Vita is proud to host three self-advocate groups. As an organization we have made a commitment to ensure that our members with disabilities have an opportunity to meet together to discuss concerns that are vital to them, to plan for things that they’d like to see happening with in the agency and to develop a voice that is heard both within Vita and within the province. Starting with one group, we now have grown to three, all at the request of our members; they, too, wanted choices and options for expressing their involvement. Our Self-Advocate Group has presented throughout the province and has provided consultation on how to set up a healthy self-advocacy organization.
Advocates against Abuse
Advocates Against Abuse is an initiative that engages people with intellectual disabilities to teach other people with intellectual disabilities about abuse prevention. The program was developed in collaboration with four other agencies and has proven to be a powerful and effective way to get the message out about abuse prevention, voice and self-advocacy to our members. Click Here
to learn more about the group
Advocating for a Better Future
￼Advocating for a Better Future was established in 2006 in partnership with The Griffin Centre and Family Services Toronto to co-facilitate, organize and support this community-based advocacy group. Contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information
sprOUT is an organization supporting people with intellectual disabilities who are LGBTQ. It is supported by three-member agencies: the Griffin Centre, Community Living Toronto and VITA. Contact us as email@example.com
for more information.