Who is Community Living?
Community Living Central York has been providing daily living supports to people over the age of 21 with developmental disabilities since 1954.
What does Community Living Central York do?
The focus for Community Living Central York is to provide a friend, a job, and a home to those who have a developmental disability. The support and care provided is for life—CLCY is there for individuals as long as support is required.
CLCY currently supports approximately 400 individuals each year.
CLCY support services include: Day support programs, Employment Strategies & job placement, Supported group living, supported independent living, associate/foster family care, and respite support.
What areas in York Region does Community Living Central York support?
Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King, Newmarket, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.
How is Community Living Central York funded?
CLCY is fortunate to have a strong and ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Community and Social Services, both in making delivery of programs possible, but also in developing and realizing CLCY’s vision for the future.
Other funding partners include: United Way Toronto & York Region, The Regional Municipality of York, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Why is Community Living Central York launching a capital campaign now?
York Region is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada. This growth has resulted in a huge demand for support services for people with developmental disabilities. Currently the wait list for Day Support programs alone is 2,358 individuals. This can mean a 3 to 8 year wait for support for the majority of people on the wait list.
CLCY made the bold decision to take action on this crisis in care by way of launching the Happy Hearts $5 million capital campaign which will allow CLCY to completely redevelopment and expand their current facility located at 460 Oak St. in Newmarket.
What is goal of the campaign?
To raise $5 million over a 3 year campaign. The newly redeveloped building will double the existing space to 20,000 sq feet and will be a bright, welcoming hub for community programming. The need is great; the impact of this renewal and redevelopment will be significant.
When will construction begin?
The project is slated to begin late Fall 2017 with a goal to be complete by Fall 2018.