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Our Mission We exist to facilitate the full participation, inclusion and citizenship of people with an intellectual disability in the life of the community.
Our Organization Community Living Prince Edward provides supports and services to people with an intellectual disability and their families.
Our Vision That all persons live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community and have the opportunity to participate effectively.
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Community Living Prince Edward has been in existence for over 50 years. CLPE was formed in 1965 by parents and friends who rejected the conventional wisdom which said that people with an intellectual disability belonged in institutions. We are a non-profit charitable organization governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the membership of our association. We serve over 350 people with disabilities and employ some 175 staff who work at various program sites and locations throughout Prince Edward County.


Brenda Poelzer, Community Living Prince Edward

The path that led Brenda Poelzer to Community Living Prince Edward was incredibly varied. Over the past two decades, she’s taught English to students of all ages and abilities in China as well as developed and facilitated programs in the child and youth sector. With a BA in psychology and an SSW diploma, Brenda most recently worked as support staff in addictions and mental health care facilities.

After moving to the area from the GTA in 2015, she took some time to find where she wanted to spend the rest of her career. When a relief staff position at Community Living Prince Edward caught her attention, she thought carefully about the opportunity. ... Read More


Janet Burns, Community Living Prince Edward

Hi, I’m Janet Burns, and I’ve worked with Community Living Prince Edward for 40 incredible years. Starting out as a summer student, I wasn’t certain what I wanted to do for my career and soon realized this was a field where I could make a real difference every day.

Over the years, I’ve worked with all ages and seen people who live with intellectual disabilities make great progress in living more active and inclusive lives in our community. Currently, I coordinate community supports and services, an area that’s evolved a lot over the past four decades. ... Read More

Community Calendar


Recovery takes time and money. That’s why funding a new Inclusion Support Worker certificate and on-the-job training is kickstarting careers for ...Full Story
Thursday, April 11
Months of prep. Days of virtual and in-person evaluation. Dozens of stakeholders surveyed. All of which culminated in two prestigious awards being ...Full Story
Thursday, January 18
Community Living Prince Edward recently brought together more than 180 community members for its fourth annual Inspiring Possibilities Celebration ...Full Story
Friday, September 15