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Ontario developmental services web portal

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal

Collaborating to Create Better Web-Based Access to Information and Resources for the Developmental Services Sector


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Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal

  • History

  • Who we are

  • Today’s reality

  • Tomorrow’s Vision

  • Information architecture

  • Look and feel

  • Target Audience

  • Benefits

  • Surveying the Landscape for Potential Opportunities

  • Outcomes

  • What do you think?

  • How you can help make this a reality

  • Discussion, Questions and Comments

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Ontario developmental services web portal history

Ontario Developmental Services Web PortalHistory

  • 2004 - Developmental Service Transformation

  • Consultation with families / service providers suggested a single low cost provincial web portal.

  • A Developmental Services Information Services Forum, held in February 2008 brought together representatives from DS Agencies, families and MCSS.

  • The Ontario Developmental Services Web Group is formed.

  • The Web Group developed a draft framework for the provincial web portal.

  • Broader consultation to seek input, validate direction, identify partnerships, further develop plan.

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Ontario developmental services web portal who we are

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal Who we are

Community/sector-led group that includes representation from:

  • Family network organizations

  • Developmental Service providers

  • Developmental Service information centres

  • Information Technology developers

  • Representatives from different geographic areas

  • Anglophone / Francophone

  • Ministry of Community and Social Services

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Ontario developmental services web portal today s reality

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal Today’s Reality

  • People access most information on-line or through someone using on-line resources

  • People expect to find current and reliable information easily

  • People are looking for different types and levels of information and services

  • People find it hard to navigate through multiple websites to get the information they need

  • Given that there is currently no funding available for this project, collaboration will be key.

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Ontario developmental services web portal tomorrow s vision

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal Tomorrow’s Vision

Tomorrow’s Vision:

  • A single provincial web portal with access to authoritative information

  • Local, regional, and provincial collaboration through shared governance and pooling of existing Information Technology (IT) resources

  • People have the information they need to fully participate in their community.

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Ontario developmental services web portal information architecture

Ontario Developmental Services Web PortalInformation architecture

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Ontario developmental services web portal look and feel

Ontario Developmental Services Web PortalLook and feel

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Ontario developmental services web portal target audience

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal Target Audience

  • Individuals

  • Family and Friends

  • Professionals in DS sector

  • Key Stakeholders

  • Community members

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Ontario developmental services web portal benefits

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal Benefits

How could this help you?

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Ontario developmental services web portal surveying the landscape

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal Surveying the Landscape

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Ontario developmental services web portal outcomes

Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal Outcomes

Trusted. Reliable. Transparent.

  • One recognizable place to find what you need regardless of where you live or work within Ontario

  • Best Practice options to achieve goals and solve issues

  • A central place to connect with other individuals, families and professionals

  • Cost savings in efficient and effective use of shared resources developed across the province

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Ontario developmental services web portal what do you think

Ontario Developmental Services Web PortalWhat do you think?

  • Does this provide a good framework to launch an inclusive province-wide collaborative effort to build a web-based resource for the Developmental Services Sector?

  • What critical components should be in this framework?

  • Do you have any suggested changes?

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Ontario developmental services web portal how can you help make this a reality

Ontario Developmental Services Web PortalHow can you help make this a reality?

Can you see yourself in this process?

  • Taking a lead within your region

  • Using and contributing to its success

  • Do you have content that should be there?

    If you are planning or are in the middle of completing an

    information project ( i.e. service database, website) consider

    being apart of a collaborative effort that will maximize the

    benefits of your investments.

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Ontario developmental services web portal questions comments

Ontario Developmental Services Web PortalQuestions / Comments?

Please complete the short survey.

To get involved or provide feedback contact:

(Insert Ontario DS Web group contact name and contact information)

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Ontario Developmental Services Web Portal

Thank you for participating.

Together we can make tomorrow’s vision a reality.

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