Developmental Services Ontario
Developmental Services Ontario is the single point of access for all Ontario Ministry funded adult services, helping adults with developmental disabilities connect to services and supports in their communities. There are nine DSO agencies across Ontario to serve you. To learn more about Developmental Services Ontario, follow this link
Best Buddies – Vrais Copains Canada
Best Buddies – Vrais Copains Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to enhancing our communities through one-to-one friendships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and students. Best Buddies is grounded in the belief that friendship is important to the development of all individuals and that for all individuals with intellectual disabilities friendship is a medium through which they can become a part of their communities.
Community Living Ontario
Community Living Ontario is a non-profit, association that advocates for people who have an intellectual disability to be fully included in all aspects of community life. The goal of Community Living Ontario is That all persons live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community, and have the opportunity to participate effectively. Community Living Ontario envisions a society where people who have an intellectual disability belong and feel respected.
Special Olympics Ontario
Special Olympics Ontario is a program providing year-round sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability. Sport Canada recognizes the Special Olympics organization as the main provider of these services for people with intellectual disabilities, although some participants may also have physical challenges.
As society and technology has progressed, the role of wheelchairs has changed and expanded. Today, wheelchairs are used for more than just helping disabled individuals get from point A to point B. Disabled athletes are making history in the field of sports which include tennis, basketball and swimming just to name a few. Paralympics begin in 1940s in England. During World War II, soldiers who were physically and psychologically wounded were treated with sports to help motivate their recovery. In 1948, the Olympic Games in London launched the first Paralympics to recognize the talents of disabled athletes.
Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals With Special Needs (OASIS)
OASIS provides leadership through sharing ideas, information and knowledge, and interacts with government and other organizations on issues affecting its members. Strong, viable, accountable agencies who have the resources and professional competencies to provide quality supports and services to people with special needs.
Respite Care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member who has a disability. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities and allows parents/guardians time for themselves.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario actively pursuing ways to grant funds to charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the province. They are one of Canada’s leading charitable grantmaking foundations. Our mission is truly supported by our commitment to inclusion and accessibility for all and our compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
The People First of Ontario
The People First of Ontario goals are to promote equality for all persons. To assist other people trying to speak up for themselves and making their own decisions. To teach the members about the rights, abilities, and strengths of People First of Ontario.To promote equality for all persons.
Muskoka Parry Sound Community Mental Health Service
We provide free mental health services to adults including crisis intervention, counselling, rehabilitation, recovery support, psychiatric treatment, partner assault housing support and a protective service program.
One Kids Place
One Kids Place offers a range of services to help children, youth and their families with physical, developmental and communication delays and disabilities.
Hands – The Family Help Network
The Family Help Network is an organization dedicated to helping our community members achieve the best possible care and help they need when they need it the most.