2016 Ontario Budget: Affecting People with Disabilities

2016 Ontario Budget: Jobs for Today and Tomorrow

Finance Minister Charles Sousa recently released the 2016 Ontario Budget: Jobs for Today and Tomorrow and we find in it provisions affecting people with disabilities.

Here are some of the highlights:

Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities

The Province has taken a number of steps to better support people with disabilities by helping them connect to the labour market and engaging and supporting employers.

Autism Services

The government is investing $333 million over ve years to redesign and consolidate autism services in Ontario so that more children and youth receive critical interventions sooner and achieve improved outcomes through services that are better matched to their needs.

Special Needs Strategy

Ontario is committed to providing comprehensive resources and support for children and youth with special and complex needs.

Developmental Services

In Budget 2016, we continue the work of investing the $810 million committed in Budget 2014 in the community and developmental services system over three years. This investment will help people to be fully included in the fabric of communities and live as independently as possible.

Social Assistance

Ontario will continue to work with people with lived experience and delivery partners to modernize the delivery of social assistance, better integrate services and reduce unnecessary intrusion into clients’ lives.

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