Upcoming Events

  • Tue

    Cooking With Colleen

    4:30 pm

Manulife group retirement and savings statement

Your Manulife group retirement and savings statement is now available for you to view online.

Manulife has simplified online account access. You can now log in to the group retirement secure website using an email address and password of your choice. Go to www.manulife.ca/GRO and have your Customer Number and Social Insurance Number (SIN) ready to complete the registration. Your Customer Number is shown on the first page of your statement and was provided to you when you enrolled in your group plan.

Once you’ve logged in to your account, select My Account from the top menu then View My Statements. You can also go to My Profile and select Change Communication Preference to update your email and notifications when statements are available.

If you have any questions or need assistance accessing your account, please contact the Customer Service Centre at 1-888-727-7766 Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

2016 Service Awards

Hi everyone:

You will recall that last year we decided to recognize our employees by having an Employee Recognition month in September.  We ensured that folks were recognized within their team environment and including the people we support in some cases.  We also had a Staff Recognition booklet prepared as well and used that information as part of our internal intranet postings.  Feedback received was very positive and so based on this we have decided to continue with this process!

If you are receiving a service award this calendar year, you will be contacted by Human Resources within the next month with the details on what you may select as your gift.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department.

Thanks everyone!


Tricia Vogel

HR Manager

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The Communiqué July 2016

Our latest issue of The Communiqué has just been published. Please click the image below to download this edition.

Communique link


The Ministry of Community and Social Services is holding focus groups with individuals and families that take part in ministry-funded services and supports.

We want to better understand what things in life you would like developmental services to help you or your family member achieve.

Individuals and families who receive/take part in developmental services and supports are invited to participate in a focus group. Your feedback will have no impact on your services, and will be confidential and voluntary. Your individual responses or information will not be published.

The ministry values feedback from individuals and their families on their experiences and we recognize that ongoing engagement is key to making meaningful improvements to the developmental services system.

In mid-July focus groups will be held in:

• London
• Ottawa
• Toronto
• Thunder Bay
• Video-conference for people living in remote and isolated areas

For specific dates and times of each focus group, please refer to the online registration form.

If you’re interested and you live within 100 kilometres of any of these locations, please reply to the ministry before Sunday July 3rd by completing an online registration form using this URL/link: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/DS_focusgroup_registration

Or you can call Darren Cyr in MCSS’ Policy Research and Analysis Branch (PRAB) at 416-314-4640.

We will send you the address and details when we follow-up to confirm your participation. Each focus group will last 1.5 – 2 hours. These focus groups are voluntary and will not affect the supports that individuals are currently receiving.

In appreciation for your time, you will receive a light meal, and we will cover transportation costs (e.g., public transit, taxi, mileage) and other eligible expenses (e.g., parking, personal support worker if needed) (receipts required).

Should you have any questions about these focus groups please contact Darren Cyr at the ministry at 416-314-4640 or email REU@ontario.ca

Link to downloadable version

Link to Q&A document

Cooking With Colleen

Event Information:

  • Tue

    Cooking With Colleen

    4:30 pm(Tuesdays) ARC Building, Community Living, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph

    Learn to cook tasty, healthy, full meals including dessert, in under three hours!

    Tuesday evenings until 8pm @ CLGW, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph

    Contact Colleen Payne for more info (see attached flyer)

    Cooking Course Flyer

Benefits Change Form

If you wish to update or change your benefits details, please click here to download the form to do this.

If you have any questions regarding this or other Payroll/Benefits issues, please call Janice Hacking (x0828) or Angela Bukowski (x0827)

New Executive Director hired for CLGW – Effective June 1, 2016

From Bernie Mitchell – President – Board of Directors CLGW

I am pleased to announce that after a long and comprehensive search the successful candidate for the position of Executive Director, Community Living Guelph Wellington is Laura Hanley.

Please join me in welcoming Laura to this role.

Laura Hanley Announcement

Swing Into Summer

Event Information:

Campus Friends

Campus Experience Program

By making use of the University of Guelph campus, programs, and student-base: a logical next step from high school for those with an intellectual disability to experience campus life. Programming will be tailored to the interests and goals of each participant and every effort is made to pair participants with like- interested/minded student peer volunteers.

Please click the image below for more info

Campus Friends flyer

PB & Jam Sessions

Event Information:

  • Wed

    PB & Jam Sessions

    6:00 pm(Wednesdays) ARC Building, 8 Royal Rd, Guelph

    Bring your instruments or best singing voice!

    PB and Jam Flyer