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Summer Experience 2017

Community Living North Bay’s Summer Experience is a social, recreational and educational program offered by Transition Services to those youth registered with Transition Services.

Community Transition Services strive to help create and achieve goals within youth’s lives. The summer experience will focus on enhancing life skills pertaining to work, school, community connections, rights and advocacy, as well as independent living.

Students will be given the opportunity to explore North Bay by utilizing a variety of support programs and agencies offered within their community. These activities include gardening with community gardens, volunteering with non-profit organizations, learning how to prepare for work/volunteer opportunities in North Bay as well as safety skills while creating more independence.

The Transitions Coordinators will act as facilitators, while linking the students with community organizations and services. This helps create natural connections, which are an important part of the transition planning process. The Summer Experience allows the students to learn a variety of life skills in order to achieve their short and long term goals.

Please confirm your attendance in advance by calling or Emailing either Chris or Donna before the day of interest


See you soon!!

Chris Thorn…[email protected]


Donna Scully…[email protected]

Transition Coordinators


Please Note:

  • Times for all programs will be 10:00 am to 2:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • All Summer Experience Workshops being offered on Wednesdays will be offered at 235 Albert Street. Wednesdays will begin at 235 Albert and proceed to 175 Chippewa Street  by city transit if you also register for the Abuse Seminars
  • The Abuse Seminars will be from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm on Wednesdays at 175 Chippewa Street
  • All Summer Experience Programs offered on Fridays will begin and end at the North Bay Bus Depot on Oak street
  • There is a 5$ per day cost for the Healthy Eating/Cooking program on Friday mornings
  • There is a waiver to be signed for both CrossFit and Good Life Fitness (those 18yrs or older can sign for themselves)
  • If you are a minor then please go to Good Life Fitness with a parent or guardian prior to attending on the Friday as registration is required before attending
  • CrossFit waivers are available at our office at Greenwood Baptist Church located at 235 Albert Street and need to be signed prior to attending

Please ensure:

  • You are prepared for any weather
  • Have appropriate foot wear and clothing for the activity
  • Have a bus pass or money to use public transit

Transitions coordinators will be present to assist with the facilitation of community events and community connections.   Transition Coordinators are not 1:1 support workers; if you would not usually spend time alone in the community then arrangements for additional supports is your responsibility.

Always check the online calendar for any changes.  Summer Experience Calendar can be found here:

July and August 2017 Calendar

It is necessary to call 705-472-3652 or Email Chris or Donna in advance to register for events or activities you would like to attend as events will be cancelled if there are no registrations.

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!!!


All of us at Community Living North Bay would like to thank everyone who attended, participated, and volunteered at our annual Spring Fling fundraiser. Thanks to your generosity we were able to raise over $16,000 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 without whom the annual Spring Fling fund raising event would not be the success that it is.


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 Englobe Fabrene Inc
Redpath Lafarge Medpro Direct
Moore Propane Pharmasave RBC Securities
Bernard Rochefort Ltd Caisse Populaire Comsatec
Jay’s Auto Karl Dittman Kenalex
Kia Motors Labonte Concrete Ltd Doug & Deb Luckett
Mitchell Jensen Architects North Bay Security North-Tech Stone & Tile
Oacett UTS Consultants Avison Electrical
Avon Bay Brewing Best Western
Canadian Tire Capitol Centre Casey’s
Cementation Canada Inc Creative Learning Food Basic
George Stockfish Good Life Fitness Greco’s Pizza
Gymtrix Hélène Morin-Chain Holiday Inn
Home Depot Image Master Janix
Knight Piesold Consulting Leon’s Furniture Ontario Northland
North Bay Toyota Northern Honda Sylvia Anderson
Nosbonsing Curling Club Orchard’s Osprey Links Golf
Pascoe Rentals RBC Dominion Securities Rona
Terry’s Place T.W Foods Union Gas
United Rentals Ltd Whitman Jeweller YMCA
North Bay Tax Services

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

Doug Luckett, Chair
Viviane Dégagné Wilson Muir Patrick Rochefort
Joanne Roy John Simmons Gerry St.Denis
André Tardif Jennifer Valenti Sean Wilson

Thank you to our volunteers for the evening:

Kevin Oshefski, Auctioneer Lana Arsenault Jason Bourgeault
Darlene Brooks Lorraine Dégagné Julie Desjardins
Chris Guillemette Mélanie Johnston Renée Hacquard
Eric Luckett Dale Musclow Lisette Nault
Andrea Pascoe Nathan Pascoe Stephane Roy
Kcristal Spiess Angel Vibert Shari Hyatt


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