Welcome To Family Alliance Ontario

We are an autonomous alliance of citizens who offer knowledge, tools, and networking opportunities,
to individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. Our mission is to assist people in realizing a vision that includes valued relationships; choice and control over their lives; and enables inclusion through meaningful contribution and participation in community.

OUR VISION

  • A society where people and their families are fully supported to live a regular life.

OUR MISSION

  • Family Alliance Ontario is a provincial organization that offers knowledge, resources, tools and networking
    opportunities to people with disabilities and their families; to assist them to realize a vision that includes
    having valued relationships; choice and control in their lives; and enables inclusion through meaningful
    contribution and participation in their communities.

OUR GOALS

  • Be a strong family voice for positive change as per our beliefs.
  • People with disabilities and their families have the confidence and assurance that they or their family members will have individualized, flexible, life long supports to enable them to live valued, productive lives in their community.
  • People with disabilities and their families will build capacity towards true citizenship.
  • People with disabilities and their families will have access to resources, tools and support that strengthens their capacity.
  • People with disabilities will have choice and control of resources through self directed, portable, individualized funding and reflects the current cost of living.
  • Autonomous family groups and networks receive ongoing financial support to ensure they can provide a safety net of mutual support for families.
  • We will have strong local autonomous family groups and networks throughout the province of Ontario.
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SHARED BELIEFS

  • Informed, involved and confident families are the most effective agents for social change.
  • Families and people with disabilities are an essential source of expertise with respect to each other and to the community
  • People with disabilities must lead all decisions which affect their lives.
  • Families are an integral part in supporting people with disabilities in the decision-making process
  • People with disabilities have valuable gifts and contributions to make to their community
  • All people, regardless of disability, should grow up with family and have enduring lifelong relationships
  • All people, regardless of disability, have the right to quality, inclusive education.

What we Offer

Knowledge, Tools & Networking Opportunities

Resources

Check out our links to helpful resources and websites.

Affiliated Networks

Find a family network near you!

Upcoming Events

Join us at upcoming events.

Uncovering the People's History Project

Uncovering the People's History Project logo
The People’s History Project is designed to foster an understanding around Canada’s poignant history of institutionalization for people experiencing a disability. The project strives to deepen the broader public’s understanding of the impact of the institutional care model, on people, their families, their loved ones and the community on whole.

Upcoming Events

Family Alliance Gathering & AGM – September 14/15, 2018

September 5, 2018
FAO Gatherings
  FAO 2018 Gathering & AGM Don't miss out on Family Alliance Ontario's Gathering and AGM,  September 14-16 2018 in Toronto!  This is a great opportunity to reconnect with acquaintances, make new connections, share inspirational stories, engage in mutual learning and explore solutions to help move forward! The Uncovering the People's History Project will also have its official launch during at the  gathering.
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Family Alliance Ontario
Current Board Members

Family Alliance Ontario is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Each elected director serves a two year term with eligibility for re-election for additional terms. To see our current board composition and the term each member is serving, click on a specific director's name.

June 20, 2009

Vice President November 13, 2011

President April 2013

Term expires 2018

May 15, 2010

Vice President April 2013

Term expires 2019

October 30, 2017

Founding member of Family Support Network

Term expires 2018

May 15, 2010

Term expires 2019

October 1, 2017

Term expires 2019

June 20, 2009

Term expires 2018

January 25, 2014

Term expires 2018

October 1, 2017

Term expires 2019

November 13, 2011

Secretary January 25, 2014

Term expires 2018