works closely with government to inform policy-making that supports
quality of life for older adults with a developmental disability.
These web sites offer information about government programs and
services and contain resources relevant to supporting older adults
with developmental disabilities.
Ministry of Community & Social Services
The Ministry's vision is to be an effective and affordable system of community and social services that supports and invests in: families and accountability: adults, so they can live as independently as possible; a service system in which children are safe and people most in need receive support. They will be guided by the values of shared responsibility, accountability and fairness, in delivering integrated and client-focused services.
The Ministry has three core businesses: income and employment support; children's services; and social and community services. Toll free telephone line - 1-800-387-5559; Toronto Line 416-325-5666.
Contact information for Regional Directors of all Ministry of Community is available by clicking the link Ministry of Community & Social Services.
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is responsible for administering the health care system and providing services to the Ontario public through such programs as health insurance, drug benefits, assistive devices, care for the mentally ill, long-term care, home care services, community and public health, health promotion and disease prevention. It also regulates hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities; operates psychiatric hospitals and medical laboratories; and coordinates emergency health services. Toll free telephone line 1-800--268-1154; Toronto Line 416-314-5518.
Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
Promotes the recognition of the needs and concerns of seniors and develops policies and programs to ensure they can live free from harm and with dignity.
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.