Promoting individualized services that give people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to be active in their community, try new things and explore new interests.

Community Participation is a ministry-funded program that gets people involved in their community through recreational, practical learning and volunteer activities. Certified staff and volunteers accompany participants and support them during the activities.

Benefits include boosted confidence, a feeling of inclusion, a sense of accomplishment and new friendships. Also, depending on the activity, other advantages include increased hand-eye coordination as well as mind and muscle relaxation.

Our team at Community Living Glengarry can help each individual create a schedule of daily activities that is as unique as they are. Classes are offered in small groups to ensure that our qualified support staff can fully assist participants.

Please note that space is limited. To take part in a class through a funded space, people must be registered with Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)Passport or personal funds may also be used to cover the cost of support staff during classes. In both cases, additional costs may apply, such as for a gym membership or art supplies.


Available supported activities

A wide variety of options are available within the community and at our Community Network Center:


Monday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, community members can access the therapeutic pools at the Glengarry Memorial Hospital (Alexandria) or at the Cornwall Aquatic Centre.


Monday and Wednesday afternoons, community members can participate in yoga classes in a peaceful, rural setting in Apple Hill.


Tuesday mornings, a certified karate instructor leads a karate class at the Community Network Centre (Alexandria).


Thursday mornings, community members can take part in a game of pickleball at the Alexandria Dome. (Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.)

Horseback riding

Thursday afternoons, Rainbow Farms greets a group to go horseback riding.


Each Friday morning, a group participates in a Zumba class at the Glengarry Sports Palace (Alexandria).


Wednesday and Friday afternoons, a group goes bowling at Alexandria Lanes.

Circuit training classes

Every Monday and Wednesday morning, community members are supported in a circuit training class at Peak Fitness Gym (Alexandria).

Music therapy and music appreciation

Monday mornings, community members can either participate in drumming at the Rhythm Room (Cornwall) or singing and music appreciation at the Katie Smith Studio (Alexandria), according to their preference.

Craft and scrapbooking classes

Several days a week, community members get in touch with their creative side by participating in craft and scrapbooking classes at our Community Network Centre (Alexandria).

Painting class

Tuesday afternoons, an art instructor comes in and guides community members in creating beautiful works of art at our Community Network Centre (Alexandria).

Knitting class

Thursday mornings, several community members come to our Community Network Centre (Alexandria) to learn to knit.

Cooking class

Several days a week, cooking classes are offered. Participants get to choose a meal, shop for groceries, prepare the meal and enjoy it with friends.


To learn more about our supported activities, please contact us