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Carleton University Study

We’ve partnered with Anna Przednowek a PhD Candidate at Carleton University in the School of Social Work. Anna is conducting a study titled “Caring to include: everyday life and care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario”. The goal of this study is to find out how current policies and practices are impacting the conditions of everyday life, care and support of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As well as to better understand how the care and supports that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive contribute toward their well-being and greater social inclusion, and how individuals with intellectual disabilities contribute within their families and communities. Here is the criteria:

Live in Ontario
Are 25+ years old
Are on a waiting list for Passports funding or are currently receiving Passports funding
Receive family support and/or paid support
In the case where persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive family or paid support, I also want to interview their family members or supports workers. Family is broadly understood to be parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles, cousins and other kin.

If you have any questions about the study or would like to participate contact Anna Przednowek at (519) 504-3150 or email at [email protected]

Click here to download the full document

Connecting to Your Community!

Community Living North Bay is hosting this free event on May 29 2019 from 3 to 7 PM at 741 Wallace Road North Bay, open to the public to spotlight what is available in our community for you and your family. Drop in & visit the many booths that will be set up to provide you with information.   Click this link to check out the many organizations and services that will be available!





Community Living Month of May 2019

During the month of May, we proudly celebrate people with intellectual disabilities and people like you who are supporting the mission of building inclusive communities for all! Join us in celebration at any of the following events and keep checking our FacebookTwitter , Instagram and website for up-to date information on all other activities and events!

Here is the calendar for all of our events!  Calendar

Connections Group!

Check out our information on our new Connections Group!  If you are interested in learning more about what this program has to offer, check out a couple of these attachments!

Connections is a staff and volunteer supported drop in group for everyone interested  in a safe place to hang out and have  fun.   The group will be held at 741 Wallace Road, and will be open from 2 to 4pm every Thursday, with plans to expand hours based on interest.

March 7 2019!

Connections Information

Connections Documents

2018 Year in Review

2018 was an incredible year for Community Living North Bay.  Thank you to our community for your continued support.  Check out our newsletter and tell us what you think!

Community Living North Bay 2018 Year in Review

Organizational Chart

Check out our new organizational chart!



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

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.


Thank You!!!

Through your generosity, our Outcomes Fund is able to make a deep and meaningful impact in the lives of the individuals in our community.  Your participation, engagement, donations and sponsorship towards our Spring Fling event continue to help us create these opportunities. This year, we have raised over $11,000 for our Outcomes Fund.  

 Community Living North Bay would like to thank the North Bay Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario and the Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, volunteers, donors, sponsors and attendees.   Without them, the annual Spring Fling fund raising event would not be the success that it is.  


We all have goals.  You are helping, one Outcome at a time.


Thank you to all of our sponsors:


Dave’s Heating And Cooling Deerhurst Inn North Bay Nugget
Transcanada Store and Restaurant Supplies Bruman Construction Canor
Coughlin & Associates Bay Brewing Centre Fabrene Inc
Redpath Casey’s Bar & Grill Medpro Direct
Guardian Drugs (Algonquin) Pharmasave RBC Securities
Bernard Rochefort Ltd Caisse Populaire Comsatec
Jay’s Auto Goodlife Fitness Miller & Urso Surveying Inc.
Mitchell Jensen Architects North Bay Security Doug & Deb Luckett
Oacett UTS Consultants Avison Electrical
Avon Bruman Construction Best Western
Canadian Tire Capitol Centre Industrial Motors
Cementation Canada Inc Creative Learning Coughlin & Associates
Goodridge Walker Good Life Fitness Thumb’s Up Footcare
Gymtrix Rob Hyatt Outdoors Carry All
Good Riddence Pest Control Image Master Janix
Knight Piesold Consulting Leon’s Furniture Ontario Northland
North Bay Toyota North Bay Toyota Sylvia Anderson
Motion Specialties Orchard’s Osprey Links Golf
Pascoe Rentals RBC Dominion Securities Shoppers Home Health
True Centre Muffler & Brakes Vaughan Paper Union Gas
North Bay Mat Rentals Bowman’s Live Bait TW Foods
 Mr. Scott North Bay Batallion North Bay Heritage Museum

Community Living North Bay would like to thank the Spring Fling committee:

Doug Luckett, Chair
Viviane Dégagné Renee Hacquard Sean Wilson
Marianne Raymond John Simmons Gerry St.Denis
André Tardif Jennifer Valenti

Thank you to our volunteers for the evening:

Scott Clark, Auctioneer Kathy Paynter Renee Hacquard
Krista Gibson Lorraine Dégagné Julie Desjardins
Chris Guillemette Chantal Dionne Renée Hacquard
Bev Phippen Carol Boissonneault Don Spiess
Sherry Carnevale Kcristal Spiess Stephane Roy
Kcristal Spiess Angel Vibert Natasha Snoddon


Standing Up for Your Ability to Choose