In Canada Disability Poverty begins at birth

Earlier this year advocates from Ontario Disability Coalition and BC Complex Kids Society met with Minister Carla Qualtrough to discuss childhood disability poverty that affects families across Canada. We shared our stories as mother’s of children with complex medical needs and identify the barriers created by federal policies and solutions to prevent lowered social economic… Read More In Canada Disability Poverty begins at birth

Complex Care and cobbling together 24/7 nursing care for Alexa

Home Care Nursing Crisis The lack of sleep, multiple agencies, insurance, paperwork, hospital visits, and unending cost of equipment and therapy is truly endless and more than most people could manage. Immediate action is needed on so many fronts. The love is endless but the system, it’s roadblocks, barriers and gatekeepers must end. This problem… Read More Complex Care and cobbling together 24/7 nursing care for Alexa

We need change immediately, lives are literally at stake.

By Marcy White When she was Ontario Patient Ombudsman, Christine Elliott came to my house to meet my son. She advocated repeatedly, but ineffectively, on his behalf when she learned about the frequent nursing errors Jacob experienced at home. We had weekly meetings discussing the status of her efforts. The current Minister of Health, the same… Read More We need change immediately, lives are literally at stake.

Minutes from our meeting with Honourable Minister Todd Smith.

On September 20th 2019, the day of Ontario Disability Coalition (ODC) Queens Park rally “We are not red tape”, ODC advocates also had an opportunity to meet with senior ministry staff and the Honourable Minister Todd Smith. This was an opportunity for self advocates and their caregivers to share their hardships and experiences with Minister… Read More Minutes from our meeting with Honourable Minister Todd Smith.