hortons franchisees Mark and Valarie Wafer first hired a person with a disability, they quickly discovered it meant more than just adhering to equality in employment.
Read the Wafer's vision of how including people who have a disability in the workforce can become common practice.
Exclusive Discount from Motion Specialties:
First, Motion Specialties would like to thank everyone who attended the first annual Community Living Appreciation Barbeque  - it was a success!  Everyone had fun with old and new friends. A big thank you to Lisa Clarke and Lisa Corp for their hard work, with a special thanks to Gerald Parks, who provided musical entertainment with his accordion. 

As part of their thank you, Motion Specialties would like to extend an exclusive offer of 20% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price on all retail products purchased in the store as part of their Customer Appreciation Day, the first Friday of every month. This offer is not valid in conjunction with other offers or funding programs.
Visit their website to learn more about Motion Specialties products and services.
Be informed. Be involved. Be inclusive.
Contact Lisa Clarke at 705-743-2412 X 539 to learn more about our FREE Associate
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Our Mission
To inspire respect and equality for people with an intellectual disability by promoting:
community knowledge, organizational excellence and individual quality of life.

Our Vision
That all people live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community,
and have the opportunity to participate.

Community Living Peterborough  
223 Aylmer Street, Peterborough ON K9J 3K3
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