Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    10
    Jan
    2017
    Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017

    Cooking With Colleen

    5:00 pm
  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017

    Housing Feedback

    10:00am-noon

We are looking for new members for our Board of Directors!

Housing Feedback Event

Event Information:

  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017

    Housing Feedback

    10:00am-noonCLGW, 8 Royal Road - Cafeteria

    Ministry of Community and Social Services wants your feedback on housing!

    Background:

    In follow up to the November 30th Developmental Services Housing Forum Webcast Session held simultaneously in Toronto, Chatham, Ottawa, Orangeville and Thunder Bay, Community Living Guelph Wellington wants to host a meeting to gather and provide feedback to the Ministry.  There are a lot of great and innovative ideas floating around our communities – let’s let the Ministry hear more about them!

    Opportunity:

    Come to a meeting:

    • Saturday January 21, 2017
    • From 10am – 12 noon
    • At CLGW, 8 Royal Road, Guelph

    Agenda:

    1. View the Webcast from November 30th
    2. Participate in a roundtable discussion on 3 key questions that the Ministry is asking – feedback will be summarized and sent to MCSS by January 25/17

     

    PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN JANUARY 18TH DUE TO SPACE NEEDS:

    RSVP to:  Fern Donaldson – fdonaldson@clgw.ca  or

    call and leave a message at 226-314-0829

     

    Can’t attend the meeting?  Feel free to watch the webcast and answer the questions by clicking on the following link:  http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/forum/index.aspx

Family Information Session

IMPORTANT REMINDER….

“In follow up to our communication in December 2016 we want to remind folks of our information meeting on Thursday January 12th at 6:30pm at the ARC Cafeteria (8 Royal Road, Guelph) to hear from John Policicchio, Executive Director from Community Living Algoma about their journey of transformation.   Hope to see you all there!”

Event Information:

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2017

    Family Information Session

    6:30 pmARC Industries (Cafeteria), 8 Royal Rd, Guelph

    We have invited John Policicchio, Executive Director from Community Living Algoma, to come and meet with several of our staff regarding their journey of transformation. He has also agreed to be available for a Family Information Session on January 12, 2017 at 6:30pm at the ARC Cafeteria - so please plan to attend!

    December update

Cooking With Colleen

 

Event Information:

  • Tue
    10
    Jan
    2017
    Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017

    Cooking With Colleen

    5:00 pmCommunity Living, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph (ARC Building)

    Meet new people! Learn new skills! Cook healthy meals!

    Two sets of dates!

    Tuesdays from Jan 10th to March 14th

    or

    Wednesdays from Jan 11th to March 15th

    $20 per evening (Passport friendly)

    Book now to secure your place!

    Colleen Payne - ColleenPayne@clgw.ca - (226) 979 0726

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Vulnerable Persons Registry

We are excited to announce a Vulnerable Persons Registry in Guelph effective January 2, 2017.  This free registry will be open to caregivers of, and individuals themselves who may be considered vulnerable in public situations.    The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a community based initiative in partnership with the Guelph Police Services, Community Living Guelph Wellington, and many other local community partners. The registry promotes sharing of information between vulnerable persons, the people who support them and the police. This information will assist officers when responding to an emergency involving the vulnerable individual. The registry provides quick access to critical information about a registered person, such as who to call in an emergency, a detailed physical description, and any particular sensitivities that the person may experience. Registration is completely voluntary. The database is to help alleviate safety concerns for those that are vulnerable in our community.

Please visit the VPR website for additional information. www.vulnerablepersonsregistry.ca

Some of the key community partners involved in this initiative are listed below:

The Power of Relationships

 

Event Information:

  • Tue
    06
    Dec
    2016

    The Power of Relatiobnships

    7:00 pmCommunity Living, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph

    Having a sense of belonging is as much a basic human need as is food and water. Being part of a strong social network helps us to be healthier, happier, and more secure. But relationships are also fragile. They are hard to build, and can change over time. Come join us as we share ideas, stories and practical ways to build, strengthen and safeguard relationships.

    There is no cost for this event, but please RSVP to: joannagoode@facilitationwellingtondufferin.ca

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Cooking with Colleen Holiday Special

 

Event Information:

  • Wed
    21
    Dec
    2016

    Cooking with Colleen Holiday Special

    5:00 pmARC Industries, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph

    Christmas Craft and Holiday Baking

    $20 (includes cost for food and craft)

    Passport friendly

    Register with Colleen Payne

    cPayne@clgw.ca

    (226) 979-0726

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Family and Caregiver Evening Session

Event Information:

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2016

    Family and Caregiver Evening Session

    6:30 pmBest Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites, 7 Buena Vista Drive, Orangeville, ON L9W 0A2

    Families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities are invited to attend an engaging and interactive evening hosted by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Central Region.

    This session will be facilitated by Jim Turner, Executive Director of Community Living Atikokan, and colleagues. This evening will be an opportunity to share experiences and talk about transformation to person centred thinking and practices. Jim will be sharing not only the stories from his agency but from his own family as he has a younger brother who has a developmental disability. Jim grew up watching his parents advocate so that his brother could have the fullest life possible and will share how his brother has succeeded because the family supported him to achieve the things he wanted in life.

    Following Jim’s brief presentation, attendees will have a chance to interact on key aspects of person-centred thinking and practices.

    Please RSVP by November 16, 2016 to Navita Sharma at Navita.Sharma@ontario.ca to reserve your seat.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1746391612352286/

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Life After High School

 

Event Information:

  • Wed
    16
    Nov
    2016

    Life After High School

    6:30 pmJohn F Ross Collegiate, 21 Meyer Dr., Guelph

    For Individuals with a developmental disability and their families.

    EL Fox Auditorium
    John F Ross Collegiate and Vocational Institute
    21 Meyer Dr., Guelph, ON

     

    6:30pm – 7:00pm

    Resource Fair
    Community Service Providers will have Resource Display Tables and representatives available for you to obtain information about the Community Participation Supports and Services they offer.

     

    7:00pm – 8:00 pm

    Panel Conversation Panelists will share information about their supports and services pertaining to Community Participation Supports highlighting opportunities within their organization/agency (taking into
    consideration both private funds and Passport funding).  Time will be available for a Q&A period.

     

    8:00pm – 8:30pm

    Resource Fair Continued

     

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Financial Planning seminar

 

Event Information:

  • Wed
    16
    Nov
    2016

    Financial Planning seminar

    7:00 pmEvergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich St, Guelph

    FREE Financial Planning seminar for Parents of Children living with a disability – November 16th at 7pm at the Evergreen Centre in Guelph.

    Some of you may  recognize the young man (Justin) on the front.   Justin previously attended ARC, before moving to the East Coast with his family recently.

    Financial Planning seminar