Since 1956, the Cranbrook Society for Community Living has promoted the inclusion of Cranbrook citizens who have an intellectual impairment into the fabric of community life.
Providing residential services is one of the society’s many programs. When an opportunity arose for it to expand its residential options by purchasing a privately owned residential-services operation within the same sector, the Trust and other financers worked together to secure the deal.
Thanks to the purchase, the society now has the capacity to house over 40 individuals and—through housing and a variety of other services—supports approximately 75 full-time and 25 casual/part-time employees.
“This purchase has made creative residential opportunities more achievable, provided renewed sustainability for the society and its employees, and allowed us to provide more consistent service and increased capacity to the people we support.” —Margaret Laidlaw, Executive Director, Cranbrook Society for Community Living