Individual Candidates Offer Views on #attendantservices4all via Twitter!

To find out where the parties stand on the following question:

If elected, what will your party do to address waitlists for community-based Personal Support Worker services such as Attendant Outreach Services to those who need them, regardless of age?”

go here.

In the meantime, we have asked individual candidates of the Ontario Liberal Party, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, and the New Democratic Party the following question on Twitter:


ELECTION 2014 - Parties Reply to Survey on Access to Attendant Outreach Services!

2 June 2014

We are pleased that all parties in the Legislative Assembly - the Ontario Liberal Party, the Progressive Conservative Party, and the Ontario New Democratic Party of Ontario - have replied to our survey.

Responses are below.

TORONTO - 14 May 2014

Today, the Provincial Attendant Services Advisory Committee launched its election ask of the three parties in the legislature:

Actionable Nuggets - Resource for Doctors - bite-sized info about spinal cord injury

A new partnership between researchers involved in the Actionable Nuggets Project and the Canadian Medical Association has resulted in important information about spinal cord injury getting into the hands of doctors who need it. Termed "nuggets" of information, the research team, including researchers from Queen's University, Memorial University and the University of New South Wales, have determined what are the need-to-knows for family doctors and developed the nuggets.

2014 Pre-Budget Consultations: Attendant Services

Below are two submissions that provide the rationale for providing consumer-centered, economically efficient attendant services rooted in the Independent Philosophy:


Better Services at Lower Cost: Investing in Community-Based Attendant Services

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs


Accessibility in the Community: The Case for Expanding Attendant Services in Ontario

Increasing Access to Primary Care: CDPA Initiative

The Canadian Disability Policy Alliance, in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, has released the results of its initiative to expand accessible examining tables and lifts to Family Health Teams (consortiums of family physicians in Ontario).

To read Improving accessibility of Family Health Teams for people with mobility disabilities. click here.


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