Community Living Dufferin

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Record #: GCL1518 Last Full Update: 08 Dec 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-941-8971  
Office: ext. 130 
Residential: ext. 164 
Respite: ext. 162 
QPAC: ext. 200 
Employment Plus Program: ext. 157 
Options Program: Ext 126 
Pre-School Resource Program: Ext 155
Primary ContactDiane Slater, Director, Adult Services; Phone: ext 164; Email:
Volunteer CoordinatorKaren Murphy-Fritz, Executive Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: ext 165; Email:
Address & Location Information
Site LocationEast Garafraxa
Address065371 County Road #3
East Garafraxa, ON L9W 7J8
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IntersectionBroadway Ave & County Rd #3
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description & Services
DescriptionCommunity options and opportunities for children and adults who have a developmental disability. Provide and coordinate services within Dufferin County that support and enable people to live within the community and maximize their capacity for independence. CLD supports people who have disabilities that affect their capacity to learn. 
Services Include: 
* Group Home Living - living arrangements and housing are provided, they are designed to encourage the individual's growth, independence and integration within the community. Thirteen group homes in the Orangeville area, hours of staff support range from 8 to 24 hours per day and support is offered in the following areas: 
* Self care (hygiene, domestic) 
* Social skills (developing friendships) 
* Community living skills (grocery shopping, banking) 
* Recreation/leisure supports 
* Specialized support (access to psychologists, speech therapy, psychiatrist, etc.) Dufferin adults (18 and older) with developmental delays are eligible. 
*Respite Program: adults who live with his/her family can participate up to twenty weekends/year in activities similar to group home living on pre-arranged weekends from Friday to Sunday. Two Saturdays per month of respite is also offered for adults who have developmental disabilities and who are medically fragile. 
* Pre-School Resource Program: ongoing support and assistance from Early Interventionists and implemented within an inclusive childcare setting in the community that allows them an opportunity to make friends and participate in a variety of stimulating activities. A child's strengths and needs are assessed and an individualized program is developed together with the family. In-home visits are scheduled to maintain communication between the parents and other caregivers.  
* Summer Inclusion Program: children 5 to 16 years of age are provided with an Inclusion Counselor to support them in a recreational program of their choice for up to 2 weeks during the summer months. Programs are offered through community summer day camps in the areas of Orangeville, Grand Valley and Shelburne. 
*Summer Day Camp: young adults aged 16 to 30 years can participate in a program that provides a variety of activities including crafts, music, swimming and games, weekly sessions offered in July for a small fee. 
* Options Learning and Leisure Program: adult day program that promotes the development of skills and creativity within a range of planned activities. The emphasis is on learning new skills and building self-esteem, while interacting with one's community. 
* Employment Services: to enable people to work and make meaningful contribution to the community workplace. CLD provides support to develop vocational skills through training and work experiences. QPAC (Quality, Packaging & Assembly) is a business that offers employment to people with developmental disabilities to learn transferrable job skills. The Employment Plus program is a specialized placement service that matches people with training placements and employment opportunities within the community. Employment coaches assess the person's interests and abilities and provide the necessary training and ongoing support to ensure the person is successful in meeting the requirements of employment.  
* Supported Independent Living Program: provide support to people living in their own apartment. Support is 3 to 5 hours per week and geared to the type of assistance that person would like.  
* Family Home Program: program finds suitable families and aligns them with adults to live in a supportive family setting. 
* Behavioural Supports: support families who have loved ones with a developmental disability and who are dealing with behavioral concerns in the home.  
*Regional Specialized Services: group home that supports adults with Prader Willi Syndrome. 
* Volunteer Opportunities 
Contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator for on-going volunteer opportunities.
HoursOffice - Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
DatesAll year
Areas ServedDufferin County
BoundariesDufferin County
EligibilityMust have a developmental disability
FeesProgram ; Fee assistance available for For some programs.
Other Details
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Primary ExecutiveSheryl Chandler, Executive Director; Phone: ext 136; Email:
MeetingsAnnual General Meeting
Service CategoriesDevelopmental Issues ; Disability Associations ~ Developmental Issues ; Disability Related Centre Based Employment ; Supported Living Services for Adults with Disabilities ~ Developmental Issues
SubjectsAdults ; Caregiver relief ; Children ; Developmental disabilities ; Nursery schools ; Physical disabilities ; Preschool children ; Recreation