All people are created equal in rights, dignity, and the potential to achieve great things. True opportunity requires that we all have equal access to the benefits, burdens and responsibilities of our society regardless of race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, or other aspects of what we look like or where we come from.
Our highly committed and dedicated team of community support professionals offer people a caring and individual service, designed to meet their personal and unique needs. This person-centred approach is the foundation of our service and ensures a strong, caring and shared respectful relationship with the people we support.
Accountability and transparency are essential to quality services within any human service field. The Society understands that we are ultimately responsible to all individuals in support, their families and other stakeholders for all our decisions and actions.
All people have gifts to share; sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right opportunities and connections. The Society endeavours to create safe and secure environments so people are free to share their gifts with their community.
The Society believes lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Although sometimes learning requires support, ultimately, it enhances not only social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but competitiveness and employability.
Do you believe all people have equal rights? All people have gifts? Learning is lifelong? Accountability is essential? Respectful relationships form the foundation for person-centred supports? CSCL values all these beliefs while providing quality individualized supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Message from Our Executive Director…
The CSCL continuously strives to be a centre of excellence for those it serves. We take great pride in our ability to respond to the unique needs of individuals and families while simultaneously managing unprecedented growth and frequent crisis management. We recognize that to do this, we need to recruit and retain skilled and committed staff and caregivers and want to acknowledge the vital role they play within the organization. We are excited by the work our Wellness and Social Committees do to assist in ensuring a positive and healthy work environment. Our Board of Directors forms a key element, encouraging flexibility and creativity in service delivery and balancing this carefully within their governance role. I believe that we remain true to our roots. We were established in 1954 to make sure that everyone had a place in community. Sixty-one years later, we have achieved much but facilitating friendships and a true sense of belonging for those we serve remains a fundamental passion.
CSCL seeks to create more inclusive workplaces and communities for people with developmental disabilities by offering a wide range of paid employment opportunities including; job search strategies, interview skills, resume preparation and life skills as they relate to the work place.
Supported Employment Services (SES) uses a discovery process to identify job seekers skills, preferences and abilities then partner with local businesses to determine how to best meet their staffing and business needs.
SES provides on-site coaching, orientation support, follow-up and monitoring as required until the job seeker has mastered the skills required to perform the job independently.
“Champion Employers” include: