Groups across Canada are forming to advocate for improved disability supports. There are common calls to end waiting lists for services and supports, increase the number of available housing options, and increase the salaries of support workers to attract more Canadians into these in-demand positions, amongst other things. This illustrates a widespread desire for change. More about these groups is below.
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Albertans Advocating for Change Together - This coalition of self-advocacy groups in Alberta is currently active in advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities and those covered by the Alberta Income Support for the Severely Handicapped (AISH).
Ontario Developmental Services Housing Task Force - Created by the Ministry of Community & Social Services in mid-2014, the Task Force is helping to develop solutions to some of the most critical problems confronting adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Task Force meetings and activities as well as stories of promising practices, resources, articles and videos on innovative housing solutions are shared through a Facebook Group, where they also take questions and gather feedback.