Family Support


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Family Support strives to maintain the integrity of families caring for an individual with an intellectual disability. Navigating services and supports for your loved one can be challenging. Having someone from Family Support on your team can give you confidence and tools you need to keep your family strong. Supports are tailored to each family and will vary according to the specific needs.


Family Support can help open up opportunities, help your family make important connections and make transitions go smoother.

Services we offer

  • Provide planning tools and assistance in areas such as school transitions, transitioning to adult services, estate, short, long-term, emergency and summer planning
  • Advocate with parents on the family member’s behalf
  • Assist with funding applications including research, brokering and advocating
  • Liaison with other local agencies and supports
  • Provide information, referrals, and resources such as school information and disability-related groups/information individually and through parent information sessions on various topics on a regular basis
  • Facilitate a range of community based inclusive activities for children, youth and adults
  • Connect parents for mutual support and planning


Community connections

Family Support Workers belong to the local Family Support Community Network and provincial Family Support Workers of Ontario Association, which promote the sharing of information about programs across the city and province.

“Community Living was there us: From before my son’s identification, to sitting next to me in support as I received the formal diagnosis, to helping me navigate the endless applications and forms, to sourcing out the best support workers and helping me find the funding and resources to cover it all.”

Cynthia (mom) and Benjamin (son)

For more details or to make a referral contact:

Erin Impola, Family Services Manager