This year, the Developmental Disabilities Association was favored by the 2017-2018 provincial budget’s focus on providing better public services. Many initiatives will have a direct, positive impact on the people we support.
In the 2018 – 2019 budget, $1 billion was provided for child care over three years; $1.6 billion for housing; $1.5 billion for health care and $409 million for the K-12 system.
This is not to say that services have yet improved for the majority of people with disabilities. We continue to advocate for improvements in the special needs system that would result in greater ease of access for families, better targeted funding and improved effectiveness for the people we support.
View the highlights from our 2017-2018 Annual Report below or download the published edition.