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Our History

Community Living North Bay Through the Years

Celebrating 65 years!

Community Living North Bay is responsible for providing services to the citizens of the City of North Bay and surrounding areas. The District of Nipissing has a population of 80,268 and the City of North Bay, within that district, has a population of 53,966.

  • 2018 – We welcome Sherry Carnevale as Executive Director
  • 2018 – Jennifer Valenti retires as Executive Director
  • 2018 – March. Community Living North Bay hosts its Grand Opening of the renovated 741 Wallace Road Central Location
  • 2012 – Jan. Resource Teacher Program Changed Name to Inclusion Support Program
  • 2011 – Sept. Man With a Pan Fundraiser
  • 2011 – May – Service Coordination Name Change to Planning and Coordination
  • 2010 – Nov. Airport Residence Opened
  • 2010 – Nov. First Ave. Residence Closed
  • 2010 – Mar. Snoezelen Room Closed and Moved to One Kids Place
  • 2009 – Nov. Jennifer Valenti Hired as Executive Director
  • 2009 – Nov. Rheal Thorn, Executive Director – Retired
  • 2008 – First Ave. Residence Opened
  • 2008 – June – Name Change to Community Living North Bay – Intégration Communautaire North Bay
  • 2006 – Sept. Supported Independent Living Expansion
  • 2006 – Training in Personal Outcome Measures – Families With Young Children
  • 2006 – Renovations at Banner, Birchs, Cedarview and Kehoe Through Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • 2006 – Opened Snoezelen Room at Adult Support Centre
  • 2006 – May – Another Big Cover Up – Quilt Auction
  • 2006 – Transition Program Commences
  • 2005 – Adoption of Personal Outcome Measures
  • 2005 – Training and Certification of Reliable Interviewers in Personal Outcome Measures
  • 2005 – Quality Enhancement Committee Established
  • 2005 – July – Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program Approval
  • 2005 – Student Nutrition Program Opened
  • 2004 – Hot Line Established for Complaints, Suggestions and Comments
  • 2004 – Quality Enhancement Position Created
  • 2004 – Training in Personal Outcome Measures – Adults
  • 2003 – Oct. Big Cover Up – Quilt Auction
  • 2003 – Sept. Closed Lakeheights Residence
  • 2002 – Established New Boardroom – Main Office Location (Downstairs)
  • 2002 – Associate Home Program Changed Name to Family Home Program
  • 2002 – Ontario Early Years Centre-Nipissing/Data Analysis Coordinator/Early Literacy Specialist Programs Opened
  • 2001 – Main Office Reception Relocated to 163 Main Street East (Downstairs)
  • 2000 – Training and Adoption of Essential Lifestyle Plan (ELP) as Planning Tool
  • 2000 – Birchs Residence opened
  • 2000 – Consumer Services Closed and Service Coordination Began
  • 1999 – Supported Independent Living Changed Name to Community Residential Services
  • 1997 – Volunteer Services Closed
  • 1997 – Closed Rose Residence and Opened Ashdale Residence
  • 1997 – Respite Services and Associate Home Program Moved To Former Wyld Residence Location and Offered Weekend Respite
  • 1997 – Life Skills Program Name Changed to Supported Independent Living Program (SIL)
  • 1996 – Recreation Program Closed and Volunteer Services opened
  • 1996 – Wyld Residence Closed
  • 1996 – Consumer Services
  • 1995 – Affirmative Business
  • 1995 – Mobile Toy Lending Service
  • 1995 – Associate Home Program Expanded to Include Adults
  • 1995 – ‘‘Galt Residence’‘ changed its name to Rose Residence
  • 1992 – Mar. ‘‘Gifts For You’‘ Closed December 1992. Ceramic Manufacturing Ceased
  • 1992 – Oct. Morin Residence Converted to Supported Independent Living (S.I.L. #2)
  • 1992 – Expansion to Supported Independent Living (O’Brien Residence)
  • 1991 – May – Adult Protective Services Closed – Ministry Transferred Program to Community Counseling Centre
  • 1991 – Changed Name of Resource Library to ‘‘Eleanor Broydell Resource Library”
  • 1990 – Aug . Name changed to: North Bay and District Association For Community Living
  • 1990 – Aug. Parent Relief Name changed to “Respite Services”
  • 1990 – Aug. Parent Child Resource Centre Name Changed To: “Toy Lending Library”
  • 1990 – Aug. Nipissing Developmental Centre Building Changed Name To: “Family Resource Centre”
  • 1990 – Apr. Banner Residence Opened
  • 1990 – Mar. Life Skills Pre-Vocational Opened On Brule Street
  • 1990 – Feb. Supported Employment Program Started
  • 1989 – Jan. F.J. Dellandrea Place Opened
  • 1988 – Mar. Developmental Assessment, Consultation & Treatment Services (D.A.C.T.S.) Opened at Administration Office
  • 1987 – Apr. The Associate Home Program Started
  • 1986 – Apr. Resource Teacher Program Started
  • 1983 – Rheal Thorn Hired as Executive Director
  • 1983 – Bob Mulley, Executive Director Retired
  • 1983 – Apr. Wyld Residence Opened
  • 1983 – Sept. Co-op Apartments, Name Changed to: Supported Independent Living (S.I.L.)
  • 1982 – Nov. Toy Library Opened at Administration Office
  • 1979 – Mar. Morin Street Residence Opened
  • 1978 – Nov. Co-op Apartments Opened
  • 1978 – Nov. Life Skills Program Started
  • 1978 – Jan. Recreation Program Started
  • 1978 – Mar. Association Office at 161 Main Street East Opened
  • 1977 – Mar. Kehoe Street Residence Opened
  • 1977- Apr. Parent Relief Program Started
  • 1977- Aug. Adult Protective Services Program Started
  • 1976 – Association Name Changed to: North Bay and District Association for the Mentally Retarded
  • 1976 – Dec. Galt Street Residence Opened
  • 1976 – Dec. Industrial Workshop Opened
  • 1975 – June – Ceramic Centre Opened
  • 1974 – Jan. Nipissing Developmental Centre Opened
  • 1973 – Nov. Cedarview Residence Opened
  • 1971 – Bob Mulley Hired as First Executive Director
  • 1969 – Nipissing Board of Education takes over operation of West Bay Field School
  • 1968 – Association for the Mentally Retarded (AMR) Training Centre Opened New Building on Chippewa Street; Official Opening held May 8, 1969
  • 1967 – Pre-school Program started at the Peter Pan Nursery
  • 1966 – Training Centre for Adults started in the Sibbitt Building
  • 1963 – West Bay Field School Officially Opened, Name Denoting The Three Municipalities At That Time
  • 1954 – Day School Program started in St. Andrew’s Church
  • 1954 – Chapter No. 17 – North Bay and District Association for Retarded Children