Developmental services agencies confirm shocking shortage of services

CNW | October 28, 2014

A province-wide survey of developmental services agencies confirms the crisis in services and reiterates the urgent need for the Ontario Government to provide the funds needed to help people with developmental disabilities.

“The agencies said they have cut staff hours, shut down programs, and, quite incredibly, have turned to student volunteers and fundraising,” said Ontario Public Service Employees President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

“More than 10,000 OPSEU members are developmental services workers and they have seen first-hand the effects of too little funding year after year,” he said.

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