Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Community Living Glengarry

Community Living Glengarry

April 26, 2011 11:47 ET

Media Advisory: People with developmental disabilities without services in Glengarry

Better provincial funding needed to stabilize supports "for the most vulnerable"

ALEXANDRIA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - Advocates for improved access to services and supports for adults with a developmental disability in Glengarry are calling on the provincial government to "do better and provide adequate funding for our community's most vulnerable."

Currently, there are 23,000 people with a developmental disability on waitlists for services across Ontario.

A media conference will be held on Wednesday, April 27 (4:00 p.m.) at Community Living Glengarry (332 MacDonald Blvd, Alexandria) to give an overview of the challenges faced by 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 Danielle Duranceau, Community Living Glengarry executive director.

Joining Duranceau at Wednesday's media conference will be Evelyne Simons, a parent of a 22year-old; Nathalie Berniquer, a parent of a 21-year-old, who are waiting for services; and Connie Hurtubise, a direct support worker.

Contact Information

  • Evelyne Simons
    Parent/Advocate
    (613) 525-3091

    Connie Hurtubise
    Outcomes Support Facilitator
    (613) 525-2101

    CUPE Communications
    Stella Yeadon
    (416) 559-9300

    Community Living Glengarry
    Danielle Duranceau
    Executive Director
    (613) 551-5690