#GivingTuesdayNow is a canadahelps.org fundraising event taking place on May 5th, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a one time fundraising event so that, together, we can celebrate the strength of our community.
On behalf of OFCP members we wish to thank you in advance for you support in this campaign.
Windsor for Cerebral Palsy Gala Announcement
Important Announcement Regarding the 5th Windsor for Cerebral Palsy Gala:
Due to the current worldwide pandemic of Covid 19, the 5th Annual Windsor for Cerebral Palsy Gala is postponed until further notice of a new date to be determined. Stay safe everyone!
Important Announcement Regarding Food Delivery
OFCP is pleased to share an announcement from Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Program regarding food and essential supplies deliveries.
Seniors, persons with disabilities and people with underlying medical conditions, their families or caregivers can access delivery services by visiting www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca.
Meals on Wheels – Delivery of nutritious meals accompanied by a safety check. Essential Supplies – Delivery of supplies such as groceries or prescription medication
If you need assistance requesting a service, or do not have internet access, you can call 211 or 1-877-330-3213 (toll free) or 1-888-340-1001 for TTY service.
ConnectABILITY a website and virtual community dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have an intellectual disability, their families and support networks
They have put together a number of resources concerning what to do while in isolation. Click here to view disability sector resources, physical distancing activities, and ways to stay connected.
Partners For Planning
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are suddenly facing unprecedented challenges. From financial planning, to sourcing online food delivery, it's safe to say that our daily routines have been turned upside down. For people living with a disability or those supporting them, those challenges can feel even more overwhelming.
To help you navigate this new normal, Partners For Planning created a new resource. COVID-19: Critical FAQs is now live and contains answers and links to common questions.
Things Will Get Better: Canadians with disabilities left with few alternatives amid COVID-19 shutdowns
The CBC has published a very interesting article about the challenges facing people with disabilities during COVID-19 shutdowns. Click here to read that story.