Providing support to individuals who have an intellectual disability to ensure their quality of life in the community is meaningfully improved.
All people will live in a state of dignity and respect, share in all elements of living in a community which is welcoming, accepting and inclusive of all individuals. All people will have the freedom to make choices and decisions that enable them to achieve self-determination.
We believe that people who have an intellectual disability have the right to live in the community and to participate actively in community life. Each individual, regardless of the degree of disability, should enjoy the full rights of “citizenship” and the full experience of membership in the community. To be a “citizen” is to enjoy the same legal and human rights, the same access to community resources and services, and the same opportunity to contribute to the community as everyone else. To be a “member” is to be an integral part of the social fabric of the community, participating alongside and developing relationships with other members of the community.
We believe that each individual should be supported in efforts to exercise choice, to attain personal goals, to make friends, to learn, to work and to play. Each individual is unique and deserves support which recognizes and encourages that uniqueness, and which enables that individual to be a valued member of the community.
We believe that the whole community is enriched when people with disabilities have opportunities to participate alongside their non-disabled neighbours.
For more information about Community Living Mississauga please visit our website at www.clmiss.ca.