Who We Are
Community Living Belleville and Area is an accredited non-profit organization that has provided a range of services and supports to adults and children with intellectual disabilities for over 60 years. Guided by our corporate Mission and Vision, we are committed to supporting people with disabilities through the promotion of their own individual empowerment and autonomy over their own lives. The supports and activities provided are determined by the person and/or their families or other support networks. These supports enable people to participate in the life of the community, lead active and productive lives and discover, celebrate and further develop the capacities that lie within.
We are funded by Ontario's Ministry of Community & Social Services, Ministry of Children & Youth Services and Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care. Additional funding is generated through special events, grants, donations and bequests.
In March 2014, Community Living Belleville and Area was awarded a second consecutive four-year Accreditation in Person-Centred Excellence through The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).
Community Living Belleville and Area is a member of:
- Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce
- Community Living Ontario (Affiliate Member) and Canadian Association for Community Living
- Children's Services Network of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties
- Eastern Region Community Network of Specialized Care
- Hastings and Prince Edward Developmental Service Providers Focus Group
- OASIS - Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs
- Ontario Community Services Coalition
- Ontario Disability Employment Network
- Partners for Planning Resource Network
- Provincial Network on Developmental Services
Our Principles of Service:
Community Living Belleville and Area will strive to:
- Provide supports that are individually tailored and developed in response to the person and his/her family through a person-directed process.
- Encourage and support the organization, its staff and people it supports to participate in the community.
- Extend respect to each other and to each person/family supported by the organization and to appreciate diversity.
- Recognize, reward and hold accountable its staff as competent and the staff, in turn, readily sees competence in the people they support.
- Make choices about what the organization stands for and values, and encourage people supported by the organization to achieve personal outcomes.
- Be accountable to its constituency for achieving results, by working cooperatively to keep within budget and to use available financial resources for the maximum benefit of people we support.