Projects in Campbellford / Brighton and Peterborough to Receive Funding to Support People with Developmental Disabilities
Aug. 10, 2015, Campbellford, ON
The province is investing up to $588,773 in two local agencies to pilot creative and inclusive housing projects for adults with developmental disabilities.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, in partnership with Community Living organizations in Peterborough, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes, is receiving up to $188,800 over the next two years for a project that will give young adults the opportunity to learn daily living skills such as cooking and banking, so they are equipped to live more independently in their community.
Community Living Campbellford/Brighton, in collaboration with the Campbellford Memorial Hospital and other partners, is receiving up to $398,973 over the next two years to create a centralized hub that will provide supports to aging individuals with developmental disabilities in the surrounding rural areas to support their continued independent living.
These projects have been selected by the Developmental Services Housing Task Force to help expand the range of housing options and choices for adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario.
The task force’s mandate is to encourage creative partnerships and promote individualized, inclusive housing solutions that could potentially be replicated in other areas of the province. Lessons learned will be used to develop a broader set of residential options in the long-term.
Helping people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible is part of Ontario’s plan to give everyone a chance to participate in the province’s economy and communities. It is also part of the government’s four-part plan to invest in people’s talents and skills, make the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, create a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and build a secure retirement savings plan.
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