February 13, 2017

I want to assure individuals with developmental disabilities and their families that there will be no impact to services and supports provided by Community Living Tillsonburg.

For many years, Ministry funded agencies have been aware that it is their responsibility to meet pay equity obligations from within their approved funding levels, as with all other employment-related commitments. Agencies are also required to manage their budgets while maintaining the services and supports they are funded for.

The Ministry has worked with this agency for some time and provided them with information on potential strategies to help address their pay equity requirements. In addition, we have told the agency that they can use funds that they have accrued in past few years for their pay equity purposes.

The Ministry has informed the agency's CEO that it will be conducting a full Financial Review of their operations.

We will continue to work with Community Living Tillsonburg during this review and hope that it will be completed as quickly as possible.