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What We Do


All our services are provided based on a referral from Developmental Services Ontario. Please connect with them and they will be able to assist you, the main contact number is 1-855-277-2121. 

Developmental Services Ontario






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CVNQuinte supports over 80 adults who have a developmental disability. By providing individuals and their families with supports and services which are responsive to their unique talents, aspirations, and choices. CVNQuinte strives to empower people with developmental disabilities to contribute to the enrichment of the Quinte area. Services are provided either by obtaining an existing service contract through the Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services or obtaining a contract through Passport services

Purpose of Services

Recognizing that people require support to make it possible for them to exercise their citizenship, services assist individuals to become a part of, connected to, involved in, participate with, and included in, their community.

Services facilitate, teach, counsel, inform, provide advice, act as a resource, coach, as well as provide direct support. This is provided without taking control of the individual, their life direction, or create a dependency.

Person Centred Planning

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We believe that opportunities should be provided so everyone’s goals and dreams can be achieved. Our employees work hard to assist people to achieve those goals. Person Centered Planning provides direction around how supports are provided by a Coordinator at CVNQuinte. With the help of family, friends and employees, people look at their past and present and work together to discover what direction they would like to go in their future.

CVNQuinte uses a tool called Personal Outcome Measures to ensure services start at the highest level of quality. A supervisor/coordinator interviews the person/family member to determine their current quality of life and services and together assist the person to develop priority goals and the services to achieve their goals.

Independent Living Supports

CVNQuinte has a tailored approach to providing independent living service as over 90% of the people supported through our organization live in their own homes in the community.

CVNQuinte supports people living independently in the Quinte region using this unique delivery model:

  • We employ 4 full time Coordinators for interviewing, planning, case coordination, and coordination of schedules, community relations and crisis management.
  • Each person wishing support meets with a Coordinator to develop his/her individual plan which includes service, as well as long and short-term goals.
  • Each person receiving services selects the specific day, time and action required to put the plan into effect.
  • Each person receiving services has the option of interviewing for the worker they feel best suits their needs.
  • Any of the 30 part-time Community Workers can apply for the assignments and the best matches are made. The highest factor in the selection is best match.
  • Each person supported and their Coordinator provide orientation and monitor the success of the assigned matches.
  • A unique flexible schedule is created and built for both the person they support, and the employee based on mutual choice.
  • This support model allows for better crisis management. People receiving service continue to receive supports regardless of whether others require Coordinators to support directly during isolated crisis moments or not.

These supports may include but are not limited to assistance with education, employment, housing arrangements, support to visit family, health & safety, nutrition, banking, shopping, personal care, medications, home maintenance, and recreational activities.

Life happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, therefore, CVNQuinte provides residential support on a 24-hour basis to people needing an additional level of care. Our supports are tailored to the individual needs of each person in their home.

Passports Services

“Passport” services are a contract between the Ministry and an individual that is supported by CVNQuinte, which provides funding for services, supports and continuing education as the transition is made from childhood to adulthood. The funds provided by the Ministry are brokered by CVNQuinte to the individual receiving support.

For more information regarding Passports Service see https://www.dsontario.ca/passport-program

The CVNQuinte team continues to use the unique model to provide tailored services funded by Passports.