Edmonton filmmaker promotes people with special needs

EDMONTON — Mikey Hamm is a support worker for a man with autism, and now the Edmonton man is also making cool videos about people with special needs, thanks in part to a government grant.

It all began with a video called “Anthony At Your Service.” Hamm works with Anthony Barrett, who has autism.

Anthony’s mother decided to start a delivery business for her son, who is mostly non-verbal.

“Anthony’s a great guy, but he’s not the type to walk up and shake your hand and ...

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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.

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The Powerful Insights of Judith Snow

Our friend, Judith Snow, died on 31 May 2015 in the midst of life at her home in Toronto. In her 65 years of life – her passion inspired widening circles of people to build community by mobilizing hidden gifts. Her creative spirit animated her friends to join her in social inventions that have benefited many, including those who may never have heard her name. Judith’s life and thinking shaped real Circles of Support, Person-Centered Planning, Community Building and ...

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Life-Giving Assumptions about People

The Empowering Value Of Life-Giving Assumptions About People – It is normal enough for most people to believe that their personal values are in the proper place and that they usually behave in a virtuous and blame-free way. Frequently, people tend to see the need for others to improve in this regard long before they recognize their own shortcomings. Naturally, if we become too smug and complacent in our view of ourselves it puts in place a very significant barrier ...

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MCSS – Housing Task Force Update

Recommended projects receive funding

Twelve creative housing projects, recommended by the Developmental Services Housing Task Force, have received the green light from the Ontario government.

The Task Force reviewed and assessed 80 proposals, submitted this past spring by developmental services agencies, family organizations, municipalities and health agencies, alongside other community partners. It recommended 12 two-year research and demonstration projects that encourage creative partnerships, help expand the range of housing ...

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Standing Alongside People as they Change

As a regional, independent facilitation organization in Ontario, Families for a Secure Future is dedicated to serving adults with developmental disabilities and supporting them to become more engaged in directing their lives, making choices and taking up full citizenship in the community.

Our vision focuses on supporting people within the context of their family/friends to develop a unique plan for moving forward and creating a meaningful life for themselves. This plan evolves over time, out of intentional conversations that help them ...

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MCSS – The Year Ahead

In developmental services, 2014-15 was a landmark year for our transformation plan. With the help of our community partners, we launched our three-year, $810 million investment strategy. By the 2017 scal year, the Ontario government commitment for developmental services will be more than $2 billion a year.

In developmental services, 2014-15 was a landmark year for our transformation plan. With the help ...

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