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1 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Agency Overview …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities

2 Who We Are Community Living ~ Fort Erie is a non-profit organization with more than 50 years experience providing advocacy for, and support to, individuals who have intellectual challenges and their families. 1957Town Hall Meeting to discuss lack of services for intellectually challenged 1958First school program at Canadian Legion 1964Association became incorporated 1970sA shift in thinking towards those developmentally challenged 2009CLFE employs approximately 80 people with a $4 million budget Brief Timeline

3 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Our Mission/Vision Mission Community Living ~ Fort Erie exists to promote inclusion and to ensure people with intellectual challenges have their rights and privileges upheld Vision An Inclusive community that only sees abilities

4 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Our Services Residential Support Community Support Family Support

5 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Residential Support Group Living Supports Provides accommodations to people who require 24 hours of care and support Family Homeshare Support Provides a full-time living arrangement with a homeshare provider Supported Living Provides support and advocacy to adults with intellectual challenges who are living in their community independently

6 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Community Support Promotes full inclusion for adults with intellectual challenges living in the community Community Participation Supports Employment Volunteering Recreation & Leisure Education Supported Living Case management support Life skills development Financial management Medical support

7 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Family Support Support is provided to families who have a child (under 18) living at home with intellectual challenges Parent Groups: Provide emotional support and parent-to-parent networking Family Planning: Goal setting to support the development of the child Case Management: Coordinates the delivery of services to meet the needs of the child and their family School Supports: Supports families in school advocacy issues Respite: Provides parental relief through inclusive community camps programs and after school/weekend activities

8 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Our Commitments People supported by CLFE will be engaged in meaningful community based activities Person centered plans will be aligned fully with the supports offered Our community will be a place where people with intellectual challenges will have the opportunity to fully and actively participate in the life of the community CLFE will have financial security including diversified funding sources and some reserve capacity CLFE staff will fully align with the values of quality assurance and with strategic direction of the organization Staff will be motivated, recognized in meaningful ways and feel appreciated by the organization

9 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Volunteering We have many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Our volunteers include students, retirees and everyone in between. Please contact us for specific requirements. Volunteer Opportunities Event Planning Community leisure and social activities Fundraising Recreational programs Camp Leisure Buddy program Administrative office supports Residential group homes Driver

10 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Volunteering Benefits Enhance Your Social Awareness As a volunteer working with others, you'll learn to appreciate and work with peoples’ differences Enjoy Better Health Volunteering can give your mind, soul, heart, and body a jump-start! Many people report feeling healthy and content as a result of their volunteer activities Grow Your Self-Confidence Volunteering allows you get practice adjusting to new situations, people and experiences Discover Your Strengths and Talents You may be able to assume responsibilities or take on challenges you didn't know you were capable of Strengthen Your Resume Many employers look to volunteer experience to distinguish job applicants

11 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Testimonials “We were given the help we so badly needed…” ~Pat Chevalier~ “…I would not have been able to send my daughter to camp without the help of CLFE” ~Sheila Mohan~ “Volunteering at Community Living-Fort Erie makes me feel more alive” ~Yvette Loke~

12 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Our Mission In Action What Does Inclusion Mean To Me? “ If it is difficult for you to see me … I am included ” CLFE Employee~

13 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities How To Help Donate Volunteer Become A Member For more information, ask one of our representatives, call, or visit our website

14 …An Inclusive Community That Only Sees Abilities Contact Us P. O. Box Industrial Drive Fort Erie. Ontario L2A 5Y1 Phone: Fax:


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