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2022 Festival of Trees and Artisan Tree Auction on now in Downtown Huntsville

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and community spirit – in downtown Huntsville! Artists supported by Community Living Huntsville have volunteered their time and talent to add some festive flair to Huntsville’s Main Street. Artists painted 12 wooden evergreen tree cutouts with unique style. The decorative trees are now on display as […]

2 ways to support housing in North Muskoka with Community Living Huntsville

Community Living Huntsville’s new housing initiatives are about creating equality of opportunity for people with developmental disabilities – but help is needed. Data shows that, in Ontario, a person with a developmental disability faces a wait time for affordable housing that is 10-times longer than that of the average person, and 18 to 30 per […]

‘You have to believe people deserve better’: love for family drives passion for inclusion

One decision made all the difference for Lorraine Morin’s family. Her brother, Marcel Chartrand, was labelled “mentally re******” at age 4. No further diagnosis was provided, but the family believes Marcel may have suffered from lack of oxygen in the birth canal during a difficult labour. The family lived in Kapuskasing and had travelled to […]

Media Release: Donate to Community Living Huntsville for housing on Giving Tuesday 2022

NORTH MUSKOKA – Be the difference someone needs this holiday season with donation to Community Living Huntsville’s housing programs, services, and initiatives on Giving Tuesday. “Housing insecurity and homelessness is the most pressing issue facing people and families we support. Apartments are disappearing, rent is astronomical, and cost of living is skyrocketing. So many marginalized […]

An end to homelessness: the power of transitional housing

Brian couldn’t find anywhere to live. “It’s very expensive,” says the soft-spoken Huntsville community member. “Not enough rooms for rent, not enough apartments to rent for under $1,200.” The housing crisis, and the limited availability, fierce competition, and skyrocketing prices it has caused, has disproportionately affected marginalized community members, including people who live with the […]

Driving the future of work with disability inclusion in Huntsville: NDEAM 2022

The conversation around disability inclusion in employment has started to shift. “Recently, we have noticed that more people with disabilities are being considered for positions for which they were previously overlooked,” says Diane Lupton, Manager, Community Supports, for Community Living Huntsville. “Employers are also expanding their approach and looking for creative ways to fulfil their […]

‘Inclusion is beautiful’: Community Living Huntsville Autumn Brunch 2022 inspires conversations worth having

Audience members set down their brunch forks and rose to their feet with applause and cheers. Community Living Huntsville’s 2022 Autumn Brunch saw community members with and without disabilities come together at Grandview Golf Club to share in delicious food, a silent auction, live music, and inspiring conversations worth having on October 2. The event […]

Be a change maker – a rewarding career with Community Living Huntsville

Jo Anne Roxborough was ready for a new career filled with purpose. “After a full life as a travel agent, and that coming to an end just due to the market, I was looking for a new career, one that would pay for a decent lifestyle,” says Roxborough. She contacted a second-career program to help […]

Media Release: Community Living Huntsville spotlights disability inclusion as the future of work for NDEAM 2022

NORTH MUSKOKA – It’s time to shine a light on disability inclusion as the future of work, during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). “It’s essential for employers to create and grow inclusive workplaces because, in today’s environment, all businesses are struggling with staffing,” says Diane Lupton, Manager, Community Supports, for Community Living Huntsville. “We […]

Friends, fun, and flying marshmallows at first Golf Fore Inclusion tournament in Huntsville

Friendly laughter, encouraging cheers, and only occasionally some lighthearted groans filled the air at a Muskoka golf course in September. Community Living Huntsville hosted its first Golf Fore Inclusion all-abilities golf tournament at Deerhurst Lakeside Golf Course on September 14, 2022. The sold-out event saw 67 golfers – both with and without disabilities – register […]