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.

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

Brighton Community Resource Centre Open House Press Release

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Brighton Resource Centre Media Release Oct 29 2014



Toronto Shopping Bus Trip

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Toronto Bus Shopping Trip Flyer

PDF Printable Flyer – Toronto Bus Shopping Trip Flyer

PRESS RELEASE – Expected Funding Is Now Reality!

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For Immediate Release

Monday, September 22, 2014

Expected Funding Is Now Reality!

On Thursday July 24th, 2014, the legislature passed a historic budget by designating the largest-ever funding increase for developmental services in Ontario.

Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services (MCSS), celebrates this momentous occasion as the provincial government is investing $810 million in services and supports for people with developmental disabilities.

The proposed plan will provide enough funding to take care of waitlists for programs such as Passport.

First introduced in 2005, Passport provides funding for community participation and caregiver respite services and supports.

 With approximately 9000 people on the Passport waiting list, 3200 adults can expect to receive direct funding beginning this fall. By 2018, MCSS intends to completely eliminate the existing waiting list and support an additional 4,000 applicants. (Yes! – There is still time to apply!) This investment will nearly double the current size of the Passport program.

Through Passport, you can choose to either receive money directly so you can purchase your own services and supports, and/or get services and supports through community-based service agencies.

Community Living Campbellford / Brighton is prepared to deliver Passport services, and is keen to support people’s personal development and community involvement. Community Living Campbellford/Brighton can help you get the most value from your Passport funds given the organization has:

  • A history of consistent proven excellence, accreditation, AND qualified staff who are dedicated to the promotion of quality of life for all people.
  • Experience in person-directed planning and individualized support.
  • Well-established community connections and resources to assist people build independence through a variety of employment, volunteer, and social opportunities.
  • A strong spirit of self-advocacy for equality and inclusion through People First Northumberland. 
  • The Community Resource Centre , where people can access employment services, the latest technology in the computer lab, volunteer opportunities, as well as a wide range of educational and recreational courses on topics such as cooking, computers, crafts, exercise, dance, automotive basics, and gardening.

At the core of ALL of Community Living Campbellford / Brighton’s services is the vision of “a community that inspires possibilities to realize the hopes and dreams of all citizens.” For more information, please visit the website at and/or contact:

Ms. Donna Desjardins, Director of Support & Services 705-653-1821 or 1-866-528-0825 Ext 215

Ms. Dawn Lee, Director of Quality Enhancement & Community Development 705-653-1821 or 1-866-528-0825 Ext 204

PDF Printout of Press Release:  Passport Press Release – Sept 22 2014

Passport Information Hour

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Passport Information Night Invitation


Passport Flyer – Sept 9


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Welcome to ConnectABILITY

A website and community dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have a developmental disability, their families and support networks.

Click here for a PDF Flyer for a overview of information:  ConnectABILITY Flyer 2014

Click here for their website:   The link is also on the side menu under Links as well.


Rob Rank of M & M Meats Shop Ice Bucket Challenge

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Click on Link to view the video of Rob Rank’s Ice Bucket challenge:   ALSchallenge.mp4


Rob getting ready for the water

CLCB Supports Rob!

Join Us for an Amazing Night!

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HELMS French Logo (3)

  Join Us for a

     An Amazing Night!


Featuring Comedienne

Meg Soper

Meg SoperMeg, professional speaker and comedienne, is recognized as one of the premiere motivators speaking on life balance in Canada. She combines her remarkable sense of humour with her unique perspective of life to captivate her audience and leave them both motivated and entertained. Meg has appeared as a keynote speaker and feature performer across North America, sharing the stage with celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres and Ray Romano. Meg is co-author of the book; From the Stage to the Page – Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies.

Friday September 12, 2014

7:00 PM – Doors open at 6:30 PM

$30.00 Per Person

Cobourg Lions Centre

157 Elgin Street East, Cobourg, ON

Wine & Cheese, Silent Auction, Enjoy a Dance Troop Performance,

Dance to DJ Jim McLean & Evening Buffet

Tickets Available At:

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton:

Bev Dunlay  705-653-1821 Ext:  241

Or Email:

Stanleys Fish & Grill, Cobourg

Lakeland Multi-trade, Cobourg

Wok & Roll, Cobourg

Cobourg Lions Centre

Community Living Quinte West

Community Living West Northumberland

And All Partner Organizations                   

Partner Organizations

Community Living Quinte West
Community Living Campbellford/Brighton
Pathways to Independence
Community Living Belleville & Area
Community Visions & Networking
YMCA of Central East Ontario
North Hastings Community Integration Association
Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre
Community Living Prince Edward
Community Living West Northumberland
Community Living Kawartha Lakes
Community Living Peterborough
Community Living Kingston
Madoc COPE Inc.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to HELMS, a non profit sports program with the vision of a community that encourages and supports each person with an intellectual disability to participate, play, learn, work and volunteer to achieve a healthy life style.

  For more information please contact:

Toni Kirby, HELMS Coordinator
11 Canal Street, Trenton, ON, K8V 4K3
Tel: 613-394-2222 Fax: 613-394-0381

Looking for Family Home and Respite Providers

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If you are interested in becoming a Family Home Provider or a Respite Provider please call Pat Gozzard at 705-653-1821 Ext: 209.
This lady is looking for a place in the Cobourg area however we are always looking to match people up in all communities in the Northumberland area. Please contact us for more information!

Looking for Family Home Providers and Respite Providers.

Looking for Family Home Providers and Respite Providers.