Update: The Closure of Sheltered Workshops:
On November 29th 2015 Moira Welsh, investigative news reporter from the Toronto Star reported, “Ontario will eliminate provincially funded workshops where people with intellectual disabilities do menial tasks for pennies a day, says a top official with Ontario's Ministry of Community and Social Services.” The decision is the strongest statement yet from the Ministry following a Toronto Star series exposing the problem with Sheltered Workshops. Initially, the government announced there would be no new admissions to the workshops. Now the province plans to close Sheltered Workshops forever.
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