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.

Save the Date for our 8th Annual Golf Tournament

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Sponsor Community Living Campbellford/Brighton Team in this Fundraising Event

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Bike up Northumberland

To sponsor our Community Living Campbellford/Brighton team please click on above picture and it will send you directly to our Web Page and you can sponsor us from there, or contact Donna Desjardins at or call 705-653-1821 Ext: 215.  THANK YOU in advance to anyone who helps us reach our goal of $150.00!




Community Living Campbellford/Brighton getting almost $400,000 to create a hub of supports

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By:  John Campbell

Trent Hills Independent, August 13, 2015

Campbellford – Community Living Campbellford/Brighton will receive close to $400,000 over the next two years to create, in collaboration with Campbellford Memorial Hospital, a centralized hub of supports for aging individuals with developmental disabilities that will allow them to continue living independently in rural areas.

Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, made the announcement Monday at the Campbellford Community Resource Centre.

She also announced that the Canadian Mental Health Association, in partnership with Community Living organizations in Peterborough, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes, is receiving up to $188,800 over the next two years, to give young adults the opportunity to learn daily living skills such as cooking and banking that will enable them to live more independently in their community.

The two are “demonstration projects in essence” that the province is counting on to be successful so that “they can be replicated on a larger scale” across the province and “help more people in the future,” Jaczek said.

“There is no one-size-fits-all solution to housing.” The challenge for the government “isn’t just about finding more supports, it’s about finding the right kind of supports for each individual.”

People with developmental disabilities have unique needs “and we need more choice and flexibility to find a solution that is right for them,” she said. “We must look beyond the traditional forms of housing with new ideas and find new partners in the community because we know that inclusion begins where we live and it can only happen if we work together … I’m optimistic that we’re really on the right path.”

Nancy Brown, executive director of Community Living Campbellford/Brighton said the agency’s partnership with the hospital will increase its capacity to meet the “critical needs” of people with developmental disabilities who are aging. Designed to allow direct support by professionals around the clock, the “community hub housing model will prevent premature admission to long-term care,” reduce “avoidable” emergency room visits and improve the care and quality of life of people living on their own.

Brown told the Independent Community Living will hire a consultant to determine how “to move forward” with its plans, which involve working with the hospital through its new Trent Hills Community Geriatric Assessment Intervention Network (GAIN).

The network, which recently received provincial funding as well, provides both clinical and in-home services in support of older adults who have multiple complex medical issues. Brown said the community hub model being developed will “allow for six individuals to move into more of an independent setting,” at separate locations within a 20-kilometre radius, “to eliminate that group-congregated setting … that has a label.”

Community Living will also use its $398,973 allocation to hire staff to fill the equivalent of five full-time positions.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do to get up and going,” Brown said, but she would like to see the hub in place “within the next three months.”

The two projects were among 18 recommended for funding by the province’s Developmental Services Housing Task Force that was formed last year to help expand the range of housing options and choices for adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario.

The government has committed up to $6 million over the next two years province wide for demonstration or research projects.

Those chosen in the first round “clearly demonstrated their creativity and innovation as well as offered the best opportunity for learning, which is very important, [and] value for money,” said Karen Belyea, a member of the task force.

The lessons learned will be used to develop a broader set of residential options in the long term.

There are an estimated 65,000 adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario; approximately 18,000 receive developmental services residential supports.

Thanks to our 2015 Golf Tournament Sponsors

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Brighton Community Resource Centre…Drumming!

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Friendship Week…Stop in the Resource Centre and take a Photo

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Campbellford Community Resource Centre Shake it Off

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Community Living Campbellford/Brighton Hosts 7th Annual Golf Tournament

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Community Living Campbellford/Brighton, located at 65 Bridge Street East in Campbellford, was pleased to host their 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday July 23, 2015 at the Warkworth Golf Club. A total of 15 teams took part with a 10:30am shotgun start. The winning foursome of Kevin Clark, Shawn Lumley, Bart Crashley and Kevin Doughty ended the tournament at 14 under par. Bill Borosiuk was the winner a hole-in-one on Hole 7 and was the recipient of Travis Butler golf attire and a $500 online gift card generously donated by RBC.

