99 Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4H5
Phone: 705-253-1700     Toll Free: 1-800-448-8097


Community Living Algoma
Invites you to our Annual Summer BBQ
When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Where: At Roberta Bondar Pavilion
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Menu: M & M’s will be barbecuing hamburgers, hot dogs
Water, pop and coffee will be available
Dessert provided
Kidzone - Clown
Laugh ‘N The Box, Photo Booth
DJ Services
Tickets available at entrance


$156,000 to upgrade and repair local community agencies

By Content Team -

cla staff

The provincial government is investing $156,000 for repairs and renovations for eight projects at non-profit agencies in Sault Ste. Marie as part of its Partner Facility Renewal program, announced David Orazietti MPP today during a visit to Sault Ste. Marie by Minister Dr. Helena Jaczek.

“Community agencies provide invaluable help to so many Ontarians. Investments in these projects will result in stronger services and better programs for those who use them in our communities,” said Orazietti. “This type of investment in infrastructure renewal means that agency staff can focus on delivering high-quality supports in our communities.”

These investments include:

– Community Living Algoma is receiving $131,000 for 7 projects such as window replacement, resurfacing driveway and heating/cooling upgrades

– Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc. is receiving $25,000 for upgrade replacements of HVAC systems

Through the annual Partner Facility Renewal program, the province is investing $16 million for upgrades and repairs at more than 170 community agencies across Ontario. These investments help developmental services, community services, Violence Against Women agencies, and Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy agencies better serve clients.

Community Living Algoma’s Executive Director, John Policicchio said, “Community Living Algoma expresses our appreciation to Minister David Orazietti for his ongoing support of developmental services in our community. The funding allocated through the Partner Facility Renewal is much needed funding for the seven minor capital projects which have been approved. The funding will ensure that our properties are adequately maintained to ensure safe, updated and modern buildings for individuals with a developmental disability.”

Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years. This is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.

“Our government believes that people in need deserve all the help we can give them. By investing in our community facilities, we are making sure that vulnerable Ontarians have safe, accessible places to go when they need support the most.” said, Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services

Supporting community agencies that help those most in need is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

water towerJoin Community Living Algoma in celebrating Community Awareness month, May 1st to the 31st

The Water Tower will be lit in blue and green from Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13, 2016 to celebrate Community Awareness month.

Community Living Algoma supports children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability to live, learn, work and participate in our community.  They help to build bridges for a healthy welcoming, inclusive community.  Join Community Living Algoma in celebrating Community Awareness month, May 1st to the 31st.











Dreams Take Flight 2016 - Thank you Air Canada and Lions Club


greyhoundsThe Greyhounds biggest fan!



13 / 14 Jason Hebert may be the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds biggest fan. He not only attended all their home games and waves them off to their way games but he also volunteers as an assistant at their practices where he fills and cleans water and protein bottles. Photo by Jeff Klassen for SooToday






Building a Good Life In Community
Transition of Sheltered Workshop - Presentation
Community Living Algoma’s Journey
(link provided of presentation)

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Community Living Algoma is a not-for-profit organization that provides supports and services to over 800 children, youth and adults with a developmental disability and their families throughout Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma.

CLA & White Pines - Assistive Remote Control Buttons 

Community Living Algoma's Inclusive Education Contest

Inclusion Contest Information Sheet

Inclusion Contest Entry Form

Community Living Algoma Summer Employment Success

For the past 25 years, Community Living Algoma has offered employment services for the people we support in our community. In the summer of 2015, the agency launched its very first summer employment program geared to transitional-aged youth.

A grant proposal was submitted through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help offset the costs of launching the project and in May it was confirmed that the agency would receive funds to hire three job coaches for the summer to work with the students.

Three students were selected to participate in the program. Community Living Algoma partnered with three local employers who offered the students jobs that totaled 30 hours per week for each person. The employers were responsible for paying the wages of those students.

With the initial success of the pilot program, Community Living Algoma intends to involve a greater number of young people in the summer of 2016.

If you are an employer wishing to participate in the summer employment program or a student wanting to get a summer job, please contact us at 705-256-7564.



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