Northwest Region

Northwest Region Committee on Aging and Developmental Disabilities
(Aging and Developmental Disabilities Committee of Northwestern Ontario)

The Northwest region extends across the entire western portion of Northern Ontario and includes the northern districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay; moving in a clockwise direction from its northernmost edge, this OPADD region borders on James Bay and Hudson Bay; then along the border with Manitoba, it includes Fort Severn, Sandy Lake, Picangikum, Red Lake and Kenora; the southern edge includes Thunder Bay, Marathon and Wawa; moving north again the region takes in Geraldton before extending northeast along the Albany River to James Bay.

Things We Have Done:

  • Held a Aging and Developmental Disabilities Workshop on March 30, 2001 in Thunder Bay
  • Held a 2nd Workshop entitled “Inclusive Communities – Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Planning and Best Practices” on March 30 & 31, 2006 in Thunder Bay

Regional Reports:
Read the Proceedings from the March 30 & 31st, 2006 Workshop

Future Plans And Emerging Issues:

  • The committee is in negotiation with Confederation College, Aging & Developmental Disabilities Program for designing ‘Make & Take’ sessions in May or June related to a topic on Aging.
  • The Education Committee is also planning to offer another ’round’ of 4 educational sessions, hopefully in February 2007.  There will be two sessions offered, one during the day and one in the evening, each week for 4 weeks.