We envision a community where all people can live, work and achieve their full potential. Where every person is treated with compassion, dignity and respect; and is supported and encouraged to make choices that affect their personal lives.

Community Living Elgin offers:

  • Adult residential programs and independent living programs in private apartments
  • Children’s services
  • Education and life skills programs
  • Employment and volunteer programs
  • Social development and recreational activities
  • Support in accessing existing community programs and opportunities

Community Living Elgin has grown from the small grass roots basement start up created by a few families in 1958 to a county-wide agency providing service to over 140 individuals with a staff just short of 275 supporting them today.  The living proof of the impact of Community Living Elgin is all around us. Whether it is the success in teaching someone a new skill and the smile on the person’s face for achieving that goal and the commitment of our staff to push through hurdles and challenges, Community Living Elgin is making a difference in people’s lives and building inclusive communities.

Board of Directors

Community Living Elgin is governed by a voluntary board of directors who meet bi-monthly to guide the operations of our organization. Each year, new members are elected at the June Annual General Meeting.

  • Nick Wells, President
  • Darren Connolly, 1st Vice President
  • Susan Bird, 2nd Vice President
  • Tina Grignard, Treasurer
  • Bob Ashcroft, Past President
  • Kevin Procter, Director
  • Susan Lang, Director

Senior Management Team

  • Michelle Palmer, Executive Director
  • Dave Round, Director of Finance and Administration
  • Denise House, Director of Human Resources
  • Jayne Andrews, Director of Support Services