Baird announces new service provider for clients with developmental disabilities in Orillia
ORILLIA, ON, June 14 /CNW/ - Community and Social Services Minister John Baird announced today that the Barrie & District Association for People with Special Needs will be the new service provider responsible for delivering programs and services to developmentally disabled adults and their families in Orillia. The association will replace the Orillia & District Association for Community Living and will assume its new role on June 25, 2001.
"Supporting vulnerable people across the province is a priority of our government," said Baird. "We are confident that the Barrie & District Association for People with Special Needs will serve their new Orillia clients well. It has an excellent track record and years of experience in providing high-quality programs to people with developmental disabilities."
"We are ensuring that adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Orillia will continue to have their needs met by their new service provider," said Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop. "I am very pleased to see that a local agency will be serving Orillia clients."
The agency operates a variety of community programs for people with developmental disabilities, including residential and day programs, family home programs and infant development programs. It is the largest provider of developmental services in Simcoe County.
"We are delighted to be able to provide programs and support to clients in the community," said Lynn Price, Executive Director, Barrie & District Association for People with Special Needs. "We look forward to working with the Ministry in caring for and improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families."
For further information: Dan Miles, Minister's Office, (416) 325-5215; Dianne Lone, Ministry of Community and Social Services, (416) 325-5156; For more information visit http://www.gov.on.ca/CSS.