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Re: Proposed Cuts to Intervenor Services for Deaf-Blind Ontarians

Sent:
March 15, 2011
To:
Minister of Community and Social Service
Subject:
Re: Proposed Cuts to Intervenor Services for Deaf-Blind Ontarians

Hon. madeleine Meilleur
Minister of Community and Social Services
Hepburn Block
Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1e9

Dear Minister:

Re: Proposed Cuts to Intervenor Services for Deaf-Blind Ontarians

I am writing on behalf of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), a national organization of rights holders who are blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted, to express our deep shock and full opposition to any proposed cuts to intervenor services for deaf-blind Ontarians. These services are critical for their participation in all aspects of life, and rather than imposing cuts, the Ontario Government should be increasing the availability of these services which are truly "essential services" for this group of Ontarians.

Intervenors help individuals who are deaf-blind to communicate, at a doctor's office, at a bank, in a restaurant and at home. 

Intervenor services are one of the most critical services the Ontario Government offers. Consider what your life would be like if you could neither hear or see! Your life would be quite different.

It is for these reasons the AEBC demands the Ontario Government reconsider any cuts to this critical service, and ensure current levels are either maintained or increased.

Please respond via e-mail, text, not pdf, as I am blind and use a screen reader.

Sincerely,

 

John Rae
1st Vice President
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
www.blindcanadians.ca

Copies: Michael Prue, Joe Fiorito, Citizens With Disabilities Ontario

History

  • This letter, #2177 was sent March 15, 2011 to Minister of Community and Social Service: Re: Proposed Cuts to Intervenor Services for Deaf-Blind Ontarians

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