Individual Membership is open to all people with cerebral palsy, their parents/family members as well as professionals/supporters who have an interest in the welfare of persons with cerebral palsy. Individual members who have cerebral palsy are eligible to apply for funding assistance from OFCP for equipment, vacation and community based day programs.
Being a Member, you are entitled to apply to the OFCP for various types of funding; you can receive OFCP mailouts including the newsletter; and those over 18 years of age get to vote at General Meetings.
To become a member is easy; just print off our Membership Application, fill it out and send it in!
Member Groups of OFCP are non-profit organizations who provide services to people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities in their communities. Services for Member Groups include:
- Access to a Group Benefits Plan for agency staff with coverage for medical, dental, life, longterm disability...etc. customized to the needs of each member;
- All clients of Member Groups who have cerebral palsy benefit by becoming lifelong members of OFCP. Our Constitution and Bylaws state the following :
“Persons who have cerebral palsy and are members of the OFCP member groups, are automatically considered as individual members of the OFCP. Member group fees cover their initial $10.00 membership fees. Those individuals with cerebral palsy must complete the individual membership application form.”
These individuals must indicate their agency’s name at the top of their membership Application;
- Voting privileges at the OFCP Annual General Meeting;
- Discount on registration fees for all OFCP conferences;
- Support to members to expand services for people with cerebral palsy in their community;
- OFCP keeps members informed of new government initiatives and provide collective input to it.
- We liaise with government regarding expansion of services and common concerns of members.
- We also provide support to various coalitions and work groups;
- Support to community groups/agencies that want to become a member of the OFCP;
- We are currently looking to expand on additional benefits for Member Groups.
For more information about membership with the OFCP, how to become a member and to download the Application Form, please check our website www.ofcp.ca or contact Lynn Addae at 416-244-9686 x231, toll free 1-877-244-9686 x231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the OFCP Group Membership Application Form here.
OFCP Member Groups
Able Living provides supportive housing and a variety of services for adults with disabilities who reside in Hamilton, Binbrook, Stoney Creek, Burlington and Mississauga. Their roots stem from the Hamilton Cerebral Palsy Parent Council, but have grown substantially over the past three decades to help individuals not only with cerebral palsy but with any disability.
Access Independent Living Services ensures adults with physical disabilities can live independently in the community and pursue their individual goals by providing innovative attendant support services.
Bliss Symbolics Canada (BCIC) Bliss-Canada provides a partnership between Bliss users and their supporters to promote and support the Bliss system and its various uses across Canada.
Guelph Independent Living provides services and supports to persons with a physical disability and older adults in the City of Guelph. Supportive housing, attendant outreach, assisted living, home help, and recreation and inclusion programs are some of the services they provide.
Harmony Place Support Services (HPSS) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization that provides day programs for adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. The focus at HPSS is to provide services that blends respect, dignity, choice, and advocacy with meaningful connections to the community.
Hutton House Association for Adults with Disabilities promotes and supports persons with disabilities through learning and life enhancing programs that focus on each individual's strengths, abilities and interests.
North Yorkers for Disabled Persons (NYDP) is a non-profit organization that provides supportive housing with 24 hour support services to persons with physical disabilities. Communication assistance is provided in a congregate living environment.
Ottawa Foyers Partage / ComputerWise (OFP) supports over fifty-five adults with multiple disabilities in Ottawa, Ontario. With five groups, two supported independent living apartments and the ComputerWise program, OFP provides a community in which all are welcomed, regardless of creed, background or ability and supported without discrimination.
Participation Lodge – Grey Bruce
Participation Lodge (Holland Centre site) is long-term care facility for the developmentally and physically challenged that focuses on the individual needs of our residents.
Participation House Toronto Parent Association is a group home for adults with developmental/or physical disabilities. The home provides personal support services, assistance with daily living and life skills, and social activities.
Pegasus Community for Adults with Special Needs
Pegasus Community Project is a registered Canadian charity that provides community based day services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Safehaven Project for Community Living - Toronto
The Safehaven Project has a mandate to provide a safe and caring place for children with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs, the first residential homes were opened in 1990. They are proud to now care for children at 5 GTA locations.
Sunbeam Centre is a multi-site, multi-faceted organization providing residential care, day programming and other services for individuals with developmental, physical & emotional impairments.
Thames Valley Children's Centre is a regional rehabilitation centre for children and young adults with physical disabilities, communication disorders, developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders, living primarily in Southwestern Ontario.