Our History

Community Living North Bay is responsible for providing services to the citizens of the City of North Bay and surrounding areas. The District of Nipissing has a population of 80,268 and the City of North Bay, within that district, has a population of 53,966.

  • 2012 – Jan. Resource Teacher Program Changed Name to Inclusion Support Program
  • 2011 – Sept. Man With a Pan Fundraiser
  • 2011 – May – Service Coordination Name Change to Planning and Coordination
  • 2010 – Nov. Airport Residence Opened
  • 2010 – Nov. First Ave. Residence Closed
  • 2010 – Mar. Snoezelen Room Closed and Moved to One Kids Place
  • 2009 – Nov. Jennifer Valenti Hired as Executive Director
  • 2009 – Nov. Rheal Thorn, Executive Director – Retired
  • 2008 – First Ave. Residence Opened
  • 2008 – June – Name Change to Community Living North Bay – Intégration Communautaire North Bay
  • 2006 – Sept. Supported Independent Living Expansion
  • 2006 – Training in Personal Outcome Measures – Families With Young Children
  • 2006 – Renovations at Banner, Birchs, Cedarview and Kehoe Through Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • 2006 – Opened Snoezelen Room at Adult Support Centre
  • 2006 – May – Another Big Cover Up – Quilt Auction
  • 2006 – Transition Program Commences
  • 2005 – Adoption of Personal Outcome Measures
  • 2005 – Training and Certification of Reliable Interviewers in Personal Outcome Measures
  • 2005 – Quality Enhancement Committee Established
  • 2005 – July – Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program Approval
  • 2005 – Student Nutrition Program Opened
  • 2004 – Hot Line Established for Complaints, Suggestions and Comments
  • 2004 – Quality Enhancement Position Created
  • 2004 – Training in Personal Outcome Measures – Adults
  • 2003 – Oct. Big Cover Up – Quilt Auction
  • 2003 – Sept. Closed Lakeheights Residence
  • 2002 – Established New Boardroom – Main Office Location (Downstairs)
  • 2002 – Associate Home Program Changed Name to Family Home Program
  • 2002 – Ontario Early Years Centre-Nipissing/Data Analysis Coordinator/Early Literacy Specialist Programs Opened
  • 2001 – Main Office Reception Relocated to 163 Main Street East (Downstairs)
  • 2000 – Training and Adoption of Essential Lifestyle Plan (ELP) as Planning Tool
  • 2000 – Birchs Residence opened
  • 2000 – Consumer Services Closed and Service Coordination Began
  • 1999 – Supported Independent Living Changed Name to Community Residential Services
  • 1997 – Volunteer Services Closed
  • 1997 – Closed Rose Residence and Opened Ashdale Residence
  • 1997 – Respite Services and Associate Home Program Moved To Former Wyld Residence Location and Offered Weekend Respite
  • 1997 – Life Skills Program Name Changed to Supported Independent Living Program (SIL)
  • 1996 – Recreation Program Closed and Volunteer Services opened
  • 1996 – Wyld Residence Closed
  • 1996 – Consumer Services
  • 1995 – Affirmative Business
  • 1995 – Mobile Toy Lending Service
  • 1995 – Associate Home Program Expanded to Include Adults
  • 1995 – ‘‘Galt Residence’‘ changed its name to Rose Residence
  • 1992 – Mar. ‘‘Gifts For You’‘ Closed December 1992. Ceramic Manufacturing Ceased
  • 1992 – Oct. Morin Residence Converted to Supported Independent Living (S.I.L. #2)
  • 1992 – Expansion to Supported Independent Living (O’Brien Residence)
  • 1991 – May – Adult Protective Services Closed – Ministry Transferred Program to Community Counseling Centre
  • 1991 – Changed Name of Resource Library to ‘‘Eleanor Broydell Resource Library”
  • 1990 – Aug . Name changed to: North Bay and District Association For Community Living
  • 1990 – Aug. Parent Relief Name changed to “Respite Services”
  • 1990 – Aug. Parent Child Resource Centre Name Changed To: “Toy Lending Library”
  • 1990 – Aug. Nipissing Developmental Centre Building Changed Name To: “Family Resource Centre”
  • 1990 – Apr. Banner Residence Opened
  • 1990 – Mar. Life Skills Pre-Vocational Opened On Brule Street
  • 1990 – Feb. Supported Employment Program Started
  • 1989 – Jan. F.J. Dellandrea Place Opened
  • 1988 – Mar. Developmental Assessment, Consultation & Treatment Services (D.A.C.T.S.) Opened at Administration Office
  • 1987 – Apr. The Associate Home Program Started
  • 1986 – Apr. Resource Teacher Program Started
  • 1983 – Rheal Thorn Hired as Executive Director
  • 1983 – Bob Mulley, Executive Director Retired
  • 1983 – Apr. Wyld Residence Opened
  • 1983 – Sept. Co-op Apartments, Name Changed to: Supported Independent Living (S.I.L.)
  • 1982 – Nov. Toy Library Opened at Administration Office
  • 1979 – Mar. Morin Street Residence Opened
  • 1978 – Nov. Co-op Apartments Opened
  • 1978 – Nov. Life Skills Program Started
  • 1978 – Jan. Recreation Program Started
  • 1978 – Mar. Association Office at 161 Main Street East Opened
  • 1977 – Mar. Kehoe Street Residence Opened
  • 1977- Apr. Parent Relief Program Started
  • 1977- Aug. Adult Protective Services Program Started
  • 1976 – Association Name Changed to: North Bay and District Association for the Mentally Retarded
  • 1976 – Dec. Galt Street Residence Opened
  • 1976 – Dec. Industrial Workshop Opened
  • 1975 – June – Ceramic Centre Opened
  • 1974 – Jan. Nipissing Developmental Centre Opened
  • 1973 – Nov. Cedarview Residence Opened
  • 1971 – Bob Mulley Hired as First Executive Director
  • 1969 – Nipissing Board of Education takes over operation of West Bay Field School
  • 1968 – Association for the Mentally Retarded (AMR) Training Centre Opened New Building on Chippewa Street; Official Opening held May 8, 1969
  • 1967 – Pre-school Program started at the Peter Pan Nursery
  • 1966 – Training Centre for Adults started in the Sibbitt Building
  • 1963 – West Bay Field School Officially Opened, Name Denoting The Three Municipalities At That Time
  • 1954 – Day School Program started in St. Andrew’s Church
  • 1954 – Chapter No. 17 – North Bay and District Association for Retarded Children