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Community Living Huntsville’s new Pre-K Play & Learn preps families for Kindergarten

A new school readiness program created by Community Living Huntsville staff helps young children and families calm those pre-school nerves – and provides them with confidence and tools for a strong start. Pre-K Play & Learn, created by Yvonne Bush, a Resource Consultant with Community Living Huntsville, is a flexible eight-week program designed to help […]

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Launch a career as a champion of inclusion with Community Living Huntsville

Tyler Rademaker had her pick of employers after college – and she chose Community Living Huntsville. “I chose Community Living Huntsville with a goal to work in its Community program,” says the recent graduate. “A lot of other places I had connections with didn’t have Community programs.” Rademaker has long had a passion for human […]

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Media Release: Call for auditions! Huntsville’s Got Talent 2023 registration now open

NORTH MUSKOKA – The search is on for local Muskoka talent to step into the spotlight. Registration and auditions are now open for Huntsville’s Got Talent 2023. Entrants must submit their registration forms and audition videos by Friday, February 3. Anyone who is interested will find details on how to enter at www.huntsvillesgottalent.com. “There is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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