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Cultivating Community

September 12

Community Living Parry Sound is not resting on its laurels; after 55 years the organization is finding new strength and growth by returning to its roots as a local social justice movement. As one part of an innovative family engagement project supported by Community Living Ontario, the organization is spearheading a unique community development event. […]

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Introducing Team All Abilities

September 6

To a lot of people, being on a sports team or having an after-school activity is an essential part of their childhood. The benefits to participating in recreational activities go beyond physical and emotional. Getting out of the house, socializing with new friends, and being a part of something that is bigger than you is […]

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Community Living Parry Sound Announces Partnership with LIFT Philanthropy Partners

July 21

   Though many things have changed since establishing in 1962, one thing that remains constant is Community Living Parry Sound’s devotion to advocating for people of all abilities. The process of evolving has seen a paramount shift in Community Living’s operations to better reflect society’s current understanding of social equality for people who have a […]

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Take the Bus; Community First in Action

April 9

Community Living Parry Sound first adopted a Community First philosophy in 2014 as part of our strategic direction. This approach to supporting people with developmental disabilities to create a good life in their community continues to enrich the lives of people by empowering, emboldening and supporting them to turn to community members and services first, […]

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Michael Bach; Bidding Farewell

March 20

March 17, 2017 – – The following is a letter written by Michael Bach, CACL Executive Vice-President. As I move on from my role as Executive Vice-President at CACL (as of April 16), I want to share a few reflections with my friends and colleagues at CACL and beyond in the disability and human rights […]

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A Brief Summary of Social Role Valorization

February 15

Human beings, by nature, are a judging and discerning species. Our minds leap to almost- instantaneous judgments about who people are, whether or not they are worthy, and then whether they are “part of “us” or “one of them”. The impact of these split-second – often unconscious – judgments are significant, strong and life defining. […]

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35 Million Ways to Right a Wrong

November 3

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George Lends a Hand and Grows new Friends in the Garden

October 25

George may not use words to communicate but he sure knows how to hoe a garden and get a row straight. Shawanaga First Nation, just north of Parry Sound  asked for help to get their community garden started in order to get fresh produce growing for people in their community.  Parry Sound has 6 local […]

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