Ontario Agencies Supporting Individiuals with Special Needs is a province-wide association of transfer-payment agencies that seeks to ensure cost-effective, high quality supports and services for people with developmental disabilities, and to facilitate and strengthen the operations of its members.
Fusion – A discovery of Local Food & Wine
The 4th annual Fusion – A Discovery of Local Food & Wine is Southwestern Ontario’s premier food and wine event, taking place over 2 days (Nov 8th & 9th) at the RBC Center in Sarnia. The festival features award-winning food and wines from all over Ontario, and showcases local and national attractions that are sure to entertain. Don’t miss it!
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton (CLSL) was first organized ‘officially’ in 1956 as a non-profit, charitable corporation called the Sarnia & District Association for the Mentally Retarded. It was created in order to provide community-based (non-institutional) opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
At Goodwill Industries – Essex Kent Lambton, it is our mission to improve the quality of life and employment opportunities for people in the communities we serve. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in helping people develop work and life skills, helping them find work and successfully placing people in the communities we serve.
St. Francis Advocates
St. Francis Advocates for the Autistic & Developmentally Disabled (Sarnia) Inc. is a non profit charitable organization providing supports and services to adults with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1987 and is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton
The Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton (ASSL) strives to promote the rights of people with Alzheimer Disease and related dementia. They provide information and education to interested parties and support the delivery of local support programs for individuals and caregivers affected by the disease. ASSL provides support and funding for research and advocates for changes in legislation, programs and procedures.
The Community Networks of Specialized Care (CNSC)
The Community Networks of Specialized Care (CNSC) are a way of linking specialized services and professionals to pool their expertise to treat and support adults who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours (i.e. dual diagnosis) in the communities where they live. The Networks bring together people from a variety of sectors including developmental services, health, research, education and justice in a common goal of improving the coordination, access and quality of services for these individuals who have complex needs.
Regional Support Associates (RSA)
Regional Support Associates (RSA) will provide leading edge clinical supports aimed at enhancing the quality of life for individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities in their community. Our professional services are provided in a caring manner, tailored to the unique needs of individual, families and organizations served. RSA adheres to a collaborative approach that strives to build individual and community capacity through ethically sound and outcome based interventions. We inspire innovation and creativity in ourselves and in those with whom we work, through our clinical practice, research, education, and community development in intellectual / developmental disabilities.
Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities is a professional organization of people working and studying in the field of developmental disabilities, throughout Ontario. OADD’s members include agencies and organizations; university and community college students and instructors; service provider direct care staff and managers; family support workers; case managers; psychologists; social workers; and other dedicated individuals.
The Tri-County Staff Training and Development Committee is comprised of representatives from various Ministry of Community and Social Services funded agencies. The purpose of the committee is to compliment the current staff training efforts of individual agencies. The committee offers regular workshops throughout on the year to enhance the knowledge and expertise of the people working in this field.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in the areas of aging services, behavioral health, child and youth services, DMEPOS, employment and community services, medical rehabilitation, and opioid treatment programs. The CARF family of organizations currently accredits more than 5,900 providers at more than 19,000 locations on four continents. More than 8.3 million persons of all ages are served annually by CARF-accredited providers.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is one of Canada’s leading charitable grant making foundations. Our mission is to help build healthy and vibrant communities by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. This is reflected in our granting priorities and our grants that enable organizations to build on their strengths and develop new ideas.
Jump Start Teen Transition
The Jump Start Teen Transition committee strives to support families by creating educational opportunities, networking opportunities and a consolidated process for the transition to adult services for youth with disabilities. The committee is comprised of local services agencies, representatives from both school boards and Ministry of Children & Youth Services, as well as dedicated parent advocates determined to give you relevant information that you can act upon.