Community Living Quinte West is committed to the provision of supports that will assist individuals with an intellectual disability to live, work, and play as integrated and valued members of their community.
Community Living Quinte West is a non-profit organization whose vision is one of a community that encourages and supports each person with an intellectual disability to participate, play, learn, work, and volunteer to the greatest extent possible.
These guiding principles reflect the values of the Association and provide a point of reference for planning and decision-making by the Board of Directors and staff:
Individuals have unique needs, goals and desires and should be treated with respect and dignity for their personal choices.
The personal goals and desires of an individual provide the direction for developing the services and supports provided by the organization.
Families play an important role in the lives of their family member with a developmental disability, and the organization recognizes and supports this relationship.
Individuals are supported in their efforts to participate in the community, and Community Living Quinte West will continue to advocate and pursue opportunities for inclusion.
Forming partnerships and collaborative ventures is essential in order to effectively and efficiently respond to the needs, goals and desires of individuals with a developmental disability.
Change is a necessary part of living, and therefore the outcomes of the supports and services provided by the organization will be continually evaluated to ensure that they respond to the needs of individuals, as well as the emerging directions in policy, research and best practices.
CLQW is committed to:
Recognizing the fundamental rights and unique potential of all people, CLQW advocates for inclusion of each individual with intellectual disabilities to all aspects of community life.