Over the past month the Toronto Star has posted a series of articles related to the subject of closing sheltered workshops for persons with a disability in Ontario. The subject has seen its share of media attention moving from newspaper articles, to social media, to the busy streets of downtown Parry Sound.
The message has been heard loud and clear, now is the time for competitive employment and no more sheltered workshops. Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) officials have made numerous statements regarding their efforts to support the closing of these sheltered workshops. Minister Helena Jaczek has gone as far to say, “I don’t ever want to see someone who has not been involved in a sheltered workshop move into one. That would not, in my view, be acceptable at all.”
So where did the conversation go from there?
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