Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for admission:
- Must submit the completed “Application for Admission” as well as the “Physician’s Report” as part of the application process
- Must be supported by Community Living Service Delivery.
We will consider applicants who are not supported by Community Living Service Delivery as “self payers” however, they will be considered on an individual basis, based on their support level required and funding mechanisms.
All applications are reviewed by our Admissions Committee, which consists of management, Board of Directors and Ministry representatives. This committee meets on a quarterly basis. Completed applications must be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance of each meeting.
If you or a family member is interested in applying to our programs, we urge you to contact your local Community Service Worker with the Ministry of Social Services. If you are unsure who this is, or how to contact them, please call and we will assist you.
We can also provide you with the application; however it must be signed by a Ministry official as well as the applicant in order to be considered complete. Unsigned applications will not be accepted as this implies lack of consent.
It should be noted that all acceptances are conditional upon funding being in place and that this may take some time. We encourage applications well in advance of requested start date as the funding process with the Ministry can be a lengthy process. We strongly encourage the applicant/family/care providers to tour our agency early on as part of the application process so you are making an informed decision and understand the services we do and do not offer.
Comprehensive Personal Planning & Support Policy
We following the guiding principles of CPP & SP - a set of 15 policies which apply to all service providers who sign a contract with the Ministry of Social Services, Community Living Service Delivery. These principles provide the framework for our programs and services.
The Principles of CPP&SP are:
- Actions reflect the equal worth of all people
- Each person has unique and shared intellectual, spiritual, social and physical needs
- All interaction convey respect for the value and gifts of each participant
- The participant is provided the choice of varied opportunities for optimal learning and growth
- Opportunities for each participant are consistent with the range of what is available to and experienced by others in their community
- Optimum learning, growth and change take place in enriched environments with people who respect and value the participant
The policies are:
- All supports available shall recognize the participant’s rights and reflect ethical practices.
- Service providers shall interact with participants in a supportive and respectful way.
- Participants shall be provided with the support that they need to make decisions.
- Any act or omission that causes a participant to experience emotional, or sexual harm, loss of individual rights or the misuse of the personal property shall be prohibited.
- Procedures perceived by a participant to be aversive shall not be used with that participant.
- A person-centred planning process shall be used as a means of supporting the participant in deciding and planning her goals and supports required.
- The person-centred planning process shall involve the participant and a core group of people who know and care about the participant and are committed to supporting him/her.
- The person-centred planning process shall identify roles and responsibilities of those providing support to the participant in achieving his/her goals.
- The person-centred plan shall be documented.
- Comprehensive Behaviour Support shall be used when designing support strategies to affect a participant’s challenging behaviour, or dangerous or harmful behaviour.
- Comprehensive Behaviour Support strategies shall be based upon the analysis of objective and thorough assessment information.
- Comprehensive Behaviour Support strategies shall be documented in a Comprehensive Behaviour Support Plan.
- The use of medication intended to affect challenging behaviour is a component of, not a substitute for, Comprehensive Behaviour Support and shall be carefully planned and strictly monitored.
- Service provides shall have an established policy for addressing participants new behaviours that are dangerous or harmful to self, others or animals.
- Dangerous or harmful behaviours that have not occurred before shall be documented.