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Community Appreciation BBQ

Thank you to Onelife Wealth Management – North Bay, Inc.. for hosting Community Living North Bay today for lunch. The food was delicious, your hospitality incredible, and your kindness beyond words. It was a pleasure getting to know everyone. Thank you again! #CommUnity




Brief Counselling & Consultation Clinic

On behalf of Clinical Services of Community Living North Bay we would like to invite you to attend our Brief Counselling & Consultation Clinic while you wait for clinical services.

The Brief Counselling & Consultation Clinic provides timely, single-session counselling and consultation. Sessions are approximately one hour in length. The focus of the session is determined by each person’s unique needs. The clinician will assist the person to identify and work towards a session goal. The clinicians will help the person identify issues, provide understanding and empathy, recognize and build on the person’s strengths and help the person develop strategies to address concerns. Please note this is not a crisis service. Individuals in crisis should call 911 or go to the emergency room at the hospital.

Hours of operation
The Brief Counselling & Consultation Clinic is open every Wednesday from 9am to 4pm, with first appointments scheduled on April 18th, 2018.

Scheduling appointments
You may schedule an appointment by contacting Community Living’s main reception line at 705-476-3288 and then dial 0. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of appointments are available each Wednesday. If you wish to attend the clinic, and no appointments are available that week, you may schedule an appointment for a subsequent Wednesday.

Attending appointments
You may attend the appointment individually, with a family member or with a support person. If you are a parent, support staff or caretaker, and you are seeking behaviour consultation services for someone in your care, the person in your care may not need to attend the appointment. If the person has a legal substitute decision maker, we ask that substitute decision maker complete the attached consent form. Please bring this signed consent form with you to the appointment.

Can people attend the clinic more than once?
You may attend the Brief Counselling & Consultation Clinic more than once; however, a limited number of appointments may be available to each person in a calendar year. This helps make the service available to everyone. If you attend the clinic and then wish to make another appointment, we ask that you wait two weeks from your last session before calling to schedule another appointment.


We look forward to hearing from you.



The Clinical Services Department

Please click here to download this information sheet for more information

May is Community Living Month

Check out our calendar for events all month long:

Month of May Events




Spring Fling 2018 – May 5th 2018

Save the date!  Community Living North Bay’s annual Spring Fling is being held May 5th 2018.  Tickets are available at our new location : 741 Wallace Road between 8:30 and 4:30PM.  Get your tickets!



Banner Christmas Tea 2017

Everyone at Banner would like to thank all the people who came out and celebrated with us at the Annual Christmas tea. What a great turn out from across the agency!

Seeing everyone reminded all of us just how close CLNB is and that we are one big family!

Merry Christmas from Banner Residence!

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Bilingual Resource Consultant

Community Living North Bay is adding a bilingual resource consultant to our team. Please click the link below to view the job description.

Bilingual Resource Consultant

Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign 2017

Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign was a huge success!  From Tim Horton’s locations across North Bay, you contributed  $40081.00 to Community Living North Bay!  Thank you Tim Horton’s, and thank you North Bay for supporting us in this cause.

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Giving Tuesday Results

We were able to collect, and donate the following items to each of the charities:

Aids Committee – We donated over 800 travel size toiletry items.
Crisis Centre – Approximately 210 personal hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, feminine hygiene products etc.) and cleaning supplies

Shared amongst PEP and Crisis Centre – 87 pairs of socks and/or slippers
– 78 shirts
– 66 hats
– 38 pairs of pants
– 11 pairs of Pjs
– 10 pairs of shoes
– 10 jackets
– 23 pairs of mitts
– Other miscellaneous items ( backpacks, belts, ties, towels, etc.)

Overall, we collected more than 1400 items!







Krista inclusion champion


Congratulations to Krista Gibson, the March “Inclusion Champion of the Month”. Krista is a phenomenal advocate for all the people that she supports. Krista continually goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone has the best quality supports possible. Krista always has new and innovative ways to offer supports that ensure the utmost respect and dignity for the person. Thank you for all your hard work Krista!



Congratulations to Johnny Fong! He was selected as February’s Inclusion Champion of the Month. It’s difficult to pick out one specific thing that Johnny has done to promote inclusion. He always goes above and beyond for the people he supports, each and every day. Johnny is a strong advocate, and does whatever he can to ensure that people’s dreams come true. Thank you for all you do Johnny!

Stay tuned, each and every month, to see which Community Living North Bay employee will be selected as the next Inclusion Champion of the Month!


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Congratulations to Kyle Jolley, the January 2018 Inclusion Champion of the month! Kyle was recognized for organizing and implementing a laser tag day for the men at Wyld. This was an all-inclusive event, open to the public to attend. The turnout was very well received! The money raised during the event will be used to fund the Wyld guys motorcycle dream in the summer months.





Congratulations to Sherrie Odorizzi, the recipient of the Inclusion Champion of The Month for December 2017. Sherrie advocated to community members by raising their understanding and acceptance for the people we support. Sherrie’s dedication, attentiveness and care has empowered the people she supports to exercise their rights and goals of living more fully in the community. Great job Sherrie!

November Recipient

Congratulations to Jason Pearce, he was selected as November’s “Inclusion Champion of the Month”. Jason was nominated for this award for many different reasons. He is an exceptional advocate for the people he supports. Jason is also respectful, honest and kind to everyone! Jason treats every single person as an individual and he is willing to go above and beyond for every person he is supporting. Through his flexibility, calmness, and comforting demeanor, Jason has supported many people to become more confident and independent in reaching their goals and dreams.

Great work Jason! Your commitment to quality supports is much appreciated!

October Winner - Sean

Congratulations to Sean Madge, the first recipient of Community Living North Bay’s, “Inclusion Champion of the Month”!

Sean was nominated for this award because of his ongoing dedication and commitment to expanding our social media platforms. Sean is our IT Support Technician and he goes above and beyond to ensure that Community Living North Bay is promoted in the most positive and inclusive manner. Sean recognizes that details are important, and he consistently looks to educate others about inclusion through our social media posts. Thank you Sean for all that you do! Your hard work does not go unnoticed!

First week at Job Path

The first week of Community Living North Bay’s new Job Path program is in the books and what a week it was.

In only the first week this group has gotten to know their peers, facilitators, and hopefully themselves a little better.

They also and had a chance to explore and give back to their community. The group put in a hard day’s work volunteering at North Bay’s own Gathering Gardens. They worked in small groups, had specific directions to follow all while managing their time and staying on task.

Great job guys. Stay tuned for next week when this group volunteers at Community Living North Bay’s very own Early Years Centre.