Community Living Peterborough - October eBulletin
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October marks the beginning of our annual United Way campaign, which means we will be busy
fund-raising through various activities and preparing for our Silent Auction in November.

Throughout the fall, we will also be focusing on our
Home of Our Own: 100 Homes for 100 People
campaign, planning a Family Night with the Pete's and preparing for our 60th anniversary.

Please enjoy this month's eBulletin about inclusion for people living with an intellectual

Our Jane Street Capital Project is Underway:
We are pleased to announce that the build of our Jane Street duplexes, which will provide quality, affordable housing for 12 people, has begun! We expect residents will move into this inclusive and fully-accessible home in the New Year. Our Jane Street project will act as an innovative housing solution in our "Home of Our Own" campaign for the Peterborough community. 
To view pictures of the progress, visit our website.

Thank You to JC and Terry:
Your generous donation of the DVD/VCR player, along with the many movies, has made a difference in the life of  a young man we support. We take this space to recognize your wonderful contribution. 

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'Dual Diagnosis: The Long Way Home,' a CBC Radio Special:
CBC Radio host Anna Maria Tremonti brings us the story of one Ontario couple whose son, Greg Pearson, suffers from multiple psychiatric and developmental disabilities. This powerful and enlightening  program documents Greg's treatment and his parents frustrations with the length of time it took to receive a proper diagnosis for their son.
Listen to this news program on CBC Radio's website
Feds Trim Funding for Disabled Groups:
Human Resources and Social Development Canada announced the disability component of the Social Development Partnership Program (SDPP-D) is going to change. This is a federal program, which a number of national non-profit disability organizations such as the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and People First of Canada, have been relying on for their direct funding. And it is that funding that will soon be drying up.
Read Harry Wolbert's informative article from the Winnipeg Sun to learn more.
All Parties Agree to Create Committee to Look at Services (Community Living Ontario):
Ontario legislature recently adopted a resolution presented by Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott to strike a select committee charged with developing a strategy for addressing the issues facing people who live with an intellectual disability and their families. Gordon Kyle, Community Living Ontario’s Director of Social Policy and Government Relations, provides his response.
Read the full article on Community Living Ontario's website.
Government Replaces the 'Developmental Services Act':
The government wanted to improve services and supports for adults who live with an intellectual disability and their families. The services and supports are to:
     - Be fair, so that everyone gets treated the same way
     - Be flexible, so that services & supports better meet people’s needs, and
     - Be here for the future
To make these changes, the government passed the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. This new law replaces the Developmental Services Act, which was put in place over 35 years ago.
Read about this new Act and what it will do for adults living with an intellectual disability.

Be informed. Be involved. Be inclusive.
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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
(t) 705-743-2411 (f) 705-743-3722
Member of Community Living Ontario * Member Agency of United Way

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