Citizens With Disabilities -
October 25, 2009
Service Quality Committee (ASQC)|
REMINDER: Online Meeting Sunday,
November 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm in IDEAL Room
|Please join us for
our second Attendant Service Quality Committee (ASQC)
meeting.When? Sunday, November 15,
1:00 pm - Come early to troubleshoot
1:30 pm - Committee business begins
IDEAL Conference Centre, Room 10.
(This is an
on-line meeting)Who can
Anyone who receives this
e-mail and people you know who care about Direct Funding (feel
free to forward this message). AGENDA
happened last time?The Attendant Service Quality
Committee (ASQC) held an online meeting October 25, 2009 to
discuss issues related to the Self-Managed Attendant Services
Program. A small group of people
attended. We discussed:
- Welcome and introductions
- Review our "Action Strategy"
- Updates related to tasks assigned last time
- Confirm next steps and who will do what
- Conclude by 3 pm
low attendant wages (maximum $14.65/hour) ·
health benefits for attendants ·
limited hours allowed under direct funding (6 hours maximum
problems finding good attendants, and,·
waiting lists for attendant services (identified after the
meeting) It was agreed that our Action
Strategy would first focus on Pay Equity -- the difference
between the maximum wage we can pay our attendants under
Direct Funding compared to what other programs are able to
pay. This wage inequity creates difficulty finding and
retaining qualified attendants. Our Action Strategy includes
researching attendants' wages in other settings and comparing
the costs of providing attendant services in various programs
e.g., Outreach, Support Service Living Units (SSLU), group
homes, chronic care facilities, etc. Other steps will be considered as we
progress through our plan and as more people get
agreed to meet again November 15th. PLEASE JOIN
join in, go to http://www.ideal-group.org/cwdo/. Follow the steps to download the
latest version of the free conference utility.
After you finish downloading, scroll
down until Room 10 appears. Sign in with your name and city e.g.
Tracy Odell in Scarborough.
- Option 1 is for a PC.
- Option 2 is for a MAC.
Leave the password area
login and you are in!If you are new to IDEAL, book a free
tutorial with Pat Seed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pat will cheerfully and
patiently guide you step by step. We were all new at
this once! Or come
early at 1 pm for extra
Thank you, and hope to see you at the meeting.