Vision & Values

Our Vision

To support the growth of an inclusive community in North Muskoka that:

  • Listens to and honours the voices of all citizens
  • Respects the rights of all citizens
  • Values the contributions of all citizens

Our Mission

With respect, integrity and a deep commitment, to provide supports and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities in order that each may grow to be the decision makers in their own lives at home, school, work and within the communities of North Muskoka.

We consciously, strategically and intentionally value:

1. Person Centered Principles

All supports and services stem from the person, his or her hopes, dreams, needs and support networks, which are fundamental to the dynamic person directed planning and building of a good quality of life.

2. Compassionate wisdom

Our actions reflect a deep regard for all people and are tempered by respect, compassion, empathy and experience.

3. Excellence

With passion, pride and enthusiasm in everything we do; we are driven to be the very best we can be, aiming to exceed expectations. With courage, we initiate and embrace change; continuously self-examining, improving, and evolving.

4. Integrity

We are ethical, accountable and honest. We follow through on our commitments and responsibilities.

5. Flexibility

We commit to being flexible and responsive to changing circumstances.

6. Collaboration

In the pursuit of our vision and mission and with a deep commitment to community responsibility, we cultivate and honour relationships and the contributions.

Strategic Directions

Supports & Services

Enhance supports and services in response to the desires and needs expressed through a person-directed approach and planning process. (This process will ensure that the basic needs of housing, work, friends, transportation and life skills are considered).

Human Resources

Become an employer of choice, sustaining and enhancing a positive work experience; increasing the internal effectiveness of the organization by reviewing HR policy and process and clearly articulating new policies and processes.


Improve, expand and integrate organizational systems including housing, transportation, technology, finance and centralized facilities.


Cultivate on-going communication with community partners and develop new and broader pathways into the communities of North Muskoka.

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