A. Organizations and Experts

The following list includes all organizations and experts who provided written submissions to one or more of the consultations, provided practical support to the Summer 2010 Public Consultations, attended the Focus Groups, or were interviewed by LCO staff. Some of the organizations listed participated in multiple ways over the course of the project.
The Advisory Group for this project was integral to its success. The members of the Advisory Group are listed at the front of this Report.

1. Across Boundaries
2. Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
3. Advocacy Gateway for Environmental Sensitivities
4. Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians
5. Anne Johnston Health Centre
6. AODA Alliance
7. ARCH Disability Law Centre
8. Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
9. Association pour l’intégration sociale d’Ottawa
10. ATN Access
11. Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships CANADA
12. Autism Society of Ontario, Adults with ASD
13. Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario
14. Canadian Association for Community Living
15. Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities
16. Canadian Association of the Deaf
17. Canadian Council of the Blind
18. Canadian Hearing Society
19. Canadian Mental Health Association,  London & Middlesex
20. Canadian Mental Health Association (Ont. Division)
21. Canadian Mental Health Association, Grey-Bruce
22. Canadian Mental Health Commission
23. Canadian National Institute for the Blind
24. Centre 507
25. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
26. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Empowerment Council
27. Centre for Independent Living Toronto
28. Citizens with Disabilities Ontario
29. Clarendon Foundation
30. Clinique juridique francophone de l’Est d’Ottawa
31. Coalition Against Psychiatric Abuse
32. Community Legal Services (Ottawa-Centre)
33. Community Living Ontario
34. Community Living Sioux Lookout – FASD
35. Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre Confederation College, Disability Services
36. Empoword Consulting
37. Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario
38. Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic
39. Griffin Centre
40. HAGI Community Services for Independence
41. HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario
42. Hong Fook Mental Health Association
43. Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
44. Income Security Advocacy Centre
45. Independent Living Centre, London & Area
46. Independent Living Resource Centre (Thunder Bay)
47. Jim Meeks, Queen Street Community Health Centre, Peer Researcher and Outreach Worker
48. Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre (Northwest)
49. Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic
50. Law Society of Upper Canada
51. Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
52. Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
53. Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, London
54. Legal Assistance of Windsor
55. March of Dimes
56. Mental Health Legal Committee
57. Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
58. Ministry of Community and Social Services
59. Ministry of Education
60. Ministry of Government Services
61. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
62. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
63. Ministry of the Attorney General
64. MS Society
65. N’Amerind Friendship Centre
66. National Educational Association for Disabled Students
67. National ME/FM Action Network
68. National Network for Mental Health
69. Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation
70. Nishnawbe Aski Nation
71. Northwestern Independent Living Services
72. ODSP Action Coalition
73. Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
74. Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres
75. Ontario Bar Association
76. Ontario Human Rights Commission
77. Ontario Interpreting Services
78. Ontario Native Women’s Association
79. Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups
80. Options Northwest
81. Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
82. Ottawa Independent Living Resources Centre
83. Ottawa Community Housing
84. Parkdale Community Legal Services
85. People United for Self Help
86. Persons United for Self-Help in Northwestern Ontario
87. Psychiatric Patient Advocacy Office
88. REACH Canada
89. Registered Nurses of Ontario
90. Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
91. Sam Savona, Community Activist
92. Social Benefits Tribunal
93. Soundtimes
94. South Ottawa Community Legal Services
95. Springtide Resources
96. Table provinciale francophones pour la personne handicapees
97. The In Community
98. Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre
99. Thunder Bay Metis Council
100. Toronto Lawyers Association
101. TTC Accessibility Committee
102. United Families of Eastern Ontario
103. University of Ottawa, Community Legal Clinic
104. Vanier Community Service Centre/Centre des services communitaire des vanier
105. Vanier Legal Clinic
106. VOICE for hearing impaired children
107. WOTCH Community Mental Health Services
108. York University Disability Services Office

B. Private Individuals

In accordance with our mandate, and reflecting the nature of this project, the LCO made efforts throughout not only to make participation accessible to individuals with disabilities, but also to actively encourage their participation.

The LCO received input from over 150 individuals with disabilities. This includes 105 in person contacts during the 2010 consultations, through focus groups and one-on-one interviews, 18 written submissions, and many online comments and phone calls throughout the course of the project. 

In accordance with the LCO’s Privacy Policy, the names of contributing individuals are not listed here. However, the participation of these individuals fundamentally shaped this project throughout, and the LCO wishes to express our gratitude to them for sharing their expertise and experiences with us.


C. Commissioned Research Papers

In major projects such as this, the LCO issues a call for the preparation of research papers in particular subjects relevant to the project. It relies on these papers in the same way as any research. The papers do not necessarily reflect the LCO’s views.

ARCH Disability Law Centre (Kerri Joffe), Enforcing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Ontario`s Developmental Services System, Summer 2010.  Available online at http://www.lco-cdo.org

ARCH Disability Law Centre (Tess Sheldon), The Shield Becomes the Sword: The Expansion of the Ameliorative Program Defence to Programs that Support Persons with Disabilities, Summer 2010. Available online at http://www.lco-cdo.org

Michael Bach and Lana Kerzner, A New Paradigm for Protecting Autonomy and the Right to Legal Capacity, Summer 2010. Available online at http://www.lco-cdo.org

Bakerlaw (Meryl Zisman Gary, Cara Wilkie and David Baker), A Case Study Paper on the Right to Supports, Summer 2010. Available online at http://www.lco-cdo.org

Professor Mona Paré, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Civil), The Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the Decisions that Concern Them: The Example of Education, Summer 2010. Available online at http://www.lco-cdo.org

Lora Patton, Rita Sampson and Brendon Pooran, A Principled Approach: Considering Eligibility Criteria for Disability-Related Support Programs through a Rights-Outcome Len, Summer 2010. Available online at http://www.lco-cdo.org


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