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Vision, Mission and Principles

Our Vision

“A community where everyone belongs”

Our Mission

To nurture the ability and willingness in our community to welcome and support all people as valued and contributing citizens.

Our Principles

Principle # 1

We believe everything starts with the person.

Principle # 2

We believe we are accountable to the person first while honouring relationships in the person’s life.

Principle # 3

We believe that a range of relationships are valuable and important to everyone.

Principle # 4

We believe everybody has the right to self-determination.

Principle # 5

We believe that inclusive communities are created and strengthened by recognizing and acting on the belief that each person has unique gifts that are necessary contributions.

Principle # 6

We believe in our commitment to people with developmental disabilities from St. Marys and Area.

Principle # 7

We believe that being involved in your community leads to full citizenship.

Principle # 8

We believe we have a role in grassroots community development.

Principle # 9

We believe it’s important to plan for future needs of people living in our community.

Principle # 10

We believe in an organizational culture that encourages learning, risking, evolving and innovating.

Principle # 11

We believe in the honourable role that staff play in people’s lives.

and advocate for good wages, benefits and employment opportunities

Principle # 12

We believe in planning that is separate and local and also, we believe there is a role for independent, unencumbered planning in Ontario’s developmental service system.

Principle # 13

We believe that our organization is healthier when there is an active quality assurance process in place in every area of the organization.