Community Living North Grenville supports individuals with an intellectual disability and their families throughout the communities of North Grenville.
Over 12,000 people belong to Community Living Ontario through memberships in 117 affiliated local associations.
Many have a son, daughter, brother or sister who is identified as having an intellectual disability. People who themselves have an intellectual disability are members. Churches, businesses and other community leaders also belong.
We all belong to Community Living Ontario and Community Living North Grenville for the same reason. We support full inclusion of people who are identified as having an intellectual disability in all aspects of community living.
The name "Community Living" reflects the growing understanding that the right to live a fully integrated life within the community- to live, to go to school, to work, to enjoy recreation and to be active in retirement - belongs to us all. It reflects the aspirations of persons with developmental intellectual disabilities to be included in the fabric of community life.
Founded in 1967 by local citizens and parents to begin our journey towards inclusion, we operate through the governance of a local volunteer board of directors, representative of families, individuals who are supported by Community Living North Grenville, and the broader community.
Community Living North Grenville operates through funding primarily from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, along with local fundraising and donations.