A place to support and empower your loved one with an intellectual disability

Our Programs

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Literacy Program

Increasing awareness of literacy through plain language strategies and literacy activities that are optimized for those with intellectual disabilities.

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Cooking Program

Unlocking the benefits of evaluating nutrition, healthy eating, and independent living skills through cooking instruction.

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Wellness Program

Delivering meaningful wellness programming that motivates, encourages, and educates participants on living their best lives.

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Employment Program

Working with job seekers who have an intellectual disability to secure employment that focuses on their unique strengths and skills.

Why Community Living?

Community Living Central York is a non-profit, charitable organization which provides support to people who have an intellectual disability. We do this with a dedicated group of staff, volunteers and family members. We offer a wide range of supports and services that enable people to reach their fullest potential.
Attention & Support
CLCY believes that people who have an intellectual disability have a right to safely engage and participate in community life.
Short Waitlist
CLCY believes that each person, regardless of disability, should be able to access resources swiftly, and as needed.
Affordable Prices
CLCY believes that people who have an intellectual disability have a right to participate in affordable services and programming.
Gain Real Life Skills
CLCY believes that each person, regardless of disability, deserves support that enables and enhances important life skills.
“We don’t give people with developmental disabilities enough credit. You never know what is possible until people are given the opportunity.”
Jim Alexander

a business owner who employs people from Community Living

Their Stories

Stuart Parker has thrived after his graduation out of the formal education system thanks to the support of Community Living Central York.

Stuart’s Story Other Member Stories

Have Questions?

Curious about our mission or programming? We would love to hear from you! Our Community Living Central York team looks forward to providing educational resources, information, and support you may require. Get in touch today!

Have Us Call You Call (905) 898-3000


Who Is Community Living?
Community Living Central York has been providing daily living supports to people over the age of 21 with developmental disabilities since 1954.
What Does Community Living Central York Do?
The focus for Community Living Central York is to provide a friend, a job, and a home to those who have a developmental disability. The support and care provided is for life—CLCY is there for individuals as long as support is required.

CLCY currently supports approximately 400 individuals each year.

CLCY support services include: Day support programs, Employment Strategies & job placement, Supported group living, supported independent living, associate/foster family care, and respite support.

What Areas In York Region Does Community Living Central York Support?
Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King, Newmarket, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.
How Is Community Living Central York Funded?
CLCY is fortunate to have a strong and ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Community and Social Services, both in making delivery of programs possible, but also in developing and realizing CLCY’s vision for the future.

Other funding partners include: United Way Toronto & York Region, The Regional Municipality of York, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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We acknowledge that Community Living Central York is located on the traditional territories of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe peoples and the treaty land of the Williams Treaties First Nations and other Indigenous peoples whose presence here continues to this day.

We thank them for sharing this land with us. We also acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as our close neighbours and friends, and we work to ensure a cooperative and respectful relationship.