Planning and Facilitation

At Facile, we specialize in planning and facilitation to help individuals and their families create the life they desire within the community. We understand that everyone’s needs are unique, so we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we take the time to get to know each individual and family we work with, learning about their strengths, dreams, challenges, and unique gifts. With this understanding, we work with you to develop a personalized plan and then support you in making it a reality.

Person-Directed Planning

Planning is something we all do. We all think about what matters most to us and talk to others we trust to determine how we can achieve the life we want. Person-directed planning is just thar- a person has the opportunity to think about and decide what is important to them. Most often, this includes a person’s family and others who are important in their lives. Our role at Facile is to guide the planning process but not direct it. Our independent facilitators firmly believe in:

  • Individuals making decisions about their own lives.
  • Valuing the perspectives and input of the individual’s family and friends.
  • An individual’s community is the first place to look for anything they need to build a good life.
  • Acknowledging that everyone possesses dreams, strengths, and gifts.
  • Understanding the importance of social connections; people need people.
  • Emphasizing that planning involves taking action.

Independent Facilitation


Facile offers independent facilitation services to support person-directed planning, relationship development, social inclusion, community participation and contribution. As independent facilitators, our primary role is to guide the process, not direct it. We are accountable to the individual and their network. We are an independent  and unencumbered organization, separate from agencies that provide direct services or determine eligibility for funding or services.

What do Independent Facilitators do?

Independent Facilitators:

  • listen deeply to what people feel is important now and for the future
  • guide the planning process at the pace that is right for the person and their family
  • help the person develop relationships and build a strong network of family and friends
  • see the person, along with their family and friends (their network), as the decision makers
  • help people and their network improve their planning and decision making
  • explore people and places to help the person build a life in their neighbourhood and community
  • help move ideas into action and develop action plans of what is needed
  • provide written plans and service agreements where needed
  • assist the community to respond to the plan
  • negotiate and mediate formal supports
  • explore ways to use direct funding to support life in community
  • help the network review how things are going

Who is eligible for planning and facilitation?


Facile began providing person-directed planning and independent facilitation with a focus on people with developmental disabilities. We believe that planning and facilitation can be useful tools and experiences for anyone wanting to plan for and build the life they want to live. This includes people with physical disabilities, mental health challenges, acquired brain-injuries, or anyone experiencing a transition in life, such as youth or seniors planning for their future. Remember, our work is individualized to you

Fee-for-Service Model in Perth and Huron Counties.

Facile offers Person-Directed Planning and Facilitation as a fee-for-service model in Perth and Huron Counties. We have a team of qualified and experienced Independent Contract Facilitators who provide services according to Passport and Special Service at Home reimbursement guidelines. Subsidies for those requiring assistance may be available.

Contact us:

People can ask for independent facilitation and planning support for themselves, their family member, or for someone they know by getting in touch with us.