Knowledge Exchange

A Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) network
sharing learning, tools and resources developed for agencies,
by agencies in the DS Sector.


Community Living Essex County   ODEN Partners 4 Planning Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Our learning modules are designed with busy service providers in mind.

With support from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the KTT network is making the adoption of innovative approaches easy with quick, user-friendly toolkits available for you to implement within your agency.

Community Living Essex County modules are posted below. In the coming months, this will be expanded to include content from DS agencies across the province of Ontario.

For more information, please contact Amanda Mastronardi, Project Manager, REAL Xchange, Knowledge Translation and Transfer at

Upcoming Virtual Event

Professional Learning and Development Webinar is being offered on March 9, 2021 through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and Partners for Planning, titled Using Data to Tell the Story of Developmental Disabilities in Ontario’s Criminal Justice System.  Please note: registration closes on Monday March 8th, 2021 at 12:00pm.

Click the button below to access the event flyer and register for the event.

Event Flyer & Registration

Please select a module below to get started:

eVantage Learning Module

eVantage was a pilot project that looked to revolutionize employment services by putting mainstream technology in the hands of people with disabilities, employers, and service providers helping to make workplaces more inclusive.

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As Safe As Possible Learning Module

Learn how we’re educating people with an intellectual disability how to recognize and avoid victimization from crimes of human trafficking and exploitation and increasing awareness of our local Police and Justice communities about the abilities of people with an intellectual disability and how to successfully support them to obtain justice.

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Smart Support Technology Enabled Services

Smart Support – Technology Enabled Services

In 2016 we received funding through the DS Housing Task Force to pilot a project that aims to enhance opportunities for people we support to reach their goals through the use of ‘right fit’ technology. Learn how we’ve successfully piloted the implementation of technology solutions such as smart devices, apps, wearables and medication dispensers.

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Social Media

Social Media – Maximize Your Reach

Learn how we’ve successfully maintained a strong presence on all major social platforms and leveraged social media to strengthen community connections, boost fundraising efforts, and increase public awareness.

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Together One Dream Module

Together One Dream Module

Learn how we’ve successfully embedded the Together One Dream model of partnership with advocates and families in our agency’s culture.

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Advocates Against Abuse

Advocates Against Abuse Module

Learn how to implement an accessible language curriculum to help people with intellectual disabilities to identify, prevent, and report incidents of abuse. Taught by self-advocates.

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Career Compass

Career Compass Module

Learn how we revitalized our employment services – providing direction to job seekers searching for meaningful employment and guiding employers in inclusive hiring.

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