Developmental services residences will be the site of the next major outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ontario, unless the provincial government steps in to provide enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for the people who live and work there.

Please protect the health and well being of individuals with intellectual disabilities and the workers who support them.

Use this form to send Premier Ford and the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services the following message:

Dear Premier Ford,

People with developmental disabilities and the workers who support them deserve to be safe in their homes and workplaces. But right now, there isn’t enough PPE even in residences where individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.

Developmental services workers are forced to wear dollar-store rain ponchos and home-made cloth masks to protect themselves and the individuals they support. When workers do have access to PPE, they’re often restricted to one single surgical mask each per shift.

Vulnerable people and workers shouldn’t have to fight for the protections that will keep them safe and healthy. Your government needs to ensure they have the highest level of protective equipment necessary to ensure their safety.

Sincerely,

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