Community Living York South

Site: Community Living York South Markham

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Office Phone Markham Office 905-294-4971 * Richmond Hill (Main Office) 905-884-9110 * Vaughan Office 905-264-7262
Toll Free Phone 1-877-737-3475
Fax 905-472-5409
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Primary Contact Ritu Singarayer, Director of Community Development; Phone: ext 523; Email:
Alternate Contact Sadia Shaukat, Community Support Coordinator; Phone: ext 640; Email:
Primary Executive Don Wilkinson, Executive Director; Phone: 905-884-9110 ext 224; Fax: 905-737-3284; Email:
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services, Trillium ; Fundraising ; United Way ; Fees
Description (Service) Supports and services to children, youth, adults and older adults who have an intellectual disability and their families living in southern York Region * Immediate assistance and support with no waitlists including individualized guidance and support, education and self help workshops and groups * Respite options: March Break and Summer Camps for Children, Youth, and Adults in Stouffville, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, weeknight and weekend programs offered on an as needed basis

Respite Programs offers residential and day support * through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) and Regional Prioritization Process Residential Services including Group Homes, Supported Independent Living, Community Participation Program

Parent Operated Programs programs that are led and driven by parents and participants to create program options with the support and guidance of CLYS Coordinators

A.C.T. 4 Youth Initiative Employment program that assists youth with intellectual disabilities to achieve their independence and employment goals * supports youth who are transitioning from school with a coordinated community response

Outcome Employment Project employment program specializing in the support of people with an intellectual disability within the Chinese speaking communities * provides participants opportunity to develop an employment action plan, participate in job readiness programs, enhance work related skills and access employment and/or volunteer opportunities within Markham and Richmond Hill

Marketplace provides a selection of group educational courses, social activities and recreational opportunities for adults in with local municipalities and school boards

Learning Academy offers an educationally-based curriculum, with a focus on the practice and improvement of various literacy skills and community based activities * offered in Vaughan and Richmond Hill

Hours Call for information
Dates contact for information
Areas Served Markham
Boundaries Southern York Region - Markham, Stouffville, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Thornhill
Eligibility Community Support Program: individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability (Documentations of diagnosis by a certified psychologist/medical professional may be requested) who live in Southern York Region (Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan and Stouffville), no age limit for program  
* A.C.T. 4 Youth Initiative: ages 20 to 29 * Outcome Employment Project: 18 years and older * Networks: ages 18-29
Application For intake contact the Community Support Coordinators:  
Ellen Chan (Cantonese and Mandarin): 905-294-4971 ext 267;  
Annie Zhang (Cantonese and Mandarin): 905-294-4971 ext 382;  
Sadia Shaukat (Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu): 905-294-4971 ext 640;  
Tharini Tharmalingam (Tamil): 905-294-4971 ext 703;  
A.C.T. 4 Youth Initiative contact  
Gowsica Sajepan (Tamil): 905-294-4971, ext. 348 
Ada Lau (Cantonese and Mandarin) 905-294-4971, ext. 347 
Outcome Employment Project contact  
Stanley Cheung (Cantonese and Mandarin): 905-294-4971 ext. 325,  
Networks contact:  
Seema Patel: 905-294-4971 ext. 390 
Marketplace contact  
Cathy Johnston: 905-294-4971, ext. 380  
Learning Academy contact  
Cathy Johnston at 905-294-4971, ext. 380
Languages English ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Farsi ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Tamil ; Urdu ; Ellen Chan - Cantonese and Mandarin 905-884-9110 ext 267;  
Annie Zhang - Cantonese and Mandarin 905-884-9110 ext 382;  
Sadia Shaukat - Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu 905-884-9110 ext 640;  
Tharini Tharmalingam - Tamil 905-884-9110 ext 703;
Fees Service ; some programs have fees
Located In Community Markham
Address & Map
5694 7 Hwy E, Unit 13
Markham, ON L3P 1B4
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Intersection Markham Rd and Hwy 7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Disability Related Centre Based Employment ; Outreach Programs ; Respite Care ~ Children and Youth With Disabilities ; Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities
Print Material Quarterly Newsletter - Access Newsletter


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