Meeting Minutes:
November 22, 2007 (PDF)
October 25, 2007 (PDF)
April 24, 2007 (PDF)
May 3, 2007 (PDF)






As there were a number of significant items covered we would like to draw your attention to some key issues and initiatives:

    • The Ontario Divisional Court has upheld the right of the Ministry to close the remaining institutions provided each individual has a plan approved by the family.


  • Competitive Compensation/Fair Wage Issue
  • Symposium on February 9 and 10, 2006
  • Final document to be completed
  • Paper to be developed on Centralized Bargaining
  • Request to the Ministry to include the Provincial Network in discussions on the use of any new funds particularly funds for compensation
  • Significant changes are occurring in the Health Sector
  • Renewed policy paper is required on Dual Diagnosis
  • Document to be prepared outlining the critical issues between the Health Sector and the Developmental Services Sector

The above are highlights only. Please review the links below
If you have questions do not hesitate to contact your Provincial Network representative(s).
George Braithwaite, President


Linked Attachments:
Provincial Network Minutes – PDF
Items Discussed at the Partnership Table – PDF
Letter to Mr. Kevin Costante – PDF



Joint Developmental Services Sector Partnership Table Meeting

Tuesday, November 22, 2005
10:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Boardroom 24-A, 2 Bloor Street West

Draft Record of Decisions -PDF




Quality Assurance Review

DS Partnership Table
November 22, 2005

Ģ The Partnership Table identified quality assurance as an important feature of a transformed system of developmental services.
Ģ A policy forum on quality assurance was co-sponsored by Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs and the Ministry of Community and Social Services on March 2, 2005.
Ģ At its March 29 meeting members of the Partnership Table proposed to establish a reference group on quality assurance to provide further input on the issue.

Download Powerpoint Presentation here




Funding Reform in Developmental Services

Presentation for the Joint DS Partnership Table
November 22, 2004
Developmental Services Branch

To provide information about the Ministry’s presentation to the upcoming workshop on funding model reform

Download Powerpoint Presentation here

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