THE HISTORY OF OUR ORGANIZATION
Choices is a not-for-profit charity located in Dundas, Ontario. We support and assist people with developmental disabilities to pursue opportunities to actively participate in their community. Choices offers supported living and a wide range of community supports which can include assisting with housing, vocational and life skills training, volunteer opportunities and community integration activities.
Choices grew from a parent’s meeting of students attending Glenwood School in Ancaster concerned for the lack of services for people with developmental disabilities in Wentworth County.
With the initial support of the Rotary Club of Waterdown, an information campaign was launched and the organization was incorporated in June of 1981.
In 1982, a building on Ofield Road South was purchased to provide an adult day program. Funding was a joint project by the Rotary Clubs of Dundas, Waterdown and Ancaster.
What began as a life skills day program for a few individuals has grown to a wide range of day programs and residential support services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Although based in Hamilton, we welcome individuals from all over Ontario.