SCS Annual Report 2018-2019
SCS Annual Report 2018-2019 has been approved at the Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2019. The report provides the latest updates at SCS through the review of the previous fiscal year starting on April 1, 2018 and ending on March 31, 2019.
Meet Camila, a Participant of Service Coordination
Camila has been diagnosed with Angelman syndrome. She is non-verbal, epileptic, has a serious developmental disability and has numerous support needs.
Her first contacts with SCS date back to 1995, when Camila’s family returned to Canada from an assignment abroad. Since then, they have needed the support of SCS given Camila’s situation.
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André Dulude (Chair, SCS Board of Directors), Crystal Betton-Janes (SCS Adult Case Manager), Minister Merrilee Fullerton (MPP for Kanata-Carleton and Minister of Long-Term Care), and Anna Lacelle (SCS Executive Director)
SCS Meeting With Minister Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton and Minister of Long-Term Care
On June 21st representatives of SCS met with Minister Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton and Minister of Long-Term Care, to talk about the needs of the people supported by SCS.
SCS Adult Case Manager Crystal Betton-Janes was also invited to share a story about an individual she supports. Crystal also answered questions about the respite needs of both children and adults.
This initiative is part of SCS’s efforts to identify the needs of children, youth and adults supported by SCS and local MPPs.
Meet George, a Participant of Children’s Case Management at Service Coordination
Karen knows the advocacy and determination that comes with having a child with many disabilities. She and George, her 18-year-old son, have faced more uncertainty than most. They lived for 21 months at a hotel while waiting for City of Ottawa affordable housing after her marriage ended. Karen and George have now found stability and support.
Meet Tomas, a Participant of Adult Case Management at Service Coordination
“Cooking is not difficult. Cooking is easy.”
Tomas works in a kitchen at an Italian restaurant. He takes care of dishes and helps with the cooking, alongside six other kitchen staff. “It’s no problem,” he says. The Bistro is close to home, so Tomas can walk, take the bus or bicycle to work.
Nowhere to Turn
Ontario Ombudsman released the report Nowhere to Turn, a special report in response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities (DD) in Ontario.