Being actively involved in your community means more than just living in it – it also means fully participating in the social and recreational opportunities throughout your area. Mississauga residents are fortunate to have a thriving network of sporting, artistic and cultural activities.
Community Living Mississauga’s Social and Recreational Programs are designed to support individuals who have an intellectual disability to take advantage of the many teams, clubs and community groups throughout the city.
The Community Engagement Resource Initiative is a social opportunity for adults who have an intellectual disability over 18 years of age. Individuals are matched with 3 other individuals and they get together once a week and participate in a different activity each week. Some of the activities include attending community events such as Ribfest, an evening of astronomy at Riverwood conservancy, going out for dinner and going to the movies.
Who is eligible?
Individuals eligible for the Community Engagement Resource Initiative must have completed the intake process for Community Living Mississauga, be 18 years of age or older and be a resident of Mississauga.
Individualized support is not provided so participants must be able to share support with 3 other individuals. Individuals who require one to one support are welcome to participate but must bring their own support.
Participants must be willing to follow the guidelines and expectations of the program and be able to get to and from the activity each week as transportation is not provided.
What you can expect
- Individuals register for a 6 month session.
- Successful registrants will participate in one activity each week with their group for the 26-week session.
- Group members decide on which activities to participate in together and create their schedule.
- Each group will meet on the same day and at the same time each week but the location will be different each week. A schedule will be provided.
How to Get Involved
Individuals should contact the Manager of Respite and Leisure Services at 905-542-2694 ext. 2246 for more information.