click here to read our Position Paper "Social
Exclusion" 2012 Social
Download documents for this
at the Family & Friends Gathering
held in London, ON
May 23, 2012
Read about the day's happenings
2012 News Sheet
from a new group that I am now involved with called
' Everyday Ordinary Lives'
Co Chair of SSAHPC, I would like to share this news sheet which has
helpful information about the SSAH and Passport programs and the
information about how to be in touch with the Ontario Ombudsman.
This year marks the
30th anniversary of Special Services at Home funding. One of
the MCSS most successful programs.
Ontario families are
devastated to learn that progress made in 1990 has been undone as of
April 1, 2012: their sons and daughters with developmental disabilities
are no longer eligible for SSAH after their 18th birthday.
announced June 21st, 2011.................The government has informed us " the SSAH
adults will be merged with the Passport program as of April 1st,
Current funding levels are committed until March 31, 2013.
Therefore as of
April 1st, 2012 your SSAH funding for Adults becomes Passport funds.
SSAH will only be for children as of April 1st, 2012.
It is essential that each family seek a funding
commitment beyond that time.
In 2011 SSAHPC has expanded our mandate to include the Passport
We ask you to ask your MPP "What
is MCSS doing to ADD $56 Million to support the 10,000 families who need SSAH and Passport funding?"
*** Shocking Wait list ...stats
8900 families waiting
4000 people waiting for
as of March 31, 2012!
We stated it is most unfair to families that there has been
NO NEW applications in Ontario for SSAH since 2007.
Every new approved application goes
directly on a wait list.
Who We Are:
The SSAH /Passport Coalition (SSAHPC) was initially formed in 1990 by a dedicated
group of individuals, families and agencies who joined together. We
expanded our mandate to include the Passport Program in 2011. We
came together for
strength and support because of growing concerns regarding the need to
expand policy and funding for Special Services at Home program (SSAH)and
the Passport program. In the early 90's , we believe our advocacy efforts encouraged the government
to increase the SSAH funds.
SSAHPC continues to dedicate our efforts to
ensure our mission is achieved.
SSAH/Passport Coalition is a large and ever growing coalition of families,
individuals, agencies, provincial organizations and family networks.
are very proud of the many groups that are members:
Family member groups
Family Alliance Ontario -provincial
Hamilton Family Network
Family Voice Lanark
Grenville Family Network
London Family Network
Families for a Secure Future
Toronto Family Network
Thunder Bay Family Network
Provincial member groups
Autism Society Ontario
Coalition for Inclusive Education,
Community Living Ontario
Syndrome Society of Ontario
The Easter Seal Society Ontario
Extend A Family
Individualized Funding Coalition of Ontario
Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus
Other member groups
Brampton Caledon Community Living
Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement
|SSAH /Passport are vital supports and must become First Choice programs.|
|SSAH /Passport are essential for families.|
|SSAH /Passport helps people and families to live meaningful lives in
the community. |
|SSAH/Passport can change and grow to respond to individual and
|People with disabilities and their families have much to contribute about how SSAH/Passport
Special Services at Home/Passport Provincial Coalition
c/o 2495 Parkedale Ave., Unit # 4
Brockville, ON K6V 3H2