Who is CLBA?
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 70 years. Guided by our corporate Mission and Vision, we are committed to supporting people through the promotion of their own individual empowerment and the autonomy over their own lives. The supports provided are determined by the person, as well as their families and/or other support networks. These supports enable people to participate in the life of the community, lead active and productive lives, and to discover, celebrate and further develop the capacities that lie within.
Community Living Belleville and Area is funded through the Ontario's Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care. Additional funding is generated through special events, grants, donations and bequests.
In November 2018, Community Living Belleville and Area was awarded a third 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 strives to:
- Provide individually tailored supports developed to cater to the person and their family through person-directed planning.
- Encourage and support its staff, and the people it supports, to participate in the community in meaningful ways.
- Extend respect to each other and to each person/family supported by the organization
- To appreciate diversity.
- Recognize, reward and hold accountable its staff as competent. The staff, in turn, readily sees competence in the people they support.
- Make choices about what the organization stands for and values. Encourage people supported 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.
What is Community Living?
What is an Intellectual Disability?