OFCP is saddened to hear about the COVID 19 outbreak and events that have occurred at Participation House Markham. Our thoughts are with the residents, families, staff and administration at this time. PH Markham was the first supportive housing program built by the Federation and as such, holds a special place in our heart.
A message from Lyla Lahman, President of the OFCP Board of Directors.
The Ontario Caregiver Organization Mental Health Supports
Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) has put together a communication rights toolkit.
Effective communication is essential in all healthcare situations. Over half a million Canadians who have disabilities that affect communication are at high risk for not having the supports they need to communicate when accessing and receiving COVID treatments. In addition, a significant number of people who were previously able to speak, are now unable to communicate due to breathing problems and being on ventilators in Intensive Care Units. CDAC has compiled some communication resources about Covid 19 to support people communicating during Covid 19.