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Create a Listing and be Found on the Map

As an independent facilitator, you can create a Listing that describes your biography and approach, along with your contact information.

By entering your address when creating a listing, a pin is placed on the map. When the cursor hovers over the pin your name will be displayed. Clicking the pin will reveal the complete listing under the map. Users can search for listings using multiple criteria such as name, location, type of listing and also, a free-form text search.

 

The Process of Creating a Listing

 

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  • 1. Review Considerations
    Before creating a listing as an Independent Facilitator, OIFN asks that you review the considerations outlined below.
  • 2. Sign-up
    Using the button at the bottom of this page (“Put yourself on the Map”), you will be directed to a sign up page. This page will ask you to provide your contact information before creating a listing. Your username will be used solely for the purpose of creating and editing your listing. It will not appear in your listing.
    Please ensure that there are no spaces in your username.
  • 3. Receive Confirmation Email
    Once you have signed-up, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address. Click on the link in the confirmation email. The link will open a page on the OIFN site that will  enable you to start creating your listing.

    Note: you are automatically subscribed to OIFN communications (email notices, newsletters, etc.) and you will also receive a confirmation email for that subscription, which also needs a response to activate.

  • 4. Create a Listing
    Once you begin creating your listing you can log out at any point and resume the process by logging back in. Be sure to fill in all of the required fields.
  • 5. Edit Listing
    To edit your listing select the menu item “Edit Listing” under the “Find a Facilitator” menu in the main navigation bar at the top.


Guide to Creating a Listing

See the detailed guide to creating your listing here.

 

Questions to consider when creating a listing

  1. Do you fit the definition of an independent facilitation organization? An independent facilitation organization is any organization that offers independent facilitation and planning supports separate and apart from direct service delivery, assessment, eligibility, and funding/resource determinations.
  1. Have you read and understood the Independent Facilitation and Community of Practice sections of this site that outline Safeguards to Practice and What is the Work of Independent Facilitation?
  2. Do you have a statement ready for posting that describes your organization’s values and mission?
  3. Can you describe your previous experience to date in supporting individuals and families through facilitation and planning?
  4. Do you have bios and pictures to post of your organization’s Facilitators?
  5. Can you describe your training and mentoring approach to facilitator development?
  6. As an organization, do you expect facilitators to work within the Guide for Ethical Conduct?
  7. How involved is your organization in the provincial OIFN community of practice? How is your organization active and participating in any regional communities of practice?
  8. How is your organization as a whole committed to ongoing, life-long learning and evaluation?
  9. Are those you serve as an organization (people with a developmental disability and families) involved in your organization’s governance?
  10. Do you have accountability mechanisms in place for evaluating the work of facilitators and the organization as a whole?
  1. Do you fit the definition of an independent facilitator? The term refers to a facilitator who provides independent facilitation and person-directed planning, supports separate, and apart from direct service delivery, assessment, eligibility, and funding/resource determinations
  1. Have you read and understood the Independent Facilitation and Community of Practice sections of this site that outline Safeguards to Practice and What is the Work of Independent Facilitation?
  2. Do you have a statement ready for posting that describes your values and approach to the work?
  3. Do you have bios and pictures of yourself to post on the listing (no more than 1MB in size)?
  4. Can you describe your previous experience to date in supporting individuals and families through facilitation and planning?
  5. Can you describe your training and mentoring experience to date? Are you actively connected to any independent facilitation organizations? What is that relationship?
  6. Are you prepared to work within the Guide for Ethical Conduct? How will this be evident in your work?
  7. How involved are you in the provincial OIFN community of practice? Are you active and participating in any regional communities of practice?
  8. How are you committed to ongoing, life-long learning and evaluation?

Do you fit the definition of a Community of Practice?

An inclusive group of persons with disabilities, families, independent facilitators and allies who come together regularly to learn and grow, valuing their collective knowledge and competence. The group is informally bound together by shared expertise and a passion for making independent facilitation a viable option.

Do you fit the definition of a Training Organization?

Any organization that offers relevant training and learning opportunities to those committed to deepening and furthering the work of independent facilitation and planning.

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