Return to the Home Page Information about your Association and how to join Our community supports and services Our Newsletter, stories and calendar of events and much more . . . Links to other websites of interest

Our History Association Milestones

 

1964

Renfrew and District Retarded Children’s Association established.

1965

Bonnechere Valley School opened at Bonnechere Manor, operated by the Association.

Organization name changed to Renfrew and District Association for the Mentally Retarded.

1968

Bonnechere Valley School moved to new location at Burnstown. Rehabilitation Centre opened at Opeongo Road location.

1969

Renfrew County Board of Education assumed responsibility for Bonnechere Valley School.

1970

Bonnechere Valley School moved to the Queen Elizabeth School location.

1977

Adult Group Residence opened at 874 Raglan Street South. 

Adult Rehabilitation Centre moved to present location at 326 Raglan Street South.

1981

Adult Apartment Program implemented.

1984

Supported Independent Living Program implemented.

1985

Four places for children with developmental disabilities approved at Renfrew Child Development Centre.

1987

Life Skills Program implemented.

Association incorporated under the name Community Living Renfrew and District. 

First Executive Director hired.

1989

25th Anniversary Celebration.

1993

First Annual Laurel Rafuse Memorial Golf Tournament.

1994

Summer supports put into place for children and teens.

1996

Assumed responsibility for Day Supports in Arnprior.

Name changed to Community Living Renfrew County South.

2000

Respite Apartment established.

2001

First Annual M. Sullivan and Son Golf Tournament in support of children’s summer programs.

2003

First Annual Community Living Renfrew County South & O.P.P. Renfrew Detachment Fund Raising Breakfast in support of Renfrew Ontario Special Olympics.

Relocation of Day Supports in Arnprior to 68 Daniel Street North.

Foundations Program for Youth implemented.

2004

Community Living Renfrew County South celebrated 40 years of Supports & Service.

2005

First Annual Walk, Wheel or Run for Developmental Disabilities in Arnprior

2006

Group Home gifted to Community Living Renfrew County South in Renfrew.

First Group Home opened in Arnprior.

2007

Purchased Condominiums in Arnprior.

2008

Second Group Home opened in Arnprior.