Recognizing Capacity Video Launch


February 12, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Regal Room
416 Centre St S
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2
Laura Powell
Recognizing Capacity Video Launch @ The Regal Room | Whitby | Ontario | Canada

After a sneak preview at the recent Stories by the Fire evening, DFR will officially launch our new video collection which focuses on the experiences of families as they came to expect and notice the voices of their family members with a developmental disability.

In 2017 the Law Commission of Ontario recommended pilot projects be developed to explore alternatives to Guardianship. DFR’s Recognizing Capacity Project has aimed to gather further evidence that people with developmental disabilities can maintain their legal capacity and be the decision maker in their own lives, even if they need significant support to do so.

Over the duration of the project, families have been invited to come together for shared learning events, to hear stories from other families, to discuss and reflect on their own experiences, and to share some of these publicly. Last summer, a small group of families were invited to share their reflections as part of Provincial submission to the Federal Government, in partnership with Community Living Ontario and Inclusion Canada.

In the fall, we had the opportunity to record a series of short videos which we will showcase on this evening. This will provide another opportunity for all families to come together and talk about this important topic.

Join us for the evening of Monday February 12, in the Regal Room of the Centennial Building, downtown Whitby. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.