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About Us – Innovating Independence

Established over 60 years ago, Bellwoods is a charitable, not-for-profit organization providing community-based, client-directed support services, independent living education programs, and accessible, affordable housing.  Services are provided to adults (16+) with high physical support needs, seniors, and individuals with mental health and addiction challenges as well as those at risk of homelessness. Bellwoods has been accredited by Accreditation Canada since 2007 and in 2013 and 2018 received the highest accreditation: “Accredited with Exemplary Standing.”

Bellwoods provides personal support services to people living in the community and at its supportive housing sites. It also offers a range of Transition Programs that include education and care navigation as well as a reintegration unit and an in-home respite program to support clients ready to leave hospital following an illness or a debilitating injury.

Through partnership development, Bellwoods focuses on meeting the needs of clients and responds to community needs and health system priorities. Our voluntary Board of Directors represents the communities we serve.

The work of Bellwoods is guided by the following vision, mission and value statements:

What We Believe In

Our Vision:

We envision a future where barriers do not exist.

Our Mission:

Transforming lives through excellence and innovation in Independent Living.

Our Values:

  • Client & family centred services
  • Delivering high quality programs
  • Building collaborations & partnerships
  • Performance excellence
  • Ensuring staff are valued, engaged & supported


Our Partners Include:


  • Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN)
  • TC LHIN Home & Community Care
  • Hospitals – acute, post-acute, rehabilitation, complex continuing care
  • Community Support Services Partners


  • City of Toronto
  • Government of Ontario
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
  • St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society
  • Mahogany Management

Funding for Bellwoods has been provided by the: Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN) , Government of Ontario, City of Toronto, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and First National Financial LP.

Bellwoods Centres Accredited with Exemplary Standing
Building on our achievements from 2013, Bellwoods was proud to receive Accreditation Canada’s highest designation for the second time: Accredited with Exemplary Standing. This four-year designation is awarded to organizations that have met or exceeded all Quality Standards and Required Organizational Practices (ROP) for Safety. Bellwoods met every Standard and ROP in each of the eight Quality Dimensions (see table below).

Accreditation Canada Quality Dimension

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