CLM Strategic Plan for 2019-2021

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Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. It is a disciplined effort that produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful.

Our Mission Statement


Community Living Manitoulin advocates for, promotes, and facilitates the full participation, inclusion, and citizenship of people who have an intellectual disability.

Our Goal Statement

The goal of community Living Manitoulin is, “that all persons live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community and have the opportunity to participate effectively.”

Our Vision Statement

Community Living Manitoulin envisions a society where everyone belongs, has equality, respect and acceptance. This gives people a sense of self-worth and opportunites for growth. The gifts, uniqueness and innate value of each individual are celebrated, supported and acknowledged as essential to the completeness of the whole community.

Useful Links:


Ministry of Community and Social Services:



Community Living Ontario:


Residential Services:


Group Homes


Hope Terrace Residence

Mindemoya, ON  


Maple Terrace Residence

Mindemoya, ON


Field House Residence

Mindemoya, ON 


Rene's Place

Mindemoya, ON


Supported Independent Living Program

6266B Hwy 542, Mindemoya, ON


Administration Office 

6266B Hwy 542, Mindemoya, ON


Community Supports:


Supported Employment

6109 Hwy 542

Mindemoya, ON


Community Hub

6109 Hwy 542

Mindemoya, ON


Respite Services:

Maple Terrace Residence

Mindemoya, ON




Supported Independent Living (SIL)

The Supported Independent Living program provides support to individuals who live in a variety of accommodation settings in the community, including apartments, parental homes, or sharing a space with a friend or another person.  The program teaches individuals the independence skills necessary to integrate and become an inclusive member of their community. 


The skills taught include:

  • Budgeting and Managing Finances

  • Assistance with Housing

  • Socialization Skills and Linking to Community Resources

  • Activities of Daily Living

  • Personal Hygiene and Health

  • Assistance with Medical Appointments

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Advocacy

  • Ongoing Support

  • Referral to Employment Supports


Individuals are encouraged to participant in community events and to access community services in order to meet their individual needs. The type and level of support is individualized and based on personal needs and goals.

Group Homes

Community Living Manitoulin operates four group homes, each offering a different level of individualized support.  All of the homes provide training in life skills and activities of daily living.  The homes offer individuals a relaxed home setting with opportunities to participate in social and community activities of their choosing.


The homes provide an atmosphere that supports and maintains friendship, interdependence, mutual support, respect, and understanding. 


Personal care is provided in a respectful and unobtrusive manner to individuals who require it, and staff are trained to assist with any medical needs. 


Some of the individuals served in the group homes may have behaviour concerns and may require additional support with anger management and finding constructive ways of expressing oneself.  A behaviour support team works to plan and support these individualized needs. 


Overall care is provided on an individual basis and meets the needs outlined in an individual’s Life Plan.  

In order to assist the residential program, the group homes have access to seven vehicles, including two wheelchair accessible vans.  These are available for appointments and community outings.


Hope Terrace


Hope Terrace is our newest residence, opening in 2008, replacing the Hope Farm residence.  The residence is barrier free and accommodates 6 full-time residents and 1 respite bed.  The home is one level and has two wheelchair accessible washrooms, one with a roll-in shower.  The residence also has an aromatherapy/relaxation room.  The home has a fire alarm system complete with sprinklers.  The exterior of the home has a large field and a sitting patio.  The Life Skills building is a short walk down the laneway.



Maple Terrace


Maple Terrace opened in 2005 and is located on the same property as the Hope Terrace residence and the Life Skills building.  Maple Terrace is a barrier-free home and accommodates 8 full-time residents and 1 respite bed.  The home is equipped with lift systems and safety supports, allowing the home to support individuals with higher personal and medical care needs.  The home is equipped with three wheelchair accessible washrooms; one has an Arjo bathing system installed with an attached ceiling track system, while another is equipped with a walk-in tub.  The home has a Snoezelen Room, which is a multi-sensory room used for relaxation and sensory interaction.  The home also has a family visitation room, so families and friends can visit in private.


