An education advocacy organization called People for Education says “special needs” students in the Province of Ontario are increasingly being asked to stay home. During the four-year period of 2014-2018, the organization has noted an increase in the number of elementary and secondary school Principals who report recommending a special education student stay home for at least part of the school day.
Affordable housing is an issue which is front and centre in many communities. It is an issue which affects everyone, especially the younger generation who struggle to save enough to use as a down payment. Housing affordability coupled with onsite supports is also vital for people with disabilities who can benefit from increased independence.