Legislating Safety – Are Lives Getting Better?

On September 14, 2017, I hosted a talented group of panelists for “Legislating Safety – Are Lives Getting Better” to a packed house at the Community Living Ontario annual conference. There were three panelists drawn from the From Presence To Citizenship project: Maurice Voisin, Chris Grayson , and Lisa Foster as well as Barb Simmons from MCSS and Yvonne Spicer an experienced advocate and past chair of the Council for Community Living Ontario.

The at times intense 90 minutes covered a range of critical topics for ongoing legislative changes that are needed to promote person-centred outcomes while at the same time ensuring appropriate – but not stifling – oversight. The panelists combined expertise with heartfelt passion for more inclusive communities where working in this sector is a source of pride based on the ability to focus most on what matters to supported persons.

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About Keenan Wellar

I'm a citizen of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) and co-leader of local social change charitable organization LiveWorkPlay.ca which helps the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. I also have alter-egos that support the Ottawa RedBlacks and Ottawa Fury. Find me on Twitter @socialkeenan @liveworkplay @redblacksfanabove @furyfanabove. I'm all over Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn too. Also spotted outdoors from time to time, mainly in the Glebe area.
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