Component: DSSL - Children's Community Accommodation

Legislation: Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA), 2017

Service objectives

  • To provide accommodation, care and supervision in licensed group homes for children with a developmental disability
  • To support the development of a personal plan of care based on the principles of person-centred planning, self-determination and choice and to provide services that are reflective of this plan

Service description

People served

  • Child and youth with a developmental disability
  • Child and youth - under the age of 18 years
  • Not living in their family home or in an associate family setting
  • In need of group living supports and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Documented priority for service

Program/service features

The Program/Services contracted by the ministry will reflect the following features.

Specific service provided

  • Community based licensed accommodation and supports for children living in a group care setting
  • The agency is responsible for up to 24 hours or support per day as defined by the personal plan of care
  • Individual personal and life skill development based on assessed needs

Individual planning and goal setting

Each child will have a current plan of care that reflects an assessment of his/her needs and preferences. The plan of care will identify the specific services/supports received by the child, the expected outcomes and be based on the principles of person centred planning, self-determination and choice.

Program goals

To provide accommodation, care and supervision in licensed group homes for children with a developmental disability.

Services will be

  • Reflective and responsive to child, family and community strengths and needs
  • Accountable to the child, family and community
  • Sensitive to the social, linguistic and cultural diversity of families and Indigenous communities
  • Provided by individuals with the appropriate range of skills and abilities necessary to respond effectively to the needs of children and families
  • Based on the child's and youth's assessed needs, preferences and available individual, agency, community and contracted ministry resources
  • Admission to service is obtained through the ministry designated access to service mechanism, which identifies individuals for priority access to service by means of a process, which is objective, equitable and transparent

Ministry expectations

Service agencies will comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, policy directives, program guidelines, funding agreement(s), accountability and reporting requirements.

Reporting requirements

The following service data will be reported on at an Interim and Final stage. Please refer to your final agreement for report back due dates and targets.

Service Data NameDefinition

Group Living: Ministry-funded Agency Expenditures (Third party brokering/admin fee)

The subset of "Ministry-funded Agency Expenditures ($) (Total)" used to administer or broker the purchase of supportive living services from a third party (including other TPAs and for-profit OPRs), above and beyond the value of the third party contracts.

# of Respite Resident Days: Group Living (Direct Service)

Number of days an individual receiving respite services occupied the supportive living space in the reporting year (cumulative).