Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports, often called ‘Brokerage,’ is available in Windsor and Essex County.
It is a support in our community for people who have developmental disabilities and are looking for a different way to work toward their life goals.
The Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services (MCCSS) and others call this support Person-directed Planning (PDP), which is offered by many Developmental Service agencies across the province.
There are many ways that Brokerage’s person-directed planning process is different from PDP delivered by a service agency, which is why we call our work Independent Facilitation.
As you read through our website, you will learn about how Brokerage and Independent Facilitation are different from traditional service offerings.
Windsor Essex Brokerage for Personal Supports is built on the belief that individuals and families need good information to make good decisions.
Brokerage is involved in the Ontario Independent Facilitation Network’s (OIFN) Community of Practice, made up of people with developmental disabilities, family members, independent facilitators, and other allies interested in creating new ways for people to be supported. OIFN is committed to FACILITATING CHANGE and CUSTOMIZING SUPPORT in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Visit www.oifn.ca to learn more.