(left to right):  Shawn Lumley, Bart Crashley, Kevin Clarke, Kevin Doughty

(left to right): Shawn Lumley, Bart Crashley, Kevin Clarke, Kevin Doughty

Bill Borosiuk with Jordan Bress, RBC Relationship Manager

Bill Borosiuk with Jordan Bress, RBC Relationship Manager

The Community Living Campbellford/Brighton Board of Directors were thrilled with the outcome of this major fundraiser – just over $5,000 was raised with 100% of these resources to be utilized in the continuance of their Mission Statement of “…supporting people with an intellectual disability to fully participate in community life”. Community Living Campbellford/Brighton has been providing quality supports to people with an intellectual disability in Northumberland County for 55 years.

In addition to the Event Sponsor, Yvonne Smallwood of HollisWealth, Community Living Campbellford/Brighton wishes to thank the following people and businesses who so generously donated items and services or volunteered their time to this tournament:


Campbellford Chrysler

Warkworth Golf Club

Lindsay Hutchinson, Investors Group

Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

Wilkinson & Company LLP

Giant Tiger Campbellford

Rene’s Total Home Comfort

Wm. J Thompson Farm Supply Ltd.

Dooher’s Bakery

D & D Automotive

Wentworth Financial Services

Motion Specialities

Maclaren Pharmacy IDA

B&R Janitorial Supplies

Canadian Tire Campbellford

Trent Hills Concrete


Empire Cheese & Butter Co-op

D&D Automotive

Campbellford Home Hardware

Brighton Massage Therapy

Brandon Smith, RMT

Best Western Cobourg

Vic’s Glass, Windows & Doors

Hawkin’s Cheezies

Arthur J. Gallagher Group

Buchwald Services & Consulting

Campbellford Office Supplies & More

Christine Hammond

Fred Wardle

Marion Fennell

Tom McDowell

Jane Wellard

Mary Fennell


For more information, please contact

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton at (705) 653-1821

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Community Living Campbellford/Brighton Celebrates 55 Years of Inspiring Possibilities

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Brighton Resource Centre Open House     Campbellford 55 th Celebration









As the provincial “May is Community Living Month” – a campaign designed to raise awareness about Who Community Living is, What they do and What valuable services they offer to their community draws to a close – it was only fitting that an anniversary celebration gala held the evening of May 27, 2015 marked the 55th Anniversary of Community Living Campbellford/Brighton (CLC/B). An organization that has seen significant change during that those 55 years and even since their 50th Anniversary Gala held in April 2010, Community Living’s goal is not only to raise awareness but also to increase opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities within the Trent Hills and Brighton communities.

The organization hosted a Wine & Cheese and Silent Auction with all proceeds destined for the continuance of providing quality support and services for people with an intellectual disability throughout the communities of Northumberland County. Immediately following at the Aron Theatre, guests were entertained by Motivational Humourist Meg Soper whose keynote presentation entitled “Wit, Fit and Balance…Strategies for Success” shed some comedic light on the stresses of everyday life using humour and perspective. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Nancy Brown, Executive Director extended a warm welcome and words of thanks to everyone for their continued support.

Today Community Living Campbellford/Brighton provides services and supports for approximately 140 individuals in Northumberland County. The Organization chooses to have an independent body, Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), measure the quality of its support to continually enhance services. Four consecutive external Quality Reviews have measured our abilities and have resulted in our Organization being accredited at the highest level possible. Accreditation was earned in 2000 through Council and Quality Leadership and was the first North American organization to achieve a non-mandated accreditation for a 4year duration. We are booked for our next Quality Review in October 2015; when successful, we will be certified using the Council and Quality Leadership’s “Person Centred Excellence” accreditation.