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New van arrives to Rev Up Independence

The new van is here! Thanks to generous community support for our Rev Up Independence Donation Drive, we have successfully raised more than $60,000 to purchase a professionally modified, all-season, wheelchair accessible vehicle. It arrived in March. “We could not have done it without the community’s support,” says Jennifer Jerrett, Community Engagement Specialist for Community […]

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Media Release: Realtors for Inclusion launches for Community Living Huntsville in 2022

NORTH MUSKOKA – Real estate sales could give Community Living Huntsville a huge fundraising boost in 2022. Realtors for Inclusion, a new fundraising initiative by Community Living Huntsville that officially launches in March, has participating realtors donate a portion of their sales throughout the year to the not-for-profit organization. “People with developmental disabilities deserve the […]

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Share your stories for National Inclusive Education Month

Together, We’re Better! National Inclusive Education Month happens each year in February. It’s an annual effort, led by Inclusive Education Canada, to promote inclusion of all students in Canadian schools and classrooms, and talk about how the development of inclusive schools and school practices help provide quality education to all students, including those with developmental […]

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Downtown Huntsville welcomes 2021 Festival of Trees

Artists supported by Community Living Huntsville enjoyed working with the Downtown Huntsville BIA to “spruce” up downtown Huntsville’s Main Street with the annual Festival of Trees art installation in 2021. The installation is on display until mid-January. It features a dozen artisanal trees. Each one is uniquely decorated by its artist. The partnership, now in […]

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Media Release: Support inclusion with donations to Community Living Huntsville on Giving Tuesday 2021

NORTH MUSKOKA – You can make a difference on Giving Tuesday 2021 for children and adults with developmental disabilities in North Muskoka. “Could you imagine a community where everyone feels included?” says Jennifer Jerrett, Community Engagement Specialist for Community Living Huntsville. “Giving to Community Living Huntsville through Giving Tuesday can make that happen.” The annual […]

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‘Giving hope’: Why Huntsville’s Katharine Kristiansen tapped into kindness for community

Katharine Kristiansen decided to spread kindness and give to her community in a difficult time. “I was hoping to see if people would pay it forward too,” she said. “And get others to maybe start doing some kindness stuff during the year. Even the ones that can’t afford it could do small kindness things.” Katharine […]

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Transitional housing initiative offers access to basic human right in Huntsville

Housing is a basic human right. “And for very important reasons. It is the central site of human life,” said Christopher Jordan-Stevens, supervisor of Supported Independent Living for Community Living Huntsville. “It’s also the central site of community connection.” But he noted barriers to housing for people supported by the not-for-profit organization had deepened. “Housing […]

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Our 2020-2021 Annual Report has arrived

Community Living Huntsville’s 2021 Annual General Meeting held online October 19 showed we are still in this together. “Our team at Community Living Huntsville continues to be passionate and plan for the future,” Matt Huddlestone, board president, told nearly 30 attendees. “We would like to thank our staff, volunteers, and donors that have continued to […]

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Disability, talent, and the workplace: Celebrate NDEAM 2021 in Huntsville

It’s time to engage talent in the disability inclusion evolution, North Muskoka. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual campaign led by the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) each October to promote disability inclusion in employment. The 2021 campaign theme is Engaging Talent in the Disability Inclusion Evolution which references the evolution of […]

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Media Release – Community Living Huntsville to Light It Up! for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Diane Lupton, Manager, Community Supports, says Community Living Huntsville works with employees and employers to promote and support disability inclusion in the workplace. Photo by Community Living Huntsville. NORTH MUSKOKA – Community Living Huntsville will Light It Up! for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 (NDEAM) in October. NDEAM is an annual campaign led by […]

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