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Rally4ODSP was a great success with media, great weather and speakers very enjoyable!! Please share these links for and wide. 


Read the MCCSS disappointing response to the rally in the CBC article. 


Kevin Head from People First Toronto was a star!  His speech is in the CBC Instagram post. Anthony Frisina did an excellent speech and was feature in all the articles. ODSP Action Coalition are pros too! 



Cbc article:





QP Briefing



More to come: 

The star will publish something soon.

Plus maybe Newstalk 1010 this weekend. 


You can view the video of the rally here:




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Crafting Your Individualized Housing Action Plan

Ten-week Virtual Program


Join us for a unique program that will help you:

  • plan and create your housing vision for the future
  • explore various individualized housing & support models
  • learn about ways you can maximize financial resources
  • discover strategies to help reduce costs
  • identify goals and task to begin implementation of your plan

Series includes:

  • group learning sessions and individual support of Planning Facilitator
  • dedicated time with your Independent Facilitator between workshop sessions to support you planning process
  • individual consultation with housing specialist Kelly Casey to optimize your plan
  • preparation of your individualized housing plan complete with a budget
  • meet with and learn from other families interested in individualized housing

Cost fot the series is $1600.00 (HST included) and is an eligible Passport expense.


To register, click here.

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Lutherwood Blog-Employment & Mental Health blogs

Check out the most recent editions of the Lutherwoods 

Employment blog on Micro-credentials

Mental Health blog on 7 Ways to Reduce Back to School Stress

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Lutherwood blogposts on Employment & Housing

Reopening plan!
As of next Monday (September 20) we'll be closer to our pre-COVID usual to offer Employment Services supports. This means that we'll have staff on site where people can come to use our computers for job searching and employment purposes, or sitting down with staff to explore their needs in more details. Our preference would be that someone schedule an appointment, but we will do our best to accommodate walk in traffic through a buzzer system that has been installed on our front doors. 

Lutherwood Blog Updates:

Employment: Researching your Career Path
Read the above link for advice on how to complete a career assessment tool to gain confidence in choosing a position that fits your interests and skills. 

Housing: What to bring to a rental viewing
Through this article you'll have a checklist of items to consider taking and leaving behind to help you in the pursuit to find a new home that fits your needs and budget. 

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EAF-Youth & Teen Groups

Check out the fall schedule for EAF's Teen & Youth groups by clicking here.

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