Canopy Support Services is an incorporated non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We serve the varied needs of adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families/caregivers, and the agencies supporting them in their community. Many of our services are funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) which are free of charge to individuals, families, and agencies. In 2019, we began transitioning our Autism services to a fee-for-service model in response to Government changes to the Ontario Autism Program, and are expanding to offer a variety of other services to meet the needs of people in our communities.
Mission and Belief Statements
The mission of Canopy Support Services is:
To provide community-based specialized support and clinical services for individuals, families, and service providers that contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders.
We believe that each client should receive appropriate services and opportunities to:
- Maximize his/her potential in the home and community
- Participate in all aspects of community life
- Exercise individual choice and independence
We believe that, by assisting families and service providers, they can achieve:
- An enhanced quality of life
- An increase in their knowledge and skill
- Options to manage their individual situations
- Innovative and creative approaches to address needs
We believe that our mission is best achieved through:
- Highly skilled and motivated staff
- Effective partnerships
- Best practices (evidence-based)
- Collaborative systematic planning
Caring Community: Nurturing a positive and supportive work culture.
Safety: Protecting, promoting, adhering to legislation and advocating for all employees, clients/guardians and partners to be free from danger, harm or
risk in the physical, emotional, environmental and professional realms.
Transparency: Fostering a culture where all parties rigorously exchange thoughts and ideas that drive our daily operations in a trustful, collaborative and accountable manner.
Accountability: Accepting responsibility for the actions and outcomes necessary to obtain measurable goals for ourselves, for those we serve, and for our external
Continuous Learning: Promoting, sharing and celebrating the pursuit of new skills, development of existing skills and opportunities to grow.
Collaboration: Being valued and interested partners working together to achieve common goals at all levels.
Canopy Support Services is a FOCUS Accredited Agency, an Authorized Continuing Education Provider Organization for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, and is in compliance with Ontario Quality Assurance Measures for adults with developmental disabilities. We have created a culture of continuous improvement that goes beyond compliance – it simply becomes a part of what we do every day.