Group Name: Community Living Toronto – Family Support

Description: Community Living Toronto is a source of support for thousands of individuals with an intellectual disability searching for accessible and meaningful ways to live in the community. Whether its living alone or with a roommate, working in a supported environment or participating in community activities, we are here to help individuals realize their full potential and dreams.

Parent Groups
Community Living Toronto hosts a variety of Parent Support Groups throughout the year. It gives parents of children with intellectual disabilities a chance to socialize, share stories and connect with others who truly understand the experiences of parenting a child with a disability. Typically, most parent groups meet weekly in a social environment where they encourage and support each other. For more information about parent groups, please contact our Access Coordinators. The following are the groups offered to families:

Support Circles
Comprised of an individual’s family, friends and partners, a support network or circle lends support in making decisions, identifying opportunities and solutions in that person’s life.

Pilot Parents
Pilot Parents is a support group consisting of parent volunteers who have a child with an intellectual disability. They provide emotional support and first-hand knowledge to parents whose child has been recently diagnosed with an intellectual disability.

Where: 20 Spadina Road |Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

When: There is no fee for the Pilot Parents program – referrals are taken on an individual basis. Committee meetings are held once a month, for 11 months of the year. Membership in the Toronto Association for Community Living is encouraged but not mandatory – $30.00 per year. Contact for meeting times and locations.

Contact: Susan Goodman or Carolyn Clyke-Gardiner 416-968-0650 | www.communitylivingtoronto.ca

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