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New career with Community Living Huntsville ‘rejuvenating’ for Direct Support Professional

Kevin Cutler decided to change his life – and the lives of others – by launching a new career as a Direct Support Professional with Community Living Huntsville. “I had seen some ads on Indeed, and the first couple of times I looked at them I thought, ‘No, I can’t do that, I’m too old,’” […]

Pre-K Play & Learn expands to North Muskoka daycares in 2023

Children in a bustling daycare classroom quickly gathered around tables filled with colourful activities to have fun – and build skills for kindergarten. Yvonne Bush, a Resource Consultant with Community Living Huntsville, launched the not-for-profit organization’s Pre-K Play & Learn Program in 2022. The eight-week program of play-based skill-building activities is designed to help children […]

Media Release: Hurry! Audience tickets selling fast for Huntsville’s Got Talent 2024

Huntsville, Ontario – If you want to experience the thrill of cheering on the Top 10 Finalists for Huntsville’s Got Talent 2024 as they perform live on stage, get your tickets before it is too late. Audience tickets are on sale now for Huntsville’s Got Talent 2024 happening at the Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street […]

New summer job program for students with disabilities an ‘eye-opener’ in Huntsville

A new summer employment program opened doors and busted myths in Huntsville. Community Living Huntsville launched its Youth Peer Job Coach program in May 2023. Funded by a Canada Summer Student Grant and fundraised dollars, the program saw high school students with disabilities supported in their summer jobs by post-secondary school students called peer job […]

Media Release: Ready to step into the spotlight? Huntsville’s Got Talent 2024 registration now open

Huntsville, Ontario – Calling all dancers, musicians, comedians, impressionists, poets, actors, jugglers, singers, and more, in Huntsville and area! Now is your chance to audition for Huntsville’s Got Talent 2024. Contestant registration for Huntsville’s Got Talent 2024 opens Thursday, December 28, 2023. Registration is free and open to community members of all ages, talents, and […]

Media Release: Snap a selfie as Festival of Frosties brings winter cheer to Downtown Huntsville

Huntsville, Ontario – A jolly new art installation filled with community spirit has rolled into downtown Huntsville for some winter cheer. The Festival of Frosties, an art installation, features up to 12 hand-painted, wooden snowmen or “Frosties” displayed on downtown Huntsville’s Main Street starting in December 2023. Community members of all ages, with and without […]

Community Living Huntsville receives $125K in Reaching Home funding for Transitional Housing

NORTH MUSKOKA – A one-time funding contribution will help people with developmental disabilities along the path to housing inclusion in Huntsville. The United Way Simcoe Muskoka has awarded $125,000 in funding to Community Living Huntsville’s Path to Housing Inclusion initiative for transitional housing. This was funded through Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Reaching Home is […]

Autumn Brunch raises more than $25K for housing in 2023

The audience was in stitches. Community Living Huntsville hosted its 2023 Autumn Brunch presented by Tall Trees to a crowd of nearly 200 attendees at the Active Living Centre on October 1. People gathered, mimosas in hand, for a buffet brunch, silent auction, and conversations worth having with our keynote speaker, Michael McCreary, an actor, […]

Mentorship inspires a future in photography for Huntsville student

A mentorship opportunity may have helped shape Trevor Aitchison’s future. “If I didn’t have my mentors, I would probably still be trying to figure out things that I had no clue about,” says the senior Huntsville High School student. “It has been really, really helpful.” Aitchison, during a Transforming Together presentation at the school by […]

4 Ways to Get Involved in NDEAM 2023

Is your business making the disability inclusion connection? National Disability Employment Awareness Month, led by the Ontario Disability Employment Network in October, promotes disability inclusive hiring and workplace practices as smart business decisions. Why? Roughly 22 per cent of Canadians have a disability. That means inclusive employers can tap into a wider labour pool of […]