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Participants Needed for MCSS Focus Groups

June 22, 2016

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is holding focus groups with individuals and families that take part in ministry-funded services and supports.

Individuals and families who receive/take part in developmental services and supports are invited to participate in a focus group. Feedback will have no impact on your services, and will be confidential and voluntary. Individual responses or information will not be published.

The ministry values feedback from individuals and their families on their experiences and recognize that ongoing engagement is key to making meaningful improvements to the developmental services system.

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In September focus groups will be held in:

  • London (Monday September 26th)
  • Ottawa (Monday September 19th)
  • Toronto (Thursday September 22nd)
  • Thunder Bay (Wednesday September 21st)
  • Video-conference for people living in remote and isolated areas (Wednesday September 28th)

If you are interested and live within 100 kilometres of any of these locations, please complete an online registration form. You can also call Darren Cyr in MCSS’ Policy Research and Analysis Branch (PRAB) at 416-314-4640.

The Ministry will send the address and details upon follow-up to confirm your participation. Each focus group will last 1.5 – 2 hours, are voluntary and will not affect the supports that individuals are currently receiving.

In appreciation for your time, you will receive a light meal and MCSS will cover transportation costs (e.g., public transit, taxi, mileage) and other eligible expenses (e.g., parking, personal support worker if needed) (receipts required).

Should you have any questions about these focus groups please contact Darren Cyr at the ministry at 416-314-4640 or email REU@ontario.ca.