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 supports a good life for people with intellectual disabilities. I'm a very active user of social media. Find me on Facebook http://fb.me/kwellar on Twitter @SocialKeenan on LinkedIn http://tiny.cc/keenanw. I also manage organizational accounts http://fb.me/liveworkplayfans and @LiveWorkPlay. I make a lot of connections locally and worldwide with people who share my belief in inclusive communities, but I also talk sports, food, and travel, and there are few topics that offend me, so please don't be shy.
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