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Attorney General Downey

WE NEED ACTION!

For over 30 years, people with a developmental disability, their family and friends, and an array of disability organizations have advocated for an alternative to guardianship in Ontario.

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Guardianship removes people’s power over their own lives and is a fundamental violation of their human rights. A reality that was acknowledged by the United Nations over a decade ago.

 

Now, more than ever, the consequences of this inaction will take an even greater toll on the lives of people living with a developmental disability in Ontario.

Videos
Nawin Mutti, Self Advocate
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Chris Alano, Father
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Erin Sheldon, Mother
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Katie MacDonald, Sibling
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Sherron Grant, Mother
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Rebecca Pauls, PLAN
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Ontario’s lack of action has real-life consequences for so many people in our province.
Here are just a few:

When the Federal government’s temporary measure expires in 2023, many people with a developmental disability in Ontario will be unable to open a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) or potentially access funds saved on their behalf without first relinquishing all of their legal rights through a guardianship order. This completely defeats the intended purpose of the RDSP.

 

Attorney General Downey, there is an alternative that is legally recognized in British Columbia, the Yukon, Manitoba and many other jurisdictions around the world – Supported Decision Making.

 

Isn’t it time to respect the legal rights of all people living with a developmental disability in Ontario and remove legal barriers that are so detrimental?

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Attorney General Downey -

WE NEED ACTION!

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