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Almaguin Highlands Community Living is a non-profit association that provides services and support to people who have an intellectual disability. We have been servicing the District of East Parry Sound for over 36 years. Our region reaches from Callander to Emsdale and over to Magnetawan.

We envision a society where people who have an intellectual disability belong and feel respected. To obtain this goal, we work with communities to include people who have an intellectual disability so they feel respected and share in all aspects of community life. We also work with their families to provide support and services that are as unique to each individual as their disability is.

We are dedicated to providing support and individual attention to each person and their family to help them reach their full potential. The individual, their family, friends and significant others are integral planning partners to their Essential Lifestyle Plan. We are very pleased to be able to offer such a wide variety of services to the people we serve and their families.

As of July 4, 2011 the new Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) offices, is where adults requesting services must apply. For information on how to access developmental services & supports, please contact the DSO at http://www.dsontario.ca or click here You can also view or print the DSO Program Fact Sheet by clicking here.

STRATEGIC PLAN FINAL VERSION DECEMBER 2011:   This plan represents the first formal strategic plan for Almaguin Highlands Community Living. The organization recognized the need to formally establish a vision of the future at this time and establish a set of new directions for the future of the organization. It includes the input of a wide range of people supported by the organization, staff at all levels, the Board of Directors and community players. To view or download this document click here

ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY LIVING  is seeking individuals/families in the Powassan/North Bay area, who would be interested in providing a safe, secure homelike environment for a child with developmental disabilities, one or two weekends per month. This is a very rewarding program which includes financial compensation. For more information, or to apply, please contact Linda Sarginson at lsarginson@ahcl.org or phone 705-384-5384 ext.25


“Almaguin Highlands Community Living exists in order to educate the full community, families, people supported and our staff as to the meaning of full citizenship and how it is intended to apply to people with developmental disabilities in terms of inclusion, rights, aspirations and potential for contribution."

"AHCL also exists to provide a range of supports to people with developmental disabilities on a day to day basis that vary widely depending on the individual needs of each person.”


  • Full inclusion and related opportunities will exist for all people supported by the organization within each person’s own community.
  • The mandate and activities of AHCL will be well understood and appreciated in the larger community.
  • Strong partnerships will exist with a number of community organizations across all aspects of community life.
  • A strong focus on self-examination as an organization will exist and we will seek to continuously improve our service and effectiveness.
  • We will be known as a transparent organization with a highly motivated staff that feel valued.

‘Together We Can . . . Together We Will’

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