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National Volunteer Week April 15 - 21
Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers! YOU truly make a difference in the lives of people living with an intellectual disability.

Home of our Own Event - Sold Out

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Magic 96.7, Peterborough This Week, Level A, Motion Specialties, Art School of Peterborough, KawarthaNOW, MicroAge, McConkey Real Estate, Brant Basics, Friends of Community Living Peterborough, Nexicom, Scotiabank RBC, Ruslands Auctions Appraisals Moving & Storage, Best Western Otonabee Inn, Challice Photo, Jackson Creek Press, K.M. Winter Jewellery Studio Inc.  Mariposa Chocolates, St. Peter's Secondary School Culinary Program, BE Catering, Ricky's All Day Grill, Natas Cafe, Stickling's Bakery, Black Honey, Red Lobster, Shish-Kabob Hut, Dancing Blueberries, Loblaws
Breaking barriers starts in day care -- Community Living Ontario -- Mom attests to power of early inclusion. Marla Rotenberg says attending an inclusive day-care centre provided her son with a strong sense of empathy that's led him to build friendships with children who have a disability from the time he was a toddler to adolescence...
MyVoice for autism Give the MyVoice app to someone with autism and you're giving them a bridge to communication, education, and social confidence. Designed for iPad, iPod, and iPhone, the award-winning MyVoice app is an essential tool for those with autism and people that support them...
A guide to personal care & property for older adults with an intellectual disability  An overview of personal care and property decisions to help caregivers orient themselves to the issues and identify available safeguards...
Another institution closes: A good day to be Canadian -- Courtesy of Abilities Magazine --  At the end of February, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the closure of Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw. Valley View Centre is an institution that has housed thousands of people with intellectual disabilities over the past 50 years, and still houses more than 200 people. The closure of Valley View marks the end of a dark period for persons with intellectual disabilities. "It is a great day to be Canadian," says Shane Haddad, President of People First of Canada (PFC). "I am so proud to have been part of the work and education it took to free people from this institution. I commend the Saskatchewan government for doing the right thing for the people who live and have lived in Valley View Centre. I am so proud my province is moving forward." To read the full press release, visit the Canadian Association for Community Living's Website, here. To find out more about People First of Canada and their work around deinstitutionalization, visit their Website, here.
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Our Mission
To inspire respect and equality for people with an intellectual disability by promoting:
community knowledge, organizational excellence and individual quality of life.

Our Vision
That all people live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community,
and have the opportunity to participate.

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