May 22, 2008

Accessible Community Supports in Lanark County

McGuinty Government Helps Build Accessible Services For People With Disabilities

People with disabilities in Lanark County now have easier access to programs that help them become active members of the community.

Ontario is giving the Mills Community Support Corporation more than $718,000 to help pay for a new accessible home. The growing organization provides supportive housing, home care and day programs and activities to people with a variety of special needs - including people with physical and developmental disabilities.

The new accessible building will give people with all types of abilities better access to Mills Community Support Corporation's services, and will include features such as:

  • accessible entrances
  • a meeting and training area
  • a therapeutic room for clients, and
  • a new area for day programs and activities.

These funds are part of a $7.6-million provincial investment in agencies serving people with a developmental disability. These investments will help agencies assist more people while improving accessibility, safety and security.


"It's important for people with a developmental disability to be able to access services in their own community when they need them," said Minister of Community and Social Services Madeleine Meilleur. "A new home for the Mills Community Support Corporation means better access to these services and better support as a result."

"This facility has immediately enhanced the many services we provide to the people we support," said Ted Shuh, Executive Director of the Mills Community Support Corporation. "We look forward to the opportunity it offers to expand our services for individuals, our staff and our community."

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is home to more than 40,000 adults in Canada with a developmental disability.
  • The Mills Community Support Corporation was established in the mid-1970s and currently assists more than 700 people with special needs in Lanark County.

Learn More

Learn more about what Ontario is doing to improve services for people with a developmental disability.

Find out about the services and programs offered by the Mills Community Support Corporation.

Julia Sakas,
Ministers Office,

Erika Botond,
Communications and Marketing,

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