How to become a Member

ACCORD

Our Shared Beliefs

• Family networks and family directed groups are dedicated to fostering the strengths,
dreams, competencies and enthusiasm of their member families to create inclusive, caring
lives for all their members.
• Informed, involved and confident families are the most effective agents for social change.
• Parents and people with disabilities are an essential source of expertise with respect to their
son or daughter, to each other, and to the community as a whole.
• Individuals with disabilities are part of the community and as part of the community have
valuable gifts and contributions to make.
• Individuals with disabilities must be included and must lead in all decisions that affect any
part of their lives.
• All children, regardless of disability, should grow up with families and have enduring
lifelong relationships.

Our Vision

• Meaningful involvement of families and individuals with disabilities is an integral part of
levels of decision-making with respect to services and supports.
• Families have the confidence and assurance that their family member will have
individualized, flexible, life-long supports to enable them to live valued, productive lives
their community.
• All children have the right to quality, inclusive education.
• Family directed groups receive ongoing !nancial support to ensure they can provide safety
net of mutual support for families.

Our Goals

• Be a strong family voice for change.
• Support individuals and families in building their capacity toward achieving inclusion.
• Ensure that support for people with disabilities includes the options of choice and
portability through self-directed, individualized funding.
• Support the work of local family directed groups, and encourage new ones to develop.

Individual / Family Membership

You can join as an individual or family. Your membership fee helps support organizational expenses and the volunteer efforts of Board Members to represent the individual and family voice.

Affiliate Membership

If you or your family belong to a family-directed network, group or organization; consider suggesting that the group becomes an affiliate of Family Alliance Ontario. Together, we can be a more effective voice for improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

By joining FAO you will:

  • Belong to a well respected, family based, not-for-profit organization.
  • Stay informed, increase your knowledge and advocacy skills.
  • Help promote choice and control of supports.
  • Receive email updates and news of FAO initiatives and networking opportunities.
  • Have opportunities to nominate Board members and vote at our Annual General Meeting.
  • Enjoy preferential rates at events sponsored by FAO.
  • Help FAO speak with stronger support when representing families to Developmental Services.

For a small annual fee of $25. or what ever you can contribute, you can help us make a positive difference in the lives of families across Ontario.

Your financial contribution helps support organizational expenses and the volunteer efforts of Board Members to represent the family voice.

To become a member of Family Alliance Ontario, please complete an application below.

Membership Brochure

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Individual / Family Membership

Affiliation Brochure

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Affiliation Membership

Membership Application

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Individual / Family Membership

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Affiliation Membership