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Citizens With Disabilities Ontario (CWDO) is committed to the rights of all persons to participate fully in the civil, cultural, economic, political and social life of their communities.

Service Quality Committee

Chair:  Tracy Odell

Attendant Services

Under attendant services, we are working on these things:

  1. Legislation to protect the rights, dignity and autonomy of persons with disabilities who require attendant services.  Our proposed bill is called the Consumers Attendant Support Services Protection Act FinalRead CWDOs Letter of Support by clicking this link.   The Service Quality Committee is meeting with MPP Sylvia Jones on March 31, 2009 to discuss the proposed legislation Attendant Care Services Protection Act. Stay tuned for developments!

  2. Reducing the waiting list for the Direct Funding program.  Currently, new people are being told there will be a wait of at least four years (yes, YEARS!) before they can be interviewed for this program.  Once accepted, it may take another two years before funding flows.  Nearly 400 people throughout Ontario are waiting for this under-funded, high demand program.  Action must be taken to reduce the waiting list.

  3. A Webinar Presentation on how to improve attendant services through effective communications.  Please send your tips, advice and experiences to the Chair, Tracy Odell




With more member involvement, we could do more!

Our Committees always welcome new members who share CWDOs mission and values. We meet as needed, using the IDEAL online conferencing system.

To join this Committee and to find out the next meeting date, please contact the Committee Chair.   You must first be a member of CWDO to join a committee, and have the Chairs approval. 

If you are new, you will need to complete and send us a Membership Form.

Please review our IDEAL Conference instructions to find out how to participate on a Committee.


Last Updated October 19, 2009