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June 5, 2017

Community Living Haldimand Creates New Assistive Technology for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Community Living Haldimand 2017 Recognition Dinner

Dunnville – On Monday, Community Living Haldimand (CLH) hosted its Annual Recognition Dinner preceded by its Annual General Meeting. Local MPP, Toby Barrett was on hand to congratulate CLH and hear more about how increased economic opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities is made possible with mobile assistive technology.

“I congratulate Community Living Haldimand on their successful grant application with the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand – Norfolk. “I look forward to hearing the results of the Brock University study and the opportunities it may identify.”

In addition to the creation of its new mobile assistive technology, Community Living Haldimand has hired two coordinators to complete needs assessments for the apps, provide device instructions and collect technology impact data with participants of this new initiative. Thanks to the $67,100 Seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, persons with intellectual disabilities will gain skills and knowledge to achieve greater financial independence.

“Community Living Haldimand in collaboration with Brock University and with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, undertook an exciting initiative that supported adults with developmental disabilities to participate and engage in community life using mobile phones and Smart watch technology,” said Susan Wavell, Executive Director for Community Living Haldimand. “ As a result of this project, these individuals can use a hand-held phone with app specific supports to increase their independent participation in their communities and daily lives.”

Established in 1957, Community Living Haldimand is committed to promoting the inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities in all community activities and providing services that place the person and their family first. If you wish to learn more about Community Living Haldimand and its new initiative, please visit the website at:

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

For more information, please contact:
Susan Wavell, Executive Director
Community Living Haldimand
905.777.3344 ext. 222
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Look what we’ve earned! November 2015 

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A three-year accreditation from carf* International.

Accreditation for CLH is for three years for the following services


Community Housing
Community Integration
Host Family Services
Supported Living
Transition Services
Governance Standards

*carf = Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities



Another successful Golf Tournament for

Community Living Haldimand, July 13th, 2016

Well it was another successful tournament for everyone at the eleventh annual golf tournament held on July 13th.   The weather cooperated for everyone to play 18 holes and then  was finished up with a delicious perch and fry dinner.  Lots of draw prizes were won along with best 4-somes for mens, ladies and mixed teams.  Old favourites such as the 50/50 draw and putting contest rounded out the day with a new knock the tee off the ball with a squirt gun game.  Of course in the heat, people were dowsing each other.   As usual, many thanks to our volunteers who came out to assist with the day  Also, a big thank you to Brian Bedini and the team at Cayuga Golf Club who outdid themselves again this year.   Finally, a special thank you to our wonderful sponsors, who, without their support we could not run this annual event. 

SPONSOR: Braley Winton Financial Group
DINNER SPONSOR: Schweyer’s Water Haulage
LUNCH SPONSOR:  Grand Erie Home Hardware


A/C Renovations
Braley Winton Group
Caledonia Transportation
Dandy Lyon Horticulture
Darren Papineau, Sales Rep. Royal LePage
DDK Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Doug & Sue Dolson
Erie Mutual
Grand Erie Home Hardware
Guyatt & Moffatt
Kropf leasing
Responsive Management Inc.
Schweyer's Water Haulage
Slimon & Gallagher
Aurthur J. Gallagher (Canada) Group
Wally Parr Sausage
Back Hoe Service
Clay Acres Lakeshore Farm




Lewis, Hilly, Lucy, Megan and Sam all have intellectual disabilities and live together in Brighton, England. They are featured in a new series called

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

The documentary-style series “The Specials” follows real-life housemates Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan over the course of four years beginning when they were between the ages of 19 and 23.

Friends since childhood, the group is seen as they go through the ups and downs of dating, job hunting and everyday life together in their home in Brighton, England.

“The Specials” originated as a series of award-winning 10-minute webisodes and has been adapted to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

“We fell in love with the fun, adventurous energy and bond the housemates share,” said Carolyn Strauss, executive producer of the series. “It is our hope that viewers are not only entertained by their experiences, but inspired by their excitement for life and encouraged to accept and celebrate all people no matter their walk in life.”

Click the link below to watch!



VIDEO: Able Sail

Burlington Able Sail offers people with disabilities, the opportunity to get out on the water and take control.  Click on the link below to see the video!




Click on the Photo to watch Patti in Action!

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