Founded in Brockville in 1956 by parents and family members, Community Involvement has been instrumental in developing a range of services and opportunities for people with an intellectual disability. These have included employment, housing, education, recreation, family support, and advocacy. While BDACI was founded originally as a school, it later went on to provide residential services, host family, and family support. Eventually, BDACI transferred the congregate residential services to another agency. Community Involvement became incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1972 and is an original member of the United Way of Leeds and Grenville.
Building on this legacy, it is our vision that “all communities offer all people equal opportunity, full participation, respect, and value as individuals.” It is our goal and purpose to “inspire new possibilities for people by supporting their learning of new skills, employment, housing, forming and development of relationships, and also by spreading a message of community and inclusion.”
Specifically, we exist to:
We are driven by the following core values and philosophy: