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Report ON

ReportON is a service provided by the Government of Ontario that is designed to prevent abuse against adults with developmental disabilities.

If you are, or if you see or suspect an adult with a developmental disability being abused or neglected, you can contact ReportON 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Tel: 1-800-575-2222
Email: reportONdisability@ontario.ca
Tel TTY: 416-916-0549
Toll-free TTY: 1-844-309-1025

Even if you’re not certain you’re witnessing abuse or neglect we encourage you to call. There will be no consequences for you and you might make a real difference in someone’s life. Abuse or neglect might be at the hands of the person’s family, friends, caregiver, or a stranger.

ReportON will look into all non-emergency reports relating to adults receiving ministry-funded developmental services and will make referrals to appropriate supports for matters that are outside our jurisdiction. This may include referrals to the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee or police services.

For more information about ReportON, please visit the Government of Ontario’s website at:

Community Self Advocacy 

Self-advocacy is not only for individuals but also for communities. Catulpa envisions a future where the people we serve are recognized and valued as contributing members of their community and fully integrated into their community’s activities.

We know this is a vision shared by many children, youth, adults, and families with developmental or mental disabilities. As individuals, agencies, and governments, we must work together to face the growing need for inclusive supports and services within our communities.

By advocating for better resources and funding for each child and family, we can make a difference.

No matter how you choose to advocate it’s important to follow some simple guidelines:

  • Be polite and reasonable
  • Be consistent when speaking about your issue. Keep it as simple as possible
  • Stay informed about changes to your issue
  • Be clear about your objectives and the need for a commitment, as well as desired next steps
  • Connect with others interested in your issue. Not only does this provide you support, but together you can be more effective
  • Follow up regularly with decision-makers so they know you are engaged and committed

There are several different ways you can choose to raise awareness about your issue. Some of them are:

  • A personal letter from you, your support group, or a larger community network to local, provincial, or federal politicians detailing your story and how the issue(s) affects you can be very impactful
  • Talk with local, provincial, or federal politicians. Phoning or meeting can have an impact, especially if they are not familiar with your issue
  • Start an online petition and present it to decision-makers, showing the issue is a concern to many
  • Post your story online. Social media sharing can reach a large number of people
  • Tell your story to community groups so they become engaged with your issue
  • Contact the media and provide them with your personal story and how the issue affects you or your family. Include facts and statistics they can use as background
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