Upcoming Events

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.



Thank you MAUDE Squad

Thank you MAUDE Squad

The Shoebox Project

From the Guelph Today article:

This is the first year the project has reached out local businesses to create boxes as a team building exercise and Jennifer Ferron, coordinator for the Guelph Wellington Chapter of The Shoebox Project for Shelters, said she knows of at least 10 staff drives being organized to create boxes.

Laura Hanley, executive director of Community Living Guelph Wellington, said the agency is acting as a drop-off point, but is also allowing the projects some space to do their sorting.

“We support adults with developmental disabilities, so we know about vulnerable populations and we thought this was a good way to partner,” said Laura.

Although both giver and receiver of the gifts remain anonymous, Jennifer said some people add a hand-written note to their boxes before delivering them to the drop off points.

“It could be as simple as a note saying ‘you’re awesome’ to ‘happy holidays’ or a holiday card,” said Jennifer.

She added, “some people put in a little poem to give it that personal touch so it’s clear someone put some thought into what’s in the box.”

Please help – visit the Shoebox Project website: http://www.shoeboxproject.com/

Community Resource Fair


Event Information:

  • Wed

    Community Resource Fair

    5:30 pmCentre Wellington High School, 905 Scotland St, Fergus

    Come out for an evening of fun and explore the different supports, services and community programs showcased by local service providers for individuals with developmental difficulties, their families & caregivers.

    Wednesday November 22nd, 5.30pm-8.30pm, Centre Wellington District High School, 905 Scotland St, Fergus, ON

    For more info kCartpenter@clgw.ca (226) 314 1126

    Community Resource Fair

ODSP Info Session Video

For anyone who missed this week’s meeting regarding ODSP, the video-taped session is available to watch via our YouTube page. Please contact Laura Hanley with any questions.

Everything You Need To Know About ODSP

Download Presentation Slides (PowerPoint required)


Poinsettias for the Christmas season


Again this year, the M.A.U.D.E. Squad (Moms, Aunts, Uncles, Dads, Everyone) is selling poinsettias to raise funds in support of Community Living Guelph Wellington. Community Living has been providing services to people with an intellectual disability living in Guelph and throughout Wellington County for over 60 years. Including family and friends of those that receive service, it has been estimated that over two thousand  people are directly impacted by Community Living Guelph Wellington.

Thank you for considering this request for your support of the 2017 Poinsettia Fundraiser and the people we support at Community Living Guelph Wellington.

Over the past 11 years, the M.A.U.D.E. Squad has raised approximately $36,000 through our Poinsettia Fundraiser and has been able to support ARC Industries and Community Living in the following programs:

ARC Industries – General, Food Services, Gymnasium, Program Fees
Adult Day Services
Holody Home – Seniors Program
Supported Independent Living – S.I.L.
Group Homes

These poinsettias make great gifts and can decorate your business, office and/or home.
•    The poinsettia plants come in three colours and four sizes
•    All orders are due by Friday, November 17, 2017
•    Orders are to be picked up on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at ARC Industries, 8 Royal Road, Guelph (corner of Speedvale and Royal Road), from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon *Back Entrance*.

Click here for an order form.

Special delivery arrangements may be arranged.

Laura Hanley
Executive Director

ODSP Information Meeting


Event Information:

  • Wed

    ODSP Information Meeting

    7:00 pmCLGW office, 280 St Patrick Street West, Fergus, ON N1M 1L7

    Just a reminder about the upcoming ODSP Information meeting related to the recent changes that have occurred with that funding.  We have a representative from the ODSP office coming to present to you as follows:

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    • Time - 7:00 – 8:00pm
    • CLGW office, 280 St Patrick Street West, Fergus, ON N1M 1L7

Accessibility Plan

Our Accessibility Plan can be viewed by clicking this link.

Poker Tournament 2017


Event Information:

  • Sat

    Poker Tournament 2017



    SATURDAY October14th, 2017

    Format: $40.00 Ticket.  All ticket money paid out to top 6 players. During first hour unlimited $20.00 re-buys are allowed
    which will be counted as a donation to Community Living.

    At first hour break, players will be able to stack up for $20 and $40 to get 2000 or 5000 in chips respectively. (counted as a donation)

    Refreshments and food will be available for purchase at the bar.

    Poker Tourney Oct 14th at noon

Elder Abuse Awareness Event


Event Information:

  • Tue

    Elder Abuse Awareness

    1:00pm-4:00pmThe Elliot Community 170 Metcalfe Street, Guelph, Ontario N1E 4Y3

    Join The Elliott Community for a free half day Elder Abuse Awareness Event. We invite members and families of your organization to learn about how to identify and prevent abuse of the elderly. This one day event is designed to raise awareness and promote a better understanding about types of abuse and neglect of older people as a human rights issue. This event is free and open to the public. We will have senior support resources on site. Refreshments to be served.

    Guest Speaker

    John Keating – Keating Senior Safety Consulting Education Training for LTC and Retirement Homes
    The Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) - Waterloo Wellington

    Hosted at The Elliott Community
    Date: Tuesday September 26, 2017
    Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Event Location: Community Centre
    170 Metcalfe Street, Guelph, Ontario N1E 4Y3