Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Community Living Guelph Wellington

Community Living Guelph Wellington

May 06, 2011 11:44 ET

Media Advisory: Hundreds with developmental disabilities without services

Guelph/Wellington families, support workers appeal to province for better funding to stabilize supports

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Waitlists for services and supports for adults with a developmental disability are at an all-time high in Guelph Wellington and across the province, and must be addressed by the provincial government before more families lose hope, say area parents, Community Living Guelph Wellington and direct support workers.

Together, they will be holding a media conference on Monday, May 9, 2011 – 10:30 a.m. at 8 Royal Road (ARC Industries gymnasium), Guelph, to give an overview of the challenges faced by area families in accessing services locally.

"Our message to the province is a simple one: If you believe that every Ontarian has a right to be an active participant in our communities, then you have to provide the necessary funding to stabilize existing services while increasing access to supports to the most vulnerable to let that happen," says Jane Keating, whose sister, Linda, receives supports from the Guelph Wellington agency.

Keating will be joined at the media conference Monday by Judy Overland, whose 45-year-old son, Paul, also receives services from Community Living Guelph Wellington Executive Director Bob Butella, and Joanne Smithers, a direct support worker with the agency.

Contact Information

  • Community Living Guelph Wellington
    Bob Butella
    Executive Director
    519-824-2480 X 222

    CUPE Communications
    Stella Yeadon
    416-559-9300