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We believe that each individual can share in all elements of living within their community.

What we stand for

The Elmira District Community Living is a non-profit, charitable association founded in 1961 in order to ensure that persons with an intellectual disability should live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in our ‘community’ and have the opportunity to participate effectively.

The purpose of this Association is to ensure that people with an intellectual disability will receive such education, training, and guidance as will enable them to develop to their fullest potential. To assist families to understand and aid their relative and to foster awareness within the community of the abilities and needs of its citizens who have an intellectual disability.

Elmira Field of Dreams

Link to video and brochure

The Pledge To End Bullying

Link to video


Elmira District Community Living is recruiting for all part-time positions, see our career page for further details.


We are a fully accredited agency by C.A.R.F. International and are funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. About C.A.R.F.

Elmira District Community Living has once again achieved a Three Year C.A.R.F. Accreditation in November 2013. C.A.R.F. acknowledges in its opening paragraph of the report, that “the organization’s success can be directly linked to hard work and effort.” The CARF surveyors also noted that EDCL received the very highest honour of receiving Exemplary Conformance to Standards for its Snow Goose apartment complex. Read the report from Elmira District Community Living’s 2013 survey.



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