Facilitating CHANGE … CUSTOMIZING Support

Ontario Independent Facilitation Network is committed to FACILITATING CHANGE and CUSTOMIZING SUPPORT in the lives of people with developmental disabilities, and their families.

We are a growing Community of Practice that includes people with developmental disabilities, family members, Independent Facilitators, and other allies interested in creating new ways for people to be supported. We imagine people with developmental disabilities directing their own lives so they can live as valued community members and citizens.

Featured Event


OIFN February Forum

Always Learning:
Recognizing and Using a Variety of Approaches to Grow in Facilitation Skills

Evening of Wednesday February 22 and Thursday February 23, 2017

Cambridge Hotel & Conference Center

Common Threads Reflections 2016

John O’Brien’s reflections on the Common Threads 2016 conference that drew people with disabilities and family members, Independent Facilitators and organization leaders together to reflect on stories of change supported by Independent Facilitators.

For more articles go to http://www.oifn.ca/articles/

Featured Article

Common Threads Conference: Changing Stories...Stories Of Change

Featured Video

Independent Facilitation is a relationship that can facilitate change, and customize support, for people with developmental disabilities and their families. This video features Marlyn Shervill, Brian Tardif, John Lord, David Devidi, and Judith McGill as they explore what makes it possible to offer this kind of support to people with developmental disabilities and their families in communities across Ontario.

Living with Disability:
What Unlocked Your World?

This CBC Ontario Today episode showcases prodigy jazz pianist Matt Savage, who could not stand music as a toddler.

Because of this autism, Matt spent a lot of time in his room.Therapy and music unlocked his world…What unlocked yours?

Featured Story

Living with Disability