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Inclusive Education Survey
Disability Law Centre, in partnership with Community Living
Ontario, Inclusive Education Canada, the University of Western
Ontario, and Brock University, is announcing the launch of new
research titled “If Inclusion Means Everyone, Why Not Me?” They are
currently conducting a survey on the experiences of students with
intellectual disabilities in Ontario’s public school system. The
focus of this survey is on many of the current practices and
barriers related to inclusive education.
If you wish to participate, please complete a
short survey that asks questions about your child’s experiences in
school. The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. You will
have a month to complete the survey on the same computer. Once it
has been submitted, you cannot redo the survey. If you have any
questions or concerns please contact Amina Patel, Assistant Project
Coordinator, Community Development, Community Living Ontario at
416-447-4348 ext. 241 or
complete the survey.
New Deadline for Class Action Claims, Clegg v. Ontario
The lawsuit is about 12 Scheduled 1 facilities or institutions
where many people with disabilities were neglected and abused.
The government of Ontario was in charge of these places.
You may be able to get money from the settlement of the
lawuite if you send in a claim form by April 28, 2017.
For more details, visit the ARCH Disability Law Centre website at
Free Dental Services for Low-Income Families
January 30, 2017: More than 380 low-income families and
individuals across a broad area of eastern Ontario, including the
Quinte Region, will receive free dental care thanks to some one-time
Over the next few months, each of the five Community Health Centres
across the area served by the Southeast Local Health Integrated
Network will be able to provide 81 patients with dentures, and offer
more than 300 clients greater access to specialized dental services.
There will be funding for the Belleville Quinte West CHC and Gateway
in Tweed. You do not need to be a member of a CHC in order to
qualify, but do need to meet eligibility criteria set by the
Quinte News article for more details or contact your local
Community Health Centre.
Sign up for the Ontario Energy Support Program Now to Reduce
Your Electric Bill in 2016
If you are a customer of an electric utility and in a lower
income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity
bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP).
It is also available to customers of unit sub-meter providers and
retail energy companies. You must apply to the program to
receive the reduction.
If your home is electrically heated, or you rely on medical
devices requiring a lot of power, OESP offers a higher level of
assistance. It takes 6-8 weeks to process an application, so
you should apply ASAP.
https://ontarioelectricitysupport.ca/ to complete an application
or visit the
OEB website (or call them, Toll Free,
1-855-831-8151) for more information. You can apply online or
through an intake agency.
you need help applying, assistance is available, call the number
closest to your area (numbers for other areas are available on the
- Hastings County 1-866-414-0300
- Napanee 613-354-0957 or 613-354-7633
- Amherstview 613-389-2820
- Picton 613-476-2842 or 613-476-1811
Legal Aid Smartphone App
Check your eligibility for Legal Aid and customer service centre
using your smartphone.
Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap - Looking for
research participants - Will pay $40
Click flyer above for printable PDF.
email@example.com for a possible interview or visit the
Closing the ES Gap website for more information about the
TGIF - Free meals every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - Belleville
Meals for this program are prepared on-site, as the need demands,
frozen and distributed from the 60 Bridge St. East entrance. There
is no cost for these meals and no pre-ordering is required.
Visit Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge Street East,
Food Access Guide - Hastings & Prince Edward Counties
The Hastings & Prince Edward Health Unit website has links to their
Food Access Guide, which provides information about free or low
cost food and meal programs in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
The guide is divided into 6 geographic areas: Belleville, Central
Hastings, North Hastings, Prince Edward County, Quinte West and
South East Hastings. Visit their website and click on the area
you live in.
Family Law Advice Counsel - 2
days/week in Belleville
Good Food Box - Hastings and Prince Edward
Please see the
flyer from the
Development Council of Quinte outlining all their available
programs, including the
Good Food Box Singles Box and
Fresh fruits and vegetables to help your
family stretch their food dollar, reduce food costs and meet the
food needs of the family through bulk buying and volume discounts.
This program is open to everyone.
Good Food Box is available throughout Hastings & Prince Edward
Counties. Contact the
CDC for the depot nearest you. $15.00 Family size; $10.00
Singles Box; $5.00 Fruit Bag; $10.00
Payment due by the 1st Thursday of the
month. Pick up on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Contact Ruth Ingersoll, Director of Community Engagement,
Good Food Box - Napanee
The Napanee Community Health Centre (6 Dundas Street East in Napanee)
has become an ordering/host site for both the Good Food Box and the
Healthy Lunch box. Both of these programs are coordinated by the
Salvation Army locally. Anyone can order either of these boxes as the
value is generated by purchasing in bulk so the more orders the better