The Independent Facilitation Demonstration Project (IFDP) is a collaboration involving OIFN, seven Independent Facilitation Organizations (IFOs), and the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS). The purpose of Facilitation is to make it easier for people with disabilities to direct their own lives, live as valued citizens and to find the support they need to take their place as contributing members of their communities.
This webcast explores the purpose, practice and benefits of Independent Facilitation in Ontario, and learnings to date from the Independent Facilitation Demonstration Project companion book recently released by OIFN, available for free download. Host Anna Bruno from Partners for Planning, Andrea Podruski from Citizen Advocacy in Ottawa and Diane Peacock from Facile Perth in Stratford discuss the IFDP project and the many ways in which Independent Facilitation is a necessary and transformative process for so many individuals, their families and broader society.
This webcast presentation will be followed by a live Q&A with the participants.