Community Visions & Networking (Quinte) has had a community presence in Belleville since 1978.
We had several name changes starting with the original group home, named “Sign Inn” supporting 8 individuals who had a developmental disability and were Deaf.
Approached in 1990 with closure of Integrated Housing Inc., Community Vision & Networking (CVN) restructured the agency and worked through a complete change in philosophical mandate. The goal was to support individuals, living in their own homes, to function interdependently within the community.
CVN was formally updated to Community Visions & Networking (Quinte) in 1993 to better recognize the geographical area supported of Prince Edward County, Quinte West, and Belleville.
Further expansion occurred when Prince Edward Heights closed and CVNQ supported a shared living agreement for 5 people in 1999.
In 2019, Passport Funding became available to people receiving services and the supports for people doubled once again. CVNQ utilized the unique 1-1 service model to provide more supports and increase the amount of people being supported.
Passport funding could purchase services instead of waiting for Ministry funded services.
We continue to grow and provide further supports to meet the needs of the community with a new logo and branding name of CVNQuinte in 2021.
We believe that, given the opportunity, everyone can have diverse relationships with family, friends and community members that encourage mutual participation and lead to a fulfilled life.