Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Opportunities Mississauga for twenty-one plus is a "grass roots" organization of parents and concerned citizens who want to improve current and future services for our intellectually handicapped children, and adults.
We work with community groups, agencies and businesses to expand services and facilities for intellectually disabled adults and their families.
A message from our President
Dear Members and Friends of OM21,
Our members have consistently ranked residential as their number one issue. Accordingly, your board members have been focused on residential issues for quite some time. We worked hard to promote our “Step-by-step” proposal, a transitional residential/respite program, however ultimately, we were unsuccessful. A new opportunity came to light several years ago, and we have been quietly working towards having people with Developmental Disabilities included in it by design. The attached document gives some details on the opportunity. Christian Horizons has been excellent to work with in the development of the ideas and working with the developer to explore the feasibility. There are no firm commitments yet, but we are headed in the right direction.
Our next key step will be to help educate the City of Mississauga on the need and the opportunity and what their role must be. At some point we may need to reach out to the general membership to help us reinforce with the municipal politicians how important this is and that now is the time for the city to step up and meet their obligations to ensure a truly inclusive city. Over the coming months we will keep you posted with our progress and where we may need assistance.
Ross MacHattie, Chair, OM21.
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