Our First Blog – Reflections About Judith Snow
Thank you for visiting our website. As a new or repeat visitor we invite you to go to the tab entitled Stories and Blogs to read about Judith Snow who passed away suddenly on May 31, 2015. Judith was a pioneer for individualized funding and a standard bearer of full citizenship for all. She called us to engage in our communities as ambassadors for diversity, inclusion and peace.
The Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario (IFCO) would like to welcome you to our ‘new’ website. It is our hope that you will find this site helpful for learning more about Individualized Funding and the possibilities it presents for people living with disabilities. We are a ‘coalition’ of different members who have lived experience with disability and various forms of individualized funding. We are working together to keep moving Individualized Funding forward in Ontario.
Individualized Funding is a support that assists people with disabilities and others to live an everyday ordinary life because it offers more choice and control. Supporting people to make their own decisions also assists them to live an ordinary life. Below is the IFCO Accord which outlines more fully what we believe.
The Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario supports the self-determination of persons with disabilities.
We believe that all people should have control over decisions concerning where they live, with whom they live, with whom they associate and how they spend their lives.
In order to achieve this we recognize that Ontario must develop a system of funding whereby the person requiring assistance, supported by family and/or others, should have access to and control over the funds allocated for his/her supports.
Thank you for visiting the new web and blog site for the Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario. It is currently being built page by page. We encourage you to check in every now and then to see how we are doing as we move forward. The purpose for this site is to easily provide up-to-date information to our members and others.
NEW NOTE SEPTEMBER 2014: Most of the documents available for downloading on the site have been updated with our current email address. There may be a few that have the old information. Please note our current contact information below. This info is also on our Contact Us page and on the Information and Membership Brochure available for downloading on our Membership page.
Address: Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario
C/o #611 – 695 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 5R6
Phone: 416-690-3185, ext. 224