Membership Services offers a variety of services for Individual Members and Group Members.
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 complete the Membership Application, and click submit!
You can also update your contact information if you are already a member using the same form.
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
AbleLiving Services Inc is a not-for-profit that has been serving seniors and adults with physical disabilities for more than forty years. Our services are located throughout Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe area.
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.
Capability Support Services is a not-for-profit organization operated by Thrive Group. Thrive Group was created to bring like-minded organizations together to develop a broad range and continuum of services that enable clients to live fulfilling lives as independently as possible.
Easter Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.
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.
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is committed to creating a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.
The largest foundation supporting childhood disability in Canada, Holland Bloorview Foundation was established in 1996 to inspire community interest and raise funds in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
New Visions Toronto is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides housing, care, and support for children, adolescents and adults with complex developmental and physical disabilities. We strive to deliver the best support possible in a home-like environment.
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.
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 Project (Durham Region)
The Participation House Project is committed to providing services that enrich the lives of Families and People with Developmental Disabilities living in Durham Region. Through our sharing of expertise and the development of leading practices we work with and within our community to celebrate full citizenship for “Every-Body”.
Peel Cheshire Homes Brampton
Peel Cheshire Homes Brampton Inc. is a charitable not-for-profit organization that provides non-medical personal support services to adults who live life with a physical disability. The Agency owns and operates a twelve (12) unit supportive housing unit that provides the residents with a private room with a bathroom, attendant care, food preparation, and other services which support independent living
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.