Our Driving Force
We want people in the community to see us as people first. The problem is, we are still being labeled with damaging words like retarded or slow. We have been taken away from our families and communities, and have been kept in institutional settings. We have been kept in segregated workshops and schools apart from other people in our community. People have forgotten that we have the same dreams and the same needs as everybody else.
- To promote EQUALITY for all persons.
- To assist other people trying to speak up for themselves and making their own decisions.
- To teach the members about the RIGHTS, ABILITIES, and STRENGTHS of People First of Ontario.