Dignity: We value each person as unique, to be respected and empowered.


Accountability: We hold everyone at Community Living Burlington responsible for the safety, security and well-being of the people entrusted in our care.

Advocacy and Inclusiveness

Advocacy and Inclusiveness: We value, promote and protect the right to full access to services within our community for those we support.


Service: We are committed to an exceptional quality service approach based on the uniqueness of each person we support.


Partnerships: We value and promote collaboration with our community partners and stakeholders.

Human Resources & Leadership

Human Resources & Leadership: We value the human resources that enable the organization to achieve the highest quality of service to the people we support.


The mission of Community Living Burlington is to enrich the quality of life and to promote full and meaningful inclusion in our community of individuals who have a developmental disability.

Celebrating 60 Years of Service

Community Living Burlington is Burlington's oldest and largest non-profit charitable organization. As we celebrate 60 years of service we reflect on our humble beginnings.  In October 1955, a group of community-minded parents met to discuss educational opportunities for their children. The parents developed the first class for children who have a development disability at the old Legion Hall.  

Today, Community Living Burlington provides multiple services to more than 400 people who have a developmental disability in the city of Burlington. With a staff team of 300 employees Community Living Burlington strives to be a leader in the community by providing exceptional support to children and adults who have a developmental disability.  

On October 25th, 2015 Community Living Burlington hosted our 60th Anniversary Open House. Please click here for more information. 

Update: The Closure of Sheltered Workshops:

On November 29th 2015 Moira Welsh, investigative news reporter from the Toronto Star reported, “Ontario will eliminate provincially funded workshops where people with intellectual disabilities do menial tasks for pennies a day, says a top official with Ontario's Ministry of Community and Social Services.” The decision is the strongest statement yet from the Ministry following a Toronto Star series exposing the problem with Sheltered Workshops. Initially, the government announced there would be no new admissions to the workshops. Now the province plans to close Sheltered Workshops forever.

Community Living Burlington knows that it is time to create major system change. Community Living Burlington will be working very hard over the next few years to transform and restructure our current model in order to create new opportunities for our participants at ARC Industries. We understand the nature and scope of this challenge. We need to a) reach out to professionals who can help us develop a clearly defined business model for future programming and b) build functional independence skills and employment readiness skills for ARC participants. This transformation process will take time, additional resources and additional funding. 

For more information please refer to the following:
•    Fact sheet for participants and families, please click here


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