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

COMMON THREADS 2016
Changing Stories…Stories of Change

For more than 20 years family groups in Ontario have created and benefited from a variety of effective approaches to Independent Facilitation.

In 2014 The Ontario Independent Facilitation Network (OIFN), with funding from the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), initiated an Independent Facilitation Demonstration Project to discover how this grass roots social innovation can develop and contribute to the transformation initiative which implements the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008 (SIPDDA).

As the initial demonstration project moves toward its end in March 2017, this conference drew people with disabilities and family members, Independent Facilitators and organization leaders together to reflect on stories of change supported by Independent Facilitators. This compound question framed their thinking together, What difference do Independent Facilitators make and how do they do it?” Most of the exploration focused on change for people and families as they relate to their communities and supports.

Click here to read more of John O’Brien’s Common Threads Reflections 2016