Partners for Planning Video

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Below is a video that speaks to parents (families) of a child (person) with a disability. It is never too early or too late to start planning for the future of a child living with a disability. Recognizing this, Community Living Ontario, the Ministry of Community & Social Services and Partners for Planning have collaborated to produce a FREE, dynamic resource hub for parents and caregivers. Visit Partners for Planning and learn what they have to offer.

Please Enjoy our Winter 2015 Newsletter

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Winter Newsletter 2015

12th Annual People First Northumberland Conference

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Our 2014 Conference provided us with many special requests for Guest Speakers!  From these requests, we have secured some great Guest Speakers for our Self Advocate and Support Staff Sessions!

Two (2) Day Conference-$175.00                                One (1) Day Conference-$145.00

Please reserve your hotel rooms directly with the Best Western for the special rate of $110 + HST under the “People First Northumberland” block by May 6, 2015.

For more information about the conference, please see the Conference Flyer and Registration Form attached.  If you have any addition questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Bev Dunlay at 705-653-1821 ext.241.  We look forward to seeing you in June at our Conference!

Conference Flyer

12th Annual – Registration Form

PDF Flyer for Printing

DS Spotlight Issue 46

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Creating a Meaningful Day – Partners for Planning

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Here is a Webinar which is live and free…if you have time at 7pm tonight to take part and you have already registered with Partners for Planning just click on the link below and register to watch tonight.  If you haven’t already registered for Partners for Planning please click on the Partners for Planning logo on the right menu of this page and then register.

If you cannot watch it live at 7pm you can watch the recorded session whenever you have time at a later date and time…another resource to take advantage of!!

Creating a Meaningful Day  Location: Online (via live video streaming)

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 10 at 7PM

Cost: Free

What would a meaningful day look like for our relative with a disability? And, once we’ve envisioned this, what steps do we need to take to ensure that our loved ones are sharing their gifts, contributing to their community and having the possibilities of developing valued relationships? Join us as we discuss how to develop a vision, explore community spaces and discover socially valued roles for our loved ones – while ensuring that we honour their choices.

Who should attend?

Families who would like to support their relative with a disability in finding ways to become more integrated in the community and to contribute his or her talents, skills and interests in meaningful, desirable ways.

What you’ll get out of attending:

  • Strategies you can use to enhance your loved one’s life;
  • An understanding of how you can leverage your family member’s interests and passions to create a full life; and
  • An opportunity to connect with other families facing similar issues and concerns.

About the speaker:

Susan Beayni is one of Partners for Planning’s founders. She is a parent of an adult daughter with disabilities and provides consultation and support to families in all areas of future planning.

Additional details:

Creating a Meaningful Day is one seminar of a six-part series delivered by Partners for Planning that’s focused on creating a safe and secure future for your relative who may be vulnerable or isolated. Feel free to register for just this one seminar, several of the seminars or the complete series.

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Family Home Providers Needed….

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Family Home Flyer


Family Home Flyer – PDF Version

Happy Holiday Season

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Everyone at Community Living Campbellford/Brighton wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Remember our office is closed Wednesday Dec 24th at noon until Monday Jan 5, 2015 at 8:30AM.

In an emergency please call our on call number 800-668-9920

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Passport Program Community Information Session

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Passport Flyer - DEC 11 - TH


Passport Flyer – DEC 11 – TH

Campbellford Office Supplies and More…Holiday Flyer

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Campbellford Office Supplies and More…..Store Flyer

Sale offered from Dec 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014!

Community Living officially opens Resource Centre

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Brighton Independent

By: John Campbell

The Brighton Community Resource Centre, which held its official opening last week, is a one-stop location for people of all ages to make use of affordable recreation, education, employment and workplace training resources.

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton invested in the centre to deliver services not currently offered in the community, from computer courses to kids’ crafts, from Loyalist College lifelong learning classes about art, music, Spanish and etiquette, to one-day health and safety workshops.

“It’s been quite a journey,” said Community Living board president John Mood at the opening held October 29. “We’ve come a long way.”

Mood admitted he wasn’t sure at first about the site that had been chosen for the resource centre, the former home of the Brighton Independent, at 1 Young Street, which the agency purchased in 2012, but he was impressed by the “hard work” that had gone into converting the building.

Executive director Nancy Brown said the initiative aligns with Community Living’s vision for “a fully inclusive community for people with intellectual disabilities … a community that looks after each other.” The resource centre “gives us that opportunity to provide many different things for many different people, without labels attached.”

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One Week Sale at the Campbellford Office Supplies & More…

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Nov 2014