“Networks for Change: Nurturing Leadership & Collaboration”

Keynote address made at the  Waterloo Wellington Mental Health & Addictions Network Launch, May 5, 2009

“Celebrating, Learning, and Inspiring Action” a Social Innovation Report

Summary Report of the Forum on Research-Inspired Social Innovation and Community Change in Waterloo Region, sponsored by the Centre for Community Based Research and its partners, Social Innovation Generation/University of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo, December 2008

Independent Facilitation in Ontario: Governance and Structure Issues

This presentation was made to the Independent Planning and Facilitation Symposium, Guelph, Dec. 2, 2008

Fifty Years of Community Living

This summary of John Lord’s reflections was given at the closing plenary at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Canadian Association for Community Living in Ottawa .  November 2008

Individualized Funding in Ontario: Report of a Provincial Study

This article appeared in the  Journal on Developmental Disabilities Communicator, Volume 14, No.2,  2008

Shared Values, Networks and Trust Among Canadian Consumer Driven Disability Organizations

This article was published in the Disability Studies Quarterly,  Volume 28, No 1, Winter 2008

Autonomous Family Groups

This paper summarizes why the expansion of autonomous family groups and networks is a promising development. It also outlines how progressive service providers understand this change and are nurturing the development of autonomous family groups and networks.  June 2007

Closing Institutions: Myths and Realities

PDF of Power Point Presentation made at “Freedom, Reconciliation, and Community Living for All; A Forum on Deinstitutionalization”, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan May 3, 2007.

Social Networks: Facilitators Expand Capacity through Relationships

An excerpt from “Pathways to Inclusion:  Building a New Story with People and Communities”, a book by John Lord and Peggy Hutchison, to be published in the spring of 2007.

Moving Toward Citizenship: A Study of Individualized Funding in Ontario

This is a comprehensive study of how four projects across Ontario are providing supports to people with disabilities in a unique and personalized fashion.  This research study was commissioned by The Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario and submitted by the Coalition to the Ministry of Community and Social Services on April 7, 2006.