Mission and Vision



Community Living Oshawa/Clarington is an accredited, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the achievement of personal outcomes for people with developmental disabilities.



To live in a community where everyone belongs, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to make informed choices

We achieve our vision by facilitating meaningful responses to  the evolving needs of people through:

•Facilitating individualized choice in the achievement of goals, aspirations and rights

•Supporting access, both through partnerships and the delivery of innovative supports and services, that enrich  quality of life, experiences and opportunities

•Advocating for the development of inclusive communities and the acceptance of people with developmental disabilities

•Striving to be both the “service provider of choice” for those we support and their families and the “employer of choice” for our staff, students, volunteers and broader community


We Believe in:

•Choice/Self Determination – people have meaningful inclusion in the decision-making process as to what supports will be provided, and their wishes/choices must direct the planning process

•Rights/Dignity – all people with a developmental disability are respected for their human worth and dignity, are ensured the same rights and responsibilities of other community members

•Equal Access to Services – people have equal access to services based upon needs

•Freedom from Abuse and Neglect – people are safe both within and outside the service delivery system

•Enhanced and Strengthened Natural/Informal Supports – families and social networks of those with disabilities are supported and respected. People with disabilities should not become disconnected from family, friends and community as a result of their disability. Loving families and caring social networks are important factors in ensuring healthy well adjusted and community connected people with developmental disabilities.

•Collaboration – collaboration between our association, our staff and ministries from which we receive funding are key factors in realizing the service principles of coordinated services and best use of resources


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