The home is designed in an open concept, providing individuals with freedom of movement, while maintaining an optimal level of staff coverage and safety.  As well, the home is equipped with a fire alarm system, sprinkler system, and emergency lighting.

The exterior has a large field, and a sitting patio.  The Life Skills building is a short walk down the laneway



Field House


Field House opened in 1995 and is a two-storey home that accommodates 5 individuals.  The house is designed for individuals who are ambulatory and require minimal physical care.  The home has two washrooms (one on the main floor and one on the second floor).  The home is equipped with a fire alarm system and a life-line service for emergencies.

The exterior of the home has a swing in the front yard and a patio in the backyard for sitting



Rene’s Place


Rene’s Place opened in 1997 and it is a split-level home that accommodates 6 individuals.  The home is designed for individuals who are ambulatory and require minimal physical care, but it is able to accommodate someone who uses a walker.  The individuals living in this home are more independent and are working toward independent living.  The home has two washrooms (one on the main floor and one in the basement).  The home is equipped with a fire alarm system and a life-line service for emergencies.

The exterior of the home has a large backyard and a barbeque.

Life Skills


The Life Skills program is designed to provide individuals with the fundamental skills required for everyday living and for working in the community.  All programs are individualized and are designed to encourage and support individual independence.


Some of the skills taught in this program include:

  • Basic Economics and Budgeting

  • Employment  Preparation

  • Activities of Daily Living

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Cognitive Skills

  • Cooking Skills

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills


The Life Skills program also encourages community involvement in various community events.  Individuals access local resources, such as, the library.  Individuals also participate in community recreation activities.The Life Skills program supports 33 individuals and is delivered at multiple locations in order to meet individualized programming needs.

Supported Employment


The objective of the supported employment program is to teach marketable employment skills and provide on-the-job training so individuals are able to obtain competitive employment in their community.  The program empowers individuals to overcome their employment challenges, enabling them to secure a competitive job of their choosing.  Individual support and supervision is offered by staff on a variety of levels including job search, on-the-job training, social integration, and emotional support.To aid individuals in the development of their employment skills Community Living Manitoulin has also developed some in-house cooperatives. 


These include:

  • Lawn Care

  • Cleaning Services

  • Moving Services

  • Volunteer Work


Community Living Manitoulin is looking for employers who are open and willing to hire individuals with developmental disabilities at competitive wages.  The individuals applying for jobs are hard working and dedicated and make excellent employees.  Each individual is initially supported by a job coach who assists the employee learn their job.  The job coach then steps back and the new employee becomes an integrated member of the work team.  Ongoing support is available for employers and employees participating in Supported Employment program.



Community Living Manitoulin is an association that is supported by a general membership. The general membership is comprised of people with an interest in supporting the work being done for people with developmental disabilities. Membership costs $10.00 annually and keeps you updated on current developments and policies affecting people with developmental disabilities, and entitles you to notices and newsletters; access to resource material and expertise; an open invitation to agency social events; and the opportunity to share your input on issues affecting the services for people with developmental disabilities. If Membership dues are paid by April 30th, a member becomes eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting.  The Board of Directors is elected at the Annual General Meeting.


Membership Eligibility:

  • 18 years of age

  • Not presently employed by Community Living Manitoulin

  • Not an immediate family member of someone employed by Community Living Manitoulin


Membership is for one year and runs from April 1st – March 31st. A strong membership is vital to the association’s ability to provide high quality programs and services, to the association’s ability to fundraise, and to sustaining the credibility of the association within the communities across Manitoulin Island. For more information about becoming a member of the Association, please contact Megan Wickett at 705-377-6699 ext. 200.

Respite Program

This program provides supportive respite programs to families including:

  • Out of the home relief delivered at one of Community Living Manitoulin’s group homes (Maple Terrace or Hope Terrace)

  • Emergency relief


Respite Rates


Maple Terrace/Hope Terrace:



$65.00 per day

Family pays 20% or $13.00 per day.