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Historical Highlights

Our organization has achieved significant milestones in excellence through its accreditation awards. The dedication of clients, staff, board members and community partners throughout the accreditation process, and, most importantly, to the day to day work on behalf of individuals with physical support needs in the Toronto Area, has made it possible for Bellwoods to become the outstanding and recognized organization that it is today.

Bellwoods’ Milestones

1957

Kingston Road: Pioneered housing renovated for accessibility and services for six women with cerebral palsy.

1967

Bellwoods Park House: Housing construction and service start for 61 adults with physical disabilities.

1983

Bellwoods Park House: Renovation to 32 apartments for independent living services and transitional living program.

Cooperative Living Project: Shared living services and program support start-up.

1985

Attendant Outreach Services: Community-based services start-up.

1989

Mimico Apartment Project: Integrated independent living services start-up/Mobile Independent Living Education (MILE Program).

1996

MILE Program: Community-based transitional program start-up.

2007

Accreditation Canada: First 3 years accreditation award.

2008

Bellwoods Dundas Project: New supportive housing start-up and occupancy.

2009

Community Connect Program: Supportive housing based transitional program start-up.

2010

Accreditation Canada: Renewed 3-year accreditation award.

2011

Housing Hub: Sudbury Street start-up.

2012

Housing Hub: Deauville Place start-up.

2013

Housing Hub: Expansion of Sudbury Street.

Accreditation Canada: Awarded accreditation decision of “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” for 2013-2017.

2014

Website Accessibility: Bellwoods website update to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) legislation, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 “AA” guidelines.

2015

Mimico Apartment Project: Expansion

Organization Change: New Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

2016

New Strategic Plan Developed for 2016-2019

Organization Change: New logo and brand name

Community Connect Program: Expansion