On January 20th, 1955, a group of parents and community-minded citizens met to discuss providing educational opportunities to children who have an intellectual disability. One month later, a class was opened at Clifton Road Public School.
From those humble beginnings, an organization grew and evolved. With a focus on ensuring the quality of life in the community was meaningfully improved for individuals who have an intellectual disability, the foundation for Community Living Mississauga had been created.
Today, Community Living Mississauga is a non-profit, charitable organization which provides support to more than 2,300 individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and their families.
The organization is focused on promoting inclusion and believes that each individual should be supported in efforts to exercise choice, to attain personal goals, to make friends, to learn, to work and to play.
Each person is unique and deserves support which recognizes and encourages that uniqueness, and which enables that individual to be a valued member of the community.
Now, as we celebrate our 60th year of promoting inclusion, we can reflect on the effect our efforts have made on our city and take pride in knowing that we have helped Mississauga become a more welcoming and inclusive community