Community Living Ontario 
1 Valleybrook Drive, Suite 201, Toronto, ON M3B 2S7 | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

For all media inquiries, please contact:  
Heather Evans | Director of Marketing, Communication and Foundation  
416-447-4348 ext. 229 | 

Who We Are

Community Living Ontario (CLO) is a family-based provincial association assisting people who have an intellectual disability and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities. Founded in 1953, our work is rooted in a strong network of individuals, families, friends, member organizations and community partners. 

Together, we envision a society where people who have an intellectual disability belong, have equal rights, respect and acceptance, a sense of self-worth and opportunities for growth. We believe that the gifts, uniqueness and innate value of each person should be celebrated, supported and acknowledged as essential to the completeness of the whole community. 

Our Work at a Glance:

Community Living Ontario:

Works alongside 100+ local agencies

Advocates on behalf of over 80,000 people across Ontario

Promotes positive change through public policy and advocacy

Provides expertise and resources to decision-makers, educators, local members, families and self-advocates

Creates public awareness and networking opportunities

We’ve provided commentary and created resources for a diverse array of issues related to the developmental services sector, disability rights, and everything else affecting Ontarians who have an intellectual disability. Our recent efforts have included campaigning against medical assistance in dying, fighting for long-term care reform, and making disability supports a federal election issue. As provincial leaders in our sector, we believe that Community Living Ontario’s voice is important to include in these conversations. 

For a more in-depth look at some of our past work, as well as current projects and future plans, we invite you to take a look at these resources: 

Community Living Ontario is also an active member of Inclusion Canada, and regularly communicates with equivalent provincial and territorial associations. We also have an influence at the global level thanks to our affiliation with Inclusion International.

Meet Our Leaders

Past Press

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