Creating Alternatives Day Program

Record Details
Alternate Name Alternatives
Former Name Alternatives Integrating People with Cognitive Challenges
Office Phone 905-264-9007
Fax 905-266-0713
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Primary Contact Joshua Mendes, Funds Development & Events Administrator; Phone: ext 100; Email:
Alternate Contact Lina Melchiorre, Office Manager; Phone: ext 102; Email:
Established 2002
Primary Executive Phyllis Santone, Founder, Board President; Phone: 905-264-2343; Email:
Funding Fundraising ; Fees ; fee for service and fundraising based organization
Description (Service) Services for adults with developmental disabilities including: 
* Personalized individual plans  
* Assistance securing competitive employment  
* Fitness (Gym on-site), Healthy Living, Nutrition and Holistic Wellness Approach  
* Community involvement through local university gym, dance, local library  
* Reading, Writing, Math, Time and Money Management  
* Volunteer, Community and Work-Skills Training and Facilitation  
* Sensory Stimulation, Relaxation and Social Development  
* Gift, Party and Event Planning  
* Hygiene, Personal Space and Building Relationships  
* Grocery Shopping, Transportation, Laundry, Cooking, Baking, Cleaning  
* Art, Music, Drama  
* Group Outings: Musicals, Plays, Concerts, Attractions
Hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Meetings Board of Directors - Quarterly 
Family Council - Quarterly 
Annual General - Annually
Areas Served Maple ; Newmarket ; Richmond Hill ; Toronto ; Vaughan ; Woodbridge ; and surrounding areas
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) - 100 year(s)
Application Application form online, send to
Languages English ; Italian ; Portuguese ; Spanish
Fees Service - 1:5 ratio $88 daily * 1:1 support: $175 daily
Located In Community Vaughan
Address & Map
4300 Steeles Ave W, Unit 18
Vaughan, ON L4L 4C2
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Intersection Pine Valley Dr and Steeles Ave W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Developmental Disabilities Day Habilitation Programs
Print Material Information Kits, Fundraising Options, Bequests and Honorariums


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