Individuals seeking support with PCL, who live in the Waterloo Region, should contact Developmental Services Resource Centre Waterloo Region for children and Developmental Services Ontario for adults.
The Ministry of Community and Social Services publishes regular bulletins entitled Spotlight on Transformation. These bulletins contain valuable information for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. See the most recent publication here.
PCL’s homes, located in several residential neighbourhoods throughout the Waterloo region, provide a loving, safe, family type environment for the individuals who live there. Since it’s inception in 1986, PCL has been committed to ensuring the physical, emotional, and social well being for all persons in its care. Qualified staff assist with the preparation of nutritionally balanced meals and accompany residents to appointments, community activites and social events. Each individual has a annual plan of care developed to facilitate their goals and dreams.
The level of staffing varies from home to home, depending upon the needs of the individuals who live there. PCL is dedicated to providing quality care and the support necessary to encourage “personal growth and independence, allowing each person to live with dignity as a valued member of the community.”
Developmentally challenged individuals, who still live with their families, can take advantage of PCL’s respite supports. A home away from home, respite provides the individual with a change of scenery in a loving, safe home environment supported by PCL’s qualified staff. Caregivers are given a short break from the 24-hour care that they provide. Respite helps to keep families living together longer.
DREAM Club Day Program (Core Lifestyle and Recreation Complex)
DREAM Club is a day program that operates Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm out of the CORE Lifestyle and Recreation Complex (401 New Dundee Road, Kitchener, ON ). Participants enjoy a full day of sports, arts and crafts, music, brain and sensory activities as well as cultural outings. Families and individuals can use their Passport funds to purchase services that meet their needs, be it once a week or five days a week.
Computer Apprenticeship Program (CAP)
Computer Apprenticeship Program provides developmentally disabled youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with marketable job skills which will enhance their ability to live and work independently within the community. The program is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant and was created in cooperation with the Waterloo Region District School Board, Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Wilmot Technologies.
Summer camps are run through PCL’s children respite program. Individualized day supports are provided to adults living in our homes as well as through funded initiatives. After school supports are also available.