Community Living Mississauga was presented with 2018 James Montgomerie Community Award during Community Living Ontario’s Annual General Meeting and Conference, held Sept. 12th – 14th.

Established in memory of Jim Montgomerie, an educator and past president of Community Living Ontario, the award is based on Jim’s belief that people who have an intellectual disability and who live in institutions, homes for special care, and nursing homes deserve a better quality of life.

The award is presented to an organization that actively addresses the legacy of institutions in our society and moves toward practices that focus on inclusion and individual autonomy.

Community Living Mississauga was recognized for its work with the City of Mississauga’s Recreation Division to support and facilitate the inclusion of adults who have an intellectual disability in recreational activities.

The award also recognized Community Living Mississauga’s ongoing partnerships with local schoolboards and families which continue to address transitional issues affecting young people, including post-secondary education, life-long learning employment and housing.